Why Are Hunting Regulations Passed? [Hunter’s Ed]

A sign that reads: "POSTED - PRIVATE PROPERTY - NO HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING"

You’re taking a hunter education class, which means you will have to learn a lot about hunting in a short amount of time. This is something that every hunter has to do. Along the line, you’ll inevitably be asked a common question: Why are hunting regulations passed? The easy answer is that hunting laws are … Read more

Funniest Hunting Jokes for Goofing Around at Deer Camp

Three hunters around a campfire laughing at a joke

You showed up to camp without knowing any hunting jokes? Pshh. Get outta here, city slicker! In my experience, flowing jokes (and whiskey) are the perfect social lubricant for deer, elk or whatever camp. My favorite part of hunting isn’t harvesting an animal. Truth be told, my favorite part of hunting camp is the camaraderie. … Read more

How Does Night Vision Work? Tech + History Explained

View of a city through night vision googles

So how does night vision work and what is the history behind the technology? Let’s jump in. Night vision scopes, goggles, and other devices intensify low ambient light and near-field infrared energy (from IR illuminators, for example) to illuminate the user’s surroundings during times of low light or in complete darkness at night. First, the … Read more

Do Deer Hibernate? (And How Do They Survive the Winter?)

Whitetail deer in a snowy field staying warm and looking back at the camera

If you’re asking yourself, “Do deer hibernate?”, worry not. Many curious folks just like you have been puzzled by the same question. You may also wonder, “Do deer migrate?” Is that their secret to winter survival? Does that explain how they emerge from the bitter cold freeze of the winter months year after year? How … Read more

How Much Does Elk Weigh? Bulls, Cows, Spikes? It Depends…

A bull elk walking across a river and splashing water with his hooves

Elk are massive and unforgettable creatures known for their beautiful antlers and iconic bugling during mating season. Curious hunters and wildlife lovers who spend time around these amazing creatures inevitably ask, “Just how much does an elk weigh?” Location is the key to answering that question. Even though body size can range widely within an … Read more