Wild venison is the missing link for many of today's locavores. There's nothing more satisfying than preparing a dinner that you completely grew and/or harvested yourself. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

3 Ways Shot Placement Affects Venison Quality

The quality of your venison is a direct result of the care you take (or don’t) after the animal is down and while you are processing the animal at home. However, did you know that the it’s equally important to take care before the shot and during the trailing process? Here’s a few tips...

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Turkey Season Bonus: Prepare to Make the Perfect Shot

  Because the main tool of turkey hunting is a shotgun, some hunters get the false impression that it produces a large pattern of shot, making it easy to hit a target. So, they tend to skip shooting practice. But with fine-tuned barrels and high-tech shotshells designed to take down gobblers beyond 40 yards,...

Hornady Custom Lite Slugs

Live from SHOT 2014: New Deer Hunting Ammo for 2014

Whether you’re a slug-gun hunter or a rifle shooter, there is plenty of improvement across the board in new deer hunting ammo for 2014. Here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll see on store shelves this year. Federal Premium 10mm Auto, TruBall Slug Slug hunters wanting devastating knockdown power and accuracy at distance should...

Swarovski Binocular SLC 10x42 WB

Live from SHOT 2014: New Optics

Need a new rifle scope, new binoculars, or a new rangefinder? New optics were on display at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Here are just a few. Bushnell Elite Long Range Hunting Scope Bushnell’s seeing growth in the long range market and responds with the Elite Long Range Hunting Scope, available in...

Yamaha Tactical Black Viking 4x4

Live from SHOT 2014: Yamaha Unveils New 4×4 with Three-Person Seating

Yamaha used the 2014 SHOT Show to announce the latest version of the Viking EPS Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle, the Special Edition (SE) Tactical Black Viking. Assembled in the United States, the new SE Viking combines an aggressive flat-black painted appearance and popular accessories with classic Yamaha durability and off-road capabilities. The new Tactical Black...

Bone Bracket

Live from SHOT 2014: Bone Bracket Makes Mounting Antlers Easier

Have some deer antlers lying around that you’ve thought about mounting, but maybe in a nontraditional way? SkullHooker’s new Bone Bracket mounting system is pretty cool because you don’t have to have the entire skull or other traditional mount sizes. All you need is the skull plate, with antlers still attached, of course, to...