Category: Big Game

Answering the call: The Grand Canyon volunteer bison hunt

Answering the call: The Grand Canyon volunteer bison hunt

The constant growth of the human race has had a devastating effect on wildlife over the years. Our perpetual need to expand, advance, and adapt our environment to fit our perceived needs has driven many species we share this planet with to the brink of extinction. Hunters have always been on the front lines to

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How to bag a black bear this spring

How to bag a black bear this spring

Spring can be a dull season for big-game hunters. Although turkey hunting is incredibly fun and has its place, once a hunter’s tom is bagged, many solemnly put their guns away until the fall. But for hunters looking for a challenge and an adventure, there is another option—spring black bear hunting. Hunting black bear in

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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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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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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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