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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...

Lighted Nocks for bowhunting

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...

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Improve Your Woodsmanship by Thinking Like a Deer

There’s a difference between anthropomorphism and common-sense hunting tactics. Of course, the latter is quite the oxymoron. As baseball great Paul Molitor once said, “If common sense were so common, wouldn’t everyone have it?” It should also be noted that many great hunters fail miserably when trying to predict deer behavior based on “what...

Deer Hunter Dies in Freak Accident During Severe Storm

A deer hunter died in a horrible accident during severe storms that raked the Florida Panhandle on Feb. 7, officials said. Severe storms with high wind and heavy rain drenched the northern Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle. Calhoun County officials said 61-year-old Benny Hollis was discovered by his wife when...

GEAR Federal Premium Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle Ammo

Hot Gear: Federal Premium Hunter Match .22 Ammo

Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle ammunition. The load raises the bar for high-performance rimfire hunting ammunition, providing true long-range accuracy and outstanding terminal effectiveness. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. Serious small game and varmint hunters demand more than standard performance from their rimfire...

GEAR 2017 Mission MXB Charge crossbow

Hot Gear: Mission MXB-Charge Full of Top Features

After years of innovation, Mission Crossbows announces the all new MXB-Charge. Featuring the patent pending Smart Guide Slide, the MXB-Charge provides an ultra-smooth draw cycle for easy cocking. With the ability to adjust comb and length of pull; paired with our ALRSä (Adjustable Limb Retention System) Technology, the MXB-Charge can be customized to fit any...

Montana deer

Required Changes Coming for Bowhunters for 2017

Bowhunters will have yet another possible requirement to fulfill and another license to pay for before being able to hunt in one popular state this season. If you’re used to paying for different season periods or weapons, this does’t sound like a big deal. Some states have had this kind of setup for years....

Some of the author's favorite hunts have been for does, which provide great challenges and tasty meals.

Some of My Favorite Trophies are Does

I’m often troubled, while eavesdropping on hunters discussing the “harvest” of white-tailed does. Too often does are discussed in the same terms as picking backyard vegetables. Worse yet, often addressed by wannabe deer managers like weeds in that garden; an inconvenience in need of removal. I have a little more respect for whitetails, even...

Rage Simply Lethal crossbow arrows, heads and field points get you on the range and in the field immediately.

ATA 2017: Be Ready to Hunt with Rage Simply Lethal Crossbow Package

To address the ever-growing crossbow market, Rage has announced the immediate availability of new ready-to-shoot Rage bolts with the introduction of the Simply Lethal crossbow bolt package. Rage does all the work in finding the perfect combination of carbon-fiber bolts, CrossbowX broadheads, vanes, field points and inserts, so hunters can spend more time shooting...