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Bear pro staffer Brian Otto with his 11-point double drop buck, which was killed with his Bear 59 Kodiak.

Trying Traditional: Five Things to Know About Traditional Archery

Traditional archery’s experienced a renaissance of late, with seasoned archers seeking an added challenge that turns even does into a big reward, and others simply looking for a simpler bowhunting experience free of technological clutter. By Patrick Meitin Companies such as the venerable Bear Archery Products and Howatt/Martin, Hoyt and myriad custom makers are...

Input Wanted for Hunting, Management Planning

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will soon be seeking public input on the structure of the state’s big game hunting seasons for 2015 through 2019. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission sets big game season structures in five-year blocks, which provides consistency for sportsmen, hunting-related businesses, landowners and communities. Colorado’s big game hunting seasons are...

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Magpul Relocating Operations to Texas, Wyoming

Magpul Industries is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas and manufacturing facility to Wyoming from Colorado, where the state’s legislature last year approved gun-control measures that were met with outcry from residents and outdoors industry companies. Magpul made the announcement Jan. 2. It is relocating manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyo. Magpul...

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Improve Your Long Range Shooting Skills, Accuracy

What do you know about scopes, long range shooting and how to maximize your efforts with both to increase your success rate? Veteran hunter and shooter Wayne Van Zwoll has some great advice in his new book, Mastering the Art of Long Range Shooting, and some of that is presented in this excerpt: In...

The fold-up mat is perfect for sitting or standing on when changing clothes or boots in the woods in wet, cold and muddy conditions.

Avoid Mud, Odors With A Tough, Contained Travel Bag

OK, raise your hand if you’ve ever done the One Foot Hoppity Shuffle while trying to change clothes or boots in the woods without falling down and getting wet, muddy or both. Yep, been there and done that. All of it. I’ve danced and cursed like a drunken peg leg pirate, hopped around trying...

Public Input Sought for Wildlife Management Plans

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a public opinion survey to help identify key wildlife issues to be addressed in the department’s 2015-2021 Game Management Plan. The information gathered from the survey will help WDFW update its current plan, originally developed in 2003 and updated in 2009. The plan guides the...

Whether your venison stew is made in a traditional method or with the cool CanCooker, you'll enjoy delicious meals and have family asking for more.

Warm Your Bones With Hearty Venison Stew

About two-thirds of the nation will be hit this week with another blast of cold air coming out of Canada, which means it’s a perfect time for venison stew! Whether you prepare it in a special pot you’ve used for years or maybe a Can Cooker, it’s hard to beat a good, hot bowl...

Didn’t Report Hunt Results? Get Set for a Fine

Nearly 34,000 hunters who failed to report results of their 2012 deer or elk tags by the deadline (Jan. 31, 2013 for most hunts) will be required to pay a $25 penalty fee before they can purchase a 2014 hunting license. Year 2014 licenses go on sale Dec. 1, 2013. Hunters who failed to...