Outdoor Life

Gun News of the Week: Florida Lawmakers Challenged to Respond to Parkland Shooting

Gun News of the Week: Florida Lawmakers Challenged to Respond to Parkland Shooting

The Gun Shots Plus: The Trump Slump Florida Gov. Rick Scott told CNN on Feb. 15 that "everything's on the table" this week as state legislators consider an array of options that could tighten gun
5 Things Sportsmen Need to Know About the Upcoming Farm Bill

5 Things Sportsmen Need to Know About the Upcoming Farm Bill

Hunting The bill is the single largest federal source of conservation funding Habitat funding and access will be debated in this year’s legislation. The federal farm bill contains billions of
How to Butcher a Rabbit

How to Butcher a Rabbit

The Cast-Iron Chef Step-by-step photos for breaking down wild bunnies for cooking Here’s how to butcher a wild rabbit or hare from nose to toes. This step-by-step photo guide will show you all the
Secretary Zinke’s Order on Big-Game Migration Zones Follows Sportsmen-Backed Science

Secretary Zinke’s Order on Big-Game Migration Zones Follows Sportsmen-Backed Science

Open Country Scientists in Wyoming and elsewhere are demonstrating that healthy migration corridors are key for healthy big-game herds and robust hunting seasons. Secretary of…
8 Ways to Ruin Your Duck Hunting Dog

8 Ways to Ruin Your Duck Hunting Dog

Hunting Avoid these training mistakes to keep your pup from developing bad habits Avoid these training mistakes to keep your pup from developing bad habits.
8 Great Turkey Hunting Shotguns

8 Great Turkey Hunting Shotguns

Guns From the affordable to the extravagant, these scatterguns rule the spring turkey season From the affordable to the extravagant, these scatterguns rule the spring turkey season.
Gun News of the Week: American Gunmakers Poised For Growth (Even Without Obama, Hillary)

Gun News of the Week: American Gunmakers Poised For Growth (Even Without Obama, Hillary)

The Gun Shots Plus: California Appeals Court Strikes Down State DOJ’s ‘One-Handgun-A-Month’ Limit American gunmakers produced more than 11 million firearms in 2016, setting a new annual record and
Why Sportsmen Care About Mountain Bikes in Wilderness

Why Sportsmen Care About Mountain Bikes in Wilderness

Open Country Congress is considering a bill that would open up all wilderness areas to mountain bikes Congress is now considering bill HR 1349 that would change all of that by opening wilderness
Top Dogs: A Look at the Best Coyote-Calling Duo of All Time

Top Dogs: A Look at the Best Coyote-Calling Duo of All Time

Hunting Al Morris and Garvin Young have won more coyote-calling championships than any other duo in history, and they're still at the top of their game—despite squabbling like an old married
The New World-Record Bighorn is a Public Land Success Story

The New World-Record Bighorn is a Public Land Success Story

Open Country This sheep shatters the previous world record by more than six inches Montana’s “Island of the Giant Rams” is once again re-writing the Boone & Crockett record book, with a Rocky
Offhand Shots: The Half-Dollar Friendship

Offhand Shots: The Half-Dollar Friendship

Hunting Joe misplaces his wallet for the first time in his life During the last weekend of Nebraska's deer season, I lost my billfold. I don't recall having ever lost one before, but it's gone.
Video: Hunting the Mule Deer Rut in Montana

Video: Hunting the Mule Deer Rut in Montana

Hunting Southeastern Montana is a special place in November Southeastern Montana is a special place during the rut. The agricultural fields and river bottoms filled up with deer every morning and
Shallow-Water Tactics for Catching Super-Sized Blue Catfish

Shallow-Water Tactics for Catching Super-Sized Blue Catfish

Fishing Catch cat fever in cold weather Cold weather, current-scoured river holes, and giant blue catfish—it's a combination that's been targeted by veteran catfish fanatics for decades. Indeed,
9 New Backcountry Rifles from SHOT Show 2018

9 New Backcountry Rifles from SHOT Show 2018

Guns The latest and greatest new lightweight rifles My criteria for a backcountry gun are simple. The rifles needed to weigh equal to or less than seven pounds bare. They should be comfortable
How to Tie an All-Species Murdich Minnow Fly in 5 Steps

How to Tie an All-Species Murdich Minnow Fly in 5 Steps

Fishing This fly works on any species during any season This fly is simple to tie and easy to customize, and was originally developed as a striper fly. But this baitfish imitation catches any
Gun News of the Week: With Congress In Partisan Paralysis, Trump Could Accelerate Federal Judiciary Nominations

Gun News of the Week: With Congress In Partisan Paralysis, Trump Could Accelerate Federal Judiciary Nominations

The Gun Shots Plus: United Nations’ Policies Complicating Legal Firearms Imports Congress is in a state of partisan paralysis and has been since 2010, passing annual fiscal budgets just four times
The CEO of the Humane Society of the United States Resigned—Here's Why It Matters

The CEO of the Humane Society of the United States Resigned—Here's Why It Matters

Hunting What hunters (and non-hunters) need to know about the recent news at one of the nation's largest anti-hunting organizations HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle resigned Friday due to accusations of
We Tested 14 of the Best New Turkey Decoys

We Tested 14 of the Best New Turkey Decoys

Gear We put hen, jake, and tom dekes through the wringer to find the right fakes for your spring hunt Today's turkey decoys are far more realistic, durable, and yes, costly than those of seasons
Florida's Freak-Show Fishing Slam

Florida's Freak-Show Fishing Slam

Fishing Species like peacock bass, clown knifefish, Mayan cichlids, and snakeheads make for exciting action year round Southern Florida is the epicenter of dead-of-winter sportfishing. While
Step-by-Step Recipe: How to Make a Cuban Sandwich with Wild Duck

Step-by-Step Recipe: How to Make a Cuban Sandwich with Wild Duck

The Cast-Iron Chef This wild game sandwich is a tasty twist on the traditional pork version This sandwich is traditionally made with ham and roasted pork on special Cuban bread and topped with a