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Should You Join a Hunting Club Next Season?

The hunting club lifestyle has a great following in America, but it’s especially common in the Southeast. From Texas to South Carolina, Kentucky to Florida, hunt clubs are the norm. But for those who’ve never been a part of one, and those considering joining, it can seem a mystery. Is...


Early Ice Fishing: Extending the Season on Hard Water

Ice fishing is a misunderstood sport. What many view as the pastime of grumpy old men can be as thrilling as any type of angling. Modern technology has turned ice fishing into a comfortable, active pursuit at which you can experience your best fishing of the season. Trust me, if...


First Aid Every Hunter Should Know

“That looks bad.” That was all I said as I looked at the blood gushing from my buddy’s hand. An hour earlier, he’d sunk an arrow in a Booner whitetail and got a little careless while field-dressing the deer. We typically open the ribcage to make the trachea easier to...


The Mentality of Big-Buck Killers

You know them — those hunters who kill one or multiple monster bucks each year. It makes you wonder. How do they do it? What are they doing differently? Lots of factors culminate into consistent success on mature whitetails. Still, it’s obvious that big-buck killers have a different mentality than...


What in the World Is Digital Taxidermy?

Chris Pazul is an outdoorsman who loves nature and enjoys preserving memories of the hunt. Deer hunting is his passion. He’s a Pennsylvania native who has hunted his entire life and started bowhunting at 13. He’s also the owner of Graphic Taxidermy , and recently rolled out a new service...


Presidential Blades

Although an American president has practically everything done for him these days, there was a time when he had to shoulder the grunt work just like the rest of us: pencils to sharpen and envelopes to open; potatoes to peel and sticks to whittle. Chances are the commander-in-chief performed such...


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Photo Gallery: From Buttons to Booner

The process of getting a whitetail from the button buck stage to the Boone and Crockett category is a mystical journey that includes a complex assortment of variables. It takes four basic ingredients to produce a buck with a 170-inch rack: age, genetics, habitat, and herd management. I’ve been fortunate...


Picking the Best Rifle and Caliber for Pig Hunting

Large wild pigs can move with a grace and silence that’s starkly at odds with their appearance. The boar that emerged from the thicket next to us did it without a sound, and he was comically large. My 7-year-old son, Anse, spotted him, and by the time he said something...


Advanced Tips for Bass Fishing Boat Docks

Bass love cover. Whether it’s for the purpose of ambushing prey or hiding from predators, largemouth and spotted bass are object-oriented fish. Problem is, not all bass lakes are full of thick weeds or downed trees. In fact, many aging reservoirs around the country are nearly devoid of their once-bassy...


Build Your Own Shooting Range

Remember that buck you missed? I’m not talking about the one in your formidable years. I’m talking about the shot you blew a couple seasons ago on that deer that should be hanging in your den. You know, the one you see in your mind every time you look at...


2022 Northwest Deer Hunting Forecast

Elk, mule deer, black bears and other big game are the most sought-after animals of the Northwest. Whitetails tend to drop down on the list of importance. Still, in the isolated pockets with whitetails, the region cranks out some eye-popping deer hunting opportunities. Although hunters shouldn’t expect Midwest-esque antler sizes,...


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15 New Hunting Guns for 2022

Go boom. That’s what guns are supposed to do. But some guns do it more accurately, more reliably, and with more style. Check out these 15 rifles, shotguns, and muzzleloaders all available in Realtree camo, and in just in time for 2022-2023 hunting seasons.


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