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Become a Better Hunter with Turkey & Turkey Hunting Magazine

Turkey season has finally arrived, and Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine is back with its Spring 2017 issue that’s sure to get you even more fired up for the season. Jam-packed with hard-hitting, practical information, the issue is designed to provide valuable insight you can add directly to your arsenal and take straight into...

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Styrka S3 4-12×50 SH a Scope for All Seasons.

What makes good glass? It’s a question almost every rifle hunter is faced with at one time or another and involves many facets. When it comes to riflescopes, glass, mechanics and manufacturing quality must seamlessly meld together to produce a top-notch optic. It’s a real high-wire act to get these aspects to come together,...

YETI Hopper Two has an upgraded zipper and all of the features that make this cooler so popular.

Hot Gear: Yeti Reinvents the Hopper Cooler

YETI®, a leading premium cooler and drinkware brand, is revamping its durable and portable soft-sided cooler line with the introduction of the YETI Hopper TWO – a 100-percent leakproof, tough-as-nails, soft cooler that’s anything but soft. YETI redefined the premium soft cooler category in 2014 with the launch of the original Hopper. In March,...

Is this a cull buck? Some would say yes, and others would give it another year to see what happens as it matures.

Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth

White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Keep in mind, however, that no two antlers are ever exactly alike, although their similarities from side to side, or even from one buck to the next, are sometimes striking. Nevertheless, deer antlers are...

Brooke Merrill with her buck that almost caused her to miss her bridal shower!

She Almost Missed Her Bridal Shower for This Great Buck!

The bridal-shower crisis actually began six years earlier when Brooke started dating her now husband, Daniel Merrell. Daniel, an avid hunter, asked Brooke to accompany him on a hunt as an observer, and that first year he tagged a buck. By the third year, she wanted her own chance at a buck. “I was...

The Canada Lynx is found in some parts of the United States, including Maine, where a lawsuit was being fought against animal rights organizations about incidental take by trappers. (PHOTO:  USFWS Digital Library)

Trappers Prevail in Maine Lynx Incidental Take Lawsuit

Trappers in Maine and the state’s Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife won a court battle Feb. 15 against a lawsuit filed by four animal rights organizations regarding “incidental take” in regard to the Endangered Species Act. The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jon Levy. The Sportsman’s Alliance Foundation joined trappers and...

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Decoy Drama Kings Lead Gobblers to their Demise

The pecking order impacts every facet of wild turkey behavior – especially once the winter flocks start to break up prior to the breeding season. Young male birds that have enjoyed social acceptance throughout their first few months of life find that things change quickly once early spring arrives. Everyone seems to go their...

Today's modern hunter may use everything from a modern sporting rifle like this one to a traditional bow, wearing performance clothing or old school wool. Today's hunter spans the gamut.

In this Incredible Age, What Defines the Modern Hunter?

What best defines the modern hunter? I’d argue it’s not really a question of who he or she is, but rather when he or she lived. Every generation has had its rendering of the modern-day hunter, dating back to prehistoric times, when early man embarked on the hunt with primitive weapons in search of food for...

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Lighted Nocks No Longer an Issue in Top Bowhunting States

Bowhunters in Montana will see a host of changes in 2017 season, with the latest being the removal of a longtime ban on lighted nocks for hunting. Officials with the Montana Fisheries, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted Feb. 10 to end the ban on the lighted nocks. The ruling places Montana in the modern...