Occasionally, when everything comes together nicely, an outdoors adventure may last minutes rather than hours. This was one of those occasions.
Bloggers on Hunting
Few people knew the secret spots and understood the nuances of thriving in boundary waters border country like Bill Slaughter.
For this writer, during some recent turkey interactions, the birds chose to cooperate.
Bud Grant celebrated his 95th birthday two weeks early by going out on an early May turkey hunt in southeastern Minnesota. Even though he didn’t kill a bird, he said it was still a great hunt.
New York hunters are generally a safe bunch, but the statistics we often boast about should never cause us to let our guard down.
In essence, the bill would allow the use of a single-shot centerfire rifle to harvest deer in Illinois.
Hunting springtime gobblers is even harder nowadays because of the proliferation of predators, which has decreased turkey numbers.
Because they are so small and compact and imitate most turkey vocalizations, the writer always carries one in his shirt pocket for use both in the fall and spring.
For this hunter, there is nothing better than the early days of turkey season with the cooler temperatures, limited foliation and lack of insects. It’s a wonderful time to be in the turkey woods. Slinging a gobbler over your shoulder on the way out is icing on the cake.
The use of lead ammunition for hunting has become an environmental issue due to its toxic effects on wildlife and children. Game organs, which are discarded when field-dressing an animal, often contain fragments of lead bullets. These organs, which are left behind are known to cause death in birds such as eagles and hawks who often consume the discarded offal….
Turkey hunt ends at noon, take up morel hunting.
The goal is to find birds to hunt during the first two or three days of the season.
After a few years off, the event returns to the Peoria Civic Center April 1-3.
A story about how it all came together in the Keystone State last fall.
If we don’t win this battle against CWD, prepare for wild places without deer. That would be a terrible loss.
You don’t have to be a good caller to bag a spring tom, you just have to be a good scouter.
Don’t let talk about possible drop in turkey numbers slow you down.
We need more experienced hunters to serve as mentors and engage the next generation of sportsmen for all levels of hunting to help ensure a brighter future, but especially with small game like hares and cottontails.
Much can be learned about the game you hunt and their habits and this can make you a more efficient and possibly successful hunter next year.
A total of 147,004 deer were taken, down significantly from the 162,752 harvested in 2020-2021.
Stuck in the house for five days during the winter storm and its aftermath got me to thinking just how important it is to put your money where your mouth is and join organizations that promote our love of outdoor activities. I realize there are a myriad of such groups out there, and obviously most of us cannot afford to…
If you’re bored come February, try squirrel hunting for both a challenge and tasty meal.
The 2021 spring turkey season provided Illinois hunters with a glimpse of what hunters in other midwestern states have noticed in recent years — an obvious swing in the availability of birds.
An assortment of rifle rounds, shotgun pellets and other trinkets preserve memories of past hunts.
Last-minute doe caps off blogger’s season.
Hunters in neighboring states had quick access to their final harvest.