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Ranchers Locate Grizzly Cubs Belonging to Sow Shot by Hiker

Last week, I wrote about a Montana hiker who shot and injured a sow grizzly bear that attacked him, biting his thigh. The bear, which was tracked down and euthanized on April 8 by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens, likely attacked the hiker because she believed he was a...


Montana Hiker Shoots Grizzly Bear in Self-Defense

A Montana hiker who was armed with a handgun shot and injured a grizzly bear after it attacked him last week, biting him on the thigh. The bear, which most likely attacked the hiker because it perceived him as a threat to her cub, was later located and euthanized, but...


Feds to Open More Wildlife Refuge Land to Hunting, Fishing

The Trump administration announced last week that it plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal aimed at providing more recreational access on public lands. According to the Associated Press , the proposal...


Yellowstone Bison Culled to Reduce Disease

Yellowstone National Park has completed its bison population-control efforts for the year by rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter. In addition, Native American tribal hunters have killed 270 bison as they migrated outside the park to graze at lower elevations in Montana. According...


Watch This Grizzly Bear Emerge From Hibernation

Not many people will ever see a grizzly bear emerge from hibernation, but a ranger working at a grizzly refuge center in the Canadian Rockies managed to capture the moment on video. She posted the footage on Twitter, and it has since gone viral. The large grizzly bear, nicknamed Boo,...


Woman Fined for Petting Moose

Despite warnings from others on the street, one woman was determined to approach and pet a wild moose she encountered in the town of Breckendridge, Colorado. Now she's paying the price. Fortunately she wasn't injured when the moose kicked at her, but she was fined by Colorado Parks and Wildlife...


Seriously, Stop Petting the Wildlife

Here we go again. Another person has put her life at risk by treating a large, wild animal as if it's a friendly pet. Fortunately the woman, who was filmed petting a large 6x6 bull elk in Colorado's Estes Park, was able to walk away unharmed. But wildlife officials say...


High School Students Butcher Moose in Classroom

Students at one Alaska high school got a hands-on lesson in biology, anatomy and the circle of life when they butchered a moose in the classroom earlier this month. According to Anchorage Daily News , Chugiak High School teacher Brian Mason brought a cow moose carcass to class in the...


Plan Your Public Mule Deer Hunt Now

Even from a distance I could tell he was the kind of buck I was looking for. His velvet-wrapped 4X4 rack carried deep forks and heavy beams. I would have considered myself lucky just to get close enough for a shot, let alone slip an arrow through his ribs. Even...


5 Tips for Bowhunting Desert Mule Deer

Wide-open desert is tough and unforgiving country to hunt mule deer. It can seem to swallow deer before your eyes. It’s full of brush that pokes, prods and bites at every turn. That harsh environment, combined with vast public tracts and the sheer number of over-the-counter units, can make picking...


5 Things to Know About Big Mule Deer

Mule deer are a somewhat peculiar deer species. These western icons have a few tendencies that resemble those of whitetails, but with some distinct behavioral differences worth noting, too. Muleys are incredibly fun to hunt, and I’ve had the pleasure of chasing them many times in a few different states...


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The Big Game Hunter’s Holiday Gift Guide

Big game hunters can be pretty picky about their gear. Whether your version of a big game hunt is a whitetail trip to the lease or a multi-day mountain adventure during the elk rut, we have you covered. Check out this list with good boots, packs, calls and more.


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5 People to Share a Hunt with Before It’s Too Late

For most of us, hunting is a personal journey. But that doesn’t mean you always have to go by yourself. Some hunts lend themselves to time alone, but other styles of hunting are more social, and it’s important not to forget the rich tradition of family and friends in our...


Elk Hunting on Your Own

Nearly every big game hunter dreams of elk hunting out West, but most of the time, that dream is not a reality. Most first-time, out-of-state elk hunters go in unprepared, and then go home without an elk. That’s why we polled these three DIY elk hunting experts for their advice...


Rutting Bull Elk Attacks Woman in Colorado

Here we go again. A group of people visiting Estes Park, Colorado, decided to get too close to a rutting bull elk, and you can guess what happened next. The bull charged, knocking a woman to the ground. It then proceeded to ram her with its antlers. This isn't the...


7 Tips for Over-the-Counter Mule Deer Hunting

I tallied 28 mule deer through my binoculars by the end of the morning hunt. None were the buck I was looking to shoot — but one of them had at least required a second look. I was hunting somewhere in South Dakota on a Game Production Area open to...


Trappers Catch 400-Pound Hog on San Antonio Golf Course

Check out the size of this pig. The 411-pound boar was captured and removed from Gateway Hills Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas, last week. Wyatt Walton, who works at Lone Star Trapping, a company that specializes in removing hogs, told mySA.com he was called to the golf course Thursday...


Realtree 365 Now Featuring Monster Bulls

Nothing fires up the Realtree crew like pointing the truck westward for elk season, and that excitement comes through bigtime on Monster Bulls – now available for free on the downloadable Realtree 365 app or at 365.Realtree.com. Watch unreal footage of huge elk in a frenzy of fall action. Monster...


8 Tips for Over-the-Counter Elk Hunting

The prospect of bowhunting for elk is both daunting and invigorating for people who don’t live out West. The logistics alone, especially if you’re camping in the backcountry, are quite complex. There’s a lot of gear to consider, and for some, just getting to elk country requires a 20-hour drive,...


10 Habits of Unsuccessful Elk Hunters

Scores of hunters annually head West to hunt elk. Some pay outfitters and hunt on private land, but many more go the DIY angle. Most elk hunters return home with no elk meat or antlers to show for their efforts. I’ve been that guy after four of my seven hunts,...


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