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Conservation, Hunting in the Middle of Controversy

Anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock since the late 1960s has heard about the controversy surrounding the restoration of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. The gray wolf feeds on elk and deer and the occasional cow or pet poodle. Hunters and ranchers across the West and north-central United States...

Few Season Changes in Store for Popular Deer Hunting State

Changes in the bag limit for white-tailed deer and formal approval of a specific firearm category were among the regulations approved for the upcoming season. The Ohio Wildlife Council met April 12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and approved the 2017-18 hunting and trapping seasons. White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications...

Hot Gear: Disappear from Deer in Plain Sight This Season

While some manufacturers settle on a design and declare good enough, the dedicated engineers at Ameristep have a habit of not leaving well enough alone. When designing and manufacturing the world’s best ground blinds is your core business, you raise the bar with each passing year – taking the best features from past designs...

Archery Industry Mourns Death of Andy Simo

Legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, died May 18. He was 79. Simo, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson and Doug Easton. Simo was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the...

The Best Ways to Introduce Kids to Firearms

Everyone has seen the family in which some shoot and hunt, and others couldn’t care less. Much of this is inherent in individual personalities. You can fight it, but rarely beat it. So approach introducing Jacob and Jennifer to firearms with enthusiasm and joy mixed with respect both for the responsibilities firearms demand and...

The Best Tips for Scent Control and Tree Stand Placement

Ever wonder how some successful hunters seem to find the perfect location for a treestand or blind and always see or kill deer? It’s not just luck. Smart hunters know how to study the terrain, wind conditions and deer movements, and then plan accordingly. They’re also careful about scent control, which has a specific...

Yeti Speeds Into Backstretch with NASCAR Partnership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR, NASCAR Team Properties and YETI announced during the NASCAR Fuel For Business Council meetings multi-year agreements to introduce the YETI brand as the “Official Outdoor Partner of NASCAR.” Each of YETI’s iconic products fall within the outdoor category, including premium stainless steel drinkware, premium coolers, and premium soft-side coolers. NASCAR Team Properties and YETI have developed a variety of NASCAR and team licensed product, the first line...

In The Eye of the Beholder

On the knotty pine wall of my Northern Michigan family hunting cabin is my favorite big game trophy of alltimes. It was my very first hard-earned Michigan big timber, public ground, National Forest, North-woods whitetail buck that I killed on a soul stirring, opening morning November 15, 1969. Gather round the Uncle Ted hunting...