When it comes to any trip involving considerable effort – and expense – Paula and I tend to research and plan thoroughly. That said, when the time finally arrives for a memorable excursion, we enter it with the mentality that chances are it won’t go as smoothly as designed on paper. You have to roll with the punches during a hunting…
New York – Steve Piatt
Author was ready to surrender, then his
buddy called, convincing him to give it one more try. And it paid off.
This encounter with an incredible supply of beech nuts was amazing.I hunted fall turkeys one day last week in Tioga County, visiting Pete Clare at his storied Turkey Trot Acres hunting lodge, where fall turkey hunting with dogs has emerged as an autumn tradition, albeit a shortened one given New York state’s fairly brief fall turkey hunting season. It was an enjoyable…
A little positivity will go a long way toward becoming a dedicated hunter.
Call me a “gametime decision” every day in October and into November, with a lot of factors coming into play.
Put a little thought into it by working the colors of the spectrum and going from one extreme to the other, working back and forth between light and dark until you connect on the color the fish want.
Outdoor News, at times, has a roving office, which allows us to be sportsmen, just like our readers.
Make the time now and break up the monotony of the solo backyard shooting session by using a few tricks to spice things up. Or head to the 3-D range for some different target looks and some quality practice and just plain fun. It’s time.
Don’t wait for later, when you likely won’t be able to enjoy the adventure nearly as much because of the physical limitations brought on by age.
Getting out to trap, skeet, sporting clays, and the rifle and pistol ranges are just plain fun. But the shooting sessions will also almost assuredly pay dividends in the fall when you’re hunting small or big game.
I’m always amazed at today’s fly tiers who can create exact replicas of various insects…
They know the rivers intimately, know what works and what doesn’t.
Get close, but not too close while scouting for turkeys.
The latest in turkey loads: Tungsten Super Shot a hand-loader’s dream and a nightmare for longbeards
Spring gobbler hunters always seem to be tweaking something, whether it’s their various call lineup, camo patterns or, especially, shotgun loads to deliver the best pattern possible when the moment of truth arrives.
I’ll stop short of calling it a New Year’s resolution, because I didn’t make the decision until just recently. But after taking inventory of our flies – dries, wets, nymphs and streamers – I’ve decided we’re not buying any this year.
I start thinking about spring gobbler season right after the holiday season, although my friends – as well as Paula – claim I think about it all year round.
Simple tips to avoid a cold dunking and to enjoy the hard water
When stocked birds decline, extend your hunting opportunities
Bowhunters can stay in the game with a little planning
Archery practice can have its dull moments for sure, but if you change things up and play a few games with a purpose, they can pay off when you’re no longer in the backyard and are in your treestand and the game is on.
Certainly multiple-arrow sessions have their place in developing your shooting form, building your muscles and tightening your groups. But don’t ignore a one-shot practice regimen.
Trail camera efforts can make or break your hunt
Keep dogs out of trouble this time of year
A great time to drive to your hunt
Practice now, struggle less on the water
Changing tactics this season