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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

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A True Griz Story

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

Best New Knives

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The Coyote Camp

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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 7, 2014

    South Carolina's Controversial Cormorant Hunt Culls 11K Birds - 3

    More than 1,000 South Carolina hunters received special permits this winter to hunt double-crested cormorants on two lakes in the east-central part of the state. In the span of just one month, hunters harvested 11,653 of the fish-eating birds. One hunter alone reported killing 278 birds, according to The State newspaper.

    Local anglers requested state action to quell the rising numbers of cormorants, which they say eat enough baitfish to negatively impact game fish populations. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources responded by introducing a special hunting program this year on Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 7, 2014

    How to Make a Knife from Flint Rock - 0

    Should you find yourself in need of a sharp edge, whether to cut a rope, skin a critter, or whittle friction fire-making tools, the basic ingredients required to make one can be found in most wilderness areas of the country. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 7, 2014

    DIY Project: Brew the Best Bear Bait - 0

    Photo by Brian Klutch

    Take a trip to your local sporting goods store and you’ll see that there is no shortage of commercial bear bait available. Problem is, everyone uses that stuff. If you want to draw bears to your stand, you need to stand out in the woods.

    Bears do love their sweets, but you need to appeal to their noses from miles away, and sweets won’t do that. To make a surefire concoction that will draw bears, all you need is a plastic bucket, water, and some fish carcasses. (Living in Alaska, I’ve found that salmon works best, but chopped herring does the trick, too.) [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 7, 2014

    Texas "Chupacabra" Euthanized, No DNA Tests Planned - 3

    It seems the tale of Chupie, a chupacabra-like creature that was captured in Texas last week, has come to an end.

    Jackie Stock and her husband, Arlen Parma, — the couple that caught the critter — decided to put Chupie down after they were convinced he was a raccoon suffering from mange. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 3, 2014

    Texas Man Claims to Have Caught a Live Chupacabra - 5

    There have been plenty of chupacabra claims in the last few years, but now a couple from Texas thinks they've caught a live one.

    Jackie Stock said her husband captured the animal on their property in Ratcliffe, Texas on Sunday.

    "He called me to come and look, and I said 'Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra,'" Stock told

    Arlen Parma, a Ratcliffe resident and long-time raccoon hunter is convinced the critter is not a mangy raccoon because of its unique growl. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 3, 2014

    Ultimate DIY Guide - 0

    Learn how to make fire in a can and 50 other essential skills, inspired projects, and clever hacks to improve your outdoor life. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 3, 2014

    DIY Project: Train a Dog to Hunt Sheds - 0

    Photo by Vincent Soyez [ Read Full Post ]