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Bow Test 2014

Perennial underdogs take center podium in our annual examination of the newest compounds. Check out the results of the 2014 Bow Test.
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Barnyard Bucks

Bucks that live to see four years of age or more have plenty of hiding spots, and chances are there’s a barnyard among them.
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Review: Colt M2012

Shooting Editor John B. Snow puts this beefy, but elegant, precision bolt gun to the test.
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Train for the West

These six cornerstones are the keys to preparing for a backcountry western hunt. Here's what you need, from guns, to gear, to conditioning.
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  • If elk are left undisturbed, they can be patterned, and that’s how you find them—even from thousands of miles away.

  • Learn how to make fire in a can and 50 other essential skills, inspired projects, and clever hacks to improve your outdoor life.

  • We had a small field in our annual shotguns test, but it was full of some stellar models. See which gun took home top honors.

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  • July 28, 2014

    Sydney Angler Lands Monster Southern Bluefin Tuna - 0

    Got a hankering for 20,000 sushi rolls? Karen Wright has you covered.

    Wright, an angler from Sydney, Australia, caught a southern bluefin tuna Wednesday that weighed more than 316 pounds.

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  • July 28, 2014

    Bowhunting Prep: Why You Really Only Need 1 Fixed Pin - 0

    Many of today's sights give bowhunters the ability to extend their range to distances that were unimaginable 15 years ago. But, according to the Pope & Young Record Books, 20 yards is still the average distance a whitetail buck is killed from. When the buck you've been watching all summer walks by, deciding which pin to use should be the last thing on your mind.

    Archery expert Larry Wise explains how to make one sight pin work for you at multiple yardages during that moment of truth.

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  • July 28, 2014

    Bowhunting: Prime-Time Pre-Rut Strategies - 0

    Without question, most diehard deer hunters get fired up for the much-anticipated rut. But this brief period can be chaotic, somewhat unpredictable, and often difficult to hunt due to intense outside hunting pressure and other uncontrollable factors. This is exactly why you need to take advantage of the early season and exploit a mature buck’s routine long before things start to unravel and shake loose. The following high-impact tactics, strategies, and setups will help you take advantage of the pre-rut and kick-start your season.

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  • July 28, 2014

    Deer of the Year: The Pumpkin Buck - 0

    Editor's Note: We're highlighting all of the bucks that ran in August's Deer of the Year feature. Each week we'll post the full story and extra photos right here on the BBZ blog.

    A new hunter might sit in the stand for weeks or months before even coming close to shooting a deer. For hunter Parker Florimonte, it took four years. But his efforts finally paid off when he tagged his first deer on October 29 in Hamilton County, Ohio. Everyone’s first successful hunt is memorable, and Florimonte made sure he'ld never forget his by harvesting this nontypical suburban bruiser in his own backyard.

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  • July 25, 2014

    ATV Tip: Make Sure You Check Your Trailer - 0

    It’s already the middle of summer, and if you haven’t spent an hour on basic trailer maintenance by now, you really need to. Where I live in Alaska, trailers take a lot of punishment, and a breakdown will most certainly happen 200 miles from a parts store.

    Let’s start with safety. Every time you place your bike on the trailer, the machine should become part of the platform. That means the bike should be left in park with the brake engaged, in gear, and strapped from four points. The bike needs be strapped down tightly enough that the suspension feels stiff and has little sway. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 25, 2014

    Alaska Man Mauled by Brown Bear, Responds with .44 Magnum - 2

    An unidentified Alaska man shot and killed a brown bear sow Thursday after the animal mauled him.

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant area wildlife biologist Dave Battle stated that the Eagle River man and his unleashed dogs were walking on a dirt road off of Hiland Road. The dogs disappeared into the woods, then came running back to their owner with a grizzly right behind them. The 200-pound sow attacked the man, and he responded with three shots from his .44 Magnum.

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  • July 25, 2014

    Bowfisherman Arrows World-Record Mako Shark - 0

    A bowfisherman landed his name in the record book this month after taking a 544-pound mako shark off the coast of Southern California. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 25, 2014

    How to Start a Fire with Flint and Steel - 0

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    Once you've got your tinder bundle constructed and your char cloth ready, you're ready to start a fire with flint and steel. The key is to position yourself properly so you can use the breeze to your advantage. Check out this video and watch your whiskers. 

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  • July 25, 2014

    Pro Bass Lures: The X-Rap Prop - 0

    Editor's Note: This summer we're checking in with a different bass pro every week to get the scoop on their favorite lures and how to fish them.

    Bernie Schultz has fished competitively for almost 30 years on the Bassmaster Elite Series and the FLW Tour. He won the 1990 Canadian Open and the 1993 Canadian Cup, and has qualified more than a dozen times for the Bassmaster Classic and Forrest Wood Cup championships. Schultz is also a diehard antique lure collector. We asked about his favorite summer bait for Florida, but this prop pick works great for bass in other regions, too.

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  • July 24, 2014

    Bow Test 2014: OL Ranks and Reviews 10 New Compounds - 0


    Photo by Nick Ferrari

    While none of them will admit it, manufacturers of hunting compound bows and crossbows are constantly at war with one another, keeping tabs as best as they can on who’s doing what. After all, the spoils of this war are the cash-laden bowhunters they can recruit—or convert—to their brand.

    Of course, established brands hold several advantages over newcomers. Typically, the industry behemoths have bigger budgets and star-studded pro staffs, and they employ the most capable engineering minds in the industry. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 24, 2014

    Minnesota DNR to Scale Back Antlerless Tags for 2014 Season - 0

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to rebuild its deer population by limiting the number of does hunters can take during the 2014 deer season.

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  • July 24, 2014

    Largest Fish Ever Caught from British Shores Won’t Make Record Book - 1

    British angler Daniel Bennett reeled in the largest known fish ever caught from the British shoreline last week. Although the monster catch tops all the current records, it didn't meet the official requirements to make the books. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 24, 2014

    Beretta To Move Production from Maryland to Tennessee - 0

    Beretta U.S.A. Corp. is joining the ever-growing list of firearm manufacturers that have relocated to the southern US. Beretta announced Tuesday that it will move its manufacturing capabilities to a new production facility in Gallatin, Tennessee. Beretta’s office, administrative, and executive support functions are to remain at their current location in Accokeek, Md.

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  • July 23, 2014

    ICAST 2014: Wiley X Sunglasses - 0

    Wiley X Eyewear unveils the latest in their line of sunglasses with the WX Legend and the Climate Control Series.

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  • July 23, 2014

    Survival Skills: How To Build An Inverted Solar Still - 1

    The traditional solar still is a familiar element in survival guides and classes. It was invented about 40 years ago, and it continues to offer a relatively safe method for purifying small amounts of water through evaporative distillation.

    But for the classic solar still, you have to dig a sizable hole in damp soil—and that’s not always an option in every survival scenarios. Many years after the solar still’s invention, others developed an inflatable conical distillation unit for use with life rafts in water survival situations. What follows is my land-lubber version of the inverted solar still, suitable for use in a wide range of situations.

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