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Hunting

Turkey School

The best turkey hunters learn something new every day in the woods. But successful hunts serve as the ultimate opportunities to capture valuable knowledge for future use.

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Scout Now!

The off-season scouting method is the same, whether you're looking to buy a 1,000-acre whitetail property or just you're trying to find a new piece of public land.

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Hunting Articles

Freakshow Buck

Outdoor Life Editor and Record Quest host Andrew McKean finally hung his tag on a dandy...

A True Griz Story

Live Hunt host Tyler Freel has the real story behind this enormous brown bear.

Best New Knives

We tracked down 12 of the best new knives for hunting, fishing, and survival. Check out...

The Coyote Camp

Hunting Editor Andrew McKean and five of his buddies spent a week chasing coyotes on...

Deadfall Buck

Close up photos of a deadfall buck spotted by Hunting Editor Andrew McKean in...

Animal Attack Stories

Often shocking, sometimes funny, but always true animal attack stories.

  • April 17, 2014

    Record Freeze on the Great Lakes Has Big Impact on Fish and Waterfowl - 0

    This winter’s merciless conditions have brought reports of wildlife struggling to survive all across the country. The Minnesota DNR reluctantly rolled out an emergency feeding plan for its whitetails and a cold-stun kill in North Carolina devastated trout fishing prospects. And even though we’ve officially made it to spring, scientists say the effects from this winter will persist for months to come in the Great Lakes region.

    The Great Lakes have experienced near-record ice cover this year, with 48 percent of the five lakes still covered in ice as of April 10. That figure is down from the high on March 6 when 92 percent of the five lake’s 90,000-plus square miles were choked with ice, according to The Atlantic Cities. In comparison, ice coverage of the Great Lakes maxed out at about 38 percent in 2013 and just 13 percent in 2012. (This NASA photo shows 80 percent ice coverage on Feb. 19.) [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 17, 2014

    Video: Two Young Bucks Battle it Out - 0

    The rut is at least half a year away, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good buck fight. This great video of two young, South Texas bucks battling for dominance was recently posted on YouTube.

    This from the video description: "Two Texas whitetail in a battle for their lives. This is a clip of a hardcore fight between a huge white buck and a large brown buck. This is nature at finest." [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 17, 2014

    Strutting Hen Takes on Jakes - 1

    It’s been a long, hard and miserable winter up here in the Northeast. With the countdown to turkey season picking up pace, many of us are still wondering what sort of season we’ll be faced with. Have we lost birds this winter? Has the lingering cold weather delayed gobbling and breeding activity? When—if ever—will the hardcore gobbling cut loose?

    As we await those answers, we’d like to thank Maine resident Lou Dagneau for sending along this intriguing turkey photo that’s worth a double take. Here’s the note that came along with it: [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 17, 2014

    The Micro Manager: Turning 17 Acres into Whitetail Hunting Paradise - 2

    That didn't take long.

    Just one step into this and I've already screwed up. I wish I could say this will be the last mistake, but it won't be.

    This entry is the first installment of a weekly journey that begins with 17 acres of lackluster vacant land and ends with 17 acres of whitetail-killing nirvana.

    It's a journey that should prove to be fairly interesting for several reasons, not the least of which is this: I've no idea what I'm doing. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 16, 2014

    Montana Mountain Lion Hunters Oppose Increasing Harvest Quotas - 0

    Mountain lion hunters across Montana criticized increased harvest quotas presented at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks meeting Thursday in Helena. The agency relied on its own recent population study to propose raised quotas for the next two seasons, but hunters say wildlife officials overestimated the number of big cats and set quotas too high for the Bitterroot Watershed. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 16, 2014

    Wildlife Officials Kill 6 Black Bears After Attack on Florida Woman - 0


    Photo by FWC via Flickr

    A black bear mauled a Florida woman outside her home near Orlando Saturday evening. During the subsequent investigation in Seminole County, Fla., officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have shot one bear and euthanized five others, the agency announced in various press releases. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 15, 2014

    Gear Test: 6 Best Rangefinders - 0

    The first range-finders to come to market were cumbersome, complicated, and priced way too high for what you got. Today's models still represent a substantial investment, but you get a lot more for your money. We tested six of the most feature-packed units to see which are most fieldworthy.


    Photo by Nick Ferrari

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