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Grizzly Bears Recover to Huntable Population Levels

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced they have removed Yellowstone region grizzly bears from the endangered species list.  This clears the way for Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho to manage the species with federal oversight.  While those three states have Read More

The Best Bear Defense Handgun

“Walk softly and carry a big stick.”  No where is Teddy Roosevelt’s advice more necessary than when you are in bear country.  Bears are, under most circumstances, solitary and reclusive creatures who prefer retreat rather than confrontation when they encounter Read More

World Famous Bubba Blade Knives Bought by Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson’s and Thompson Center’s parent company, American Outdoor Brands Corp., announced it will buy Fish Tales, LLC, maker of Bubba Blade hunting and fishing knives.  The acquisition follows last year’s buyout of Taylor Brands, LLC which made Schrade, Read More

4 Secrets for Great Tasting Game Meat

I love to eat game meat.  Some of the best meat Larry and I have eaten have come from whitetail and mule deer, which is why if you’re having trouble with gamey-tasting animals, I have terrific tips to ensure your Read More

Winchester Announces New XPR Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle

Winchester has added the new XPR Hunter to their bolt-action rifle lineup.  It follows the current fashion with a polymer stock, this one in Mossy Oak Break-up Country camo.  Other features include Winchester’s M.O.A. trigger system, a two position, bolt Read More

Lions and Tigers and Bears Got Nuthin’ on This Critter

I live and hunt in dangerous game country.  The mountains and forests which surround my home are filled with grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, mountain lion, wolverine, bobcat, and lynx.  I’ve encountered most at one time or another (griz yet Read More

A Hunter’s Gamble: Waiting for the Deer Draw

It’s that time of year again. The time when your heart starts pounding, your mouth goes dry, and you keep checking the calendar every few minutes.  You start thinking up new cuss words every time you can’t see it, and Read More

What’s the First Day of Every Hunting Season?

There you sit in the forest or atop a sage covered hillside, gun in hand as time limps tediously away.  Sunlight fades to dark twilight and another hunting season ends.  Now what? It’s an old truism; a hunting season’s last Read More

Five Things You Need to Know About Game Wardens

“Good Morning.  Any luck?  May I see your identification and your hunting license?” For the most part, a hunter’s first, and often only, interaction with a game enforcement officer begins with those words, or something similar.  Game officers, or wardens Read More

I Went Bear Hunting and All I Got Was a Picture of Poop

WARNING: No bears were harmed in the making of this spring bear season. Spring bear season.  It’s what you do after you’ve recovered from general deer/elk season and are looking at your freezer with regret from eating all the venison Read More

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