South Africa Wildlife College is looking to create hunters, professional and otherwise. Check out Editor Andrew McKean's report from the campus of this new Professional Hunter school.
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Live Hunt's Aron Snyder puts Nemo's new Moto 1P through its paces on a midwinter coyote...
This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.
Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.
Amazing photos of an albino black bear found in Montana!
Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you’ll be able to impress your hunting...
“If you’d shoot it on the last day, shoot it on the first.” These words, which have been recited to me on more than one occasion—and which I have subsequently offered as advice to others—looped in my head as I stood on a gravel road in central Montana, 113 yards from a mature, 4x4 mule deer. My plane had touched down in Great Falls less than three hours earlier and I still had three full days of deer hunting ahead of me. [ Read Full Post ]
This year Jason Erb, 41, succeeded in turning an uneventful bow season into one he’ll never forget. The Ohio native harvested this huge whitetail in Columbiana County, Ohio on Nov. 3. The buck could easily surpass the existing Pope & Young Club record to become the county’s largest typical of all time. Here’s how Erb made it happen. [ Read Full Post ]
This footage comes from the guys over at Wired to Hunt (check them out on Facebook here). One of their team members, Josh Hillyard, shot the buck shown in the clip. Mark Kenyon, Hillyard's hunting partner, was posted up about 200 yards away and heard some crashing coming his way about 5 minutes after Hillyard shot.
Three or four coyotes had zeroed in on the buck and cornered it in a small creek. [ Read Full Post ]
This video was posted to LiveLeak two days ago and illustrates just how creative a predator the wolf can be. According to the post: "Remote cameras planted by a British Columbia environmental group have captured a wolf capturing one of the spawning salmon in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. [ Read Full Post ]
I’m not saying that every mule deer hunter needs to buy the Boone and Crockett Club’s new book, “A Mule Deer Retrospective.”
What I’m saying is that it will enrich the lives of every deer hunter in America, whether you’ve ever walked a steep ridge above treeline, or watched prairie bucks spar in a blizzard, or ever dreamed about heading West for high, wide, and handsome muleys.
In fact, the worst thing I can say about this remarkable new book (www.boone-crockett.org; $35.95)—286 pages of vintage photos, hunting stories, and some fresh perspectives on mule deer conservation—is that I wasn’t asked to contribute to it.
Instead, there are entries from Miles Moretti, the director of the Mule Deer Foundation, from my friend Wayne van Zwoll, and from fellow writers Guy Eastman and Ryan Hatfield on topics ranging from the factors that made the 1950s and ‘60s the golden age of trophy mule deer to the remarkable women who have tagged some of our biggest bucks to the pull of mule-deer country at a cellular level. [ Read Full Post ]
We’ve waited all year for this weekend and we’re making the official Outdoor Life call: The rut is on! Reports are rolling in from whitetail watchers across the country and most are pointing to rut-on conditions. The rut (or peak chase-phase) precedes actual breeding, or the biological rut, by about a week as testosterone-charged bucks are on the move. What it all means, however, is that the whitetail hunting should be pretty exciting this weekend. [ Read Full Post ]
Hunters are given a unique view of death. With the squeeze of a trigger, we see animals take their final breaths. Within a matter of seconds, a browsing deer or flushing pheasant is transformed from a critter bursting with energy into a carcass.
Those of us who spend a lot of time in the woods also watch death come more slowly. We'll witness a pack of coyotes wear down a yearling whitetail to exhaustion and then tear into her while she's still kicking. We'll follow the blood trail of a poorly-hit bull elk as he drags himself down a steep mountain ridge.
But do these experiences give us the courage to face our own mortality? I think they probably helped Tim Bowers. [ Read Full Post ]