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Organization Formed to Involve Youth in Shooting Sports
From Youth Shooting Sports Alliance  -- Several hunting and shooting industry executives recently joined forces to create the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). The YSSA was created to facilitate fund raising and create grants that help ke...

Timing the Rut
By Bob Humphrey -- The ingredients were all there for a super hunt. It was the middle of November, peak of the rut, and I was in the heart of big whitetail country. Even the weather was cooperating - clear and cold every day. Now it was all up to th...

Caught Cat Napping
By Bernie Bailey -- During the shotgun deer season last November, my brother and I were hunting a lottery hunt in a dismal swamp in Suffolk, Va. It had been a long, hot morning with the temperature around 80 degrees and we hadn't seen very much - on...

Memorable Caribou Encounter
By Seth Wietgrefe -- It began with an 11-hour drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The month was December and the weather was bitter - 30 below zero with whiteout snow blinding us. My friend, Dave, and I hiked several miles from the road to hunt caribo...

Bowhunts Gaining Traction as Deer Control
From USSA -- Several Midwestern towns are implementing bowhunting as a safe and effective way to control skyrocketing deer herds. On Oct. 3, the Granville, Ohio Village Council unanimously approved an ordinance to allow bowhunting in the community...

The Hunt for Red November
By Michael Lee -- November is what we deer hunters like to call THE month for whitetail hunting in most of the United States. Opportune hunting conditions are usually in full swing. Hunters flock to the woods in search of an abundance of fresh venis...

Where the Antelope Play
By Bob Holtz -- Our journey began by flying into Las Vegas, Nev., for a four-day stay of gambling, buffets and swimming pools. We then rented a Jeep Liberty and headed out across the dessert toward New Mexico. The 9-hour drive was very beautiful and...

Patience Prevails
By Tanner Oliphant   -- It was Nov. 22, 2006, the day before Thanksgiving and the Kansas archery season began. I arrived into my home town of Dodge City, Kan., late the night before. I had a few days break for the holiday from guiding archery...

Montana Drama
By Karl Pridgen It had been a long week, and I was down to the last few hours of a six-day bow hunt. I was in southeastern Montana hunting a 3-mile stretch of a river bottom. The river bottom of cottonwoods and alfalfa fields ran through a hilly lan...

Big Things Come in Small Packages
By Tracy Breen   -- Twenty years ago, beefy broadheads were the standard that other broadheads were compared to. Compound bows of the day were considered fast when they approached the 200 fps range. Broadheads like the original Steel Force Pre...

Thank Goodness for Rip Van Winkle
By David L. Swinney Jr. -- About seven years ago, I went hunting with a friend of mine. His grandfather had some private land that he allowed us to hunt. We were in northeast Oklahoma during rifle season, so it was the week of Christmas. It was a dr...

Topos As Hunting Tools
-- If you're completely new to using topo maps and aerial photos as hunting tools, the best thing to do is get a map and photo of an area you already know very well. Take them with you and walk/drive your land. It won't take long to learn what ridge ...

One for the Girls
By Venus Baxter -- My name is Venus Baxter and my hunting story happened during a big company Christmas party that my husband's boss held in Camden, Ala. It was supposed to be a hunt for the guys only. However, I rode up to the camp with my husband ...

Mighty Fine Buck
By Brad Thibodaux -- I am from Baton Rouge, La., and I hunt at Montgomery Farms Hunting Club in Edwards, Ms. In January 2007, while hunting during primitive weapon season, I spotted a nice, mature buck with a 200-pound-plus body and a heavy rack. Ou...

Blessing in Disguise
By Wes Frevert -- On a cold November morning in Cass County, Mo., a red pick up truck rolled quietly through a gate and into the field. As it moved through, the cows watched quietly, accustomed to this early morning traffic. The truck came to a stop...

Avoid the Death Grip
By Russell Thornberry -- Practice to Achieve the Ultimate Bow Hand Control. Lateral torque is largely the product of improper bow hand contact with your bow's grip. If you have problems with erratic arrow flight, hitting right or left of center, ...

University Teams with Buckmasters to Encourage Hunters to Get Into Shape
By Jennifer Bowen, Auburn Montgomery -- David Hart is on a mission to become a new man. Fifteen pounds lighter than he was just a month ago, he's been a bulldog when it comes to hitting the gym and eating better.  Photo: Dr. Michele Olson de...

The Whitetail's Lip Curl
Text & Photos by Tommy Kirkland -- Whitetails possess an amazing sense of smell and execute diverse forms of scent communication during the pre-rut and rut. These behaviors allow them to pronounce their presence and instinctively prepare them fo...

Double Whammy
By James Hotelling -- One of the proudest moments of my life was Nov. 5, 2005, when I sat in a treestand with my 13-year-old son Alex in South Georgia. The weather was still pretty warm outside, and the mosquitoes were out. It got pretty uncomfortab...

Decisions, Decisions
By William Edwards -- I got up at 4:00, made coffee, ate an oatmeal square and headed to where I had left my climber the night before. The forecast was for fog in the morning with clouds breaking up in the afternoon. The fog was thick, and I could o...
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