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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...

  • February 12, 2014

    Video: Wrestling a Giant Grizzly Bear - 0

    Going face-to-face with a giant grizzly bear. Laying on the ground while its monstrous paws wave about. These details might sound like the beginning of an exciting This Happened To Me tale, but they're all part of a day's work for Doug Seus.

    Seus, 71, a professional bear trainer, has been working with bears for decades. The bears he trains have appeared in Hollywood movies and shows. The bear in this video is Bart the Bear 2, an 8-foot 6-inch tall grizzly. Seus makes it look easy playing around with and telling commands to a 1,300-pound bear. [ Read Full Post ]

  • February 12, 2014

    Shed Hunting Tips from the Experts - 2

    The folks at Whitetail Properties are planning the "The World's Largest Shed Hunt" on March 1, and to get participants motivated and educated, they posted this video on how to find more sheds. The basics of shed hunting are pretty obvious of course: look for sheds where deer spend most of their time during the late-winter months.

    But this video divulges some insider info: bring binos for glassing distant habitat, check honey holes that get a lot of sun light, and focus on field edges. [ Read Full Post ]

  • February 11, 2014

    Hemingway's Gun Permit and Thousands More Documents Now Available at JFK Museum - 0

    Most readers of outdoor writing know a good deal about Ernest Hemingway. But for those of us who want to find out the details — like for example what Mary Hemingway's favorite hamburger recipe was — there's good news coming from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

    More than 2,500 documents collected from Hemingway's farm outside of Havana have been newly digitized and made available at the museum, according to a story yesterday by The New York Times.

    What makes the collection all the more interesting is that Hemingway seemed to be a hoarder, saving everything from Christmas cards to tickets to bullfights to the Cuban gun permit pictured above. [ Read Full Post ]

  • February 7, 2014

    2014 Farm Bill Breakdown: Conservation Groups Happy with Passage, Despite Some Cuts - 0

    As expected, the Senate endorsed the $1 trillion Farm Bill in a 68-32 vote on Feb. 4 less than a week after it was approved by the House of Representatives in 251-166 tally. President Barak Obama is to sign the 1,100-plus page omnibus package at Michigan State University today.

    The bill -- formally adopted as the Agriculture Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642 and S. S.954) -- had been deliberated and debated for more than two years since the 673-page, $288 million Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 expired in 2012. The 2008 bill had 15 titles, or "chapters," while the 2014 version has 12 titles, including Commodities (Title I), Conservation (Title II), Forestry (Title VII) and Miscellaneous (Title XII). [ Read Full Post ]

  • February 6, 2014

    Albania to Ban Hunting for 2 Years - 4

    Albania's government is planning to ban hunting for two years. It's a move that could decimate their wildlife.

    Lefter Koka, Albania's environment minister, blamed the high number of hunting weapons in the country, poaching, and his government’s inability to collect fines as the reasons why 30 to 50 percent of the legally huntable species have faced population declines. He said the a two-year ban is the only option to save the country's endangered species.

    "We have been forced to adopt strict measures to protect endangered species from illegal hunting," he told the AFP.


    The Albanian government is going to ban ALL hunting in order combat illegal hunting? Wouldn’t it make more sense to go after those who are breaking the law, rather than to enact a repetitive law that the illegal hunters are already breaking? [ Read Full Post ]

  • February 4, 2014

    Anti-Hunting Group Gathers 78K Signatures to Ban Bear Baiting in Maine - 1

    Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, a group that vehemently opposes hunting bears over bait, with hounds, and by trapping, delivered more than 78,000 signatures to Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s office on Monday in an attempt to ban such methods on November’s ballot, The Bangor Daily News reports.

    The group claims that the signatures were gathered in 417 cities and towns throughout the state over the last four months.

    “This is a very important issue to Mainers across the state. Unfortunately, Maine has the notorious distinction of being the only state that allows all three of these inhumane, unsporting and unnecessary practices,” Katie Hansberry, Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting Campaign Director, said upon delivering the signatures. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 31, 2014

    More Mountain Lion Hunters Than Deer Hunters in the Black Hills - 0

    Mountain lion hunters in South Dakota now outnumber rifle deer hunters in the state’s famed Black Hills. The big cat hunters purchased more licenses and spent more days afield than deer hunters in the same area for a fraction of the success rate, reports the Rapid City Journal. As interest in hunting the elusive predator explodes, many dispute the best way to balance both deer and mountain lion populations.

    An extensive survey conducted by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks debriefed hunters on their 2013 mountain lion season. Last year South Dakota sold 4,351 licenses, nearly double the number of licenses issued during the state’s first season in 2005. As the Rapid City Journal points out, hunters purchased just 3,300 Black Hills rifle deer licenses. [ Read Full Post ]