Big Game Hunting

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 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…

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…

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 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…

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…

The author sitting next to a black bear he killed with archery equipment.
Hunting and Cooking Black Bears

Black bears are an amazing species both in the wild and in the kitchen When…

A silhouetted bowhunter rests on a rock at sunset.
In-Season Fitness Strategies for Hunters

There are three core training areas to focus on to reduce risk of injury in…

A whitetail buck visits a feeder.
Change in Daylight: What it Means for Wildlife

Meet 2 1/2-year-old Larry. He’s reliable, almost punctual to a fault. Larry is the resident…