Unlike most other shooting sports, shotguns are fast-paced and full of action. Whether it’s trap, skeet, sporting clays or upland bird, you’ll be using a lot of shells, targets will be numerous and your success will be high. This is how to start shooting. »
I’m a hunter. Not because I hate animals or nature, but because I love them. Two weeks ago, I flew to Washington to shoot a bear with a bow, that was a couple weeks after the whole #CecilTheLion business. And hunting was different, but maybe not for the reasons you’re thinking.
Still uncomfortable in a mummy bag? Worried you might be caught without the ability to disinfect water? Thinking about running with the bulls? Doing your first deer scouting? What’s New Outside has the answers for you.
While hunting this week, I managed to stalk to within 30 yards of a bear and snuck up on an Army Ranger undetected. Here’s how to be vewy, vewy quiet outdoors. It’s a skill anyone can use. »
Here’s a perspective the #CecilTheLion outrage didn’t consider. That of the people of Zimbabwe who live alongside the dangerous predators. The New York Times is running an excellent op/ed from just such a human. »
Lion murderer Walt Palmer is an asshole. But, he’s also an asshole who’s contributed more money to animal conservation in Africa than pretty much anyone else. In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all.
Want to do the stuff you read about us doing? There's a practical approach to learning any new sport, one which breaks down the barriers, reduces risk and speeds the learning curve. It's what we do, and it should work for you too. »
Did you know that turkeys kill rattlesnakes? Forgive me a little bit of a Ben Franklin moment, but I’m going to tell you about one of the most interesting wild animals that’s native to North America and what it’s like tracking them in the wild. »
There's more in the woods than you're likely aware. Want to see who's around next time you're out there? The rabbit squeal will bring in foxes, coyotes, cougars, bears and pretty much anything else that enjoys the taste of meat. Here's how to sound like a tasty morsel. »
A shotgun shell can achieve anything from lightly peppering a clay target at close range to taking down a deer at 35 yards. And that huge variance in capability can all come out the business end of a single gun. That's because you can precisely tailor what's inside a shell to your specific needs. Here's how. »
The folding Oru Kayak goes from flatpack to floating in just minutes. Tough enough for the real world? We took it down the Colorado River, armed with a shotgun, to find out. »
Saturday night, I had dove breasts and braised pheasant for dinner. That's because that morning, I'd shot them, brought them home, cleaned them on my back porch, then sat and watched as my girlfriend made them for dinner. »
With an average annual hunter success rate of 7%, the D7 hunting zone of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California is one of the toughest regions to hunt deer in the state. We set out on a 4 day backpacking trip with our rifles to track down these elusive grey ghosts. … »
Want to start hunting? First, you'll need to buy a quality rifle and learn how to shoot it. Here's how to get the most bang for your buck.
I've seen lionesses hunting in documentaries before but this is the first time I've seen it from their point of view. South African animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson strapped a GoPro to the back of a lioness and captured this amazing footage of the feline hunting a down a waterbuck. »
Hunting is a challenge at the best of times. But, factor in America's most remote mountain range combined with this continent's most elusive big game species — the dall sheep — and you have a recipe for the most difficult 10 days of your life. Or, the most rewarding. »