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This young mountain lion with fangs and teeth growing from its head was killed in Idaho. (Photo: Idaho DNR)

Cougar’s Unusual Fangs has Wildlife Officials Baffled

Idaho wildlife officials are baffled at the cause of a young mountain lion’s gross deformity that is gaining worldwide attention and interest from other biologists. A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter had a separate set of teeth — including canine fangs — growing from the side of its forehead. The cougar was...

Blake Shelby of PSE with the company's new Carbon Air bow and a Canada brute.

PSE’s New Carbon Bow Looks Wild, Kills Big Bucks

Carbon fiber isn’t anything new for bows, arrows and archery accessories, so it wasn’t a surprise to see the new PSE Carbon Air bow make a splashy debut next to a big whitetail buck. Longtime PSE marketing guru Blake Shelby revealed the new Carbon Air and its results on an October hunt in Canada....

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, and often see hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that isn’t tasty. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of PastyGoo and some herby pepper, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

Bear Escape bow, one of seven new bows for 2016 from Bear Archery.

ATA 2016: Escape Highlights Seven Newest from Bear Archery

Bear Archery launches 7 new bows for 2016. Adding to its already diverse lineup comes three flagship bows, three bow models that are offered bow only or as an RTH package in prices ranging from $299 – $599. Also included in the lineup is the addition of the Cruzer Lite, which bridges the gap from...

Mathews Halon4

ATA 2016: Mathews Introduces New Halon Compound Bow

Built on Crosscentric Cam technology, the 2016 Halon delivers hard- hitting energy with the consistent accuracy you’ve come to expect from Mathews. Inspired by No Cam technology, the Halon’s all-new CrossCentric Cam employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and delivers speeds up to 353 feet per second. AVS technology...

Redneck Blinds Silent Stalker 360

ATA 2016: Spacious Blind Allows Easy Movement for Hunters

Designed along similar lines as its wildly popular 360 Series fiberglass blinds, Redneck introduces its 6X6 “Silent Stalker” 360 Soft-Side Blind. With its spacious 6-foot by 6-foot interior, there’s plenty of room for up to three adults or two adults and two children to hunt comfortably—whether that’s with a bow, gun or crossbow. The...

Ameristep Haven ground blind2

ATA 2016: New Deer Hunting Ground Blind Design Solves Bothersome Problem

Not all ground-blinds adhere to conformist design principals – some are just different, and others are simply better. The best-of-the-best – like the new Ameristep Haven Blind – are both. You see, Ameristep engineers have a reputation for designing the most intuitive ground blinds, and this standup performer is a significant example of their passion...

Ted's big Ox Ranch 12-point has some awesome character!

Happy Nugeyear 2016 to All!

Well, well, well, wasn’t that fun! I hope everyone is celebrating the end of a neck-snapping 2015 whiplash like I am. I have a very creative, wild, vivid and adventurous imagination, but even, I, the author of Wango Tango and other such outrageous global lovesongs, could never have predicted a series of dazzling events...

2016 DDH Whitetail Wall Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: DDH 2016 Wall Calendar

From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2016 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Wins Gold, Hunts Deer, Carries U.S. Flag

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...