While walking hard for late-season, public-land pheasants, try a different route.
Sure, fewer birds may be available, but most hunters have hung up their upland bird spurs for chasing whitetails or tackling the hard water.
The leaves are down, but be prepared to walk some miles if you want to shoot a few ruffs during November and December.
While enduring a long, cold, whitetail-free sit, don’t forget that deer hunting is supposed to be fun.
The timberdoodle migration is underway, so target this fleeting upland opportunity while they’re moving through north country.
It’s been eight months or more since you hunted grouse or woodcock, so cut yourself and your canine companion some slack while working out the early season kinks.
If you can stay on the water in September, expect an incredible autumn angling bite.
Consider these gear and equipment essentials to develop more enjoyable angling time on the water for youngsters.
Experiencing slower fishing action in this July heat? Then move your boat into the current and find some active biters.
When a bronzeback busts a topwater lure, gear up, because other hawgs likely are close.
Lose enough big bass, walleyes, or pike, and eventually everyone figures out how to coax their catch into a net.
Hike or paddle the trails and waterways of the North Country these days, and you’ll witness borderline mind-boggling nest-building and rearing of young critters.
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
If you bowhunt longbeards, pay attention to your gobbler-recovery efforts after marginal hits.
Weather, food, and calling vocalizations will play huge roles in bagging a gobbler during April.
Pare down your selection for this spring hunting season to maximize your gobbler conversations.
Boost your gobbler-hunting odds this spring by splurging on a quality fake wild turkey decoy.
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.