Tag: Hunting

Diverge8 Photo Contest Winners Announced By Sitka

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The winners of the Diverge8 Photo Contest, put on by Sitka Gear, have been announced. Wait until you see this pictures… Sitka Gear knows how to put on a contest. Their recently-wrapped Diverge8 Photo Contest brought together some of the greatest outdoor activities, the wildest places you can reach, and the best photography the hunting

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Pennsylvania Teens Charged with Felonies After Viral Deer Abuse Video


Charges are finally filed in the Pennsylvania deer abuse case. Remember that awful deer abuse video that lit a firestorm of fury across the Internet a few months ago? Two Brookville, Pennsylvania teenagers have now formally been charged with felonies in the case. The video, which showed the young men laughing as they repeatedly kicked

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What to Take From the BBC’s “Are American Hunters an Endangered Species?”

Travis Smola
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The BBC painted something of a bleak portrait of hunting in North America. The British Broadcasting Corporation recently put out an interesting piece discussing the future of hunting here in North America, and it has us wondering what we should take away from it. The piece admittedly paints a bleak picture of the future of

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Drury Outdoors Announces the Winner of Their Farm Giveaway!

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Drury Outdoors Announces The Winner of Their Farm Giveaway!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Drury Outdoors just announced the winner of their 30th Anniversary Farm Giveaway at the 2020 ATA Show! Mark and Terry Drury released their first turkey hunting video all the way back in 1989. They announced at the 2019 Archery Trade Association show that they were going to

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5 Bows That Headlined ATA 2020


Here are our picks for the five new bows that drew the most attention at ATA 2020. While the ATA Show brings all kinds of bowhunting products to the forefront of the outdoors industry, the bows themselves undoubtedly lead the charge. This year’s lineup of new bows is no joke, either. We saw plenty of

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No, Grand Teton Elk Hunt Does Not Attract Grizzlies, Study Concludes


Scientists say grizzlies unaffected by elk hunting. Grand Teton National Park’s controversial elk hunt just had some more fuel added to the fires with an announcement by wildlife officials that grizzly bears aren’t drawn in by the hunts. Critics of the hunt have often claimed an increase in elk carcasses or leftover gut piles and

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Tennessee Man Shoots Cryptorchid Buck He’s Hunted for Years

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This buck was considered a “freak” deer by locals. A man in Tipton County, Tennessee, was fortunate enough to harvest the deer of a lifetime when he went hunting Jan. 2, 2020. However, he and his quarry were no strangers. A cryptorchid deer had made a quite a reputation for itself in the Covington area.

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Russian Truckers Heinously Flatten a Brown Bear, Uproar Ensues 


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Shift working truckers in remote Yakutia took aim at a brown bear with their vehicles and killed the big bear. A video out of the Russian Sakha Republic showed several men in two different trucks mowing down a brown bear as it attempted to escape. The men are reportedly saying “Crush him!” while laughing at the

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Reflecting on Deer Season: The Story of My Michigan Buck

Travis Smola
2019 Deer

My most successful seasons seem to happen when I least expect it. I did not expect to get a deer this year. I truly didn’t. Between new responsibilities here at Wide Open Spaces and a packed schedule that included doctor’s appointments and a glut of high school sporting events I had to report on for

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Deer Taxidermy Options: 6 Different Ways to Memorialize Your Harvest

Travis Smola
Deer Taxidermy Options

Here are some taxidermy options for that big buck you harvested this year. Were you fortunate enough to harvest a nice buck this year? If you were, your next thought after how you were going to cook the backstraps was probably how you were going to display your latest harvest. After all, you worked hard

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