Here are some canine training and health considerations for when the mercury skyrockets.
And by “masters,” the author means listen to, then mimic, the calling of actual hens and toms.
Hint: Hang your cameras where you suspect high gobbler traffic, like field corners and logging roads
How to keep your hunting dog from packing on the pounds during the off-season.
In an era of ammunition shortages, develop a strategy now to locate turkey loads and other pursuit-specific shells.
Preparing for a new gun-dog puppy requires access to and insight into top-flight equipment.
Teachable small game moments while bunny and squirrel hunting with kids.
If you’re in the market for a new bird dog this spring, start researching now.
Want to round out a bird hunting dog? Give him or her on-the-job experience with wild ring-necked pheasants or ruffed grouse sooner, not later.
Finding cagey late-season ringnecks during a year when license sales have blown up.
With another shot of cold hitting next week, the waterfowl window is closing, so get out now.
It’s hard to get folks to ditch other October pastimes to try this technique, but one busted flock done right is all it takes to understand the fun of fall turkey hunting.
Especially if you’re running a young retrieving dog, the thick foliage and variety of scents demand that you take your time when everything’s still green.
As black bear populations increase, so does their sometimes-annoying habit of playing with – or sometimes completely busting up – your expensive trail cam. Take these steps to keep your equipment functional in bear country.
When traditional walleye structure goes cold, consider a patch of vegetation that might just contain more than bass and pike.
Why late summer provides an ideal time to have the streams all to yourself.
How to avoid the summer fishing doldrums (and the recreational boat traffic).
Ever wonder why swinging and missing is so common in all types of fishing?
Where there’s one slab, there’s more, so tune up your skills and work the cover correctly.
Choosing the right lure option for a kid’s first casting experience.
Let wild turkeys settle into the decoys before taking your shot.
Heading afield in coming days and weeks for spring longbeards? First invest some time in understanding where your gobbler loads are going to land.
Not just for whitetails anymore, trail cameras can provide keen insight into wild turkey spring haunts and habits.
Longer days and warmer sunshine activate small game hunting opportunities between now and – bonus day – Feb. 29.
Fifteen or 20 minutes will likely cut it, and not only will it keep your dog in better shape before next bird season, but it’ll pretty much ensure a better quality of life overall.
Take advantage of training opportunities during the long, dark hours spent indoors this time of year.