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Three Top Lures for Catching Monster Brown Trout at Night
  • Posted on: 07/03/19   Wild trout are incredibly susceptible to angling pressure, which is why some of the best-known trout fisheries in the country can get really slow by midsummer. The fish have seen it all, and they’ve gotten smarter and more selective during daylight hours. Between that daytime pressure and the warmer water temperatures, many big browns hunker down until the sun goes away. And when that happens, fishermen go away. That’s when you show up and score. Here’s how... 

Key Facts About the 2019 QDMA Whitetail Report
  • Posted on: 06/10/19   For nearly a decade, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has compiled and disseminated some of North America’s finest research on whitetail deer. This year’s Whitetail Report lays a finger squarely on the pulse of America’s deer hunters and provides a long-term look at what’s truly happening in the world of whitetails. Here are a few important figures from the 2019 QDMA Whitetail Report...

Survival: What We Can Learn From the 2 Lost Hikers in Hawaii
  • Posted on: 06/10/19   In two separate cases, hikers became lost in the wilds of Maui Hawaii last month (May 2019). Both were 35 years old and each one was in great physical condition. There was even an overlap in the time that the two hikers were missing. While their exact survival situations were very different, the circumstances for each were similar. One hiker was found alive by rescuers, the other, sadly, was found dead. Here is a look at both cases from a survivalist’s point of view and provides some info on...

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... 


Duck Hunting Forecast for 2019-20 
  • Posted on: 08/26/19   Waterfowl census numbers vary, but observers are optimistic about hunting prospects for 2019-20. The most highly anticipated waterfowl hunting forecast of the year is in and while spring breeding duck numbers decreased slightly and goose population estimates are mixed, most experts agree that waterfowl hunters can expect a good 2019-’20 season. So what precisely can you anticipate as duck and goose seasons get underway? Here’s the flyway-by-flyway look for this season... 

State by State 2019 Deer Hunting Forecast 
Posted on: 07/11/19   A state-by-state analysis of your deer hunting prospects for fall of 2019.  One look at America’s current deer hunting scene makes you realize we’re experiencing some pretty good days right now. Coast to coast and border to border, opportunities abound, from tracking big-woods whitetails in the Northeast, glassing for ghost-like mule deer in the Southwest, shivering on a treestand while attempting to ambush a thick-necked Midwest brute, and more...

How to Spot-and-Stalk Your Way to an Archery Antelope
  • Posted on: 07/11/19  About 40 years ago, bowhunters began setting up for antelope from covered pit blinds near water holes. Today, most bow­hunters use pop-up blinds for antelope. Bowhunting antelope on foot is never easy, but if you love the challenge you can do it regardless of water or weather conditions...

Tips to Catch Giant Pike When the Summer Heat is On
  • Posted on: 07/03/19   One of the best things about northern pike is that they’re willing players practically 365 days a year. Drop a shiner through the ice and it’ll get nailed. Work a spinnerbait around a rocky point in fall and it’ll get crushed. It’s the summer months that can be the most challenging for the pike hunter. To score that goliath now, you need to understand...

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