Mountain Lion

  • Cougar Kills Oregon Woman

    Authorities say a missing Oregon hiker that was found dead in the Mount Hood National Forest area this week was likely killed by a cougar. Wildlife officials say they believe it is the first fatal wild cougar attack in the state. “This does have every indication that this is the...

  • 4 Types of Releases for Bowhunters

    Choosing a release aid is like choosing a wife. She's got to be just right in order to take that super dive into the deep end. And like women, no two are created equally. Different materials are used, steel tolerances and quality are never the same, price tags are rarely...

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How to Travel with a Bow Case

Do you travel to hunt? Fly from point A to B with hunting gear in tow? Packing can be a challenge, especially with all of the necessary items. Here's how to make it easier. Don't Miss: 5 Great New Bows for 2018 Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how...


15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


Backpacking Nutrition for Backcountry Big Game Hunters

The nutritional strategy of a backcountry bowhunter requires a systematic approach as cooking methods and food variety is limited. Here is my best recommendation for sustained energy levels, peak performance, combined with the most efficient system. Meal Components For breakfast and snacking, the staple of my backcountry diet is a...


The Importance of Knowing How to Read Animal Tracks

Woodsmanship. It’s an important part of being a hunter. Sadly, many feel that it’s a dying art. While trail cameras, extended effective ranges of weaponry and other technological advances are certainly helpful and welcome, I fear they’ve resulted in less woodsmanship across the board. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a...


5 Times When Hunting Adventures Turned Deadly

Spend enough time in the outdoors hunting, especially in the backcountry, and odds are good that you'll eventually find yourself in a less-than-safe situation. Bear attacks, tree stand falls, fast water; the list of dangers are many. The following tales are real. They show us just how quickly things can...


How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...


Cougar Kills Mountain Biker

One man lost his life and his friend was injured during a rare fatal cougar attack last week in North Bend, Washington. KIRO-TV reports the two victims were mountain biking in the area when the incident took place around 11:20 a.m. Saturday. One man was able to escape and call...


You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


How to Shoot Uphill and Downhill

The world isn’t flat, as mankind believed before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, nor is it perfectly round — at least from the perspective of bowhunters faced with an important shot at mountain game, or from elevated positions. The Earth’s surface is an irregular juxtaposition of topographical ups and...


Watch Family Rescue Dog from Mountain Lion

A boxer mix named Maeby is one lucky pup after escaping the claws of a hungry mountain lion last week with the help of her family. The 3-year-old dog went outside the family home in Nederland, Colorado, when it ran into a mountain lion. "The mountain lion jumped out and...


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How to Defend Yourself in the Outdoors

Hunters often take it for granted that they’re out there with a 12 gauge or .30-06. Who’s going to get them when they’re armed like that? Probably no one. But it never hurts to be prepared. And it never hurts to remember that it’s not always who could bother you,...


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