David Schlake and Mark Foster walk through rough terrain looking for bobwhite quail on a hunt near Beaver, Oklahoma.
8 Ways to Fit Upland Bird Hunting into a Busy Schedule

Implement these tips to get out in the uplands more throughout the year, no matter…

A vintage lever action rifle rests on a downed tree.
The Life and Times of America’s Rifle: History of the Lever-Action

The lever-action rifle is the only firearm format to be fully conceived and developed in…

A Black-capped Chickadee perched on wood.
Why Hunters Should Also Be Birders

You can build community and your hunting skills through your binoculars All of my conservation…

A sora rail walking through a marsh
How to Hunt Sora Rails

Sora rails, while a small quarry, is an excellent game bird to chase during the…

A bobwhite quail walks on a dirt path.
Check Your Harvest: A Game Bird’s Crop Tells the Story

Don’t be afraid to open that pouch on your first game birds of a hunt.…

A hunter holds an atlatl while hunting a buffalo.
The Atlatl and Dart: From Historical Use to Modern Replication

Take a deep dive into one of our continent’s oldest hunting weapons Developed around 20,000…

A rangefinder is blacked-out with a white question mark on it. a sunset is in the background.
How to Pick A Rangefinder

The ins and outs of reading distances in the field and how to choose the…

An elk bugles in a mountain field.
Why You Should Donate Wild Game to Your Local Food Bank

Food banks and pantries are experiencing shortages that hunters can help mitigate With fall here…

Two wood ducks hang by a game strap.
Wood Ducks and the ‘Good Old Days’

On a recent duck hunting trip to southwestern West Virginia, the author revisits memories of…

Columnist Matt Gibble walks though the Colorado backcountry with his traditional archery equipment.
Your Backcountry Bowhunting Packing List

A comprehensive list of everything you need while on a backpack archery hunt in the…

a whitetail buck is skylined against the sunset.
White-tailed Deer: Life History, Biology, and Hunting

Learn about white-tailed deer and how to hunt them White-tailed deer are the most sought-after…

Two velvet mule deer bucks forage in the willows.
The Best States to Hunt Mule Deer

How to choose next year’s adventure hunting the grey ghost Few articles with this title…

Two hunters walk out onto leased hunting land.
HLRBO’s Ultimate Guide to Hunting Leasing

It’s easy to find and lease hunting lands with hunting’s version of VRBO By now,…

A woman on a small game hunt standing in snow.
What is Hunter Education?

There is one thing that all hunters have in common: they have a hunter safety…

A zoomed-in image of a whitetail deer nose.
How Well Can a Whitetail Deer Smell?

A whitetail’s sense of smell is its ultimate superpower The short answer? Better than a…

A whitetail buck stands in a deciduous woods. He looks like he smells the photographer. Big green trees are in the background.
Does Scent Control Matter in Deer Hunting?

Scent control plays a large part in hunting deer with success Have you ever sat…

A bowhunter nocks an arrow while at target practice.
7 Exercises All Bowhunters Should Be Doing

Basic exercises you should be doing to stay in shape for bow season Here on…

A bull elk bugling in the Rocky Mountains.
How to Set Up an Elk Decoy
A snow covered field edge where the woods meets the open field.
Good Advice for Hunting in Bad Weather

Some of the best hunting can come in the worst weather People who don’t hunt…

The Mislabeled, Misunderstood and Mistreated Javelina

Why javelina flavor, quality, and personality stereotypes don’t hold true Every once in a while,…