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Return of the Elk

Despite challenges and setbacks, the good old days of elk hunting are now.

GET MORE FROM DRY FIRE

Some of your most important practice will take place without a round ever going into the chamber. Champion shooter Julie Golob shares her top four ways to make dry fire training even more productive.

THE RECRUITER

Trish Engel is on a mission. As Youth Programs Coordinator for the Mule Deer Foundation, she tirelessly pursues opportunities to introduce young people to hunting, conservation and the great outdoors.

THE UNLUCKY 7

If you hunt turkeys, you’ll make mistakes, so you might as well get used to the idea. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from them or, better yet, learn from someone else’s before they cost you a gobbler. Will Primos, founder of Primos Hunting Calls, admits to making hundreds of mistakes.

HOG WILD

If you want to be successful hunting hogs, get over the unfounded idea they’re stupid animals. In fact, your best bet is to hunt them with techniques you’d use to go after the smartest whitetail you’ve ever pursued, according to Federal Premium® partner Mike Stroff, host of “Savage Outdoors.”

WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES

Conventional wisdom offers countless solutions for the scenarios hunters face. Sit here. Stalk this. Wait there. But “Canada In The Rough” co-host Keith Beasley knows when to break from tradition.

YOUR FIRST ELK HUNT

A run-in with a giant bull might last only seconds, but anyone who’s hunted them knows that countless weeks and sometimes years of preparation go into making that encounter a success. Famed TV personality and hard core hunter Brad Farris knows this better than most.

SLUGGIN’ BUCKS BETTER

If you think hunting deer with a slug gun puts you at a disadvantage, you haven’t seen what a modern slug can do. “Buckmasters” TV host Jackie Bushman knows their amazing capabilities.

CALLING THE SHOT

Waterfowl hunting is often a group activity, and like any collective adventure, collaboration is key to everyone's enjoyment and safety, not to mention overall success. Veteran duckman Chad Belding recommends entrusting one hunter to orchestrate the group’s every move.