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What Makes Great Low-Light Performance

What Makes Great Low-Light Performance

The optical system design, lens design, and coatings on the lenses are what determine how good an optic is in low light. Pretty simple, right? Well, not necessarily. There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there about what makes an optic work well in low light, and we’re here to shine a little light on the subject.

What Riflescope Magnification Should You Get?

What Riflescope Magnification Should You Get?

Here’s a short answer: Get the magnification that fits the application for the riflescope 80-90% of the time. If you primarily hunt in the Midwest, where you won't see deer farther than 200 yards—but, maybe you plan to take a trip out west one day where you may see deer at far greater distances—

By Matt Dye
April 6, 2020
One thing bow hunters and land managers can do to see more deer

One thing bow hunters and land managers can do to see more deer

Edge-feathering is not a commonly implemented practice, but the end results serve a critical role in most landscapes. As we travel across the country, we find the most properties lack the “transitional zone.”

By Erik Barber
March 30, 2020
Successfully Hunting Pressured Turkey

Successfully Hunting Pressured Turkey

Thundering gobbles echoed through the Wisconsin woods as sunlight pierced the horizon on a late-May morning. Three toms gobbled from their roosts in large white oaks on a secondary ridge across the valley from a flock of yelping hens.

By Dylan Hazen
March 23, 2020
Making Realistic Calling Sequences for Coyotes

Making Realistic Calling Sequences for Coyotes

Now that whitetail season is over, a lot of hunters will be heading out to chase coyotes so they can pass time until spring. Just like with deer hunting, there will be some guys who get really hardcore, but the majority of the folks in the field will be your average Joe schmo.

By Greg McHale
March 16, 2020
ProTip: Early Morning Glassing

ProTip: Early Morning Glassing

Often, when breaking camp in the morning, we tend to pack up and head out. We are tempted to move on without glassing the immediate area, as one gets the feeling there couldn't possibly be something in the immediate vicinity where we have spent the last eight to 12 hours. This temptation can lead to a big mistake: We all know stories of people who've seen game as soon as they've gotten out of the tent, or even before leaving the tent.

By Greg McHale
March 9, 2020
ProTip: Glassing in Snowy Conditions

ProTip: Glassing in Snowy Conditions

There are times you are going to experience a lot of snow on the ground. This can happen because you've signed up for a winter hunt: Kudos to you if you are out there when most people are hunkering down to watch Netflix.

By Wild Yukon
March 2, 2020
ProTip: Optics Selection for a Mountain Hunt

ProTip: Optics Selection for a Mountain Hunt

For many people, getting out on a single mountain hunt could be the highlight of the year. For others, getting the shot at a Dall's Sheep or Mountain Goat could be the hunt of a lifetime. If you have any chance of chasing sheep, you won't regret having the right gear—and experience using it—before you start hiking on the first day.

February 23, 2020
Getting the Most Out of Dry Fire

Getting the Most Out of Dry Fire

Admit it: Half the fun in competing in shooting events is getting to pull that trigger and hear your gun go bang. For rookies and pros alike, there’s just nothing like ringing steel and the rush that comes with managing recoil and adrenaline.

Jerky Recipes with Jeremiah Doughty

Jerky Recipes with Jeremiah Doughty

Jerky is that great pocket food, no matter how much mud or snow you slog through in the field, or hands ya’ shake at a trade show, you will still eat it without worrying about anything else but curbing your hunger.