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Gear Up at the New Mossberg Online Store

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, has launched its redesigned, mobile-optimized online store with the announcement of “Grand Opening” specials for visitors who join the Mossberg community. Now through Nov. 20, 2016, sign up as a Mossberg community member and receive 20 percent off of your next purchase...

In exteme conditions, plan accordingly for your coyote hunts to be successful.

Best Predator Hunting Tips for Extreme Weather Conditions

Weather invades nearly every decision you make on a daily basis so much so it has invaded popular culture and even overtaken hit song titles. Humans aren’t unlike their animal ancestors when it comes to the importance of weather and survival. It affects every living thing, especially behavior. If coyotes are your targets then...

Parmesean Venison

Use Fresh Ingredients for this Great Venison Parmesan

Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big summer vegetable garden that includes herbs and fruits, to the hunting seasons for big and small game. Fishing, of course, is almost a year-round deal. Her...

Steve Bartylla is uber-careful about his scent-control efforts and believes it pays off.

Kill Bigger Deer By Fooling Their Sense of Smell

It was one of the most thrilling hunts I’ve ever experienced. on the way in, I’d laid down a scent trail of Special Golden Estrus. Now, less than an hour later, I could hear the deep grunts of a low 160s Missouri monster following the drag. Spotting him, I was thrilled with what I saw....

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4 Tips to Make a Quick and Effective Mock Scrape

Providing easy shot opportunities is one of the biggest advantages mock scrapes provide. To do that, simply place the mock scrape within a comfortable shooting distance of, and with the lick branch pointing toward, the stand. Doing so focuses attention away from the hunter and strongly encourages broadside and quartering-away angles. The rest is...

Lighted Nocks for bowhunting

What Do You Think: Should All States Allow Lighted Nocks?

Last October the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to approve the use of lighted nocks, a relief for bowhunters there who wanted to use the tracking tools but had been hamstrung by the outdated prohibition. The OFWC’s late 2015 meeting saw the board vote to allow bowhunters use the nocks, “which have no...

Just as with deer hunting, knowing when to take the best shot and maximizing your chances for success works the same way with predators.

Layer Your Way to Weather Comfort for Deer, Predators

Being prepared for weather extremes, especially the inclement kind, means outfitting yourself in gear that can battle rain, snow, wind and subzero temperatures. Wrong warm-weather clothing choices don’t have near the dangers as when cold extremes invade your hunt. Consider a layering system to enjoy whatever Mother Nature brings on. There are three building...

Montana trappers believe the future of trapping on public lands is at stake with this ballot measure that would ban public land trapping other than by state wildlife officials.

Montana Trappers Under Attack: Voters Eye Proposed Ban

Montana boasts more than 30 million acres of state and federal lands with a population of just over one million people. Much of those 30 million acres are remote wild lands hidden behind towering mountain peaks or amidst vast stretches of ranch lands. With the exception of a handful of ranchers the only people out...