Paula put three of four shots into a six-inch square last week from 200 yards, and the lone miss wasn’t off by much. That kind of shooting easily puts her in the kill zone of a moose, although she wants to tighten things up even more before we head to The Rock.It’s been a bit of an unusual spring and…
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Use gatherings like heritage days and county fairs to sell the outdoors.
Turkey season is over and many of us toss our gear aside for the time being while we go about getting our gardens fine-tuned or squeeze in some late-spring fishing. If you’re like me, a fair amount of your turkey hunting gear doubles as your deer hunting gear, especially if you’re an early-season bowhunter. When you hang up the turkey…
Turkey season is over, and hunters will put away their calls, clean their guns and hang up their camo clothing. But there’s one more thing to do before calling it a season. Unfortunately, it’s a chore many hunters forget about. When it comes to outdoor equipment, hunting boots get little respect. We would never consider putting a gun away wet…
Two public meetings to address possible changes.
Sightings can be submitted on website.
Has Wisconsin’s change to electronic registration resulted in lower reporting by deer and turkey hunters?
Harvest third highest on record, thanks likely in large part to a localized condition that happens only once every 17 years.
CDACs, DNR, Natural Resources Board, and individual hunters tugging on antlerless deer quota recommendations.
Hunters enjoy a textbook turkey hunt on a foggy Michigan morning.
I sat against the base of a large hemlock last Monday. To my front was a wide limb of another hemlock that had broken off and fallen long ago, its desiccated short branches along the main stem providing perfect cover in all directions. I was spring gobbler hunting in the vastness of Tioga County, but it was different from any…
Hunters took only 13,500 turkeys during the 2018 spring season, well behind the 2017 harvest of 15,720.
When the morning sit doesn’t pan out and you have room to roam, scale down the gear and give mobile hunting a try. It’s a great way to find birds and get a little exercise to boot.
Ask any turkey hunter what’s the toughest turkey to hunt and you’ll most likely get a variety of answers. Nobody’s asked, but I’ll volunteer my opinion anyway. For me it’s the strutting tom in a field. Turkeys are likely to be seen in farm fields or other open areas for a number of reasons. First, on warm days there are plenty…
Wisconsin DNR personnel and volunteers now running spring ruffed grouse drumming surveys.
We’ve pretty much arrived at that point in the spring gobbler season where it’s easy to come up with an excuse to turn off the 3:30 or 4 a.m. alarm and go back to sleep. It’s too windy, too rainy, too cold, the gobblers are done pursuing hens, and it’s too anything. It’s easy to shut it down for a season. If…
Cicada hatch two years ago credited with bump.
It was surprising just how many lakes still had ice in the first week of May, despite the warm-up. If you are one of those anglers who has been waiting for ice out to finally come at your favorite trout pond, you may finally be in luck. What has been one of the longest winters that many of us can remember,…
Sandhiil offers two programs, one for kids ages 12 to 15, another for those age 16 and older.
Ohio is a major migratory corridor for many species.
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
Still, the excitement surrounding turkey hunting is the very reason we arise in the middle of the night and head out into the turkey woods.
The DNR has been opposed to supplemental feeding but appears to be neutral on a proposed University of Illinois deer study.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
Every turkey hunter dreams of a textbook spring gobbler hunt. And when they do occasionally happen (for some it’s more occasional than others) we’re on top of the world. When you pull one off on a woodland or a mountain gobbler, it’s even more rewarding. I’ve heard all kinds of stories about hunting timberland gobblers, and the often-advised technique is…
And toe tracks along muddy trails or other soft areas can be good indicators of turkeys, as well as fresh droppings, and they’re just as good as a gobble for betraying silent toms.