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Big Game

Spirit Bear

From the first time he saw the monster grizzly, Tyler Freel knew that his fate would be intertwined with the boar's. A story of hardship and belief.

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East Oregon Elk

Editor Andrew McKean finally gets an opportunity to hunt Oregon's sage country, and he discovers that it contains a lot more than elk.

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Big Game Articles

Backcountry Optics

Live Hunt host, Aron Snyder, reviews some of the best glass and spotting gear on the...

Tent Test

Live Hunt's Aron Snyder puts Nemo's new Moto 1P through its paces on a midwinter coyote...

Montana Elk

This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.

Muley Battle

Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.

Albino Bear

Amazing photos of an albino black bear found in Montana!

DIY Moose Call

Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you’ll be able to impress your hunting...

  • April 24, 2014

    Video: New KUIU Mountain Star Tent vs. Airboat - 1

    Since it started in 2011, Kuiu has produced some of the finest mountain hunting gear on the planet. In the past, their efforts have focused mainly on apparel and packs, but for 2014 they have come out with a tent designed to withstand the strafing winds encountered by sheep and goat hunters on the highest peaks in North America.

    We haven’t had a chance to test the Mountain Star Tent yet, but the first thing that caught our eye when looking at the photos is that, rather than sitting between the tent and the fly, the pole system serves as an exoskeleton over the tent’s fly. According to the press release Kuiu sent out this afternoon: “The unique, freestanding design of the Mountain Star Tent maximizes stability and increases structural integrity in the wind.” [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 23, 2014

    Tips and Tactics for Shed Hunting the West - 0

    Here in the West shed hunting has become almost as popular as the actual fall hunting seasons. The reason? Well, it's pretty hard to draw a tag for many of the premium hunting units in the rocky mountains. But that also results in some really great trophy animals dropping their antlers among the sagebrush, and anyone with a good set of legs and plenty of ambition can get out and find them.

    I know several serious shed hunters who spend a lot of time monitoring a big muley or bull elk during late winter and waiting for him to drop his antlers. It's an exciting way to get to know the local animals, and provides the added benefit of finding a really fresh set of huge antlers. Good binoculars and a spotting scope are a must, as it is important to stay clear out of the animals core area – if you disturb him, he may move several miles away and you might never find him (or his antlers) again. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 22, 2014

    Video: Longest Mule Deer Migration Ever Recorded - 0

    A team of researchers working in Wyoming recently documented what is not only the longest migration of mule deer ever recorded, but also the second longest land migration in North America. The muleys in the study traveled 150 miles from their winter grounds in the Red Desert to their individual summer ranges in the Hoback Basin. These new findings reported by the Wyoming Migration Initiative are part of an overall effort to understand and conserve ungulate migration in Wyoming, according to the Gillette News Record. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 21, 2014

    New World-Record Bighorn Ram Picked Up in Alberta - 1

    A bighorn ram whose horns reportedly surpass the current world-record measurement has been found dead nearly a year after it disappeared from the grounds of the famous Cadomin Mine property in Alberta.

    The ram was officially scored last week at 209-1/8 inches net, with only 2/8 inches of deductions. That score exceeds the current world-record bighorn, also from Alberta, which scores 208-3/8. The Boone & Crockett Club announced on Saturday the official score and indicated plans to convene a full panel to score the ram—-a condition required before bestowing world-record status-—in the coming weeks.

    For nearly a year, bighorn sheep enthusiasts and Alberta Fish & Wildlife officers had speculated about the fate of the big ram, which some hunters claim might have measured 215 inches on the hoof. The ram disappeared from view last spring, leading some to suspect it had been poached. It turns out the ram died from natural causes, or was taken down by a grizzly bear. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 18, 2014

    Shooting Tips: How to Handle Rifle Recoil - 4

    Photo: Mitch Kezar/Windigo Images

    Accelerating a bullet from dead still to a couple thousand feet per second (or more) in the blink of an eye equals recoil. It’s Newton’s “equal and opposite reaction” to the bullet’s launch. Rifle weight and shape play into felt recoil, but they don’t change recoil’s kinetic energy, which is a function of the rifle’s mass and rearward velocity. And although bullet speed figures into energy calculation, its contribution to rifle “slap” does not. A bullet that exits fast dumps its energy fast. An 8-pound rifle hurling a 405-grain .45/70 bullet at 1,800 fps delivers about the same recoil as a .338 Magnum rifle of the same weight firing a 225-grain spitzer at 2,800 fps. But the .338 may feel friskier.  [ 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 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 ]