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When it gets close to the Fourth of July, magically it seems that hunters all of a sudden start to think about the fall hunting seasons. In particular hunters begin to daydream about food plot plans and how to improve the supplemental forages they can provide for active fall whitetails. Now is the Read More…

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South Carolina has for decades been touted as one of America’s top whitetail states, but harvest numbers continue to decline in the Palmetto State, with 11 percent fewer animals collected in 2016 than in 2015. This decline has been ongoing for nearly 15 years, dating back to 2002. The 2016 Read More…

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New York biologists estimated 213,061 deer were taken during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated five percent increase over 2015-16. Last season’s deer kill included 106,055 antlerless and 107,006 antlered. This is a 7.5-percent increase over the preceding season, reflecting modest Read More…

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Trust me, there actually is another whole world out there beyond the AR-15 rifle and assorted semi-auto clones. Preppers and survivalists are typically AR crazed and that is entirely understandable. But, there are other options for very practical reasons beyond these magazine fed rifles. One of the Read More…

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Most shooters think that the longer the rifle barrel, the more accurate the rifle is and the better ballistic performance in terms of bullet energy and velocity. Sometimes this is true, but today it is no longer a given that a long(er) barrel is optimal in any rifle platform. Studies have been done Read More…

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North Dakota is ready to lift almost all of its mule deer hunting restrictions in the Badlands area, thanks to five years of stable — and growing — populations. North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists link this steady growth to mild winters and hunting restrictions which protect Read More…

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Why exactly do you mount an optical sight on your hunting rifle, target rifle, or other firearm? So we can see better, of course (and to hopefully shoot more accurately). But is your scope set up to maximize the optical clarity of its expensive coated lenses? You might be amazed at how many scopes Read More…

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The Browning A5 semi-automatic shotgun is one of those iconic smoothbores that, along with the Winchester Model 12 pump is known to so many in America. The A5’s signature humpback look has seen many a hunting field and dale for many shotgun-toting hunters. The first Browning Automatic shotguns Read More…

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South Carolina legislators want hunters to kill more bears near tourist-jammed Myrtle Beach to reduce conflicts between people and bears. The state legislature is close to approving a bill that would allow virtually anyone wanting to kill a black bear to get state approval during the fall hunting Read More…