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.
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.
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.
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.
The fall bite for northern pike, largemouth bass, and other species just might improve when the water temperatures peak in the afternoon.
I’ve never been humbled as much by a game bird than I have with doves.
When it comes to finding late-summer bronzebacks, think rocky structure, vary your lures, and prepare to cover some water.
Take a slow but steady approach to working your small game, upland, or waterfowl dog into hunting shape.
During the gradually shortening days of midsummer, low light is when the bronzebacks are really on the hunt.
As the spawn winds down, savvy anglers still can catch a bluegill the size of a dinner plate.
Want to get youngsters hooked on fishing? Forget the sunfish and find some largemouth or smallmouth .
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
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.
With smarter, wilier toms afoot these days, should hunters season their turkey blinds before a spring gobbler hunt?