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Firearms

Winchester Model ’94—The Rifle That Won the West

The Winchester ’94 proved the perfect design for the USA’s first smallbore sporting rifle cartridge. Well over century later, the ’94 in its famous .30-30 cartridge is still a favorite of thousands of shooters and hunters. Here’s the story and modern offerings of this piece of western history.

Hunting and Outdoors

Deer Down — Tips for Processing Your Own Game Meat

You hunted hard all season. You spent the summer cutting shooting lanes and putting up stands. You cemented relationships with property owners that give you permission to hunt. You worked hard all season, and things finally came together. You shot a deer. The adrenaline has risen and subsided, and you stand over your trophy. Now what?

Hunting and Outdoors

Hunting Training: Once in a Lifetime Hunt!

The higher the physical demands of your hunt the harder you need to train for it. By “harder,” I mean how dedicated to your training you must be. Slacking off in your training will show up on the hunt. If you have not prepped for the hunt, it will not end with good memories and you will not want to do it again. Just a little pre-hunt planning, training and conditioning will give you the hunt of a lifetime. Read this article for a few suggestions that may make your dream hunt have pleasant memories worth telling.

Archery

Preparing for Your First Big Game Hunt

As the days become shorter and the leaves begin to change, hunters across this great nation are preparing for their respective seasons in mind, body, and spirit. Guns come out of storage; decoys cleaned and repainted. Bows are shot and deer silhouette targets are popping up in suburban backyards. Read this article to learn more about preparing for your first big game hunt.

Ammunition

The .375 H&H Magnum is Still King

Some cite the .375 as one of the most useful all-around calibers. Hunters can employ lighter 253 to 270 grain loads for shooting medium sized game at greater distances, or punch out larger 300-grain loads for dangerous game at shorter distances.