THE MAN BURNS HIGH-octane gas—the premium stuff, hold the ethanol. There’s no catalytic converter under his hood, no fuel-saving gizmos that might shave down performance. His only speed is flat-out, stomp- the- skinny pedal go. My pal, Scott Wood, can be tough to keep up with, but for nearly three decades, I’ve tried my best.
If you’re serious about hunting and fishing, it doesn’t hurt to have a friend or two—but no more than that—who are simply better than you. Friends who push you, in a friendly way, to keep sharpening your skills and upping your game. Scott is too good a friend to really be a competitor, but he’s not what I’d call a mentor either. In the sporting corollary of a foot race, he’s had a step or two on me every time. No matter how hard I ran, he always came out ahead.
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LIVING THE DREAM
After the author arrives in Maine’s fabled North Woods with a moose tag in his pocket, an adventure he’s been wanting to take his entire hunting life, reality sets in, and he learns a valuable lesson: Be careful what you wish for
Get the Drift
How to make an accurate windage call under pressure
An icebreaker outing in a pristine spot produces the rut hunt of a lifetime
A Local Haunt
The author finds a sense of place in an overlooked creek, close to home
A Hop and a Pump
Jump-shooting rabbits with classic upland guns is about as good a time as you can have in the outdoors
Welcome TO camp
Is there any place better than a good hunting camp? It has everything: great food, games and pranks, and of course, hunting. Shoot, we don’t even mind going to camp for grueling work days in the summer. Here, our contributors share their favorite stories, traditions, and lessons learned from camps they’ve shared. So come on in and join us. The door’s open.
Before you even claim a bunk, you need to eyeball the hardware your buddies have brought. In the process, you’ll see that the guns at deer camp are changing. What was walnut and blued steel may now be Kevlar and carbon fiber. The 10 rifles featured here aren’t your father’s deer guns. They’re today’s new camp classics
THE JOURNEY TO PIKE'S PEAK
Last summer, the author and three friends ventured off the grid to a remote fish camp in Canada. They hoped for great fishing, but what they experienced was truly something else
When early-season whitetails vanish from open feeding areas, follow this woods-edge ambush plan
A pup’s first year, from preseason training to fall’s big show
FLIPPING THE SCRIP
In 2011, tech industry veteran Doug Hirsch launched digital health care marketplace GoodRx with Scott Marlette and Trevor Bezdek. With 20 million people now using it every month to find affordable prescription medications, GoodRx has saved them $30 billion. Hirsch has continued to serve as co-CEO since taking the company public last year. We asked him how he’s kept it healthy through all the changes.
GLOVES ARE OFF IN KALEY DIVORCE
BIG Bang Theory alum Kaley Cuoco’s divorce is blowing up now that estranged hubby Karl Cook is fighting for everything that’s not nailed down, spies say!
TIM & FAITH GET THE LAST LAUGH
Renew vows 25 yrs after doubters said it would never last!
SCOTT DISICK: DESPERATE DAD
JEALOUS OF TRAVIS!
FTC ORDERS COMPANY TO QUIT SURVEILLANCE APP BUSINESS
The Federal Trade Commission has for the first time banned a company that makes so-called stalker were — software used to surreptitiously track a cellphone user’s activities and location — from continuing in the surveillance app business.
ORNAMENTS for Joy
EXPERIENCE ALL THE FUN AND MERRIMENT OF CHRISTMAS KNOWING YOU ARE HELPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.
BIDEN BLUNDER SPARK BLACKMAIL TERROR!
Fears Russians can squeeze prez with info from Hunter's THIRD lost laptop
The Big Leap
FIFTEEN MINUTES IN, this lively, endearing but unsentimental drama about the goings-on at a reality TV show called The Big Leap will have you jumping for joy. Here’s the pitch: Amateur dancers are selected by audition, then rehearse to perform a modernized Swan Lake while also letting cameras film them offstage and at home in Detroit. (The series, shot in Chicago, is inspired by an actual 2014 U.K. reality show, Big Ballet.) The underdogs who make the cut all hunger for some kind of second chance, while savvy executive producer Nick Blackburn (Scott Foley) just wants rating gold.
SCOTT AND OBRECHT'S WILD RIDE ON GH
Scott and Obrecht board a plane for her medical conference in St. Lucia, and while his mind is on the fun in the sun they’re poised to have, she’s focused on the bit of business she has to take care of first: killing Peter (for good this time).
The Walking Dead franchise’s big boss, Scott M. Gimple, on everything from the upcoming Rick Grimes films to the episode he keeps rewatching