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5 Best States for Pig Hunting

Feral hogs are one of the country’s great ecological disasters. Few pests are more difficult to control, or more immediately detrimental to native ecosystems. In fact, some biologists consider hogs to be the most destructive invasive species on the planet. Though their spread across the United States has been slowed...


Video: Black Bear Takes Down Wild Hog in the Smoky Mountains

Some visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park got quite a show on Tuesday as they watched a black bear take down a wild hog right off the side of the road. According to WATE 6 On Your Side , Philip Talbot and his friend were driving down U.S...


Dashcam Captures Deer Herd Jumping Over Car

According to State Farm , there are about 1.5 million car collisions involving deer each year that kill approximately 200 Americans, cause more than 10,000 personal injuries, and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage . For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for deer...


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The Best Gun Stores in America

There are plenty of places to shop for a new firearm, but the best gun stores in the country are local businesses. Many of them started out as small mom-and-pop shops before becoming the booming retailers that they are today. Here’s a look at 10 of our favorite shops from...


Dialing in a Riflescope for Long-Range Shooting

Tom Fuller and David Blanton run through the features and functionality hunters need in a long-range rifle scope, including side parallax adjustment, locking turrets, and fully multi-coated optics. ( Check Out: Know the Difference in First and Second Focal Plane Rifle Scopes )


Know the Difference in First and Second Focal Plane Scopes

What's the difference in first focal plane and second focal plane scopes? And does it make any difference to hunters? Rifle and shooting expert Tom Fuller explains the differences to Realtree's David Blanton. ( Check Out: How to Mount a Rifle Scope Properly )


Yellowstone Visitor Films Wolf Pack Chasing Elk

Nick Zimmer had spent the day in Yellowstone National Park looking for the Wapiti Lake wolf pack with no luck. But his fortune changed after dark when he spotted shadows moving toward the road he was driving down. Not knowing for sure what he was about to witness, he whipped...


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The Best Hunting Gear for the 2020 Holiday Season

The best holiday gifts are those that blend right in under the tree, thanks of course to a perfect camouflage pattern. This year we’ve pooled our resources to come up with a wish list of gear that’s sure to please the hunter on your list. And if you want to...


Alberta Hunters Film Close Encounter with Mama Grizzly and Cubs

An Alberta man and his father were hunting deer outside Edson last week when they had a close encounter with a large mama grizzly bear and her three cubs. Justin Giesbrecht told CTV News , “We parked and decided to go in for a hike and see what we could...


Elk Gores Man on Colorado Golf Course

A man received serious injuries after being gored by an elk while golfing on the Evergreen Golf Course in central Colorado. The elk left a 5-inch gash in Zak Bornhoft’s side and split his kidney in two. According to his wife, Megan, Zak was golfing with a family member and...


Angry Mother Mountain Lion Charges Utah Hiker

A Utah hiker was lucky to escape unharmed after a mountain lion followed and charged at him for several minutes after he happened upon her and her two cubs on a trail. Kyle Burgess, 26, recorded the harrowing six-minute encounter, which took place in Slate Canyon. “You see the two...


How to Find the Best Meat Grinder for You

Backstraps get all the glory. Roasts and steaks get all the love. But when it comes to versatility, you can’t beat ground meat. What can you do with ground wild game? Burgers, of course, but also all types of sausages, tacos, spaghetti, lasagna, soup, sloppy Joes … I could go...


21 Riflescope Tips for Hunters

It wasn’t long ago that all a hunter had to consider when buying a riflescope was whether to get a fixed or variable power, a Duplex reticle or a fine crosshair. But optics — especially riflescopes — have evolved dramatically within the past decade. Tubes have gotten larger, glass and...


Woman Loses Pants During Violent Bison Attack

There has been an uptick in bison attacks in recent months, and ignorant people are to blame. The most recent one occurred last week when a woman visiting South Dakota’s Custer State Park decided to approach a bison for a photo op. The vicious attack was caught on camera. In...


Elk Calling Strategies for Today’s Public-Land Hunter

When I began seriously bowhunting elk, in 1982, calls were laughably low tech, including coiled gas hoses and homemade PVC flutes. Yet in 1983, when I became a professional guide, I used these basic instruments to lure bulls into range of the compound-bow technology of the day — back when...


How to Plan Your First Antelope Hunt

I wouldn’t go so far as to say a dead antelope buck smells good , but I don’t mind their odor a bit. There’s a hint of petting zoo goat — not necessarily repulsive in itself — mixed with dry Western air and sage and musk. All combined, somehow, the...


President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act

President Donald Trump signed off on the Great American Outdoors Act last week, which will provide full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address the maintenance backlog of America’s national parks and public lands. The House and the Senate cleared both bills by overwhelming bipartisan margins this...


The Country’s Best Elk-Hunting Units

There are promised lands in the elk world where a 300-class bull is just okay, compared to the mammoths roaming around. Multiple elk states have these hidden gems. The difficult part is drawing a tag. Each state handles things a bit differently, and wait times can be up to 20...


Bison Gores Woman at Yellowstone National Park

A bison gored a California woman at Yellowstone National Park after she got too close to it in an effort to take a photo. USA Today reports park rangers administered on-site medical care to the 72-year-old woman before she was flown by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in...


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What Makes a Good Trophy Photo?

We could never get tired of seeing pictures of big bucks and gobblers, but a lot of today's hunting photos look pretty much the same. They're perfectly posed, and carefully edited. That has more than a few hunters asking, "What happened to the good old days of tailgate shots in...


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