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Early Archery Mule Deer Hunt Leads to Some Unexpected Encounters

By Mike Willis It was August 30th and the archery season for mule deer opened up here in Idaho. I can’t possibly put into words how excited I was to break out my gear again after what seemed like forever. …

Hunt Like You Were Never There: Low Pressure Deer Hunting Tactics
By Josh Boyd Every summer, a countless number of eager outdoorsmen and women sift through a myriad of trail camera photos in preparation for the season to come. With every passing week, and successive check of the cameras, anticipation builds…
Can a Snapping Turtle Bite off a Finger?
By Whit Gibbons Can a snapping turtle really bite off a finger? Should anglers be concerned when a big turtle is on the other end of the line instead of a fish? The underhanded answer, like the one given for…
Tracking Wounded Game
By Mark Fike If you hunt enough, it’ll happen. It is never pleasant and real hunters try hard to avoid the necessity of having to blood trail an animal. We all strive for the perfect humane shot that ends the…
Brain Tanning a Hide

By Chris Ball In the colonial days of America, the Long Hunters of the Blue Ridge Mountains typically resorted to the method of Brain Tanning to preserve the hides they hunted. At its core, this means to use the brains…

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…

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