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The State of Deer

Hunters have reason for both concern and optimism this season, according to the National Deer Alliance.


Action Hero

Josh Froelich is a walking testament to the passion shared by those who compete in action shooting sports. The world champion and Federal ambassador lives for the thrill of competition—and a closer look into his career, mindset and training regimen can help you raise the bar in your shooting pursuits as well.

THE STATE OF DEER

Hunters have reason for both concern and optimism this season, according to the National Deer Alliance. Populations and success rates are holding their own or improving, but hunter numbers are falling and disease threats are on the rise.

FROM SALON TO SHOOTER

She’s a force to be reckoned with in action pistol and long-range rifle competitions. But there’s more to Krystal Dunn than bullets and bullseyes. The story of how she got here, what trips her trigger, and how she encourages others to embrace their personal passions offers inspiration for us all.

POETRY IN MOTION

Shooting a target as it moves through the air or across the ground takes perfect hand-eye coordination and skill. Federal Brand Ambassador and YouTube superstar 22plinkster makes it look easy by using two primary methods.

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.

RETURN OF THE ELK

Despite challenges and setbacks, the good old days of elk hunting are now. Thanks to efforts from hunters and conservation groups like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, free-ranging elk now roam 28 states, with a North American population of more than a million animals.

THE SECRET 7

Trapshooting hall-of-famer Ray Stafford has smoked countless targets under pressure since he started shooting competitively in 1965. He shares the seven secrets behind a stellar string of victories.

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.