What is the Best Rifle/Cartridge?

What is the Best Rifle/Cartridge?

Many hunters believe if they are going to a new destination or hunting a species they’ve never hunted before a new rig is required. It might be … but most of the time a rifle you already have at home will serve you well …

Store Your Guns Securely & Properly

Store Your Guns Securely & Properly

If you value your firearms, the days of simply storing guns in an unlocked closet or on display in a glass-fronted gun cabinet are gone.

Memories of a Great Hunting Dog

Memories of a Great Hunting Dog

Every fortunate bird or waterfowl hunter should be blessed to enjoy the companionship and performance of at least one truly great hunting dog in his or her lifetime. This is Sadie’s story …

Is Canvasback King of Ducks? Ask Hank.

Is Canvasback King of Ducks? Ask Hank.

I met Hank Shaw—the mastermind and master chef behind the website Hunter-Gardner-Angler-Cook—on a diver duck hunt not long ago. The conversation turned to canvasbacks as it so often does among…

Eugene’s Proclamation

Eugene’s Proclamation

Perhaps this little piece of wisdom might most appropriately be classified in UndertheBigPine’s Advice of the Elders section. However, then you might take it seriously; yet, then again, it should…

A New Friend in the Neighborhood

A New Friend in the Neighborhood

by K.J. Houtman

It was a warm stretch in late October in the northland of Minnesota—a time when we’re so lucky to sleep with windows open and the warm days and calm evenings feel like borrowed time.

17 Below? Grab a 60-year-old Shotgun

17 Below? Grab a 60-year-old Shotgun

New Year’s Day was the closing day of the pheasant season in Minnesota. Five friends and I decided to celebrate the turn of the calendar with one last hunting hurrah…

Important Paperwork for Canadian Hunts

Important Paperwork for Canadian Hunts

If your hunting plans include crossing the Canadian/United States border with firearms, muzzleloaders, or bow hunting gear, there are two important documents that will smooth the process tremendously. Take care…

With Friends Like That …

With Friends Like That …

Some years back it was my pleasure to work closely with Tony Knight who is best known as the father of the modern inline muzzleloading rifle. Tony’s invention of the…

A Tree for Jesus

A Tree for Jesus

by J. Wayne Fears

December brought a different kind of hunting to our little homestead on Tater Knob. As Christmas approached, my brother, Doug, and I knew the day would soon come when our parents would …


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