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Hawke Evolves with New Rebranding, Product Lines

More than a year ago, Hawke began a complete brand review to update not only the identity, but also the products and the way those products are presented. Over the course of 2015 this new, fresh Hawke identity will be phased in. The new brand identity and website supports the evolution of Hawke as...

Practice shooting freehand during summer sessions so you'll be comfortable during hunting season not resting on a bench. (Photo: Bushnell)

5 Ways Hunting and Ammo Support Conservation and the Public

Ask any hunter if he or she believes the hunting industry contributes greatly to the economy of their state and chances are good you’d get an affirmative answer. But do you know just how important hunting and ammo sales are to state wildlife agencies? That’s just the tip of the iceberg, too, because agencies...

You may find an old, or new, hunting knife at BLADE Show or possibly someone to create the knife you want.

Get to the Point with BLADE Show Savings Bundles

Join thousands of other knife fanatics and get your fix at BLADE Show in Atlanta, where the blade family comes out to play and when things get going, there’s no other place you’d want to be. The show is June 5-7 and features more than 300 booths, 700 tables and the best selection of hunting...

Kentucky's elk population has grown well in the 15 years since restoration efforts began in the southeast region of the state.

Apply Soon for Archery, Firearm Elk Tags in Deer-Crazy State

In one of the most deer-crazy states in the country, where a one-buck limit and decades of management help produce some monster nontypical and typical bucks, reintroduced elk have given hunters more opportunities to get outdoors. The elk were reintroduced more than 15 years ago in the southeast region of Kentucky. Efforts have been...

Indiana DNR banned captive deer hunting in 2005 and the issue has yet to be resolved. (Photo by Larry Smith, flickr Creative Commons)

Captive Deer ‘Hunting’ Gunned Down Once Again

Proponents of shooting deer inside fences took another blow recently when one midwest state legislature rejected a proposal to legalize “hunting” inside high fence enclosures. For the second year, Indiana’s Senate has shot down a proposal to allow people to kill captive deer. The voted was 27-23 in what has become a highly contentious issue...

Steven Davis of North Carolina with his crossbow buck that pushes 190-plus inches! North Carolina hunters may get a chance to hunt on Sunday if proposed legislation is approved.

Sunday Opportunities Finally on the Horizon for Tar Heel Hunters?

Almost a dozen states still prohibit hunting on Sunday in some form, and there’s no valid reason whatsoever to continue this idiotic practice — especially if it tramples on private property rights. There is no biological reason to “give animals a break” because out of a year these animals “get a break” for more...

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Antlerless Quota, Permit Recommendations to be Finalized

Wisconsin deer hunters have had a few tumultuous years with extreme winters, problems with wolves and CWD, state politics from the governor and other normal issues related to hunting. Now they’re on the verge of seeing antlerless deer quota and permit recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Councils, an annual rite that kicks things...

Venison Donated for food banks

Donated Venison to Provide Meals to Hungry Families

Ohio hunters donated 1,017 white-tailed deer to local food banks to benefit Ohioans in need during the 2014-15 season. The ODNR Division of Wildlife works together with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) to assist with the processing costs associated with donating venison to a food bank. The program allows for subsidy grants...

Muzzleloaders are great fun to use for deer hunting, whether it's a traditional flintlock rifle or a modern inline.  (Photo Missouri Department of Conservation)

Break Out the Smokepoles, Have a Blast for Deer

If you’re a muzzleloading enthusiast and want to burn some powder or are interested in smokepoles for deer hunting, hanging around other folks who love them is a great way to get some instruction. The Lake City Rendezvous will offer black powder shooting, frontier lore and a chance for interesting photos 10 a.m. to...