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North Idaho: A DIY Elk Hunters Paradise 

By Mike Willis A common dream among many big game hunters is to stand on a mountainside, without a person in sight, and listen to the bugling symphony during the North Idaho elk season. For those who have had the…

Air Rifles for Deer

By Jill J Easton  “Air rifles for deer hunting?” asked Mark Fike, editor of Great American Wildlife. “I don’t think so.” Like many set-in-their ways hunters, Mark was wrong. Air rifles have many advantages over the average muzzleloader or rifle.…

Old Trout Tactics still work when Trout Fishing Arkansas’ Little Red River

  By Richard Hines  A nice rainbow had just thrown my hook and was on his way back under a rock when my friend and fishing partner Matt Conner said, “It’s really the mouth, the older the fish, the softer the…

From Field To Fork: Processing Your Own Game

  By Josh Boyd Very few things in life bring a hunter such an unmetered sense of accomplishment as the sight of fresh quarters of game meat situated within the confines of their cooler. Something, hardwired into our brains, brings…

Premium Archery or Turkey Camo for Hunters

  By Mark Fike Years ago I came across one of the first leafy suits that was available to hunters. I was doing gear reviews for a publication I was writing for at the time and I don’t even remember…

Youth Day Expectations

By Mark Fike The world has changed a lot in the past twenty years. I am a teacher at a middle school and I get caught “showing my age” all the time. Today the kids asked me how I remembered…

The A B and Cs of Tree Stand Safety 

  By Richard Hines  With deer season well underway for archery hunters and many more hunters anticipating a day afield this coming rifle season, it might be time to think about your tree stand or, more importantly, tree stand safety. …

The Crossroads: Where Success is Redefined

By Aby Rinella “How did you do?” “What did you get?” “So, let’s see it.” The questions we hear when we come down from the mountains after a hunt ring loud.  And the success of the hunt could be easily…

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Right: Preparing A Deer For Taxidermy

By Josh Boyd With your heart racing, you walk up to tag the buck that you have just taken. With each step in the downed buck’s direction, the amount of hardware that adorns his head seems to grow as rapidly…

The Snakehead Hunter

  By Capt. Chaconas They don’t walk on land or eat small dogs and children. Sub aquatic myths! But… snakeheads have invaded the Potomac River!  For 12 years, the lore of the Potomac’s Snakeheads has increased with electro-fishing catches by…

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