Category: Skills

How to deal with trespassers on private hunting land

How to deal with trespassers on private hunting land

Written by Michael Herne, this article was originally published by Free Range American on November 16, 2020. Realizing that someone has been trespassing on your hunting property is not a good feeling. This year after gaining permission to hunt a piece of land, I went to scout it in preparation for a friend coming to hunt. There were multiple trail

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The under-loved middle-child mag: The .41 Remington Magnum

The under-loved middle-child mag: The .41 Remington Magnum

Sometimes a great idea never gets the attention and appreciation it deserves. It can be a matter of poor timing or poor execution, or sometimes just plain bad luck. Such is the origin story of the .41 Remington Magnum, a high-powered handgun cartridge that, on paper, appears to have all of the best features of

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Blood trail: Tricks and tips for finding wounded game

Blood trails: Tricks and tips for finding wounded game

The buck emerged from the trees at a fast trot during last light on the last day of the season. I had been still-hunting all day and assumed my season was over when he appeared. The adrenaline surge hit me like a train. I raised my muzzleloader and fired, dropping the buck in a cloud

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Relax in the shot: Tension only magnifies a miss

Relax in the shot: Tension only magnifies a miss

Written by David Maccar, this article was originally published by Free Range American on October 27, 2020. It happens to every hunter and every target shooter: A particularly difficult target presents itself, and the stakes are high. Naturally, you make an effort to try harder, to bear down and concentrate—to not screw it up. But those who

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Confessions of a first-time mountain hunter

Confessions of a first-time mountain hunter

I thought I’d trained and prepared enough for this hunt. I was very wrong. Like many outdoorsmen, I’ve long entertained aspirations of hunting big game—elk, bear, sheep—in the mountainous backcountry. I envisioned loading up my pack with a week’s worth of supplies, grabbing my rifle, and setting out into the depths of the wilds with

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The 6.5 Creedmore: Legitimate hunting round or cool trend?

The 6.5 Creedmore: Legitimate hunting round or cool trend?

As a culture, we’re always seeking out newer and better, our tastes constantly shifting. Every new model of phone prompts us to upgrade; every new fashion trend inspires a change of wardrobe. This constant drive to adapt has led to some incredible innovations—not only in pop culture, but in the world of hunting, too. New

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