Category: Big Game

Talking bull: How to get started elk calling

Talking bull: How to get started elk calling

Of the many varied species that constitute North American big game, few are as iconic as elk. Their pursuit draws thousands of hunters to the forest each year, many of whom venture forth with the modest hopes of catching even a distant glimpse at a pair of bobbing antlers. Elk are challenging to hunt, and

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Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Has big-game hunting once again become the exclusive privilege of the elite as it was in medieval England? When one thinks of medieval England, perhaps the first things to come to mind are lofty images of knights in armor, looming castle walls, and nobles bedecked in colorful regalia observing a royal (pronounced with a heavily

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Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

As the dog days of summer slowly wind to a close and those first early frosts delicately lie upon blades of long grass, I start to feel the itch. As soon as I feel that little tickling between my shoulders, I grab my bow and head out into the cool mornings and warm afternoons of

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A solid argument: Switching to solid bullets for big game

A solid argument: Switching to solid bullets for big game

Ever flipped through the reloading section of an outdoor supply catalog? If you have, you’ve seen the hundreds of bullet types available for just about every caliber under the sun. Jacketed, hollowpoint, partition, softpoint, bonded, capped, frangible…the list is exhaustive and more than a little overwhelming. Each bullet type has unique features and drawbacks depending

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Bellowing for Bullwinkle: How to get started hunting moose

Bellowing for Bullwinkle: How to get started hunting moose

Whether seen wading in the center of a pond, lumbering through a brushy field, or standing resolutely in the center of a highway, moose deliver a visceral tug on our psyches, sparking feelings of wonderment and admiration that almost no other animal can. These hulking giants of the deer family are simply awesome. With their

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The 5 best elk cartridges for hunters who don’t want to buy another rifle

The 5 best elk cartridges for hunters who don't want to buy another rifle

Unless you’re lucky enough to have them in your backyard, elk are often a once-in-a-lifetime trophy. Should you be fortunate enough to draw a tag, you may spend months pouring over maps, scouting terrain, getting in shape, and searching for the right guides. Then, when you finally have an opportunity to take a shot at

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