Author Archives: Alan Clemons

The Mathews Creed has a split limb design among other well-tested features.

Are These Among Your Favorite Hunting Brands?

If you ever want to drum up a discussion in hunting camp or around the cafe liar’s table, just ask about the best deer hunting caliber, whether hunting is better now or in “the good ol’ days,” or what is the best rifle, boots, bow and other gear. Hunters love their gear, no doubt....

Steve Bartylla experience has given him plenty of successes and failures to learn from.

Big Buck Secrets is Packed with Great Deer Hunting Insight

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...

Smokeys Lure video

Does Smokey’s Preorbital Lure Work? You Decide!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the best mock scrapes even better so curious bucks get fired up about them, then take a look at this cool video. Jeremy James hunts in southeast Pennsylvania and sent this video to our good pal Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper and veteran deer hunter in West...

NEWS Fox Haas and son Toxey Haas of Mossy Oak

Fox Haas Inducted into Hall of Fame

Fox Haas, a linchpin in the birth of multi-faceted outdoors industry icon Mossy Oak, was inducted into the West Point, Miss., Hall of Fame on Feb. 9, 2017. West Point is the home of Mossy Oak and Fox Haas’ residence for more than 60 years. The Hall of Fame award is presented by the...

Stephen Tucker of Gallatin, Tenn., dropped this potential world record nontypical buck with his muzzleloader. It green scored just over 308 inches and is undergoing the mandatory 60-day drying period for official Boone & Crockett Club scoring.

B&C Confirms Largest Hunter-Killed Nontypical Whitetail

The Boone and Crockett Club has reviewed and accepted the scoring of the nontypical record book buck killed in November 2016 by Stephen Tucker in Tennessee. Tucker shot a 47-point buck that scored 312+ on the third day of Tennnessee’s 2016 muzzleloader season. He was hunting from a ground blind on private land that...

Celestron Windguide Anenometer

Make the Most of Your Range Time, Hunting Days

Several years ago while shooting prairie dogs in Wyoming, one of my buddies pulled out an anemometer to check the wind speed and other weather factors. I had seen these before but never in person, and it was pretty doggone cool. He had been in the Marine Corps and was quite proficient with a...

Whether you're in the stand during hunting season or at the range in summer having fun zeroing a scope, always remember the rules of firearm safety and be aware of your surroundings.

With Your Deer Rifle or Favorite Plinker, Always Be Safe

Once deer season ends folks usually take a bit of a breather and decompress from what may have been an enjoyable or uneventful few months in the woods. Putting away the gear, reflecting on the season and thinking about next year — even if it’s seven or eight months away — is a good...

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...

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...