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Is This the World’s Most Terrifying Water Moccasin?

Yes, I would run like an Olympic sprinter even in that knee-deep mucky mud and scream like a girl on a Wes Craven movie set being chased by a horrifying zombieman with a chainsaw hungry for brains if I came across this critter. I’m not afraid of snakes. I have a healthy respect for...

Deer Swimming across slough

Stroke! Stroke! Big Bucks Lead Herd of Swimming Deer

Did you know that deer can swim and are pretty doggone good at it? It seems strange that a long-legged deer with cloven hooves could easily swim and maneuver in water, but they can. Even big bucks, like the ones leading this herd of deer across a slough in Alabama in 2014. Deer that...

Nebraska's bowfishing mentor program helps young and novice shooters get into the sport.

Bowfishing Program to Mentor Novice Shooters

How many times have you heard a young hunter or angler say something like, “I got to go once or twice but we haven’t been again and I don’t know where to go.” Access, mentoring and being successful are three ways to help kids and novices get into a sport or activity, whether it’s...

Should hunters be able to sell parts of a deer they kill?

Should Hunters be Allowed to Sell Deer Hides, Parts?

The legality of selling parts of a white-tailed deer depends on the state you live in and whether its laws or regulations apply to commercially licensed dealers or private individuals. That’s a point of contention among some hunters who wouldn’t mind picking up a few extra bucks — no pun intended — after removing the meat...

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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...