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Teaching Your Gundog Blind Retrieves

July 8, 2014
Dogs have to be taught to retrieve what they can't see. Here's how to set up the training.
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Stay High, Stay Safe

Treestand Safety: Stay High, Stay Safe

There's inherent danger anytime you climb off the ground. Here are some options to keep you safe.
July 8, 2014
Deer hunters love their treestands, but there's inherent danger in climbing off the ground. Here's some options to keep you safe.
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Semi-Auto Prairie Dog Hunting

July 7, 2014
Let's head out to south-central Wyoming to shoot the heck out of some prairie dogs with Smith & Wesson's newest AR rifles.
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Sharing Venison: Linking To Locavores

Sharing Venison: Linking To Locavores

July 5, 2014
Selling venison is illegal, but you can give it away. "Locavores" are often interested in wild game for its health benefits and sustainability.
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Stryker Strykezone 350

Crossbow Review: Stryker Strykezone 350

This sleek-and-slim crossbow is lightweight, well-balanced and accurate.
July 3, 2014
The Stryker StrykeZone 350 crossbow is lightweight, well-balanced and accurate.
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From The Readers: Calling In A Mountain Lion

July 2, 2014
Both of these Texas hunters were surprised when a large mountain lion answered their predator calls. One of them was far more shocked than the other, however!
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Summer Coyote Hunting Advice

June 30, 2014
With thick vegetation and soaring temperatures, summer coyote hunting poses different challenges then in the winter.
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Should You Be Allowed To Sell Your Venison?

Should You Be Allowed To Sell Venison?

Selling venison is illegal — but why? Should you be allowed to sell your own wild game if you want to?
June 30, 2014
Selling venison is illegal — but why? Should you be allowed to sell your own wild game if you want to?
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"Mystery Animal" In New York City Finally Identified

June 27, 2014
A "furry and odd-looking" critter has been spotted running around the Bronx, and it's taken residents months to figure out what it is.
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Shotgun Choke Tubes Waterfowlers Should Know

June 25, 2014
There's a wide world of waterfowl-specific choke tubes out there beyond improved cylinder, modified and full.
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2013's best crossbows

Interest in crossbow shooting and hunting continues to grow as increasing numbers of states pass legislation allowing crossbows during deer, bear, hog, turkey and other hunting seasons. For example, in 1980 only two states allowed crossbows during the regular archery deer seasons. Today, 20 states consider crossbows as “archery tackle,” and four more states approving crossbows for deer hunting under special regulations. Crossbows are also legal for use during firearms seasons in 13 states. Fifteen states now allow crossbows for all legal game in season.

As more states are expected to approve crossbows for hunting at some level, manufacturers continue to work to provide more efficient, dependable and accurate products designed with the hunter’s needs in mind. The continuing trend in lighter, slimmer, more accurate crossbows is fueling the enthusiasm of hunters who want to branch out beyond sitting in tree stands or blinds to stalking, still-hunting and hit-and-run tactics.

As crossbows hunters look forward to additional hunting opportunities this season, here’s a look at what’s new in crossbows, arrows and accessories in 2013.