Ernie French with Thompson  Center shows how the rifle's action works. (DDH Photo: Darren Warner)

SHOT Show 2015 Muzzleloaders: The Best Bang for Your Buck

There’s a stiff breeze in my face, and the flighty 8-pointer is standing broadside 125 yards away. Did I select the right charge combination to get the job done? If you’re like me, you’ve ruminated over muzzleloader charges, tinkering time and time again to come up with the right configuration There’s no better place...

SHOT Show

SHOT Show Enthusiasm, Passion Running High

January is what the outdoors industry calls “show season” because that’s when the trade shows, dealer-distributor shows and other events are held throughout the country. Companies introduce their new products. They’ll have passion and fire and enthusiasm, from the big ones with mega-millions to spend on advertising and hype and such. And the little...

Deer

Deer Hunting Shot Placement: Is the ‘No Zone’ a Myth?

Take a look at what a whitetail deer’s ribs, spine, heart, lungs and liver look like with this incredible video we shot at the 2015 Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis. Wisconsin taxidermist Brian Johnson removed the hide, muscles and sinew to reveal a deer’s internal organs, then used an air compressor attached to...

Bow shot

Could You Make This 300-Yard Shot With a Bow?

So, at 100 yards could you hit a target in a roughly 8-inch circle, about the size of a pie plate? How about at 200 yards? Hmmm … that’s stretching it a bit, no? Well, what about 300 yards? A balloon at 300 yards? That would be pretty impressive, and that’s what this guy...

Public Land Bowhunter

Bowhunting Tip: Create a Shot Sequence Mantra

The key to an accurate shot on a deer with bow or gun is repeating a set process of steps in the exact same manner each time you shoot. By Mark Kenyon Take a deep breath, draw the bow, settle into your anchor point just behind the cheek bone and relax your grip on...

Texas deer

Riding Shotgun for Aerial Whitetail Hunting Surveys

Certified wildlife biologist Bob Zaiglin invites the Destination Whitetail cameras to Texas, where he employs helicopters and a team of junior college students to study, manage and breed local white-tailed deer. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel on Wednesday, oct. at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to check out their unique breeding and management process. To control...

White-tailed deer use their incredible sense of smell to determine what's around them.

Incredibly Awesome Bow Hunting Shots on Big Bucks

If you’re not out in the woods hunting or in the yard practicing your shooting, you’re likely thinking about deer, bows, hunting or everything! Scratch your hunting itch by watching this fantastic compilation of bowhunting shots from Mossy Oak and their crack crew of videographers. You’ll see some monster bucks, cool bucks, great scenery...

Wild venison is the missing link for many of today's locavores. There's nothing more satisfying than preparing a dinner that you completely grew and/or harvested yourself. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

3 Ways Shot Placement Affects Venison Quality

The quality of your venison is a direct result of the care you take (or don’t) after the animal is down and while you are processing the animal at home. However, did you know that the it’s equally important to take care before the shot and during the trailing process? Here’s a few tips...