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Hunting Red Stags of Argentina on Horseback
  • Posted on: 04/29/19   From March thru May, with mid March to Mid April being the peak of the roaring season, you can hunt big-game in Argentina on horesback though the mountains, exploring canyons, finding and stalking stags (our own elk’s regal cousin). Its one of the coolest big-game hunts you'll ever do. Regular price: is around $5,450, but you can find deals through outfitters. Argentina is well known for...

Training Shed Antler Dogs: Things to Know and Avoid
  • Posted on: 04/24/19   Shed hunting is a lot like any other new activity you just picked up – it requires time, patience and practice to really get the hang of. Sometimes after hours of searching for a shed with no success, it can be tempting to give up and go home. But with a shed antler dog by your side, that can become a thing of the past. And you can easily teach your dog to do it!  In the video, Jeff Fuller from Sporting Dog Adventures walks through some simple, yet effective tips for introducing your gun dog to sheds...

A Guide to Hunting Morel Mushrooms
  • Posted on: 04/24/19   Morels are America's mushroom, more so than any other. It may be because they're widespread and easy to identify. Found in much of the US from late March through May. Morels go by several names however  most people just call them "mushrooms" and it's understood that means "morels." Here's a quick guide to finding your own. Please note that although morels are easy to identify, this is a hunting guide, not a field guide. If you have any doubt about a mushroom, don't keep it...

The Epic Hunt for Nevada Himalayan Snowcock
  • Posted on: 02/25/19  There aren’t many birds that can stand up to the rough conditions that high alpine meadows and mountain slopes offer, but the Himalayan snowcock is a champion among them. The terrain it calls home in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains is equally inhospitable. A hunting trip for himalayan snowcock is more like Big Game than Bird Hunting. This article will give you the seasons and information on hunting this fascinating exotic game bird...

Egg-Fly Tricks to Catch More Steelhead
  • Posted on: 02/21/19  Take the guesswork out of egg-fly selection to catch more steelheead on Great Lakes tributaries from Minnesota to New York. The chromers that run the Great Lakes tributaries from Minnesota to New York peel as much line and jump as high as their Pacific kin. For many flyfishermen, the ultimate thrill is getting one to hit a streamer on the swing. These tips will help you tighten up your egg arsenal for any Great Lakes trip...

Survival Cooking: How to Cook with Sticks
  • Posted on: 05/22/19   If you think you can only find a great meal in civilization, think again. No pots, pans, or metal grill? No problem. Here’s everything you need to know about cooking over an open fire using items only found in the woods. Primitive cooking may not be easy at first, and there’s a lot that can go wrong, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t master it sooner... 

How to Build a Fly Rod Holder Roof Rack Out of PVC
  • Posted on: 05/22/19   Fly rods can be challenging to transport. When broken down, four-piece rods take up almost no space. But when assembled, the typical nine-foot length makes stashing them in your vehicle nearly impossible. Here’s a better option: If your vehicle’s roof is equipped with crossbars, you can outfit it with a holder made of common PVC tube. You can build this holder for about $30.To build this rod holder, you’ll need...

State Directory of FREE Fishing Days for 2019
  • Posted on: 05/16/19   These are days – some states even offer free fishing weekends – where anglers can go fishing without a license. Check out the next free fishing days in your state. Please note that the individual states may place certain restrictions and other regulations may apply, so be sure to contact your state fish and wildlife agency for specific state regulations. STATE'S FREE FISHING DAYS for 2019 are... 

Western States with 2019 Over-the-Counter Elk Tags 
  • Posted on: 05/14/19   By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that you can do a DIY elk hunt without winning the lottery in several western states. So, if you want to hunt elk in the West, why does everyone tell you have to start building points in the various lottery or draw systems? Sure, in order to get tags in the best units and to hunt during times when there is less competition you will have to draw a tag and you usually need a lot of points to do it. But that is a different article. Backcountry Chronicles has taken alot of time and research to provide you with information needed to hunt elk this year in the west...

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