Category: Game

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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How to choose the right load for waterfowl hunting

How to choose the right load for waterfowl hunting

Shotgun shells come in a variety of gauges, lengths, shot sizes, and shot composition—a puzzling morass for new hunters to navigate. A cursory glance at the shelves of a typical sporting goods store reveals a different loadout for hunting just about any kind of winged game. Even narrowing that field to a specific kind 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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Capstick: African safaris are vital for conservation

Capstick: African safaris are vital for conservation

If you’ve ever considered walking away from your mundane day job to do something reckless and conspicuously masculine—join the French Foreign Legion, live like a hermit in the Alaskan wilderness, or become a big-game hunter in Africa, for instance—you’re not alone. Peter Hathaway Capstick, one of the foremost big- and dangerous-game hunters in Africa and

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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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