Rifle Hunting and Gun Hunting Tips

The Best Ways to Introduce Kids to Firearms

Everyone has seen the family in which some shoot and hunt, and others couldn’t care less. Much of this is inherent in individual personalities. You can fight it, but rarely beat it. So approach introducing Jacob and Jennifer to firearms with enthusiasm and joy mixed with respect both for the responsibilities firearms demand and...

The Best Tips for Scent Control and Tree Stand Placement

Ever wonder how some successful hunters seem to find the perfect location for a treestand or blind and always see or kill deer? It’s not just luck. Smart hunters know how to study the terrain, wind conditions and deer movements, and then plan accordingly. They’re also careful about scent control, which has a specific...

Hot Gear: Bushnell Introduces New Engage Optics Line

Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, announces a new line of high-quality, performance-driven optics for modern hunters and shooters. The new Engage riflescopes and binoculars represent the latest evolution in Bushnell optics. “The Engage line is built to outperform all other comparable scopes and binoculars and completely...

Hammer Whitetails with Today’s High-Powered Handguns

In a world where long-range rifle hunting is all the rage, hunting deer with a handgun might seem futile. And while it’s true that even the best handgun hunter can’t drop a deer at a quarter-mile, today’s crop of hunting handguns is better than ever, thanks in no small part to innovative new loads...

Hone Your Projectile Management Instincts All Year Long!

Ahhh…  to contemplate the trajectory of one’s life. To envision our path in life. To take control of our destiny. Even the road less traveled needs to be negotiated with attentiveness and discipline. Zen, the origins of man’s earliest religion is to be the next step instead of just taking the next step. Now,...

Modern Muzzleloaders: Fun and Deadly for Deer Hunting

The old front-stuffer was a lifeline to fresh protein for many of the adventuresome settlers who pushed west to carve out their unique niche in life. But those early guns would have been finicky when it came to loading, shooting and cleaning. Consistently anchoring game with them would have been iffy at best. As...

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...

How to Prevent Your Worst Muzzleloading Nightmare

I had been hunting the rolling, aspen-covered hills for two days, trying to close the distance to get a shot at a mule deer. Several times I’d been close, but I just couldn’t create the opportunity I needed to squeeze the trigger. When I least expected it, walking back toward my truck, I jumped...