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More Sportsmen Opting for Hunting-themed “Camo Caskets”

The subject of casket design may be a morbid topic, but more and more people are looking into customizing their final arrangements—and that means choosing the right casket. From the traditional to something a little more unique, a number of companies…

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Muzzleloader Explodes Like Grenade, Takes Off Shooter’s Fingers

Most black powder muzzleloaders come with instructions that emphatically warn you to not use anything other than black powder, and any seasoned shooter will tell you that swapping powders can be a recipe for disaster. The Indiana Department of Natural…

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Video: This Mesmerizing Film Shows How a Beretta Shotgun is Made

Have you ever wondered how a Beretta over-under shotgun is made? This short film from Ancarani Studio titled Human Technology follows the production of the one of these luxury firearms from start to finish. The manufacture of a Beretta shotgun is a mes…

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Ohio Gun Bill Heads to Governor, Could Legalize Hunting with Suppressors

Last Wednesday the Ohio House of Representatives voted 69 to 15 to pass HB 234, a bill with numerous pro-gun measures, to Governor John Kasich for his signature. The bill is widely supported by Second Amendment advocates, and would reform the conceal…

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Ohio Gun Bill Heads to Governor, Could Legalize Hunting with Suppressors

Last Wednesday the Ohio House of Representatives voted 69 to 15 to pass HB 234, a bill with numerous pro-gun measures, to Governor John Kasich for his signature. The bill is widely supported by Second Amendment advocates, and would reform the conceal…

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12-year-old Girl Shoots Mountain Lion Stalking Her on Elk Hunt

When Joshua Caldwell heard the gun shot, his first thought was that his daughter had bagged the bull elk they had seen earlier. As it turned out, 12-year-old Alyssa Caldwell had actually shot a mountain lion instead, at a mere five yards away, from whe…

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Video: Bowhunter Makes Amazing Shot on Deer from the Ground

What is the strangest position you’ve ever loosed an arrow from? For this hunter, it may be this awkward angle laying down during deer season. The stealthy maneuver seemed more at home in an action flick or an installment of The Hunger Games rather tha…

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Study: Deer React More to Firearms Season Than Archery Season

It has only been about two years since Pennsylvania State University researchers began fieldwork on their deer-forest study, but scientists are already drawing insights about the deer population in Pennsylvania’s Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests….

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Kentucky Officials Consider Longer Sandhill Crane Season

Biologists from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife have proposed extending the state’s current sandhill crane hunting season by as much twice the current length of 30 days. According to the The Courier-Journal, the maximum harvest limit of 4…

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Video: This Hunting Parody of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from ‘Frozen’ is Amazing

If you have kids, younger siblings, or have been in a public space in the past few months, odds are that you’ve already heard one of the catchiest songs from the Disney animated film Frozen, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman.” The tune is a real ear wor…

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Study: Plants Adapt Defensive Mechanisms to Survive Deer “Predation”

Most outdoorsmen rarely think of deer in a predatory light, but scientists say that an unchecked deer population can rapidly eat its way through a healthy forest—a self-destructive act that can lead to mass starvation. However, plants are not just …

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New Jersey Bear Season Opens Amid Concerns about Aggressive Encounters

New Jersey’s weeklong black bear hunting season began just before sunrise on Monday, and thousands of hunters eagerly descended on the six northern Jersey counties where the hunt takes place. This year’s hunt, the fifth after New Jersey reopened bear …

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Video: The Double Barrel Bolt-action Hunting Rifle

The first thing you may notice about this hunting rifle from German gun maker Christoph Funk is that the rifle has a second breech, a second trigger, a second bolt, and a second barrel. This rather unique gun’s top barrel is chambered in 7x57mm Mause…

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Michigan Lawmakers Propose Banning Drones in Hunting

Following examples set by other states, Michigan lawmakers have drafted two bills that would ban the use of drones in hunting. Lightweight and equipped with video cameras, the small remote-controlled devices can offer a considerable advantage to indivi…

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Missouri Hunter Harvests Old, Nearly Toothless 10-point Albino Buck

At what point does bagging a deer become a mercy kill? For years, residents of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri say they had caught glimpses of a mature albino buck in the woods. One hunter especially has been keeping an eye on the old buck, and this ye…

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California Bans Coyote Hunting Contests

Coyote hunting is popular in many places, especially in rural areas where the predators pose a threat to livestock and pets. Utah’s Predator Control Program offers hunters a $50 bounty for each properly documented coyote kill, and some groups have even…

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Infographic: How Hunters Feed the Hungry

Hunters are not only North America’s foremost conservationists, they also help to feed those in need. This infographic from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) shows exactly how hunters contribute to the nation’s food banks, shelters, and ch…

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Treestand Terror: Indiana Officials Investigate Anti-hunting Sabotage

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently investigating a case of possible hunter harassment in Starke County that could have had deadly consequences. The DNR’s Law District 10 posted the following photos to their Facebook page lat…

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Video: The 1-yard Elk Shot

Sometimes, you really do get what you wish for. This hunter got the shot of a lifetime when a bull elk was called in and passed by at touching distance. In fact, if it had been any closer, it probably would have bumped into the hunter himself.

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Video: The 1-yard Elk Shot

Sometimes, you really do get what you wish for. This hunter got the shot of a lifetime when a bull elk was called in and passed by at touching distance. In fact, if it had been any closer, it probably would have bumped into the hunter himself.

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Two Hunters Shoot the Same Buck, Owner Decided with Coin Toss

Wisconsin’s deer season opened with a bang, but one 11-year-old hunter will not be going home with the nine-point buck he shot. According to the Associated Press, DJ Jorgenson was hunting with his son, Kameron, near the town of Oneida, Wisconsin when t…

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Video: Kodiak Bear Charges Bowhunter after Arrow Hits

For a bear hunter, having the opportunity to hunt on Alaska’s Kodiak Island is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Rugged and untamed, the island boasts one of the largest land predators in the world and hunters come well-prepared to make sure the hunt is…

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93-year-old WWII Vet Bags Deer on Veterans Day

You are only as old as you feel—that is the philosophy of Bruno Delai. The 93-year-old resident of Herrin, Illinois recently bagged a doe on November 11, and Delai is as avid a hunter as you will likely meet. According to KFVS12, the World War II vet…

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Florida Legalizes Hunting with Suppressors Despite Push from Gun Control Groups

Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that it voted to lift the ban on hunting with suppressors in the state, despite delaying the vote from Thursday to Friday as a result of “increased public interest.” The issue …

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How Closely Are Grizzlies Following Hunters? Study Aims to Find Out

When hunting for elk or deer, the last thing most hunters want is an encounter with a hungry bear. Yet the large predators have an uncanny ability to track down animal carcasses, and a study by researchers with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team m…

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Video: Muskrat Trapper Accidentally Launches Truck into River

A Michigan muskrat trapper was left without a ride after an incident on Tuesday in which he launched his truck, boat, and nearly himself into the freezing Muskegon River. According to MLive, Jack Kirkpatrick was attempting to bring his boat out of the …

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Where Are Bucks Hiding? New Study Reveals Insights into Buck Behavior

Any hunter knows that as bucks behave differently as deer season drags on. Many inquisitive sportsmen will ask how large a buck’s home range is, how far the animal will travel, whether older bucks are smarter than younger bucks, and whether that 10-poi…

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Florida Expected to Legalize Suppressors for Hunting This Week

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet on November 20 to discuss whether the agency wants to overturn a 57-year ban on hunting with suppressors. Commonly known as silencers, these devices work by trapping the expanding ga…

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Video: Bowhunters Have Close Encounter of the Bull Moose Kind

This father-son hunting duo came within touching distance of a bull moose during recent trip to Colorado. The pair were hunting for elk, but managed to call the moose over instead. The large animal didn’t seem to mind—or see the hunters for that matt…

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Hunters Take “Unicorn” Deer on Two Different Continents

Unicorns may not exist, but these deer may have you believing in the myth after all. A hunter in Celje, Slovenia and another in Spokane, Washington both harvested what can only be described as “unicorn” deer. Caused by a rare form of antler deformity o…

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