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Our Hunting Library contains a wealth of information that covers nearly every aspect of hunting imaginable. From big game bear with a bow to bushytail basics, we've got the information you need to improve your skills in the woods and on the range -- whatever the game.

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Field Dressing Basics
Field Dressing Basics (howto)
While there's more than one way to skin an animal, here are some tips to make your first field dressing experience go as smoothly as possible.

Aging Meat
Aging Meat (howto)
Not many restaurants dry age meat like they use to, but that doesn't mean you can't do it at home. Here are some lessons learned.

How to Clean Your Rifle
How to Clean Your Rifle (howto)
A clean gun will function as designed and last for generations.

Using Decoys for Big Game
Using Decoys for Big Game (howto)
If you haven't tried using a big game decoy, what are you waiting for?

Tracking Wounded Game
Tracking Wounded Game (howto)
Theoretically, if you always make perfect shots, you won't ever have to track an animal, but that doesn't always happen. Here are some tips to help the tracking.

Buying Land for Deer Hunting
Buying Land for Deer Hunting (howto)
Owning your own land for deer hunting has a lot of perks, but there are some important questions to ask yourself before you make that big investment.

Hunting for Morel Mushrooms
Hunting for Morel Mushrooms (howto)
When not out trying to bait a bear or bag a turkey, hunting for morel mushrooms is a great way to pass the time when in the outdoors.

Bowhunting 101
Bowhunting 101 (howto)
If you're thinking about taking up bowhunting, here are a few things you should consider before hitting the woods to bag your first buck or Tom.

A Bear Hunting Trip
A Bear Hunting Trip (howto)
A bear hunt with the family pays off. With the help of a few baiting tricks, two teenagers bag their first Idaho bears.

Dealing with Dominant Does
Dealing with Dominant Does (howto)
A dominant doe is always alert and can lead a herd to safety if spooked. Taking out the dominant doe first opens up the opportunity for multiple kills.

Wild Game Feeds
Wild Game Feeds (howto)
Wild game feeds are perfect get-togethers for outdoorsmen during the slow winter months. No matter if it's low-key or extravagant, wild game feeds are sure to hook you the first time.

Wild, Natural Foods to Supplement Food Plot Plantings
Wild, Natural Foods to Supplement Food Plot Plantings (howto)
Learn how to combine your plantings with those of existing wild pants to reach the full potential of your food plot.

Hunting Lease 101
Hunting Lease 101 (howto)
Considering a hunting lease? Welcome to Lease Hunting 101, a crash course covering the basic types of hunting leases and how they can enhance your hunting season next fall.

Urban Deer Hunting Strategies
Urban Deer Hunting Strategies (howto)
Tips for finding and setting up on big 'city slicker' bucks.

Release Now!
Release Now! (howto)
Archery deer hunting is a close game where seconds count. If you're not ready when a shot presents itself, you may not get a second chance.

Dry Fire for Success
Dry Fire for Success (howto)
Dry firing is a great way to gain familiarity with your rifle while improving accuracy and technique. In fact, few training methods pay such incredible dividends in the field.

Scouting with Google Earth
Scouting with Google Earth (howto)
Google Earth -- a free program that combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search -- offers hunters a new way to scout and gather important information before the hunt.

Open Country Whitetail Options
Open Country Whitetail Options (howto)
Deer are often found in places you overlook -- the open areas considered prime rabbit and pheasant hunting grounds. Learn how to hunt these open country whitetails.

Ready, Set, Hunt!
Ready, Set, Hunt! (howto)
Don't wait until school starts to begin preparing for archery deer season. Practice now while you have time. Here are some tips to help get you started.

Caribou Hunting Basics: Part II
Caribou Hunting Basics: Part II (howto)
What to look for in a trophy bull and the gear you'll need to pursue them.

Caribou Hunting Basics: Part I
Caribou Hunting Basics: Part I (howto)
Part one covers distribution and methods of hunting the five sub-species of caribou.

A Cutting-Edge Education on Deer
A Cutting-Edge Education on Deer (howto)
Modern instructional media is helping hunters grasp basic and advanced concepts of deer hunting. Read on to learn how computers, software, DVDs and other tools are helping the development of fledgling hunters.

Namibia: The Perfect First Safari
Namibia: The Perfect First Safari (howto)
I believe that most serious big game hunters dream of two destinations: Alaska and Africa. So, when the opportunity arose recently to go on my first African safari, I jumped at the chance.

Elk by the Numbers
Elk by the Numbers (howto)
Sometimes the route to punching your elk tag can be as simple as following the numbers. While not required rules, these steps will help lead you toward success.

Black Bear Basics
Black Bear Basics (howto)
Successful bear hunting requires a knowledge of the quarry, its habits and ways to thwart the bruin's keen senses. Here are some basics to get you started.

Walk Up a Buck
Walk Up a Buck (howto)
Using walk-and-stalk techniques for white-tailed deer is a challenge, no doubt. But you can put a buck in your rifle sights by following just a few simple guidelines.

Become a Deer Detective
Become a Deer Detective (howto)
Your next bruiser buck is waiting, but do you know where?

Mule Deer Dreams
Mule Deer Dreams (howto)
Attention to the "Dos" and "Don'ts" can mean a filled deer tag, or an empty frying pan.

Hunting Farmland Deer
Hunting Farmland Deer (howto)
Woodlands are the traditional hunting grounds of many deer hunters, but the biggest bucks often are found in farm country.

Alaskan Moose Hunting
Alaskan Moose Hunting (howto)
An Alaskan Moose hunt can be expensive, but if you do a little research and hunt on your own, you can reduce those costs significantly. Learn how following Tracy Breen's do-it-yourself moose tips.

Scent Control 101
Scent Control 101 (howto)
Hunters who believe in scent control take it seriously, and there are a series of steps hunters must go through to minimize human odor. Skip one of those crucial steps and you could easily spook that once-in-a-lifetime buck.

Food Plots 101
Food Plots 101 (howto)
Food plots that attract wildlife require planning, time and work. For a lush, green food plot that attracts wild game from miles around, follow these simple suggestions.

Countdown to Bow Season
Countdown to Bow Season (howto)
Eight things every bowhunter should do before the bow deer season.

Preparing for Your First Elk Bowhunt
Preparing for Your First Elk Bowhunt (howto)
Sage advice to ensure success on your first elk bowhunt.

Hunting Swamp-Country Whitetails
Hunting Swamp-Country Whitetails (howto)
In the heart of a swamp, you have a better than average chance of taking a whitetail buck that's bigger than any you've ever seen -- the type of deer that inspires legends.

Prepare for Bear: Bowhunter's Guide
Prepare for Bear: Bowhunter's Guide (howto)
Preparing for a bear hunt should be a relatively smooth transition as long as you're confidant in your shooting ability and equipment.

Creating Your Own Deer Hunting Club
Creating Your Own Deer Hunting Club (howto)
If you're willing to make the extra effort, forming a club is one of the best ways to be assured of good hunting.

Taking Great Hunting Photos
Taking Great Hunting Photos (howto)
We enjoy the outdoors and the marvels of nature we find there -- photography allows us to share these scenes with others.

Hunting Safely in Bear Country
Hunting Safely in Bear Country (howto)
Entering bear country? Learn how to avoid bears and how to act during bear encounters by following these simple safeguards.

Interview with Brad Harris
Interview with Brad Harris (howto)
Noted call maker Brad Harris talks with OutdoorSite about elk calling.

What a Deer Camp Ought to Be
What a Deer Camp Ought to Be (howto)
"There's just no better medicine," reflected a veteran deer hunter of my acquaintance. How right he was.

The Hunters Who Came Before
The Hunters Who Came Before (howto)
Every time I find an arrowhead from the past, I feel a great kinship to the ancient craftsman who made it.

Tuning Your Broadheads
Tuning Your Broadheads (howto)
Properly aligning your broadheads can make your setup more forgiving and produce better results this season.

Six Simple Tips for Rifle Sight-In
Six Simple Tips for Rifle Sight-In (howto)
The right way to get your deer gun ready for the upcoming hunting season.

Trailing Shot Deer
Trailing Shot Deer (howto)
Up your odds of recovering a whitetail after the shot by trying these tried-and-true search methods.


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