Hunting

The 10 Absolute Best Rifle Scopes of 2017

<i>By Dave Hurteau and Richard Mann, with James Zavislan</i><p>This year we put more scopes and binoculars than ever (27 total) into the hands of more testers …

19 Deep Camp Skills to Master This Year

Master these 19 essential skills to have the absolute best seven days in your deer camp history.<p>DAY 1<p>→ Hunting Skill<p>Find a Good Spot to Hunt<p><i>You’ve</i> …

Survivalism

Long-Range Reality: Why You’re Not as Accurate as You Think

Sooner or later, you’ll be faced with a long shot. Are you truly ready for it?<p>The first thing the outfitter asked after meeting me was what kind of …

Field Test: Bergara Premier Stalker

<i>Editor's Note: Author Joe Arterburn recently had the chance to put the Premier Series Stalker to use on a pronghorn hunt in Alberta. You can read</i> …

NRA

Taking Kids Hunting: The Things They Remember

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>When you take kids hunting, you never know which day you’re making the memory that stays …

Parenting

Man Describes The Perfect Hunting Dog, Then Opens Camo Backpack And Pulls Out Feisty Chihuahua

Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.<p>On September 18, 2011, a hunter named Kris …

Dogs

Other Sports: Remember the basics: Dove hunting season success depends on safety, preparation | SportsDay

It's less than two weeks until dove season opens and that doesn't leave much time for preparation.<p>Job one is to take your shotgun out of its case and …

Sports

How to Profile and Hunt 4 Different Types of Bucks

A glimpse of wrist-thick antler, a low growling grunt, and a flagging white tail. For most of us, encounters with giant old whitetail bucks are rare …

Back to Basics: Trajectory

The term “trajectory” is often bantered about in discussing ballistics, but few truly understand it.

Self Defense

Ruger Sneaks 6.5 Creedmoor Gunsite Scout To Market As Davidson’s Exclusive

It looks like Ruger quietly rolled out a 6.5 Creedmoor Gunsite Scout as a Davidson’s exclusive without so much as a peep as far as I can tell. With …

Guns

‘Life Below Zero,’ Appreciated

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>If you like to watch naked people having nervous breakdowns and getting bitten by bugs in …

How to Shoot a Big Buck on a Bean Field in Early Fall

Soybeans are a favorite of farm-country whitetails from midsummer until the combines appear. Indeed, if I had to name one solid and consistently …

6 Questions on Preparing for your Hunt with Tim Roller

Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us to help you better prepare for next deer season. He is a very …

Sold out alligator hunting season begins in Florida | Miami Herald

Alligator hunting season permits sold out in Florida, as usual.<p>The season, which began Tuesday and runs until the morning of Nov. 1, makes 5,000 …

Florida

The Savage Model 10 BA Stealth

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>…Which brings us to the Savage Model 10 BA Stealth. This is a bolt-action chassis-stocked …

First Nation group questions grizzly hunt meat exemption | Metro Vancouver

Groups opposed to grizzly bear trophy hunting in British Columbia say new regulations announced by the B.C. government are a good first step, but …

Wildlife

The Easy Secrets to Jump-Shooting Ducks

Here’s how to drop the puddler that’s both rising and moving away fast<p>When the ducks don’t come to you, you can go to the ducks. Floating a river or …

The Locals: Chasing Early-Season Canada Geese

A supertight group of buddies devotes every free second to chasing birds that a lot of hunters overlook—resident Canada geese<p>It all started as an …

Dollar Tree

Why Some Hunters Are Choosing This Alternative to Annual Hunting Leases

Finding a place to hunt is almost as difficult as setting your crosshairs on a Booner whitetail. A new Richmond, Virginia–based company wants to …

Big Game Hunter Gets Killed By Elephant He Was Trying To Shoot, And Here’s How Internet Reacts

An Argentinian hunter named Jose Monzalvez was killed after being crushed by an elephant. The 46-year-old was part of a hunter group tracking an …

Wildlife

Mossberg Shockwave: Short-Barreled Fun Without the NFA Hassle

Mossberg’s brand-new 590 Shockwave might look like a short-barreled shotgun, but it actually bypasses this label and NFA regulations entirely.The …

Guns

The Guns of Wind River

Jeremy Renner is starring in what looks to be a solid gun movie that doesn’t involve aliens, superheroes, or layers upon layers of CGI. Not only …

Guns

Four Facepalm-Worthy Hunting and Fishing Mistakes

F&S readers share their embarrassing moments outdoors<p>▶ Ten minutes before sundown, I heard what I thought was a buck of a lifetime rustling behind my …

Fishing

A Complete Guide to the Proposed National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Expansions

Daily Dispatches from the Sporting World<p>Last week Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed expanding hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national …

Wildlife

Big-Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant He Tried To Shoot

A similar accident occurred in May.<p>An elephant in Namibia trampled and killed a man who was part of a hunting group this past weekend, the Associated Press reported, citing the Namibia Press Agency.<p>Jose Monzalvez, a 46-year-old from Argentina, was on a private hunting trip 43 miles outside of the …

Weird

A Sub-MOA 6.5 Creedmoor for $400? Thompson/Center Compass — Full Review

Since its introduction in 2007, the 6.5 Creedmoor has taken off like wildfire and Thompson Center (T/C) has delivered a rifle chambered in 6.5 that …

Deer hunting tips: 6 ways to find a buck you already scared off

"That’s it. It’s all over," I thought. The 4-year-old 10-point buck that I had scouted, photographed, and painstakingly held off hunting until conditions were absolutely perfect was gone … forever, I assumed, when my arrow flew high and he bounded away in a panic.<p>That’s exactly what many hunters …

Lifestyle

Gun Test: Barrett Fieldcraft Hunting Rifle

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you’re probably familiar with the name Barrett. Ronnie Barrett is one of the most …

Field Tested: Tuff Products’ Quick Strips

Transporting ready-to-shoot ammunition for semi-automatics is easy thanks to removable box magazines.

NRA

Shotgunning Tips: Shoot Without Fear

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>Last time I wrote about the psychology of missing and the need to shoot, even to miss, …