Outdoor Life

Turkey Hunting: Why the Striker is Just as Important as the Pot Call

Turkey Hunting: Why the Striker is Just as Important as the Pot Call

Hunting Making a custom striker with Dennis Woodall This video shows Woodall building a striker from a raw block of osage orange wood (his favorite material), along with some advice about
The Best New Pike and Muskie Baits of 2018

The Best New Pike and Muskie Baits of 2018

Fishing The baddest baits for northern pike and muskellunge The baddest baits for northern pike and muskellunge.
Turkey Hunting Pro Tip: Learn to Shoot With Your Off Hand

Turkey Hunting Pro Tip: Learn to Shoot With Your Off Hand

Hunting A little practice with your weak hand will help you kill more gobblers If you can shoot left-handed, you can stealthily switch the gun to your left shoulder, turn and shoot. This is way
5 Things to Know Before Having Your Trophy Scored by the Pope & Young Club

5 Things to Know Before Having Your Trophy Scored by the Pope & Young Club

Hunting Getting your buck or bull scored is about more than just inches Getting your buck or bull scored is about more than just inches. Before having your trophy scored, there are a few things
10 of the Top Moose Cartridges and Bullets

10 of the Top Moose Cartridges and Bullets

Hunting Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to picking a cartridge for moose hunting Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to picking a cartridge for moose hunting. Picking the 10 “best”
Call Your Congressman: The Bipartisan Land & Water Conservation Fund Needs to Be Renewed

Call Your Congressman: The Bipartisan Land & Water Conservation Fund Needs to Be Renewed

Open Country Help save the future of hunting and fishing by taking action and renewing the LWCF The clock is ticking on one of the most successful conservation and access legislation in American
Gun News of the Week: Trump Reassures NRA He Remains Steadfast in Defending Gun-Owners’ Rights

Gun News of the Week: Trump Reassures NRA He Remains Steadfast in Defending Gun-Owners’ Rights

The Gun Shots Plus: Bank of America's Invests in Remington Rebound In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., gun rights advocates feared President Donald Trump’s
8 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Moms Who Hunt, Fish, and Camp

8 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Moms Who Hunt, Fish, and Camp

Gear We’ve got the right gear and a few ideas for all the outdoor-loving mothers on your list Your mama may have raised you right, but she didn’t manage to fix your habit of last-minute gift
How to Build a Custom Truck-Bed Storage System

How to Build a Custom Truck-Bed Storage System

Gear Organize the gear in your pick-up, once and for all This is a big project with big payoffs for those folks who load their truck with everything but kitchen sink, but can never seem to find
Do It Yourself: How to Make, Fix, and Improve Your Hunting and Fishing Gear

Do It Yourself: How to Make, Fix, and Improve Your Hunting and Fishing Gear

Gear Save some of your hard-earned cash and try these projects instead Money can fix problems, but so can you. Instead of hiring someone to solve all your problems, try tackling them yourselves.
5 Ways to Refinish a Gun Stock Yourself, Plus Other Touch-Up Tricks

5 Ways to Refinish a Gun Stock Yourself, Plus Other Touch-Up Tricks

Guns Make your favorite rifle or shotgun look good as new with these tips Here's how to remove a dent, fix a goucge, restore faded wood, bring back color, and protect your stock. We'll also cover
How to Reload Ammo with Neck Bushings

How to Reload Ammo with Neck Bushings

Guns Bushings can improve accuracy and brass life You'll need bushing dies in order to use neck bushings. Here's what else you'll need, and how to improve the accuracy of your handloads with
How to Make Your Own Gun Rack (Plus: A DIY Leather Sling)

How to Make Your Own Gun Rack (Plus: A DIY Leather Sling)

Gear You can make this no-brainer rack in 30 minutes for $20 You can make this no-brainer rack in 30 minutes for $20.
How I Turned a School Bus into a Mobile Hunting Lodge

How I Turned a School Bus into a Mobile Hunting Lodge

Gear This hunter fixed up a bus so he could live out of it and hunt public land. Here's how he did it. I gutted and remodeled a school bus with the intention of living out of it for a year as I
3 Projects to Keep Your Boat Trailer in Ship Shape

3 Projects to Keep Your Boat Trailer in Ship Shape

Gear Back up your trailer perfectly everytime, repack a wheel bearing, and rewire trailer lights Boat trailers are the bane of every angler's existence. These three projects will keep things
How to Build a Lightweight Game Cart for Hauling Out Deer

How to Build a Lightweight Game Cart for Hauling Out Deer

Gear This PVC cart will run you about $100 in materials and save your back a load of trouble Hunters who hunt remote areas must devise a plan to retrieve a harvested animal without cleared paths
How to Make Your Own Kydex Knife Sheath

How to Make Your Own Kydex Knife Sheath

Gear A durable, waterproof, and low-maintenance option for carrying your favorite blade A leather sheath is a classic option for your favorite fixed-blade hunting knife, but it's also not
DIY Taxidermy: How to Camo-Dip a Deer Skull

DIY Taxidermy: How to Camo-Dip a Deer Skull

Hunting Turn a plain white European mount into a colorful camo-dipped masterpiece If you're looking for something a little flashier than a straight skull mount, here's a cool way to display last
How to Weld a Skull-Mount Wall Hanger

How to Weld a Skull-Mount Wall Hanger

Gear Give a European mount a little more flash with this cool DIY welding project Here’s a better way to hang skull mounts. It will show off any skull—and your welding skills. The project calls
How to Use PVC Pipe to Make a Shooting Saddle and Boat Push Pole

How to Use PVC Pipe to Make a Shooting Saddle and Boat Push Pole

Gear Two easy PVC projects for DIY hunters and anglers PVC is a relatively cheap, easy, and durable material to work with. Here are two projects to try out.