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Early-Season Coyotes

Mark Kayser
The fur might not be prime, but the calling action is on fire during early fall.
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Gear Review: Hardcore Gun Case

Carlo Chatman
Beyond any gun case exterior, its interior is key to protecting, securing valued firearms and accessories.
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How To Find Public-Land Hotspots Most Hunters Overlook

Public-Land Hunting Spots Most Deer Hunters Overlook

Uncovering good public hunting lands near your home or campsite sometimes just requires a new attitude or fresh perspective. It might also mean forsaking once-reliable tactics, beliefs and honey holes.
Patrick Durkin
Uncovering good public deer hunting land near your home or campsite sometimes just requires a new attitude or fresh perspective.
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Spot And Stalk Coyote Hunting

Mark Kayser
Spend some time behind the glass this fall and winter for a bonus coyote or two.
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Wicked Ridge Warrior HL

Crossbow Review: Wicked Ridge Warrior HL

The Warrior HL is the perfect crossbow for the new or no-frills hunter who wants the best crossbow for the money.
Stephen D. Carpenteri
Wicked Ridge's Warrior HL is the perfect crossbow for the new or no-frills hunter who wants the best crossbow for the money.
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Gear Review: Boots For Work And Going Afield

Mark Olis
If a new pair of boots is on your shopping list this fall then check out this selection our editor has been stomping around in.
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From The Readers: Using Summer Coyote Vocalization

Coyote vocalizations proved to be the ticket for luring this old dog into shotgun range.
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Why Do Deer Shed Their Antlers?

Bob Robb
Deer drop their antlers between January and April, depending on a lot of factors. But why does this happen at all?
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Multi-Species Predator Setups

Mark Kayser
When hunting areas with different types of predators use a call that works on them all.
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Breathing Tips For Proper Bow Shooting

Bob Robb
Bowhunters can improve their shooting by controlling their breathing before and at the moment of the shot.
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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.