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  • predator hunting gear

    From e-callers to rifles to lights, here's the latest in coyote and predator equipment

    We tested all the gear on this list for taking coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and other predators during the winter season, and you can't go wrong with any of it.
  • lukas leaf ice fishing giant pike

    Pristine backcountry and the promise of solitude lie within the BWCA, but its borders are home to historic mining communities, valuable mineral deposits, and a battleground for an old dispute: Who gets to benefit from the public’s natural resources?

    The BWCA is an ancient wilderness at risk due to proposed mining in its watershed.
  • shooter aiming long range rifle

    This rifle—designed by OL's shooting editor and built by the Remington Custom Shop—Is accurate to 1 mile and beyond

    Chambered in the new 300 PRC, this rifle—designed by OL's shooting editor and built by the Remington Custom Shop—Is accurate to 1 mile and beyond…
  • Aram von Benedikt aiming an all-purpose rifle

    The best caliber, barrel, stock, and optics for a gun that will hunt and do anything and everything

    There’s no such thing as a perfect rifle, but there is such a thing as an all-purpose rifle that’s capable of doing anything and everything you ask of it. It’s not hard…
  • safari club international convention antelope taxidermy

    Our favorite game, fish, and reptile mounts from the Safari Club national convention

    Our favorite game, fish, and reptile mounts from the Safari Club national convention.
  • female hunter next to giant buck

    The only thing crazier than the size of this giant 12-point buck is the story of how Brita Turbyfill finally put her tag on him

    On November 16, 2018, Brita Turbyfill killed an outsized 12-point buck that green-scored 184 ⅞ inches (net), which almost certainly puts it on the shortlist of 2018’s…
  • Leupold’s RBX-3000 Rangefinding Binocular

    Leupold's new binocular reads range, temperature, pressure, angle, and humidity

    Leupold has just announced their brand-new RBX-3000, a range-finding binocular that is capable of ranging from 5 to 3,000 yards or meters. It also reads temperature,…
  • waterfowl hunter shooting at snow geese

    More decoys? Louder calls? Nah. A snow goose expert shares his checklist for decoying big flocks gun-barrel close

    There's no magic solution to trick snow geese into gun range. Your best chance for a barrel-burning, birds-in-your-face shoot is smart preperation. Here's an expert snow…
  • Wasp Havalon HV broadhead

    Check out the fixed-blade, mechanical, and hybrid broadheads introduced at the Archery Trade Association Show

    Check out the fixed-blade, mechanical, and hybrid broadheads introduced at the Archery Trade Association Show.

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  • Q. The NEW 8.6 Creedmoor, is this the .300blk Improved?—BUCKSHOTT00 ANSWER THIS QUESTION
  • Q. My brother in Georgia built a monster box blind for deer hunting with his three grandsons. Any opinions?—GARY DEVINE ANSWER THIS QUESTION

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From the Editors

  • alex robinson
    Robinson is OL's digital guru. He likes bowhunting, muddy duck dogs, and good Facebook videos.
  • tyler freel
    Freel calls Alaska home. If it can be hunted, fished, or trapped, he does it there, but hunting Dall sheep is his biggest passion.
  • natalie krebs
    Krebs is OL's senior editor. She’s partial to deer and turkey hunting, but lives in NYC, where she must resort to bowhunting rats and pigeons.
  • john snow
    Snow is OL's Shooting Editor. He lives in Montana with a French Pointer that gives him dirty looks whenever he picks up a rifle instead of a shotgun.

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