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Tips on Better Mushroom Hunting
  • Posted on: 10/13/17  Rains that appear early during fall paired with periods of warm, dry weather, are ideal conditions for producing some of the season’s first flushes of wild mushrooms. The ever popular white and yellow chantrelles and other varieties, begin to show in increasing numbers. Chantrelles are one of the most common varieties, and there is an abundance of them along the...

Deer Hunting Mistakes Guaranteed to Ruin the Rut
  • Posted on: 10/09/17  The rut is the Super Bowl of whitetail hunting. Bucks that typically behave like ghosts are suddenly vulnerable, and your chances of tagging a wall-hanger are at their highest. But whitetails are still whitetails—always cautious and rarely pushovers. So there are plenty of ways you can go wrong. Here are 15 ways you can turn the annual breeding season into a surefire flop...

Why Fishing is Good for Your Health
  • Posted on: 10/09/17  If you are reading this, we probably don’t have to sell you on the wonders of fishing – you are probably already a fan of heading out to the water, rod in hand, to see what’s biting. And you aren’t alone: Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world, and the number of new anglers grows every year. But few people realize that fishing is not only an enjoyable pastime, it provides a wealth of mental, emotional and physical benefits too. So, while you probably don’t need any additional reasons to go fishing, here are 11 more...

The Easy Secrets to Jump-Shooting Ducks
  • Posted on: 09/05/17  When the ducks dont come to you, you can go to the ducks. Floating a river or jump-­shooting ponds, potholes, and creeks puts ducks in the bag on tough days. The tactic has an excitement all its own: You trade the breathless anticipation of seeing ducks drop into the decoys for the adrenaline boost of waterfowl blasting into the air in a shower of spray. You’re also trading incoming and overhead shots for chances at birds going up and away. The shooting is much more like upland hunting than typical waterfowling. Here are some tips...

Velvet Shed: The First True Stage of the Rut -- Three Key Things That Happen
  • Posted on: 09/05/17  The rut gets all the ink for craziness, but shedding velvet comes in a close second in terms of shaking up a buck’s world. While the process of shedding is short-lived—it takes only a day or two for most bucks, and some will have clean antlers within a matter of hours—the event signifies a whole new phase for whitetails. Here are three key things that happen when bucks reach hard antler, and how to deal with them...

Hunter Safety: Tips for a Safe Archery Hunt
  • Posted on: 08/10/17  Bowhunting doesn't involve firearms, but it does present two unique risks. Every year there are reports of hunters falling from trees or jabbing themselves or other hunters while carrying arrows in their hands. Another risk is letting an arrow fly without being certain what's behind the target. Arrows, especially carbon arrows, can hit with great force at distances as far as 100 yards from the point of release. Here are some tips to keep you safe and have an enjoyable archery hunt:

Why Africa Hunting is More Affordable than You Think
  • Posted on: 07/11/17  Many hunters dream of at least one wondrous hunting adventure. I know some long for the out West elk or mule deer hunt. Others dream of moose in Alaska or big horns in British Columbia. All true hunters think of Africa and a safari. Fortunately, it is affordable, epically challenging, and potentially life changing. Here's why...

Knowing How to Catch a Giant (Tarpon) is Half the Battle
  • Posted on: 06/06/17  Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like nothing else. Tarpon fishing in Florida has no equal, so it’s only natural that anglers from all over the country, and many other parts of the world, travel here to experience the challenge of catching and releasing a giant. Techniques for tarpon fishing vary widely depending on geographic location and an angler’s personal preference...

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Keep Your Bird Dogs Safe in Cold Weather - Follow These Tips
  • Posted on: 12/0817  Pay special attention to your bird dogs when the temps dip on late-season hunts. Our bird dogs give 100 percent, and often they don’t know when to stop. We love that about them, but the responsibility to protect them is on our shoulders. And it’s not just big water that can be dangerous. When you’re dealing with current in cold weather, the possibility of things going wrong increases. And in all extreme conditions, the margin for error is razor thin. Here are some tips to follow so you and your dog have a happy and safe hunt...

Tips for Tagging a Late-Season Whitetail
  • Posted on: 12/0717  Deer season is still going strong throughout much of North America, and if you still have an open tag, it’s time to get off the couch and into a treestand or ground blind. Under certain conditions, the late season can be your best chance at a mature buck — provided you keep in mind the three tips...

Essential Steps for Prepping Your Ice-Fishing Gear Like a Pro
  • Posted on: 11/1717  Ice anglers are a nervous bunch it seems, from about the time of the whitetail rut, all throughout November. Even if ice doesn’t come in their neck of the woods until December, it seems we find more ways to worry about getting ready for it than we do once it’s actually here. While we can’t do anything about ice-formation, we can certainly give you a peek at an essential pre-ice checklist...

Kansas Advises Hunters on Protecting Your Dog From Harmful Algae
  • Posted on: 10/13/17  For duck hunters and their dogs, wading through mucky water is part of the experience, but one type of “muck” can be especially dangerous for four-legged hunting partners – harmful algae blooms (HAB). This season, if the water appears suspicious or there is decaying algae on the shore, hunters are urged to avoid contact and keep their dogs away. In addition...

Maine Hunters Advised how to Take Care Of Your Moose During Hunts
  • Posted on: 10/13/17  Temperatures at the start of the October Moose Hunt are predicted to be in the 70s, so moose hunters need to be prepared to process your moose quickly in order to take care of your moose meat. Warm weather affects your moose meat, so keep this in mind...

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