The Gods Of The Hunt

Whenever I hear an anti-hunter rant about how unnecessary it is to hunt and kill animals, how in the modern age we’ve evolved past the need to hunt, or about how we can survive just fine on a diet of vegetables and fruits, I just have to laugh. Anti-hunters just don’t get that the act

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Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out!: Are Air Guns Legitimate Hunting Weapons?

Whether it was a Christmas, birthday, or secret present from an uncle that we had to hide from our mothers, it’s nearly unanimous among hunters that the greatest gift we ever received as a child was our first BB gun. It was the gift that created us. The thing that, as we sat in the

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Improve your odds by preparing for the cold

It was opening weekend of firearm deer season in Minnesota, and I was out deer hunting for the first time. I was beyond excited and planned to sit out in the stand all day, rain or shine, regardless of whether I saw anything. The problem was, “rain or shine” didn’t account for wet, driving snow.

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Ishi: The father of modern bowhunting

Ishi: The father of modern bowhunting

When we consider the tools that helped propel mankind to the top of the food chain, there is perhaps none more influential than the bow and arrow. The bow enabled our neolithic ancestors to hunt from a distance, outside the reach of claws and teeth. It instilled confidence, providing a tool to defend against whatever

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6 tips to avoid getting screwed when buying a used hunting rifle or shotgun online

6 tips to avoid getting screwed when buying a used hunting rifle or shotgun online

Just starting out hunting and don’t want to shell out big bucks for a new rifle or shotgun? Or maybe you’d prefer a vintage piece with a little more character than you can get from a factory-new gun. Buying a used gun online can be a good opportunity to get a deal and a better

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