As crops disappear, engage the dog in a search for upland birds in traditional public lands cover like cattail sloughs and brushy thickets.
A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be…
By Gary Sefton “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter exclaimed. “I hadn’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt. I remembered my brand-new, never-used deer call…
Waterfowl hunters can expect good things this fall.
The key to a successful Midwestern autumn wild turkey season is plenty of yelping and a feeding-hen decoy.
Common-sense tactics involving little money or effort might help you get a little closer to your quarry.
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.
By Bob Fratzke This is a partial list of the questions most commonly asked over the years at the conclusion of my deer scouting and bowhunting seminars. Can you move at all on a treestand? Definitely, but it has to…
By Bill Wiesner, Target Communications Outdoor Books The noise of a gunshot and shock of a bullet or slug has an understandable effect on any big game animal. It has been my experience in bear hunting that a bear shot with…
By Byron Ferguson When you become the arrow you extend your mental approach to accurate shooting. Coaches often advise “become the bow”, but the bow is only a launching device. The arrow is the ultimate, final part, whether hitting a…
By John Sloan It was all wrong. It was opening day, 95 degrees, with a full moon. All the articles by famous writers said it should be terrible daytime hunting. To make it worse, I had never seen the tree…
The trick to calling anything is in knowing what to say, when to say it and what it should sound like.
By Bob Fratzke, with Glenn Helgeland This is only part of the year-round scouting you should be doing, but it is an important part. Whitetails have different habits or patterns – in the spring, coming into summer, once the season…
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.
Hone your skills in bird tracking and identifying other sign for better gobbler hunting during the long days of spring.
Harvest more turkeys with these simple hunting tips and tactics
With smarter, wilier toms afoot these days, should hunters season their turkey blinds before a spring gobbler hunt?
Get close, but not too close while scouting for turkeys.
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