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.
To create more flushes and retrieves, develop the right relationship with your four-legged hunting partner.
Challenging and calorie-burning? Sure, but some of the most rewarding ring-necked pheasant hunting begins right now.
Rumor has it that ruffed grouse numbers aren’t bad across the upland species’ range this year, and even in down years, the author still heads afield.
Finding fall birds when the weather is anything but average demands a new and improved hunting strategy.
Chasing timberdoodles offers a great way to save face in the ruffed grouse woods.
Water, water everywhere during autumn 2019 demands precision and thorough searching for locating productive duck hunting spots.
They’ll measure, at most, about 11 inches, with the majority probably going no more than 8 inches tip to tail. That’s not much fish when you’re used to 20-inch smallies, but there’s an appeal to them this blogger can’t shake.
There are other, simpler ways of becoming a future outdoorsman or outdoorswoman than shooting a boss gobbler or a Booner buck by age 13.
Topwaters are great fun, but when smallies aren’t looking up, try these bass’n tactics.
If you work on steadiness a little bit every day, you should end up with a dog that has solid manners in the duck blind, the CRP fields, or simply in your living room when guests visit.