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.
Live Hunt host, Aron Snyder, reviews some of the best glass and spotting gear on the...
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...
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is a relatively new conservation organization that promotes itself as “the sportsmen’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.”
The group has started posting how-to videos in an outdoor skills series on its website. We'll be sharing some of their videos with you here on OutdoorLife.com as well. In their first lesson, woodcraft expert Clay Hayes gets back to basics and shows you how to build a simple tent with a tarp, some stakes, and two sticks. [ Read Full Post ]
We noticed a marked decrease in deer sightings this past week as did most of our whitetail watching network. It’s clear that hunting pressure is starting to build. The deer are running into hunters all over the place, back road traffic and ATV activity is up, and there’s an increase of human scent in the woods. [ Read Full Post ]
Photos by Nick Ferrari
Waterproof garments can be constructed of a variety of different materials, each with very different characteristics. Some are natural, although most are synthetic. Some are coated, while others are laminated. For the purpose of this test, we selected nine different top-and-bottom combos made of “waterproof/breathable” (WP/BR) fabrics. These are the most popular fabrics used in waterproof hunting apparel, and for good reason. When you’re on the go in snotty weather, a garment’s ability to allow perspiration vapor to escape is nearly as important as its ability to repel precipitation. [ Read Full Post ]
Whitetails in Texas have experienced drought for so long that the species has adapted and now thrives despite little moisture falling from the skies.
“Deer population trends over the last eight years indicate increasing deer populations in the Pineywoods, Cross Timbers, Post Oak Savannah and the Rolling Plains,” said Alan Cain, whitetail deer program leader for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “Populations continue to remain stable in South Texas and Edwards Plateau.
With over 3.6 million deer, the Lone Star State boasts the highest whitetail population in the country. Most parts of the state received some spring rains to “green up” the brush and produce a few weeds that will provide adequate forage and help out with antler growth. South Texas, Trans Pecos and the western edge of the Edwards Plateau are still very dry, so hunters should expect lower fawn crops in those areas. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo: Dusan Smetana/Windigo Images
Spot-and-stalk tactics rule for mule deer success in the West, especially with the early-season archery crowd. But Gobi-dry environments and continuing drought has opened up another option: Wait by the water.
Mule deer, like most large mammals, need water almost daily. Over the course of a 24-hour period, they gulp approximately 4 quarts—more during oppressive autumn heat. In the Southwest, the opportunity for water-hole encounters increases given the scarcity of water. Of course, a sudden downpour can change a water-hole strategy overnight, but it does offer options when other tactics fail. [ Read Full Post ]
When a black bear attacked Gilles Cyr two weeks ago, Cyr let his survival instincts kick in.
And those instincts told him to grab the bear’s tongue and hold on for dear life!
Mr. Cyr told CBC News that he was walking through his property near Grand Falls, New Brunswick when a black figure flew out of the woods toward him. Before he knew it Cyr had a black bear on top of him and its tongue in his hand. [ Read Full Post ]
The Boone and Crockett Club's Trophy Watch Instagram feed posted this photo of a monster bull taken on Sept. 25 by Heinz Naef. According to the Club, the bull has an unofficial score greater than 262 inches. The current world record for an Alaska-Yukon Moose is 261 5/8 inches. Naef's bull has a spread of over 75 inches.
Naef reportedly shot the bull near Dawson City, Yukon, a town along the Yukon River just east of the Alaska border. [ Read Full Post ]