Author: Nate Granzow

Recoil: One of the most critical aspects of choosing a rifle

Recoil: One of the most critical aspects of choosing a rifle

My dad’s little Winchester Model 94 Trapper always struck me as a petite, perhaps slightly anemic rifle. The short-barreled lever-action is lightweight and chambered to the gentle-shooting .30-30 Winchester. I’d shot plenty of .30-30s before. This little guy shouldn’t be any different, I thought, tucking it into my shoulder at the range. Then, someone punched

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What hunters should look for in a wristwatch

What hunters should look for in a wristwatch

Many view wristwatches as outdated technology—a holdover from our parents’ generation, when you had to find a payphone to call for help if your car broke down. Now, of course, we’re perpetually carrying our phones with us—even into the field when hunting. But as many have discovered, it’s frustrating to have to dig around in

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How to pattern your shotgun in time for turkey season

How to pattern your shotgun in time for turkey season

Few things in the natural world will get your blood pumping and adrenaline running like the gobble of a big tom turkey responding to your call. And few things will make your blood run cold like watching him approach and realizing you’re not totally certain where your shotgun shoots. Don’t get caught unprepared this spring

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Learn marksmanship fundamentals from legendary hunter Colonel Townsend Whelen

Learning marksmanship fundamentals from legendary hunter Colonel Townsend Whelen

You may recognize the name Townsend Whelen from his namesake cartridge, the thunderous .35 Whelen. Or perhaps you’ve come across one of his many articles or books on hunting and shooting. Maybe you’ve never heard of him at all, but he’s someone worth learning about. Born in 1877, Colonel Whelen was an outdoorsman, hunter, longtime

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Do you have what it takes to be a conservation officer?

Do you have what it takes to be a conservation officer?

It’s only natural for hunters to wonder what it would be like to get paid to be outdoors, actively working to safeguard the game they enjoy hunting and their habitat. Sounds like a dream job, right? But the life of a conservation officer isn’t all trophy bucks and banded ducks. The job, though rewarding, comes

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Review: ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff Tent

Review: ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff Tent

“That will either be the best deal ever or a really painful lesson in buying cheap gear,” TUP Founder Karl Hylle told me as he looked over my new tent, doubt etched on his face. I’d found the ALPS Mountaineering Greycliff, a two-man, three-season tent, aggressively discounted online and planned to use it on my

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