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Blasts from the Past
The two hunters, bent in stealth, padded down the winding, dry creek wash for more than a mile before stopping to get their gear in order for the final stage — climbing a crumbling wall to the prairie floor above. One hunter pulled two .45-70 cartridges from his pants pocket and placed them in a vest pocket before adjusting the tang sight of his octagon-barreled rifle. He nodded his sweat-stained cowboy hat in affirmation of his readiness, and the pair scrambled up the steep wall. At the top of the wash, the rolling Wyoming prairie will stretch out before them. Hopefully, a herd of pronghorns will be bedded nearby. It was a scene right out of the 1870s: rolling grasslands and coulees stretching in all directions, not a fence, power pole or silo in sight. It would have been easy to imagine a herd of buffalo grazing nearby, or maybe a Cheyenne village with teepees in the distance. At least, it might have been imaginable if I didn’t mention the hunters were wearing blaze-ora... More

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Recent Features

The Case for Iron Sights
For those who are wedded to scopes and consider iron sights relics of the past along with horse buggies and buffalo herds, bear with me. Iron sights still have many uses in the field. They are quick to aim, and with the correct type of sights, they’re close...
 

Hunting Handgun Hall of Fame
Leaving the tent before dawn, I headed toward a heavily used deer trail I’d found the previous day. My feet crunched through 15 inches of snow that had fallen during the night. Instead of the .308 carbine I usually carried, I wore a Ruger Super Blackhawk ho...
 

Fur Taker's Delight
To some, a rifle is a rifle is a rifle. If it hits generally where it’s looking and delivers ample power to put the target in the freezer, it’s good enough. For the majority of big game hunters, that’s pretty much true, but to a fast-growing segment of the...
 

Cleaning a Rifle Bolt
Too many hunters neglect the primary moving part of their bolt-action rifle: the bolt. That’s a mistake, because a malfunctioning bolt is one of the chief causes of rifle failure, especially in freezing weather. If you want your rifle to go boom instead of ...
 

Hunting Accuracy: How Much Do You Need?
Ever been at a shooting range prior to the season opener and overhear someone say, as they’re looking at a retrieved target, “That’s good enough for hunting” or “More than minute of deer”? Those and similar comments suggesting pinpoint accuracy isn’t really...
 
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Larry Teague / GunHunter Editor

Larry Teague

Larry Teague has been an outdoors writer and magazine editor for 35 years. He landed his first writing job, penning hunting and fishing reports for the Houston Post newspaper, in 1977. From 1980-1985, he was editor of Gulf Tide magazine, published by the Gulf Coast Conservation Association. For 12 years, Teague was editor of Southern Outdoors magazine, published by B.A.S.S. Inc. He also edited Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World magazine and numerous firearms books before becoming the founding editor of Buckmasters GunHunter Magazine in 2003.

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