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Which is more important: caliber or accuracy?

Which is more important: caliber or accuracy?

These days, no matter which way the wind is blowing, civil discussions between two parties always seem escalate to bloody, knock-down, drag-out fights in the street. The hunting community is far from immune to this, but few topics will get us foaming at the mouth quite like this classic: Is caliber or accurate shooting more

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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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These tracking tips can lead you straight to a trophy buck

These tracking tips can lead you straight to a trophy buck

Every hunter wants a big buck. Sure, venison is a priority, but when we enter the forest amidst that first beautiful blue light of opening day, none of us fantasizes about coming home with a spike buck. Big-bodied, heavy-antlered white-tail bucks are what dreams are made of for many hunters. These big buck fantasies are

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8 reasons the Remington Model 8 might be the best deer rifle ever made

8 reasons the Remington Model 8 might be the best deer rifle ever made

My brother and I both shot our first deer with my dad’s old Remington Model 8. We both admired it, but he and my dad could tell I’d become absolutely enamored with it. It just felt right. I loved everything from the trigger to the sights. The way it effortlessly nestled into my shoulder when

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A beginner’s guide to still-hunting

A beginner's guide to spot-and-stalk hunting

Hunting deer or feral hogs from a blind or tree stand may take less effort, but nothing will get you closer to the truest essence of hunting than still-hunting. Here’s how to do it. I get bored easily, and that doesn’t lend itself well to extended hours spent motionless in a tree stand or ground

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I’m a hunter, and I’ve done more for wildlife conservation than you have.

I'm a hunter, and I've done more for wildlife conservation than you have.

The steadily declining number of hunters in recent years has troubling repercussions for environmental conservation efforts throughout the nation. From one deer-hunting season to the next, not much changes. There’s a comforting predictability to our routine: The night before the season opens, we meet up at Andy’s cabin on the shore of one of northern

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