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,…

Two hunters glass for deer.
Why Winter is the Best Season for Hunting Deer

As we round the corner into winter, some people start to pack it in, or…

A dead elk lies in brush after being shot.
Strike a Balance: Advice from a Seasoned Elk Hunter

Spending the last 10 autumns weaving between aspens and pines has taught me a few things about…

A dead pine squirrel laying next to a shotgun on a log.
Squirrel Ecology, Hunting, and Cooking

Squirrels provide plentiful opportunities to get outdoors and share wild game meals Squirrel hunting might…

How to Get Wild Turkeys to Decoy

Using Montana Decoy turkey decoys to find success during your turkey season Wisconsin in early April…

Michael Cravens holds a dead mallard.
Lessons Learned by a Beginner Waterfowler

Seven flocked-up mallards glided over our heads and out of sight behind us. My two companions and…

A group of doves lie on top of a bucket.
Dove Hunting: The ‘Whole’ Experience

It’s Sept. 2, the day after Arizona’s dove opener. Yesterday morning, my alarm tried to wake…

Hunting Wildlife in the US

The United States may be one singular country, but its geographic regions are very distinct. The swamps of Florida are…

A hunter patterns non-toxic shot with his shotgun.
Heavier Than Steel: Non-Toxic Shot for More Efficient Waterfowling

If you’ve hunted waterfowl, chances are good that you know the feeling: You swing through…