Find your deer before the coyotes do

Find your trophy before the coyotes

Unfortunately, not every shot is perfect. Things go wrong and bad hits happen. Here are the tracking tricks you need to find your prize before scavengers move in. Unlike what many of the hunting shows out there would have you believe, not every shot you’ll make will be a perfect, right-through-the-boiler-room kill shot. Hunting is

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How to build a fire when everything has gone wrong

How to build a fire when everything has gone wrong

High winds; wet, stormy weather; or frozen fingers can make even the simple act of starting a fire a life-or-death struggle. Here are a few things you can do to ensure you’ll have a cozy campfire burning—no matter the challenges. I had gone to sleep that night wearing all my clothes inside my sleeping bag,

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Don’t let the sales guy talk you into a stabilizer on your new bow

We’ve all seen it. Most of us in the bowhunting world have probably even experienced it. You’re buying a new bow and the “pro” who’s fitting you pulls an 8″ stabilizer bar off the rack and strongly recommends you hang it off the front of your bow to stabilize it and reduce vibration. This sounds

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5 reasons the single-shot rifle endures in the age of high-capacity and high-tech

One Shot, One Kill: In Defense of the Single-shot Rifle

There’s a certain appeal in life’s simplest things. And when it comes to selecting a hunting rifle, nothing’s simpler than the single-shot. Automotive companies often boast about the latest, greatest features in their new cars and trucks: fancy little updates that enrich the driving experience, such as backup cameras or heated seats. But strip away

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Hunting large game with a handgun

To those who haven’t tried it, hunting large game with a small gun may seem absurd, perhaps even irresponsible. But handgun hunting introduces a number of exciting challenges that make a successful hunt that much more memorable. My fascination with handgun hunting began with a missed shot on the biggest buck I’d ever encountered. I

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Please, leave the family dog at home this hunting season

A well-trained and disciplined hunting dog is an incredible asset. Conversely, a pup conditioned only to beg for table scraps and lounge indoors can quickly become a royal nuisance in the field and may ruin an otherwise enjoyable hunt. I grew up with guys who hunted casually. That’s not to say we weren’t enthusiastic about

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