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Tiffany’s Anniversary Buck

The first hunting trip of the season for “The Crush TV” hosts Lee and Tiffany Lakosky was also a sentimental one. They accepted an invitation from David Blanton to return to Seven J Outfitters in Sundance, Wyo., where, six years ago, the newly married couple spent their honeymoon pursuing whitetails...


Budget Bows

Unless you live under a rock, don’t watch TV or surf the web, you know that the American economy is in rough shape. Diehard hunters are pinching pennies by cancelling hunting trips, purchasing fewer gadgets and making the gear they have last longer. Since most bowhunters want the fastest and...


In Black Skies

When we stopped to park 200 yards from our first calling area of the morning, we could already see a half dozen crows sitting in a nearby tree. The jet-black birds, cawing and carrying on as they’re apt to do, prompted me to grab another box of 12 gauge shells...


The Lost Art of Hunting

I’ve never been in a hunting situation where my success determined whether or not I got to eat that night, but I’ve been close. When I was in college, I usually had just enough money to buy a burger off the value menu on any given evening. And I was...


Welcome to Alzada

The rental chugged to a stop in front of the Stoneville Saloon. The driver cut the engine. He could tell there would be no standing in line at this authentic Western watering hole. Not at 4 in the afternoon with most ranchers on the range tending cattle, riding fences and...


Get Into Handgun Hunting

It was difficult to tell the sun was setting late that rainy, November evening toward the end of Kentucky’s modern gun whitetail season. It just seemed to progressively get darker and colder, leaving little doubt that fall was ending and winter was on its way. Deer had been shot at...


Seeking Professional Help

It’s amazing how the professional hunters we watch on turkey hunting shows have a way of making tough encounters with hard to handle longbeards look easy. Some of these guys always seem to get the job done and punch their tags regardless of what the birds are doing. Over the...


The Tale of Tailfeather

Two longbeards are close enough that I can hear their wingtips dragging through the oak leaves that carpet the ground. I don’t dare move my head for a look. Freeman isn’t moving either. He’s locked hard onto the stock of his shotgun, his finger primed to snap the safety off...


Gobbler Guns And Gadgets

With each new spring comes yet another opportunity for the veteran turkey hunter to be humiliated by a bird that’s dumb enough to be duped into lovin’ up a piece of foam, yet more than smart enough to send us on many, many walks back to the truck with our...


5 Minutes with the Colonel

I first read Tom Kelly’s Tenth Legion when I was in junior high school and had logged a couple turkey seasons with my dad. Dad read (and still reads) the book before each spring season, and once I’d spent enough time in the April woods and worked enough gobblers to...


Steven Rinella's Near-Death Buffalo Hunt

If you want to know what it’s like to transport a buffalo carcass through the Alaskan bush in mid-October, imagine disassembling the appliances in your kitchen—refrigerator, range, microwave—then carrying them on your back down a snow-covered mountainside. When that’s done, stack the parts on a piece of inflatable rubber and...


The Best Bulls of 2008

For most hunters, nothing symbolizes the rugged West quite like a bull elk. Each season tens of thousands of hunters flock to the hills west of the Mississippi just for a chance to see these western icons. It doesn’t matter if you’re chasing their ivory tips through a layer of...


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