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PLAY HARD • The best kind of fun is the kind that takes a little work
DISPATCHES • WHAT THE OL STAFF IS…
HIGH ON THE HOG • CHARLES BATTLE HAYESVILLE, NC
RINGNECK REVIVAL • An insatiable appetite for South Dakota roosters fuels a booming preserve-hunting business. But some farmers are raising wild pheasants from the ground up
THE PHEASANT SANDWICHES OF ABERDEEN
FOOT PATROL • Big-game seasons kick off with late-summer archery antelope. Here’s how to spot-and-stalk your way to a filled tag
REST UP • An old-school shooting style will help you limit out on summer squirrels
BEARING ARMS • What’s better for bear defense: a magnum revolver or a 10mm auto? Two experts square off
PRESCRIBED FIRE PRIMER • Controlled burns are intimidating, but you can learn fast—and keep it safe—by starting small
HOT STREAKS • Crank the heat on your summer vacation no matter where it takes you, even if that’s only to home waters
OUT OF THE PARK • Break away from the water slides and overpriced souvenir shops to hook up near these major tourist traps
ALL-NIGHT BENDER • Short on cash? Jump on a headboat for a summer tuna smackdown
TOOTHSOME TACTICS • Score huge summer pike by figuring out where they go when the heat is on
LATE SHIFTING • Catch a big, wary brown trout off guard after the sun (and the crowds) are long gone
OLD-SCHOOL LONG-RANGE SHOOTING • How to get into Vintage Sniper Rifle Matches
HORNADY A-TIP • This new precision-rifle match bullet is destined for the winner’s circle
True North • IN ALASKA’S ARCTIC, LATE SUMMER KICKS OFF THE LARGEST CARIBOU MIGRATION ON THE CONTINENT AND ONE OF THE GREATEST BIG-GAME HUNTS IN THE WORLD
DIY CARIBOU CAMP ESSENTIALS
Hunting the Gray Ghost • WHEN WHITE SEABASS MOVE INTO THE KELP BEDS OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SO DO THE FREE DIVERS WHO HUNT THEM. SPEARFISHING FOR THIS REGION’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER SPECIES DEMANDS EXPERTISE, THE UTMOST STEALTH, AND PERSISTENCE ALL SEASON LONG
Dyed in the Wood • Deep in the Ohio River Valley and across eastern Tennessee, a cult of lure makers is fighting to keep the legacy of handmade and small-batch balsa crankbaits alive. Some of the best bass anglers in the country are taking note. You should too
The Crank Addict’s Black Book • If you’re ready to dabble in high-quality, low-volume balsa cranks and the online-auction route doesn’t appeal to you, here are a few builders who still produce exceptional baits on demand.
FLATS BUSTED • Fecal matter, killer algae, too much water, not enough water—Florida’s hydrological disaster is killing its legendary inshore fishing
SUMMER WINGSHOOTING SLAM • Don’t wait for fall to have your best bird hunting of the year. These four species offer barrel-burning shoots right now
Break Free from Neuropathy with a New Supportive Care Cream • A patented relief cream stands to help millions of Americans crippled from the side effects of neuropathy by increasing sensation and blood flow wherever it’s applied
BONES of BELIZE • The Turneffe Atoll is one of the world’s great spots for sight-fishing on saltwater flats
The Amazing Secret Of Older Italian Men And How They Stay So Passionate!
THE 2019 GUN TEST • Our largest field of new rifles and shotguns has everything from great bargains to drop-dead good looks to...