Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Grand View Outdoors Stories of 2023

Do you have a favorite article — or video — from the past year? Here’s our list of editors’ picks for top 10 Grand View Outdoors stories of 2023.

Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Grand View Outdoors Stories of 2023

As this year comes to a close, it’s fun to take a look back at some of the top Grand View Outdoors stories of 2023. Some of these are articles — and videos — you clicked on, liked and shared the most during the past 12 months. Others in the list are simply those deemed best by our editorial team. Did your favorite make the cut?

10. Security Cam Video: Massive Black Bear Knocks Down Hotel Security Guard

A hotel security guard was lucky to escape with only scratches after being swatted to the ground by a huge black bear in an Aspen, Colorado, hotel kitchen.

9. Best Video of the Summer: Kid on Pool Noodle Battles Monster Bass

You’ve never seen a big bass video like this one before. It’s the author’s favorite fishing clip of summer 2023.

8. Monster Buck Fail Video: Can You Guess What Will Go Wrong?

Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors TV fame is gun hunting with his mom, and she has a close encounter with a monster buck. But the buck lives for another day!

7. VERY Scary Video: Shark Bites Angler’s Hand, Pulls Him From Boat

An angler in south Florida is lucky to still have his hand after an unexpected and terrifying close encounter with a shark.

6. Cooking Tips: How to Grill the Perfect Venison Backstrap

Evan Barrett — a professional chef who hunts — reveals his secrets for grilling the perfect venison backstrap.

5. Must-See Moose Video: Man Confronts and Hits Massive Bull on Antler

You’ll almost certainly never be in this situation, so a warning of “Don’t try this at home” isn’t needed. Just watch this moose video and be amazed.

4. Duck Hunter Harassment YouTube Video Viewed More Than 2.8M Times

An April 2023 jury trial has been set for a landowner charged in harassing a group of duck hunters in east-central North Dakota.

3. Video: Hunting Guide Blows Up Bear Lungs Like a Balloon

You know that a big game animal's lungs expand when filled with air, but you’ve never seen it demonstrated in this way.

2. Must-See Bullet Video: Recreating ‘The Impossible Shot’

Dustin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day YouTube fame attempts to recreate “The Impossible Shot,” which took place on a Civil War battlefield in 1862.

1. Craziest Big Buck Story of 2023

During firearm whitetail season, a fisherman is out in his canoe on a lengthy float trip when he hears a distant gunshot. You won’t believe what happens next.


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