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RATTLING RUTTING WHITETAILS

Rattling can bring rutting whitetail bucks in on a string. Mike Stroff shares his two top tips for getting the most from this calling technique.

Clay Belding Predator Setups

Want to put more pelts on the wall? Heed the advice of Savage Brand Ambassador Clay Belding and up your coyote count.

ANTELOPE GUIDE: SMART OPTICS

Antelope hunts can involve a lot of walking, which makes it critical to minimize the weight of your gear. Here’s how to

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: GLASS WITH A RED DOT

Glassing food sources during midsummer is a great way to take inventory of bucks. Learn how to use a red dot with a spotting scope to

RATTLING RUTTING WHITETAILS

Rattling can bring rutting whitetail bucks in on a string. Mike Stroff shares his two top tips for getting the most from this calling technique.

HOG HUNTING: PIGS UNDER PRESSURE

Wild hogs are ruled by their appetite, but they’re not pushovers. Mike Stroff explains the role hunting pressure plays in how pigs use food sources.

ANTELOPE GUIDE: DO YOUR HOMEWORK

For most hunters, an antelope tag is a rare treat. Mike Stroff stresses the importance of pre-season homework to ensure his hunts are a success.

ELK GUIDE: DRESS THE PART

Proper clothing kills elk by letting you hunt hard and stay in the field in any conditions. Mike Stroff runs through each layer of his elk apparel.

ELK GUIDE: CHOOSE AN OUTFITTER

Make sure your outfitted elk hunt is the dream it’s supposed to be. Use this criteria to sort through the many outfitter options before booking a

BEAR TACTICS: THE POWER OF PATIENCE

When a promising bait site appears to go cold, it doesn’t mean the bears have left.Learn about the phenomenon and why a patient approach pays off.

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: T-POST TRAIL CAMERAS

Trail cameras are invaluable scouting tools for deer and other game. Mike Stroff shares his simple method for setting up camera sites wherever he

TURKEY PATTERN PERFECTION

Don’t gloss over the details when patterning your turkey shotgun. Learn how to choose a gun, optic, ammo and choke combination to produce lethal

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: BINOCULAR BUCKS

Most of us prefer to hunt with compact, lightweight binoculars. But when scouting large fields in the off–season, it pays to take a different

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: RUBS AND WATERHOLES

Off—season scouting can reveal a lot about the biggest bucks. Learn how to use last season’s sign and water holes to keep tabs on bucks during summer.

LATE SEASON WHITETAILS: FOLLOW THE FOOD

Run down from the rut, late-season bucks are slaves to their stomachs. Mike Stroff explains how he uses food sources to kill bucks at the buzzer.

PLANNING A HUNT TO AFRICA

Africa should be on the bucket list for any serious hunter.Mike Stroff walks through the pre-hunt checklist he uses to ensure every trip is a good one.

HOG HUNTING: OUTSMART FEEDER BEATERS

Wild hogs are tough, big animals that take a heavy toll on feeders Learn how to beat pigs at this game and keep them from cleaning out your feeders.

HOG HUNTING: SET UP A FEED TROUGH

In many areas, it’s the only effective way to hunt wary wild hogs. Mike Stroff explains how to create and hunt feed sites to bring home the bacon.

ANTELOPE GUIDE: CALIBER CHOICE

Hunters tend to choose over-size cartridges when chasing speed goats. Mike Stroff explains why this is a mistake and reveals his top antelope

PIGEON PRIMER

Don't think of them as pigeons—think of them as a fun way to improve your skills for when game bird seasons open in fall. Here’s how to start

BEAR TACTICS: IRON SIGHTS

A quality scope is usually the best tool for hunters to place accurate, lethal shots. But not always. Bear hunting's unique demands often make iron

TWO-TONE TURKEYS

Pulling a hook-spurred gobbler into range is sometimes all about creating the illusion that you’re multiple hens he can’t risk losing. Mike Stroff reveals

SPECIAL ORDER TOMS

The Savage Model 212 and 220 bolt-action shotguns stand out in a world filled with cookie-cutter turkey guns. But there’s only one way to get them.