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Self Taught Hunting

Your hunting story resonates with me, but how exactly did you do it? What was your process for learning on…

Robyn

Coping with Hunting Failure

If I could give only one piece of advice to novice hunters, it would be this: Prepare for failure. This…

Robyn

Gun vs Bow Hunting for New Hunters

Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, I had never touched a bow or gun until I was in my early 20s.…

Robyn

Is Hunting Sustainable?

Thirty years after Home on the Range was written, only 500 buffalo remained in the United States. In Kansas --…

Robyn

Do I Need Scent Control to Hunt?

What do skunk-scented body spray, an ozone machine, and activated charcoal have in common? I'll give you three guesses. Strange…

Robyn

Finding My Wilderness Self

Becoming a hunter changed the way I experience the wilderness. You see, before I was a hunter I was a…

Robyn

Learn to Hunt

So you want to -- or might want to -- learn to hunt? That's great! I applaud your curiosity and…

Nick

First Taste: Eating Venison

While this wasn't technically my first time eating venison, it was my first time eating venison from a deer that…

Robyn

Camo Culture and Contempt

If you want to give someone a visual cue that you hunt, inviting them into your home where you have…

Nick

Do I Need Camouflage to Hunt?

I bet I look ridiculous right now, I thought to myself. Nick and I were sitting in full camouflage in…

Robyn

A Girl’s First Deer

Back in late November, Robyn harvested her first deer. We're excited to finally share the full story of that hunt.…

Nick

Why We Created Modern Hunters

The other night a few friends gathered around our kitchen table to share the first piece of backstrap from my…

Robyn

Kill Photos and Mounted Heads

"Oh gross! Did you see how that guy had the head of some deer he killed mounted right next to…

Nick

Teach Yourself to Field Process Wild Game

  Fresh meat, field to table: this is the dream of meat lovers, hunters, and locavores alike. But for anyone…

Robyn

Small Game Rifles for Beginning Hunters

Small game hunting most commonly refers to the pursuit of animals the size of rabbits or squirrels. And while bringing…

Nick

Understanding Hunting Seasons and Tags

If you've been following Modern Hunters on Facebook or Twitter, you are likely aware that I punched my first deer…

Robyn

My Successful Mule Deer Stalk

The doe flared her nostrils, snorting into the wind. She knew I was close. Maybe she had heard the sharp…

Nick

Book: Hunt, Gather, Cook

Dandelions are a gateway drug. Well, at least according to Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten…

Robyn

First Trip to the Shooting Range

The first time I ever went to a shooting range my excitement was overshadowed by my nervousness. I had shot…

Robyn

Are Non-Lead Bullets Toxic?

Lead is toxic to humans and the environment. This fact -- rooted in solid scientific evidence -- is the source…

Nick

Beginner Rifle Marksmanship

There are so many skills that go into hunting. But marksmanship is one that can truly make or break a…

Robyn

E-Scouting Tools for Hunters

Just because you know where you can hunt doesn't mean that the area will have animals living in it. So,…

Nick

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Posts Nick’s Story!

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers -- one of the leading hunting and fishing conservation organizations -- just posted a story of…

Robyn

Mule Deer Hunting Mistakes: Our First Season

It all started at the dinner table. Nick's aunt and uncle's dinner table, to be more exact. It was the…

Robyn

Book: Hunting Open-Country Mule Deer

As I've mentioned in earlier posts, we hunt for mule deer out in the desert. It's very open country. Being…

Nick

Where Can I Go Hunting?

When I first reveal to people that I am a hunter, far and away their first question tends to be…

Robyn

Book: The Mindful Carnivore

I just finished reading Tovar Cerulli's The Mindful Carnivore. To be blunt, I wish that he hadn't written it. It…

Nick

Basic Gun Safety For Hunters

    The 4 Rules of Safe Gun Handling. The 10 Commandments of Firearm Safety. The 3 NRA Rules. A…

Robyn

Must Hunters be Conservative and Male?

When I asked a friend to name the first famous hunter they could think of, they replied 'Ted Nugent'. When…

Nick

Choosing the Right Optics

Seeing well is vital to hunting well. If you can't see it, you won't kill it, and most importantly you…

Nick

Tanning Rattlesnake Skin

About a month ago, Nick harvested a couple of rattlesnakes with his bow. When we kill an animal, it is…

Robyn

Desert Backpack Hunting Gear

Most of our hunting occurs in the desert. Our hunting areas are characterized primarily by sagebrush, creosote brush, and cholla…

Nick

So You Want To Be a Hunter: Hunter Education

So, you want to become a hunter. The only problem is that you aren't close with anyone who hunts who…

Robyn

First Taste: Eating Rattlesnake

This past weekend Nick and I set out for an evening of jackrabbit hunting. Nick took his bow with a…

Robyn

My First Solo Backpacking Trip

A number of years ago I made a list titled "Things I am afraid of". My intention was to do…

Robyn

Food Ethics and Why I Hunt

So, I'm a hunter---and that means I'm a killer. I end the lives of wild animals to consume them. For…

Nick

Welcome to Modern Hunters!

We are excited to publish our very first post. Welcome to Modern Hunters. We hope that this site will be…

Robyn