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Gear List for Your Elk Hunting “Day Pack”

By Mike Willis  Every elk hunter needs to have two packs. The first pack that you need is your day pack. The day pack will hold all of the essential gear for the actual hunt. The second pack needed is…

The Sounds Of Autumn: Fall Turkey Vocalizations That Every Hunter Should Know

By Josh Boyd Once a tradition in many areas, the popularity of fall turkey hunting seems to be on the decline in a number of regions. In some circles, even the talk of fall turkey hunting will garner a confused…

Venison: Cut By Cut

By Josh Boyd As archery seasons across the nation begin to open in the coming weeks, those who find early success will be supplied with a significant amount of fresh venison to process for later consumption. Every deer taken provides…

Eliminate Danger for Your Retriever When Afield This Waterfowl Season

By Kristy Fike Many avid waterfowl hunters have been tuning their calls, polishing up their retrievers, repairing blinds, replacing gear, and managing properties to help create a successful upcoming season. They count down the days until their hearts can once…

Water Wars

By Jill J Easton Beavers and otters can quickly turn a thriving stream, pond or lake into a water wasteland. This may seem an odd combination, a plant eater and a fish-eating mammal, but either of these can wreak havoc…

Venison Salisbury Steak

By Josh Boyd As hunters, much of the value that we place on the successful harvest of a game animal stems from our ability to provide our families with ample sustenance. As such, there are few things as enjoyable as…

Desert Rockets

By Jessica Manuell Dove hunting is like fall kickoff except the pigskin isn’t flying, but rather little rockets that explode in a poof of feathers following a slew of shotgun blasts. And there are more ways to eat dove than…

10 Tips to Plan Your Youth Hunt Now

By Mark Fike Many states offer special days for youth to hunt with adult mentors or parents. These days are excellent opportunities for getting youngsters in the field when the focus will be solely on them. Some states even have…

Garden Sentries

By Mark Fike A few weeks ago I was out in the garden early and noticed a slight movement on one of my tall sunflowers. Upon closer inspection, I found a Chinese praying mantid. Over the years I have noticed…

Hummers—The Nectar-Guzzling Kind

By Mark Fike A week ago, I had the distinct and rare pleasure to just sit down on my front porch for an hour and do absolutely nothing. I even went as far as to leave my writing pad and…

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