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Red Stag Spotted on Georgia Game Cameras

Those hunting in the region around Augusta, Georgia, may have the opportunity to harvest a large deer not native to the state, or even the country. A red stag has been photographed by a number of trail cameras in that area, and it can be legally killed by a hunter...


Muzzleloader Hunter Facing Felony Charges After Killing Bowhunter in Elk Hunting Incident

On Friday, Sept. 17, Ronald Morosko was elk hunting in the San Juan National Forest near Rico, Colorado, with his partner, Slade Pepke. Both men, of Pennsylvania, were hunting with muzzleloaders. At the same time, Gregory Gabrisch, of Houston, Texas, was in the same area, also elk hunting, but with...


How Mule Deer Kicked My Butt, Again

The first time I ever went mule deer hunting I shot a nice 4x4 buck with a bow from a ground blind at about 30 yards. He was feeding in a Colorado alfalfa field on a chilly September evening, and my buddy Miles Fedinec was in the blind with me...


Mother Fights Off Mountain Lion to Save Young Son

A mother beat a mountain lion off her 5-year-old son, saving his life. According to CBS News , the mountain lion attacked the boy in the front yard of the family’s Calabasas, California, home Thursday, Aug. 26. The child is now in the hospital in stable condition. The California Department...


How to Make Your Knives Sharp (and Keep Them That Way)

Ever watch someone hack away at a deer or elk carcass to turn it into chops, steaks, and roasts? Or maybe you’ve seen someone in the kitchen smash a ripe tomato in an attempt to slice it for a sandwich. Maybe you’ve been there yourself. A dull knife is a...


Podcast: Antelope Forecast and Bowhunting Tips

Archery antelope seasons open across the West this month. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Pronghorn antelope are the most underrated big-game species in the country. This week on Realtree’s Outpost podcast, I sat down with my longtime hunting buddy Miles Fedinec to talk goats. Miles has...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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