"This is probably the craziest thing we've ever found," said one of the magnet fishermen. YouTube
After calling the cops on themselves, authorities said the three men were lucky not to go to jail for magnet fishing on military property
The post Magnet Fishermen Ticketed After Uncovering 86 Rockets, Other Ordnance While Fishing on a Georgia Army Base appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Pen-raised pheasants are a vital part of the UK's hunting culture, but some are saying they shouldn't be released in the midst of a bird flu outbreak. ODFW
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says the release of more than 55 million farm-raised birds could lead to a "catastrophic spread" of avian influenza in the region
The post The U.K. Releases 55 Million Game Birds Every Year. This Group Says Not to Release Any Amid Avian Flu Fears appeared first on Outdoor Life.
A six-foot sand tiger shark is reeled in near Ocean City, Maryland. Maryland DNR
What was once a cult sport has infected the masses—in a bad way. If you truly love catching these fish and not the attention, you’d be out there at night
The post Will a Few Oblivious Anglers Get Land-Based Shark Fishing Outlawed Entirely? appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Unweighted pole floats excel in shallow waters were larger species like gar, bowfin, and pike feed.
If you’re older than 10, it’s time to ditch the plastic red-and-white bobber
The post The Best Bobbers for Catching More Fish appeared first on Outdoor Life.
A sabot (left) will sustain its trajectory much longer than a rifled slug (right).
Traditional smoothbores allow you to hunt deer and other species with one gun, but for better distance and accuracy a rifled barrel and sabot slug are best
The post Rifled vs. Sabot Slugs: Are You Shooting the Right Whitetail Load this Deer Season? appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The author packs a ram off the mountain. Sheep hunters both dread and relish the inhospitable country where sheep live. Courtesy of Tyler Freel
It’s impossible to say why some people become obsessed with chasing mountain sheep. But when it gets under your skin, it stays
The post Sheep Hunters Are a Special Kind of Crazy appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The hunter was trying to locate a black bear he had shot when he was gunned down by an unknown shooter. NPS
The injured hunter is still in the hospital, and local authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspected shooter
The post Officials Search for Suspect Who Shot a Washington Bear Hunter and Fled the Scene appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Whether you’re on a run-and-gun or sit-and-wait turkey hunt, ground blinds can provide excellent cover and shot opportunities
The post The Best Turkey Blinds of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Idaho angler Paul Newman holds up a state record blue catfish that was originally misidentified as a channel catfish. Paul Newman, via Idaho Game and Fish
Newman's catch-and-release record still stands, and will go down in the books as the state's first-ever record for blue catfish
The post Idaho’s New Record Channel Catfish Turns Out to Be a Blue Catfish. It’s Still a State Record appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Black bear conflicts are on the rise. Tim Donovan / FWC
The four black bears were euthanized by state officials amid continuing human-bear conflicts
The post Sow and Three Cubs Euthanized in Washington State After Breaking into a Home appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Treble hooks are just the beginning of fishing injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine
Here’s how to avoid getting stuck, slashed, and cut while you're fishing
The post The 6 Most Common Ways Fishing Leads to Injuries, Stitches, and Emergency Room Visits appeared first on Outdoor Life.
A bipod is a great shooting aid, but is it worth packing into the mountains?. Tyler Freel
In a game of counting ounces, does it really pay to pack a bipod up the mountain? Our expert weighs in
The post Is a Bipod Really Worth It for Mountain Hunting? appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Courtesy of Tim Trahan
"It was huge, the only question was if it was a true bluegill or if it was a hybrid."
The post Retired Welder Catches New Louisiana State-Record Bluegill From His Neighbor’s Pond appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Get reliable, easy access to your firearms while keeping them secured
The post The Best Biometric Gun Safes of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The Sea Ulcer crew after a successful drone fishing attempt. Sea Ulcer
Drones have become more popular for fishing all over the world. Some states are now banning their use
The post Will Drones Take Over Fishing or Be Banned From It? appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The Inflation Reduction Act would allocate funding for deer habitat, among other conservation provisions. busypix / Getty Images
“For deer hunters, this means improved deer-producing habitat and better and new places to pursue America’s most iconic game animal.”
The post The Inflation Reduction Act Includes Billions of Dollars for Deer Habitat, Wildlife Refuges, and Coastal Projects appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The team with their 17-foot python. From left: Stephen Gauta, Joshua Laquis, Jake Waleri. Courtesy Joshua Laquis
When I heard they had a species as big as the Burmese python, I thought it’d be a cool idea to see if we could go and find one.”
The post Amateur Snake Hunters Catch Giant 17-Foot Python in Florida appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Whether you’re chasing elk solo in the backcountry, hunting off horseback, or based out of a wall-tent camp, these are 10 of the best elk rifles made today
The post The Best Elk Hunting Rifles of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Blazing eyes and bared fangs, the cat came like a shot, nearly combing my whiskers with a hooking swipe. Illustration by Water Baumhofer
The four lions that found my camp gave me no choice; I had to hunt all of them
The post My Greatest Hunting Adventure: A Cougar Nightmare, From the Archives appeared first on Outdoor Life.
A grizzly tests a bear canister at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Experts say there's no such thing as bear-proof coolers, trash cans, and bear cans
The post How Are Bear Cans Tested? They’re Mauled, Stomped, and Chewed by Hungry Grizzlies appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Tornadic waterspouts can develop during thunderstorm conditions any time of year, and can cause damage if they make landfall. Tim Osborn / NOAA
Several videos recorded by residents of Smith Island reveal a waterspout brewing in the Chesapeake Bay before moving ashore and destroying homes
The post Videos Show Waterspout Making Landfall, Destroying Buildings on a Maryland Island appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Bigfoot Gun Belts, Galco, Nexbelt
Make sure your EDC system is up to task with one of these gun belts
The post The Best Gun Belts of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The Howa Model 1500 HS Carbon Fiber has a 24-inch carbon-wrapped barrel and an HS Precision Stock. Tyler Freel
The long-running Model 1500 gets a carbon-wrapped barrel and HS Precision Stock. Here’s how it performed
The post Howa Model 1500 HS Carbon Fiber Rifle, Tested and Reviewed appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Halley with his 106-pound blue cat. Shelly Halley, via Facebook
A Natchez fisherman spent the night in his boat while trotlining because bad weather forced him to hunker down, only to catch a huge catfish the next morning
The post Mississippi Fisherman Catches Giant Blue Catfish with a Secret Family Bait Recipe appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Provo Fire & Rescue, Mapleton Fire, and Utah County Fire are assisting Springville Fire on a brush fire on the Springville/Provo border. Provo City
“It started off really small, almost spider-sized.”
The post Utah Man Allegedly Starts a Wildfire While Attempting to Kill a Spider appeared first on Outdoor Life.
In-shore kayak fishing has been popular for decades. Jared Esley
Saltwater kayak fishing in the marshes and flats of ocean bays was popular long before bass anglers came on the scene. Here’s why and where to target three popular species
The post How to Catch Inshore Redfish, Trout, and Flounder from a Kayak appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Pushing off a canoe loaded down with a crocodile. Lonely Mtn Films
Nile Crocodiles are one of the most underrated game animals in all of Africa. Here's the story of a spot-and-stalk croc hunt
The post Hunting the Nile Crocodile in Zambia appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Brian Sollars with the 40.40 pound Chinook salmon, caught in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan. Kinns Sport Fishing, via Facebook
The big fish weighed almost as much as the state-record Chinook
The post Angler Lands Heaviest Chinook Salmon Caught in Wisconsin Since 1994 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Compounds and trad bows are different, but many of the skills and movements to shoot them are the same. Tanner Denton
Compounds and traditional bows look completely different—and most shooters will tell you they are—but they have more in common than you might think
The post A Bow Is a Bow: 5 Ways That Shooting Compounds and Trad Bows Are the Same appeared first on Outdoor Life.
These food plot options grow and keep deer on your property
The post The Best Food Plots for Deer of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The Andreasen ranch holds mule deer, whitetails, antelope, and loads of upland birds and waterfowl. Jared Lloyd
The state’s conservation easement program allows struggling ranchers to keep their property by allowing public access, but politics have put the system in jeopardy
The post Montana Is on the Brink of Destroying One of Its Most Successful Conservation Programs appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Want your kid to become a hardcore angler someday? Avoid making the following mistakes. Getty Images
Lots of people want their kids to love fishing, but they’re going about it all wrong
The post The Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Trying to Raise a Diehard Angler appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Is bigfoot in Ohio? One woman is certain of it. David Wall, via Getty Images
Listen to her recordings and make the call: coyotes or Sasquatch?
The post Ohio Woman Claims to Have Recorded Bigfoot Howls … Or Was it Coyotes? appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Cabela's has deals to help fine-tune your last minute bowhunting gear. Cabela's
Finish your last-minute upgrades with these bowhunting deals from Cabela’s
The post The Best Cabela’s Deals for Bowhunting of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Morning fog in the Taku watershed, where Sheslay Free Mike used to roam. Bjorn Dihle
Michael Oros was the bane of the North Country in the 70s and 80s. He remains as mysterious in death as he was in life
The post The Story of Sheslay Free Mike, an Infamous, Mad, and Murderous Woodsman of the North Country appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The report indicates that the state's wolf population remains stable despite changes in hunting and trapping regulations. Scott Flaherty / USFWS
A new report from Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks says the state's wolf population remained stable last year
The post Despite More Aggressive Hunting and Trapping, Montana’s Wolf Population Remained Stable in 2021 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
These batteries are proven to be reliable, even after years of use
The post The Best Trolling Motor Batteries of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Hirschi at his home in Utah. The bowhunter has personally tagged four bucks over 200 inches. He’s helped friends and family kill at least 13 over 190 inches. Roger Kisby
Michael Hirschi just might be the best public-land trophy mule deer hunter on the face of the earth. And he’s ready to share (some of) his secrets
The post Tracking Big Bucks With the Mule Deer Master appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Jumbo Reservoir is popular among walleye anglers, but the state expects the reservoir to dry up completely in the near future.
Fisheries managers in the state are doing what they can to protect the resource while still providing opportunities for anglers
The post Colorado Asks Anglers to Catch and Keep as Many Fish as Possible Before Two Reservoirs Dry Up appeared first on Outdoor Life.
One of the coolest guns Ducks Unlimited has ever auctioned off. Ducks Unlimited
DU turned walnut and steel into wetlands conservation dollars by customizing classic shotguns and auctioning them off to the highest bidder
The post The Coolest Ducks Unlimited Dinner Guns of All Time appeared first on Outdoor Life.
It's legal in most states for conservation officers to set up trail cameras on private land. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
In most U.S. states, the answer is yes. Yes, they can
The post Can Game Wardens Hang Trail Cameras on Your Private Property? appeared first on Outdoor Life.
An alligator swims off with a dead python. Carl Nicholson
It's unclear if the gator killed this large python or found it dead
The post Watch: Alligator Swims Away With Giant Dead Python appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Zach Ferenbaugh, Dan Infalt, Mark Drury, and Will Primos discus their favorite calls and how to use them
The post The Best Deer Calls of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
At least 2,500 fish were killed in the event, including this trophy-sized 27-inch brown trout. Minnesota Trout Unlimited / Facebook
Authorities are now saying the fish kill in Rush Creek was not a natural event and was likely human-caused
The post Fish Kill Hits Famed Trout Stream in Minnesota appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Some of the biggest marlin ever caught, according to the IGFA. IGFA
These are the biggest marlin ever caught, according to International Game Fish Association records
The post World Record Marlin appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Here's a look at the best straight-wall rifles, from lever actions, to bolt guns, to ARs
The post The Best Straight-Wall Deer Rifles appeared first on Outdoor Life.
The incredible, edible, bear fat. Brad Fenson
Bear fat will make your pastries taste better and your leather gloves waterproof—and much more. Here's how to use it
The post The Best Ways to Use Bear Fat appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Joe Rivas with one of the tiger muskies he caught last month. Connecticut Fish and Wildlife / Facebook
There isn't even a category for the species in the state's record book
The post Angler Surprised to Catch Two Huge Tiger Muskies in Connecticut Reservoir appeared first on Outdoor Life.
Spanish mackerel attack lures that can catch their eye and match their speed
The post The Best Lures for Spanish Mackerel of 2022 appeared first on Outdoor Life.
A savage gust of wind and a big wave slammed us broadside. As we wallowed in the wave’s trough, a larger wave hit us, capsizing the canoe. Illustration by Dave Blossom
A sudden twist of nature kills my partner and pits me in a struggle to survive against terrible odds
The post Nightmare on Missinaibi Lake, a Survival Story From the Archives appeared first on Outdoor Life.