Many of today’s young hunters go from BB guns to deer rifles without ever spending time chasing squirrels and rabbits.
In the market for a new bird dog this spring? Start researching bloodlines now.
Remarkable new materials and technology allows bowhunters to step afield with excellent archery equipment, but test any new bow and ultimately spend what you want.
In sub-zero temperatures, wildlife not interested in moving, so you and your canine companions should target the peak hours of the day.
Rough ring-necked pheasant hunts: Minnesota’s public land holds some roosters, but don’t expect easy shooting
Just over a week remains in Minnesota’s 2017 pheasant hunting season, and despite tough conditions and savvy upland birds, you can still fill the game bag.
Want a rewarding hunt? Chase wild roosters on public land during the late-season with a hard-charging dog.
Successful shooting for pheasants, ruffed and sharp-tailed grouse, and quail requires different ammunition to account variances in size, speed, and flush distance.
As crops disappear, engage the dog in a search for upland birds in traditional public lands cover like cattail sloughs and brushy thickets.
The key to a successful Midwestern autumn wild turkey season is plenty of yelping and a feeding-hen decoy.
Entering mid-October, Minnesotans are seeing a trickle of ducks while waiting for a serious push.
Break out the binoculars and find the waterholes that wood ducks and blue-winged teal prefer during the early waterfowl season.
The fall bite for northern pike, largemouth bass, and other species just might improve when the water temperatures peak in the afternoon.
I’ve never been humbled as much by a game bird than I have with doves.
When it comes to finding late-summer bronzebacks, think rocky structure, vary your lures, and prepare to cover some water.
Take a slow but steady approach to working your small game, upland, or waterfowl dog into hunting shape.
During the gradually shortening days of midsummer, low light is when the bronzebacks are really on the hunt.
As the spawn winds down, savvy anglers still can catch a bluegill the size of a dinner plate.
Want to get youngsters hooked on fishing? Forget the sunfish and find some largemouth or smallmouth .
Save your boating bacon by staying safe and paying attention on the water
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
To draw a feisty tom into range, your best spring turkey decoying strategy probably should include “junior” – a jake – and an amenable hen.
Early wild turkey hunting seasons can be frustrating, so get patient for April longbeards.
With smarter, wilier toms afoot these days, should hunters season their turkey blinds before a spring gobbler hunt?
Why look and body positioning matter more than anything other facet of decoying spring gobblers.
Late winter antler hunting is an excellent opportunity to develop listening skills with your upland or waterfowling bird dog.
The days are lengthening, and the Minnesota season for bushytails and bunnies runs through the end of February, so grab the shotgun and rifle for winter hunting.