Hunting Gear

Hunting Knife Buyer's Guide: What You Need to Know

When I was 12 years old, my grandmother gave me a beautiful fixed-blade hunting knife in a leather sheath that had belonged to my grandfather. I was just learning to hunt then, and that knife became one of my biggest treasures.

Rubber Boots Buyer's Guide

Rubber boots have evolved from all-purpose "mucking-around" rain boots to highly engineered hunting boots, work boots and even snake boots. They offer an edge over traditional hunting boots because they're not only durable, abrasion-resistant and waterproof, but also scent-free. Most all-purpose rubber boots are one piece on the outside, from the bottom of the soles to the top of the collars. This is achieved through a process called vulcanization.

Get the Ultimate Hunt Camp – Cabela's Tents

Whether you hunt regularly from a tent or are considering one for the first time, the Cabela's Outfitter Series tents and the Outback Lodge tents are equipped with many of the amenities a hunting or fishing party needs.

Rifle Scope Buyer's Guide

Telescopic sights have been around since before the Civil War, but only in the years after World War II did manufacturers revisit the design, making improvements to scopes and ultimately offering hunters reliable equipment that would soon become a standard on modern hunting rifles.

What does a scope do for you?

Hunting Bullet Buyer's Guide

Selecting the right ammunition for your hunting trip was pretty straightforward decades ago. It seemed that there were fewer calibers to choose from, and a bullet was a bullet in those days. Today you’ll find myriad options on the ammo shelves at your favorite sporting goods store, and discussion of ammunition can often sound like a college lesson in aerodynamics if you don’t speak the language.

Knife Buyer's Guide

Whether you’re hunting, camping, butchering or just going about your everyday business, the right knife makes life much easier. But which knife is the right one? Simply typing in the word “knife” into an Internet search and hitting enter pulls up an overwhelming amount of options. Heck, even narrowing it down and typing something as specific as “skinning knife” leaves you with seemingly countless choices. But don’t worry – this buyer’s guide will help you whittle down the choices so you can pick the exact knife you need.

Jim Shockey's Essential Gear

Every once in a long while, a product comes along that revolutionizes the process of hunting – the compound bow, in-line muzzleloader, trail cameras and now the Havalon family of knives. I can vividly remember the first time I handled each of these revolutionary hunting products (each was more of an epiphany than a product), but especially the first time I held a Havalon.