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This Flextone turkey decoy is up for grabs.
We're looking for the best "No Trespassing," "No Hunting," and "No Fishing" signs you've encountered in the field. Be sure to tag your photos with #olsigncontest and tag us with @outdoor_life. And here's another kicker: Your photo could end up in our magazine.
The contest will run through May 31. [ Read Full Post ]
An hour before a November dawn, I’m at a dirt pull-off in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Around me are more than 280,000 acres of public forest. These are big woods, and getting bigger. By legislative decree, the oak, maples, and ash here can never be cut. They’ve been growing for a century now. Some hunters whose legs have become too old to climb these steep forested hills tell me there were once a lot of deer here. There were grouse and rabbits, too. And hunters came from a hundred miles away to chase them. These days, both the game and the hunters are mostly gone.
As I shoulder my rifle, a pickup stops. A man, his face dimly lit by dashboard lights, says, “Have you seen a deer yet?” “No.” “Why do we keep coming back?”
“Hope,” I say. [ Read Full Post ]
Each year, we round up photos of the country's biggest bucks and most thrilling hunting stories for the Outdoor Life Deer of the Year contest. We started off with 24 finalists, and we're now down to the final two. The overall winner will be awarded a Cabela's gift card and a Weaver range finder in addition to eternal bragging rights. Select your favorite buck and then hit the submit button at the bottom to enter your vote.
American hunters have been brainwashed into thinking they want the brightest riflescope they can buy.
Light-gathering ability is mainly a function of objective-lens size, which means the brightest riflescopes would be too large and unwieldy to be much help in the places most of us hunt. Picture a 65mm or an 80mm spotting scope strapped to your rifle. Bright as hell, but hugely impractical. [ Read Full Post ]
An accused elephant poacher got a lot more than he bargained for when the Zimbabwean tusker he was after crushed him to death.
Authorities say Solomon Manjoro was found – or rather what was left of him was found – by rangers in the Charara reserve, near Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba in late April. Zimbabwe's government controlled Sunday Mail reported that Solomon was killed by the elephant while poaching with friends Noluck Tafuruka and Godfrey Shonge. Those two men have been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms and various wildlife crimes. [ Read Full Post ]