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GEAR TC Compass Dream Truck Giveaway rifle

Iowa Deer Hunter Gets Surprise of a Lifetime

What if your old pickup truck was beaten, battered and puttering along when you spied a chance to enter a contest to win a new one? That’s exactly what happened with the Thompson/Center Arms “Follow Your Compass” Dream Truck giveaway. Thompson/Center’s cool contest included a custom T/C Compass 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 pickup and a...

Donald Trump Jr. is in the DDH Whitetail Madness bracket contest looking to move to Round 2! Will he make the cut? Only voters can decide who moves on!

Who Will Move on in the DDH Whitetail Madness Bracket?

Former president and adventuring hunter Teddy Roosevelt or Aldo Leopold, considered by many as the father of conservation? Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan or Donald Trump Jr., son of the current President of the United States? Eva Shockey or Mia Anstine or Tiffany or Nicole? Ted Nugent or Kid Rock? Who will...

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Turkey Bonus: Why Do Turkeys Have These Weird Things?

The wild turkey is hailed by many as our nation’s favorite game bird — although waterfowl and upland hunters might have an argument or two about that. Barrels of ink and terabytes of data have been written about the five wild turkey subspecies found from Maine to Mexico, Florida to Washington state. If you’re...

Federal Premium 209 Muzzleloading Primer

Hot Gear: Federal Premium Adds New 209 Primer

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to introduce the new 209 Muzzleloading Primer to complement its line of B.O.R. Lock MZ bullets, which ensure a deadly combination of accuracy and downrange devastation. Shipments of the new primers are currently being delivered to dealers. The primer formulation provides superior resistance to moisture and hot, reliable ignition...

Stephen Burchett of West Virginia loves bowhunting and making venison chili.

Sunday Hunting Closer as Bill Easily Sails Through Senate

Sunday hunting in West Virginia has been prohibited for years but could be closer to a reality after a bill easily sailed through the state Senate and is now in the hands of the House of Delegates. Eleven states still prohibit Sunday hunting in some form, even on private land, based on archaic laws dating...

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See the Best Way to Skin and Bone Out a Deer

Everyone who hunts deer and processes their own meat has a way of doing it they believe is the best, and for them it usually is. But there’s nothing wrong with considering another way and, possibly, learning something to use at your camp or home. Scott Rea is a father and butcher from St....

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....

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...