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The Best Piece of Gear in My Pack

About seven years ago I was planning a hunting trip to Alaska with my brother. We were going to hunt Coastal Brown Bear and then Caribou shortly after that. I don’t have to tell you how excited I was leading…

South Carolina Blues

(Photo: Richard Simms) Professional catfish guide, Capt. Barbara “Mouse” Witherell, with Santee Cajun Guide Service, poses proudly with a healthy Lake Marion blue catfish. By Richard Simms SANTEE, South Carolina – The sun was just peeking over the horizon as…

The Day I Became The Hunted

Have you ever had that eerie feeling that someone (or something) was watching you? Me too. Which is exactly why I don’t understand how a mountain lion followed me for almost a full mile while I was hiking through the…

A Pint-Size Hound With Lofty Credentials

By Ed Wall “Arrrg, arrrg, arrrg!” With an urgency that demanded the attention of all within hearing range, Ribeye’s frantic baying rang through the dense cutover woodlot. It was the little hound’s way of announcing, “There he goes – come…

Late Season Squirrels Can Be A Challenge

by Ed Wall Most outdoorsmen old enough to remember The Ed Sullivan Show can recollect chilly winter mornings when they sat, motionless, under a big old oak tree as the sky turned light gray, then pink. Nestled in a hand-me-down…

Preserve Quail Hunts Extend Upland Hunting Traditions

Photo By Jeff Dennis A bobwhite quail in the hand is a tangible part of any preserve hunt By: Jeff Dennis Late season preserve quail hunting is a great way to finish off the upland season, hunting into February and…

Euro Nymphing For Trout

cutline: Euro Nymphing is a highly effective fly fishing method that gives an angler a great deal of fly control, resulting in more strikes. Bill Cooper Euro Nymphing may sound a bit strange to many American fly fishermen, because it…

Eastern Whitetail Hunters Uniquely Qualified For Big Game Hunting Out West

A little over three years ago my wife and I made the decision to move from our home in Virginia out west. After having gone on a few expeditions in some of our country’s most beautiful areas, I slowly found…

January Turkeys

By Andrew T. Whitman In recent years, my home state of Virginia has added a two-week January segment to the traditional either-sex fall turkey season. (My current state, Missouri, has a turkey archery season that lasts until January 15th.) Pursuing…

Rabbits in Winter

Many hunters give their best efforts when seeking big game during the fall months, only to feel like all the good hunting is over at the start of the new year when deer hunting ends for many localities. However, January…

Great American Wildlife

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