Category: Game

Wild sheep: North America’s ultimate big game challenge

Wild sheep: North America's ultimate big game challenge

Although there are an endless number of places to hunt in the world, hunters who live and hunt in North America are truly blessed. The popularity of our hunting culture, the variety of not only wild game but entire ecosystems, and the management and availability of both public and private land makes our continent one

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Hunting the small but mighty Coues whitetail deer

Hunting the small but mighty Coues whitetail deer

I’ve always been a fan of those ghost-hunting shows. It’s one of my guilty pleasures. Groups of people walk through supposedly haunted buildings in the dark, setting up thermal cameras and jumping at every small sound. Most of the time the things they see and hear are complete nonsense, easily explained away as dust motes

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Hunting beaver: The pursuit that shaped our nation

Hunting beaver: The pursuit that shaped our nation

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the entire world experienced a sudden and dramatic lunge toward the modern age. It was known as the Industrial Revolution, when post-war societies around the world saw dramatic increases in population and technological advancements, which drove a widespread economic surge and a shift from predominately agrarian economies

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Last-chance strategies for bagging late-season bucks

Last-chance strategies for bagging late-season bucks

Deer hunters love the rut. It’s that brief window when bucks abandon their timorousness and boldly fixate on one thing: does. It is a time of action, where bucks are on the move throughout the day. They chase does by stands, come in hot to rattling antlers and grunt calls, and march proudly by trail

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On safari with a classic big-bore double rifle

On Safari

When European settlers first arrived in Africa, they brought with them trusty muzzleloaders that, though they may have served them well in the old country, proved far too anemic to dispatch the thick-skinned, heavy-boned dangerous game native to their new home. After a few close calls with cantankerous critters the size of pickup trucks, they

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When an archery pronghorn hunt goes wrong

When an archery pronghorn hunt goes wrong

Written by Michael R. Shea, this article was originally published by Free Range American on December 6, 2020. Sitting in the cab of Miles Fedinec’s pickup, beside a dirt road on a high sage flat in western Colorado, I can see through binoculars a pronghorn buck. He’s a half-mile away, standing in the 94-degree heat, and my arrow is

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