• BOWHUNTERS: Dress for Success, Stay Warm, CONTROL your SMELL

    October 25, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    The Parka and Bib are soft, quiet, flexible fleece shell fabric. The Parka has 10 pockets for storing gear and warming hands. By Forrest Fisher A month ago I met Nick Andrews from ScentLok at an outdoor meeting event and he explained the technology controlling human odor during the hunt. I’m from a ... Read More >>
  • ‘Tis the Season! It’s Time for NEW Outerware for the Deer Hunter

    October 21, 2019
    Dave Barus
    New Midweight Whitetail System     Theissen V1 Whitetail Midweight System, perfect for all-season deer hunting  From cool autumn evenings to the season’s first frosty mornings, every deer hunter knows there’s a broad spectrum of weather conditions to conquer in order to find success. The Thiessens’ V1 Whitetail Midweight System is the perfect ... Read More >>
  • Georgia Hunters: Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opens Oct. 19

    October 18, 2019
    Dave Barus
    The season bag limit is 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available—your time is here! The Georgia deer firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 19 and continues through Jan. 12, 2020 statewide. “We are shaping up for yet ... Read More >>
  • Florida Youth – October Hunt coming up…”Outta the Woods”

    October 2, 2019
    Tammy Sapp - Florida FWC
    New Florida youth deer hunt weekend and muzzleloader season By Tony Young  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission established a new youth deer hunting weekend, which occurs during the muzzleloading gun season in each of the four hunting zones. FWC staff initiated the proposal to promote youth hunting and stakeholders were ... Read More >>
  • Tree Stand Hunters, GRAB A LIFELINE to your Biggest Deer

    September 25, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Experts say the best deer hunting with a bow is from 15 to 30 feet up in a tree. Dangerous? Yes! Early to rise can mean “early to sleep” while in your tree stand. It’s common, it’s fun, it keeps you in the woods, but can be deadly if you are ... Read More >>
  • New Study Reveals 6.35 Million Acres of Western State Lands Are Landlocked

    August 25, 2019
    Dave Barus
    onX and TRCP release a groundbreaking analysis of state land access across 11 Western states By Randall Williams/TRCP Author This week, onX and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership revealed the stunning results of collaboration to quantify how many acres of state lands across the West are entirely landlocked by private land and, ... Read More >>
  • Viper Archery – Sidewinder Bow Sight Series

    August 23, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Simple, Accurate, Effective, Durable, Affordable Unique Precision Elevation System  Simplify 3D Archery, Simplify Competitive Shooting   Designed to bridge the gap between archery hunting and competition bow sights, the Viper Archery Products Sidewinder Series provides the fastest, easiest and most precise elevation adjustments of any single-pin sights on the market. The Sidewinder and ... Read More >>
  • The Ultimate Spring Hat-Trick Turkey Destination…Plan Now for Next Year: Hunting, Fishing, Eating!

    June 27, 2019
    Mike Joyner
    Look for these Critical Elements to assure a great Turkey Hunt: Woods, Waters, Streams, and Forage Resources High-Harvest Average  Lots of Public Hunting Land – it spreads out the hunters Chautauqua County in New York meets the List! By Mike Joyner Ultimate destination – a bold claim for a resource-laden state such as New York. ... Read More >>
  • Hunting Above Ground? How to Stay Safe…Treestand Safety Guidelines

    June 13, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Get ready for hunting “Above Ground” during the Summer Months Get a full body harness, then learn how to use it Carry a cellphone or signaling device By Bob Holzhei Each year, thousands of hunters are injured in tree stand accidents. In fact, according to the Treestand Safety Awareness Foundation (TSSA), there are about ... Read More >>
  • South Carolina passes new turkey regulations to bolster declining populations

    June 12, 2019
    Dave Barus
    The National Wild Turkey Federation applauds the South Carolina legislature for passing a bill addressing declining turkey populations. The bill will restructure season dates and limits for residents and nonresidents. The new structure creates two regional season periods: April 1 – May 10 for the upstate and March 22 – April ... Read More >>
  • Eliminating Your Stink…for Serious Hunters

    May 24, 2019
    Dave Barus
    One of the biggest things we can control as deer hunters is our scent, but it’s not easy. We all perspire, we sweat when we walk out with our gear, climb a tree and set up. The gentle wind from whatever direction helps to disperse the “hunter alert” smell to ... Read More >>
  • Deer Management: New York shares a plan for Urban and Suburban Communities

    May 9, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Whitetail deer management in communities where people and vehicles are numerous can result in accidental collision and injury. Many states are trying to understand the best method to employ for better management. In New York, a written plan exists, perhaps a plan that other states might gain benefit from, as ... Read More >>
  • Are YOU the “Toughest Hunter in the Alps?” Steyr Challenge aims to Find Out

    May 7, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Steyr Arms will be hosting the 2nd Annual Steyr Challenge, Oct. 5 in Seetaler Alpe in Austria, with teams from across the globe competing for the  title of “Toughest Hunters in the Alps.”This competition is a combination of a more than seven kilometer mountain run with about 300 meters of ... Read More >>
  • Florida Alligator Hunting – How to Apply for Permits

    May 6, 2019
    Tony Young
    By Tony Young Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its predecessor, the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, have offered hunters the opportunity to take part in their annual statewide recreational alligator harvest, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1. Alligators are a conservation success ... Read More >>
  • LAST DAY TO APPLY – 2019 Kentucky Elk Hunt Drawing

    April 30, 2019
    Dave Barus
    APPLY NOW for the 2019 Kentucky Elk Hunt Drawing.  Today is your last chance! Take Your Pick — Apply for any or all available permit types Only $10 per application NEW – The Archery/Crossbow Permit is now either-sex (bull or cow!)  Ages 15 & younger may also apply for Youth Either-Sex Permits (25 now available) Random ... Read More >>
  • New York Youth Turkey Hunt set for April 20-21

    April 16, 2019
    Dave Barus
    NYS Annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend Set for April 20-21 Junior Hunters must be 12-15 yrs of age Junior Hunters must hold a hunting license and a turkey permit New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that spring turkey season opens May 1, in all of Upstate ... Read More >>
  • 5 Deer Annual Bag Limit for Florida…New Rules for 2019-2020

    April 3, 2019
    Tony Young
    New deer hunting rules for Florida 2019-20 season  By Tony Young At their February meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners passed new deer hunting rules that take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019. Annual statewide bag limit – five ... Read More >>
  • Turkey Hunting Lingo – Tom or Hen? Keep this handy pocket guide! FREE

    March 26, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Did you know what they call a SNOOD of the turkey?  What are Turkey Caruncles? Tom or Hen? Easy way to tell is illustrated below By Forrest Fisher As hunters, we never stop learning.  Folks in different parts of the country call turkey by different local slang terms at times, not counting the different ... Read More >>
  • 2019 Statewide Turkey Hunting Season Opens March 23…in Georgia

    March 20, 2019
    Dave Barus
      Georgia turkey hunters are ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 23. The 2019 turkey hunting season should be a fair season, similar to 2018, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Reproduction in 2017 was lower than the four-year average, so that could mean a ... Read More >>
  • Chestnut Tree Food Plot Philosophy – Bucks Fight For It

    March 19, 2019
    Morgan McCalla
    Hard Mast Crop Logic, Peter Fiduccia Explains in the Video Wildlife Nutrition Cost Effective, Easy to do Join host Peter Fiduccia and his special guest Bob Wallace from Chestnut Hill Outdoors as they share step-by-step details on planting chestnut trees. They are an ideal mast tree to supplement any wildlife food plot program. Carrying ... Read More >>
  • Let’s Talk Turkey: Pot and Box Calls

    March 9, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Condition your Calls, Learn How Friction Calls: Pot Call, Box Call No matter where you live, turkey season is not far away. In Florida, the gobbler season is already open! In Georgia, it starts two weeks away. Other states too, not far away. Yelping, clucking, purring…pot calls, box calls, locator calls – it ... Read More >>
  • Master Coyote Hunting…the How-To, What-To and When-To

    February 20, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Locating and Luring Coyote to You Gaining Access to Productive Properties, How to Find These Properties Caliber, Ammo, Scopes, Lights, Calls…It’s All Here By Forrest Fisher Hunting veterans and novices alike will become better coyote hunters after reading this book written by award-winning author and expert coyote hunting guide, Michael Huff. This book provides ... Read More >>
  • Valentine’s Day – Perfect Time to Search for BIG BUCK Antler Sheds…on the Ground

    February 13, 2019
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    Shed hunting in the Northeast can be fun and is a good way to scout new hunting zones for next fall  In late December and continuing through March, New York State whitetail bucks shed their antlers as testosterone levels drop in response to lengthening days. When the snow begins to melt ... Read More >>
  • The Truth about Florida’s Deer Rut – Deer Hunting Continues in Florida Zones

    February 6, 2019
    Tony Young
    Moon Phase, Decreasing Daylight, Genetics, Evolution…the Hunter Debate and Science February 2019: “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young There are a lot of theories and differing opinions on what causes the white-tailed deer rut. Hours of daylight decreasing, geographic latitude, genetics, climate, evolution and moon phase are many factors that hunters and deer ... Read More >>
  • Successful 2019 SHOT Show Featured Innovation and Growth

    January 26, 2019
    Bill Brassard
    SHOT Show marks 10th straight year at Sands Expo Center The 41st Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT Show®), owned and operated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), finished its four-day run in Las Vegas with many notable successes, including a new record for exhibitors in its Suppliers Showcase ... Read More >>
  • Big New York Bucks TAKEN OVER BAIT

    December 13, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Hunting over Bait Piles is illegal in New York Shooting a firearm while Hunting within 500 feet of a house is illegal in New York Carrying the Tags of Another Person not signed over to you is illegal in New York There are quite a few rules to hunt inn New York State, ... Read More >>
  • SIGHTMARK is on Target with Affordable Scope Quality

    December 13, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Sightmark riflescopes include a lifetime warranty Multicoated Optics for Max Light Transmission in all conditions Etched glass reticles, in red or green, are illuminated to deliver optimal shot placement Easy-to-use Elevation and Windage Adjustments Durable, Handsome, Affordable By Larry Whitely I was asked to do a review on the Sightmark Core TX 4-16×44 MR ... Read More >>
  • Loaded Gun on ATV Leads to Illegal Deer Harvest in New York

    November 29, 2018
    Dave Barus
    On Nov. 17, Environmental Conservation Officer Shea Mathis spotted two hunters walking along the railroad tracks in the town of Wheatfield, Niagara County, NY. The two claimed they had a lousy morning hunting and had not taken any deer. ECO Mathis checked their licenses and found their deer tags attached. A third ... Read More >>
  • Hunting Works for America Expands Again, Thanks to NSSF

    November 13, 2018
    Bill Brassard
    Stakeholders educate public and elected officials about importance of hunting Hunter taxes, fees, surcharges fund conservation efforts to benefit wildlife Hunting Works For America program represents more than 1,500 businesses, organizations and associations across 19 states By Bill Brassard NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms ... Read More >>
  • WATERFOWL SEASON…Effective Gear that Works

    November 9, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Decoys, Calls and Dry Gear to Bring Home the Birds Get a Waterfowl Shotgun that is Dependable   By Larry Whiteley Waterfowl season is here or almost here depending on where you live. If you are addicted to waterfowl hunting like my family, here are some of the products my family and I use ... Read More >>
  • November “Outta’ the Woods” – It’s a Special Time

    November 6, 2018
    Tony Young
    Outdoors and Hunting Families Provide a Powerful Sense of Community Hunt Deer and Hogs over a Bait Pile on Private Lands – it’s OK, but NOT OK on any Florida WMA’s Season Dates, General Regulations Explained Below By Tony Young With much of the Panhandle still coping with the devastation from Hurricane Michael – ... Read More >>
  • NY Big Game and Small Game Seasons are Underway

    November 6, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Hunters and Trappers Favorite Time of Year…Open Season Hunting seasons for big game like whitetail deer and black bear are underway with the archery season. Likewise, many small game species, like ruffed grouse, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, and wild turkey, are also open and in progress. Hunting and trapping seasons for bobcat, raccoon ... Read More >>
  • NY Hunters Voluntarily Choosing to Pass Up Young Bucks Pays Dividends

    November 5, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    In the southeastern Hudson Valley (Wildlife Management Units 3F, 3G, 3N, and 4Z) of New York, the proportion of older bucks in the deer harvest has never been higher. In 2017, three out of every four antlered bucks were 2.5 years old or older, and this remarkable accomplishment happened with ... Read More >>
  • Celebrate “Deer Season” with Helpful Hunting Tactics from Mossy Oak

    November 2, 2018
    Jake Meyers
    Check out 3 All-New, On-Demand Video’s from It’s November 2018, time to welcome back deer season, the time of the year when the leaves are changing, the mornings are crisp and the whitetail woods are starting to come alive. Welcome to “Deer Season.” To celebrate the pursuit of America’s favorite game ... Read More >>
  • How to Be a Better Deer Hunter

    November 1, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Stay dry, Stay Still, Stay Safe – Here’s How Smell like the woods, Know Where You Are and Want To Go, Bring the Deer to You – Here’s How Deer Down, Time for Venison Jerky – Here’s How By Larry Whiteley Deer hunting season is here if you are a bow or crossbow hunter ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Edge® kicks off FREE FIELD-TO-FREEZER Gear Giveaway

    October 25, 2018
    Dave Barus
    “Helping Hunters Enjoy the Hunt, Field to Table,” says David Bloch – Outdoor Edge founder  Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Knife Set & Game Pro Processor Kit, Koola Game Bags, Weston Meat Grinder, Hi Mountain Seasonings, Bradley Smoker DENVER (Oct. 25, 2018) — To celebrate the fall hunting season nationwide, Outdoor Edge has kicked ... Read More >>
  • A Safari for Hunters and Non-Hunters – a Great Gift, Somerby Safari Outfitters

    October 15, 2018
    Dave Barus
    What sets one safari outfitter apart from the rest? Outfitters that cater not only to hunters, but to the whole family, non-hunters too. When non-hunters need not worry about being bored, hunters have a better time. Enter Somerby Safaris, they offer a wide array of unique, African experiences for non-hunters ... Read More >>
  • ELK in Pennsylvania, 420-inch Giant Bull, harvested by Raffle Winner

    October 6, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA), a visionary conservation success story KECA mission: conserve, enhance Pennsylvania Elk Country for future generations Raffle proceeds generate funding for Elk Country visitor center, public educational classrooms, land protection A lucky hunter from Binghamton, New York, Matthew Martinichio, was selected from 9,945 tickets in the KECA Elk Tag ... Read More >>
  • Mossy Oak Adds Second “Bull Rush” to Free Digital Video Library

    September 12, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    To celebrate the opening days of elk season, Mossy Oak recently launched an all-new digital series featured in its free, on-demand video library. Coming off of the intense action of the first episode of “Bull Rush,” the latest episode contains four of Mossy Oak’s most action-packed archery hunts. Episode 2 of ... Read More >>

    September 4, 2018
    Blake Tabb
    Help Your Shotgun Shoot Where You Look, Get it Fitted. Tune Your Fitted Shotgun With the Right Choke Choke Tubes are a Shooters Best Friend…Learn More By Blake Tabb The excited chatter of big honkers descending on the blind echoes through your head like a reoccurring dream. The big birds cup their wings, drop ... Read More >>
  • Triple Spur Turkey taken in New York Woods

    August 14, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hunting & Trapping Newsletter brings news of a veteran spring turkey hunter from New York that bagged a bird with rare triple spurs This spring, retired DEC biologist and avid turkey hunter Bill Hollister knew he had found something rare after he ... Read More >>
  • Hunting for Beginners – Getting Started

    July 25, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Hunting is Inexpensive Hunting is Ethical Hunting is Challenging and Builds Character Compiled by Dave Barus, this story is shared in detail through the courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Wildlife. Harvest Your Own Natural Food Hunting is a source of natural, free-range, and inexpensive food. Not to mention the ... Read More >>

    July 25, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Modern Secret for Seeing More Deer When to Use Cover Scent Why Deer can Smell Us By Larry Whiteley My wife has what you might call a “sensitive nose”. She smells odors a lot of times and I don’t. When I get in her vehicle it smells like a rose garden or an ocean ... Read More >>

    July 19, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Some 300-500 hunters are KILLED ANNUALLY in tree stand accidents Some 6,000 hunters sustain permanent injuries ANNUALLY FACT: 1 out of every 3 hunters who use tree stands will fall during their hunting career By Larry Whiteley Did that headline scare you? I hope so because I wanted to get your full attention. For ... Read More >>
  • Trulock Dove Choke Tube TEST RESULTS With Federal High Bird Shotshells

    June 28, 2018
    George Trulock
    By George Trulock We recently tested two similar dove loads from Federal using our new Trulock Dove Choke in the Mid-Range choke constriction. The choke that we used for these specific tests was of the extended mobile style and had a .707 inch exit diameter. The shotgun used was a Benelli Super Nova with ... Read More >>
  • NSSF, Project ChildSafe Elevate Call for Responsible Gun Storage During National Safety Month

    June 15, 2018
    Bill Brassard
    Project ChildSafe’s S.A.F.E. Summer campaign reminds firearms owners to securely store firearms when not in use. NEWTOWN, Conn. — Project ChildSafe®, the nationwide firearms safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), is urging all gun owners to make responsible firearms storage a priority — and providing the tools to ... Read More >>
  • New York DEC Announces 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Dates

    June 12, 2018
    Dave Barus
    A complete list of season dates and bag limits for each zone can be found on the DEC website. The waterfowl hunter task force rationale can be found at Duck Season Dates. Hunters interested in printing the pocket guide can find it at 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Pocket Guide (PDF). Hard ... Read More >>
  • How to Find Turkey Hunting Success on Public Land

    May 15, 2018
    Mike Joyner
    Scouting, Listening, Tuning-In State Game Lands can offer Best Hunt Days! By Mike Joyner With a full day’s rest from an epic road trip to Ohio, mother’s day morning hunt proved to be much a surprise in so many ways. Having spotted turkeys in farm fields below public game lands in Truxton, New ... Read More >>
  • New York Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1

    April 27, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    NYS Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1 at 30 minutes before Sunrise, thru Noon each day Spring Turkey Season Ends May 31, Bag Limit is 2 male birds/season Chautauqua County, NY had Highest Hunter Turkey Harvest in 2017 Spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of upstate New York, north of the ... Read More >>
  • Are You Using the Right Turkey Choke Tube?

    April 23, 2018
    George Trulock
    Trulock Chokes Can Improve Your Shooting By George Trulock The answer is obvious – every turkey hunter wants better performance in the field. But the solution to getting better performance may not be as obvious. Usually, hunters try, more or less at random, different shotshells to see if they can find something ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Safety System Introduces the Lady Hybrid Harness

    April 23, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Lady Hunter’s Need to be Safe…and Looking Good! DANVILLE, Ala. (April 23, 2018) – In recent years, the number of women spending time in tree stands and putting fresh meat on the table has continued to rise. In order to keep these women hunters safe, comfortable and looking their best, HSS ... Read More >>
  • New York State DEC Announces 2017 Deer Harvest Results

    April 19, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    Hunters in New York Harvested More than 200,000 Deer during 2017-18 Hunting Seasons By NYSDEC Hunters in New York State enjoyed another successful year, harvesting an estimated 203,427 deer during the 2017-18 hunting seasons Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Deer hunting in New York is a cherished and ... Read More >>
  • In Florida? Go HOG WILD this spring and summer!

    April 5, 2018
    Tony Young
    Outta’ the Woods – Monday, April 02, 2018 Where to go hunt By Tony Young Did you know the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers late spring and summer hog hunts on several wildlife management areas across the state? And you don’t even need a hunting license to participate in these ... Read More >>
  • Early Spring TURKEY SEASON – a Special Florida Resource

    March 22, 2018
    Tammy Sapp - Florida FWC
    Florida Turkey Season is OPEN Osceola Turkeys are Common in Florida Wild turkeys are a Conservation Success Story in Florida & Across North America By Tammy Sapp, Florida FWC Florida’s spring turkey season opened on Saturday, March 3, on private lands south of State Road 70, making it one of the first spring turkey ... Read More >>

    March 21, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Turkey Hunting, a Giant Gobbler, I Raise my Gun Geese Fly Overhead in V-Formation, it’s a Signal I Draw My Bow…that Green Arrow, “Oh Yea, My Story Takes a Turn By Larry Whiteley The old gobbler is searching for me. I’ve done a good job making him think I’m a hen. He’s literally tripping ... Read More >>
  • Outwit the Wiley Spring Gobbler, Fit Right In with X JAGD’s Net Top Layer

    March 3, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    How to Morph Into the Woods…Dress Right Conceal Your Location by Choice BESSEMER, Ala. (March 1, 2018) — There are few things more agonizing than working a wild turkey almost into shooting distance, only to have him bust you because he didn’t like what he saw. X JAGD, the acclaimed Austrian-based clothing ... Read More >>
  • Chronic Wasting Disease is a Deer Family Disease – Hunters be Aware

    March 1, 2018
    Provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease in deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family, known as “cervids.” The disease was first recognized in 1967 in captive mule deer in Colorado, and has since been documented in captive and free-ranging ... Read More >>
  • Kent Cartridge – Three New Loads for Dove Hunters

    February 28, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    Dove hunting is a long-standing hunting tradition, especially in the south. Kent® Cartridge has three new loads designed to specifically help dove hunters fill their limits this fall. Our Diamond Dove™ loads feature heavier payloads and higher velocities than standard dove loads, making them a great choice for fast, high flying ... Read More >>
  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS: “Tag Them” – Part 3 of 3

    February 17, 2018
    Jim Monteleone
    Read the Bird, Listen to his Gobble Understanding Gobble Talk and RESPONDING, or NOT Over-Yelping, Biggest Secret to a Wise Old Bird By Jim Monteleone You can read a bird by listening to his gobble and I want to explain the different types of gobbles that you might hear. A “volunteer gobble” is one ... Read More >>

    February 16, 2018
    Jim Monteleone
    Learn the Language of Turkey Talk Clucking, Yelping, Cutting, Cackling and more Realism, Patience, Sounds and Tones By Jim Monteleone A lot of folks believe that the skill in calling turkeys is the most critical element of hunting.  Although it plays a significant part in filling a tag, I consider it about 33 percent ... Read More >>
  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS – What’s Your Secret??? Part 1 of 3

    February 15, 2018
    Jim Monteleone
    Learn How to Develop Your Own Turkey Hunting Expertise Learn Where to Sit, What to Look For, Where to Locate Turkey Learn about Calls to Use, Decoy Set-Up, Location By Jim Monteleone A friend of mine asked me a long time ago what my secret was to killing two turkeys in Virginia every year. ... Read More >>
  • Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! It’s Nearly Opening Day in Florida

    February 14, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    2018 Turkey Season is Just Ahead, BE PREPARED Follow Jim Monteleone in his 3-Part “Turkey Expertise Series” Learn “HOW-TO-HUNT TURKEY” – Series Starts February 15, 2018 By Forrest Fisher That’s right, it’s February, but each year in early March, just when many Major League Baseball teams are holding spring training out west and down ... Read More >>
  • A Girl’s First Deer

    February 1, 2018
    Hanna Lucey with Forrest Fisher
    Learning about Nature, Patience, Heritage and Traditions Hoping for Sweet Venison of my own Using my Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor Deer Rifle By Hanna Lucey w/Forrest Fisher (Hanna’s words are in italics) Hunting is about sharing the heritage of our forefathers and conservation, and understanding it, about leaving the protection of home and finding ... Read More >>
  • Find Your Next BIRD HUNTING ADVENTURE at the 2018 SCI Hunters’ Convention

    January 9, 2018
    Dave Barus
    When people think of the SCI Hunters’ Convention, visions of big game hunts in Africa, Asia, South America and North America come to mind.  What may come as a surprise is that several outfitters displaying at the Convention offer outstanding game bird and waterfowl hunting opportunities all over the world. One ... Read More >>
  • Episode 4 of Mossy Oak’s Web Series “Family Tree” Shares the Story of Jeff and Bob Shelby as They Hunt Kansas Waterfowl

    January 6, 2018
    WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions has released its fourth episode of  “Family Tree,” a web series that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors with family, teaching and guiding through hunting and conservation efforts, which serves to preserve the outdoors heritage. This episode of “Family Tree” ... Read More >>
  • The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The Epitome of Remoteness

    December 29, 2017
    If you are opposed to drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, now is the time to speak up and let your senators and representatives know. Posted by Don Carpenter | December, 2017; w/Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) As an avid elk hunter in Idaho and Wyoming, I often marvel at how elk ... Read More >>
  • Bear Hunting BANNED in British Columbia

    December 26, 2017
    POLITICS TRUMPS SCIENCE IN BC’S GRIZZLY BEAR DECISION 100 Outfitters Negatively Impacted One week ago, we learned from the Guide Outfitters of British Columbia ( that the provincial government announced the complete ban on grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia (BC). Two independent scientific reviews confirmed that grizzly bears are well managed in ... Read More >>
  • An Open Letter to the Anti-Hunter, Makes us ALL THINK

    December 7, 2017
    Eric Dinger
    Animal Lives Matter, All Animals Are We Divided? 13 Million Americans Hunt, What Are They Thinking?  If you don’t approve of hunting, for whatever reason, I want you to know I appreciate you taking a minute to read this letter. My intention is to offer a couple facts about hunting you may ... Read More >>
  • Can-Am Defender XMR: CONQUER the MUD…and ANYTHING ELSE!

    December 6, 2017
    Dave Barus
    72hp Rotax V-twin HD10 engine 30-in ITP Cryptid mud tires 13.5-in ground clearance The aggressive Defender XMR-HD10 side-by-side vehicle is factory built to tackle the nastiest of mud, where traction and torque are in high demand. An authentic mud monster, the muscular Defender not only reinforces the Can-Am brand’s leadership in the mud-riding ... Read More >>
  • NY Deer Hunting Season is LONG, Cost is CHEAP – Still TOO MANY DEER

    December 6, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Imagine 79 days of Legal Big Game Hunting Imagine 79 days of Hunting for $52 Cost Imagine 7 Deer Harvest Bag Limit All True, yet there are STILL TOO MANY DEER New York NEEDS MORE HUNTERS! By Forrest Fisher Remember those days in school when the teacher said, “Time up, pens down!” New York deer hunters ... Read More >>
  • TREASURE on the Beach! Metal Detecting is FUN

    December 5, 2017
    Rich Creason
    Too Windy to Fish? Fish another Way! On a Small Beach central Florida, a retirement community…4 gold rings, 1 silver ring, over 100 coins, toys, fishing lures, and some trash.  All in one day. How? “Cold wet hands loosen rings, as does hot, sweaty hands, then throw a ball or Frisbee, the ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunter’s…5 BIGGEST MISTAKES, May Still be Time to Fix Your 2017 Hunt – Part 2 of 2

    December 1, 2017
    Glenn Helgeland
    Know the Deer You Hunt Scouting, Being Detected Gear & Gadgets, Over-Dependence Patterning our Hunting Pattern Where, When and How  By John Sloan Mistake #4: We get patterned doing the patterning. Can we pattern a mature buck? I don’t think so. If we could, the odds are that we’d get patterned long before we could pattern the ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunter’s…5 BIGGEST MISTAKES, May Still be Time to Fix Your 2017 Hunt – Part 1 of 2

    November 30, 2017
    Glenn Helgeland
    Know the Deer You Hunt Scouting, Being Detected Gear & Gadgets, Over-Dependence Patterning our Hunting Pattern Where, When and How By John Sloan Each year deer hunters, all of us, make mistakes. Sometimes they are minor mistakes, sometimes major. Not always do even the major mistakes turn out badly in terms of killing a deer or ... Read More >>
  • Muzzy Expands Trocar Hybrid Broadhead Line with New 125-Grain HBX

    November 21, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Crossbow Broadhead Blends Fixed and Mechanical Technology SUPERIOR, Wis. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Due to customer demand, the popular Trocar HBX hybrid crossbow broadhead that blends the most lethal and accurate fixed-blade broadhead with a pair of center-pivot blades that deploy on contact for massive cuts on large animals is now available ... Read More >>
  • New York State DEC Announces Nov. 18 Start of Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Hunting in Southern Zone

    November 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Hunters are Encouraged to Pass on Young Bucks With the start of New York’s most popular big game season slated for Saturday, Nov. 18, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging hunters to be safe, enjoy the natural beauty of the environment, and consider passing ... Read More >>
  • Call that Deer to You, TIPS THAT WORK for Deer Calling Success

    November 8, 2017
    How to Be Ready See a Deer, What to Do Using the Right Call By Gary Sefton Be Ready “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter said.  “I haven’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt.  I remembered my brand new, never ... Read More >>

    November 7, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Memories, SPECIAL Times and Mice Practical Jokes, Sunrise, Sunset, Nature and DEER  Great Food, Great Stories, Great People, FUN By Larry Whiteley Every deer camp has its cast of camp characters. Individuals with their own special uniqueness, but when blended together like spices and seasonings in a recipe, make deer camp so special. My deer ... Read More >>

    October 31, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Donate All or Part of your Deer 4,280 Hunters Donated 198,277 Pounds of Venison in 2016 SHARE THE HARVEST Program is Sponsored and Coordinated By Larry Whiteley There are thousands of struggling, needy people here in Missouri (and everywhere). Even with government assistance, it’s sometimes hard to have enough food to put on the ... Read More >>
  • It’s #DeerWeek for 7-nites on your TV, through Oct. 21…Outdoor Channel & Sportsman Channel

    October 20, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Non-Stop Deer Action Starts at 7PM E.T. Each Nite Get Educated with hosts Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan Learn Hunting, Unique Recipes, Countless Tips The world’s largest content provider of outdoor lifestyle programming (Outdoor Sportsman Group – OSG) is providing 7 consecutive nights of deer hunts for outdoor enthusiasts with “deer-centric” television ... Read More >>
  • Quantum Gravity Fright, RISING MOON Hunting Night

    October 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Big Bucks, Acorns and Apples Dreaming about Scent Control Elevated Hunting Stands REQUIRE SAFETY AWARENESS Prusik, Gravity, Your Whitetail Deer Hunting Future By Forrest Fisher The phrase “Whitetails Unlimited” is catchy if you are a deer hunter, especially a whitetail deer hunter.  It’s also the name of an organization that has more than 100,000 ... Read More >>
  • New Rear-Deploying, SlipCam, “Trypan” Broadhead from RAGE

    October 4, 2017
    Dave Barus
    2+ inch Cut, thickest blades ever Low flight drag, high accuracy Titanium blades, lightweight, tough, lethal By Forrest Fisher Last week, I had the pleasure to spend some time with a few outdoor friends that understand archery hunting, arrow flight, broadhead efficiency and the needs that many hunters have for when they hunt big ... Read More >>
  • CWD Testing More Important NOW Than Ever

    September 20, 2017
    Jim Low
    MDC will conduct mandatory CWD sampling in 25 counties Nov. 11 and 12. Check the fall deer and turkey booklet to see if your county is included. Hunters can get deer tested for free throughout archery and firearms deer seasons. By Jim Low The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs help from hunters to ... Read More >>
  • Enjoy MISSOURI’S GREAT OUTDOORS this September

    September 7, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Hike and Explore the Deer Trails Hang Your Tree Stands Enjoy Watching the Bird Migrations Fall is On-The-Way By Larry Whitely August has been unusually mild and wonderfully cool and comfortable here in Missouri.  Some mornings call for a light jacket and pants instead of shorts and t-shirt.  It has felt more like late September ... Read More >>
  • Tru-Fire® Introduces the Bulldog Foldback Buckle Release

    September 5, 2017
    Dave Barus
    SUPERIOR, Wis.. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Tru-Fire, the leading brand for mechanical archery releases, has introduced the single-jaw Bulldog Foldback™ Buckle strap-style archery release.  Like all Tru-Fire releases, the new Bulldog is made in the USA, and it features several patented Tru-Fire innovations and a wide range of adjustments.  It ... Read More >>
  • Mepps Squirrel Tail Recycling Program

    August 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Antigo, WI – Aug. 24, 2017 – Mepps® continues to ask hunters to save their squirrel tails. The tails are used for their hand-tied, dressed hooks of their world-famous, fish-catching lures. They’ve been recycling squirrel tails for over half-a-century. “Squirrels are good eating and we can reuse their tails for making ... Read More >>
  • Montana Elk Habitat Conserved, Opened to Public Access

    August 23, 2017
    MISSOULA, Mont. – Aug 22, 2017 —A key wildlife landscape previously threatened by subdivision in northwest Montana is now permanently protected and in the public’s hands thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). “This property lies within the ... Read More >>
  • The GREATEST Scent-Control Whitetail Apparel Ever Made

    August 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Gain the ScentLok Advantage with Full Season Taktix™  Every Year We Learn from Successful Hunters: They admit, CONCEALING Human Odor is at Top of List We Found this Affordable, Comfortable, Concealable Muskegon, MI (August 14, 2017) – Fooling a deer’s eyes and ears can be relatively easy.  Stealth and woodsmanship play critical roles, ... Read More >>
  • New York Announces Comprehensive Plan to Minimize Risk of Chronic Wasting Disease to Wild Deer & Moose Herds

    August 4, 2017
    Public Comments on the Draft Plan Accepted Through September 1 Goal: Protect Wild Whitetail Deer, Moose and Captive Elk and Other Species New York is Leading Way to Protect Wildlife and Hunter Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a draft New York ... Read More >>
  • New Speed-Load Browning Tactical Knife

    July 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Handy hand-hold knife handle Four blade inserts Any common utility knife blade will fit  as a replacement blade! Priced under $40 A Speed Load Tactical model knife has been introduced by Browning for 2017.  The new knife features a folding liner lock blade with four replaceable 420J2 stainless steel razor blade inserts.  The ... Read More >>
  • Show Me the Grouse!

    July 27, 2017
    Jim Low
    Part 2 of 2 Missouri hasn’t given up on this native game bird. Grouse need old and young forest to thrive and that means cutting trees. By Jim Low Thrup! Thrup-thrup! Thrup-thrup, thrup-thrup-thrupthrupthrupthrupthrup!!! Goose bumps roughened my arms and a chill crept up my spine.  I continued to listen to what could have been someone ... Read More >>
  • Learn Elk Hunting: Archery Details, Step-by-Step

    July 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has gone beyond the norm to help people everywhere learn more about conservation and hunting, and why hunting is so important to conservation. Just having returned from a visit to Medora, North Dakota, and the National Park that Teddy Roosevelt created there, I ... Read More >>
  • Aldo Leopold would say, “START GROUSING!”

    July 14, 2017
    Jim Low
    The ruffed grouse has had a long run of bad luck in Missouri, but time is still turning. The father of modern wildlife management spent time here documenting the bird’s decline. By Jim Low In 1886, legendary trap shooter A.H. Bogardus reported shooting 50 ruffed grouse as a diversion, while spending most of ... Read More >>
  • Rocky Mountain Introduces New 5-Pin Sight

    July 7, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Durable, hard-coat anodized finish  5-Pin Sight Markers, Adjustable 2nd & 3rd Axis Micro-Adjust Windage and Elevation is Lockable Rocky Mountain has expanded its archery sight line-up with the introduction of the new 5-Pin Sight that will feature a hardy, protective, hard-coat-anodized all-aluminum construction available in two mounting configurations: a Direct Mount and a ... Read More >>
  • Rapid-Adjustment Sight Leads the New Sight Lineup

    June 29, 2017
    From their home in Superior, Wi., Rocky Mountain brand has roared back to life with the introduction of innovative new broadheads as well as a new lineup of archery sights.  Leading the sight lineup is the new Rocky Mountain Driver sight that can be adjusted for elevation quickly, easily, and ... Read More >>
  • TOTAL INSECT PROTECTION for Hunters and Everyone Else

    June 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Total Protection from Mosquitoes, Deer Ticks, Chiggers Total Protection from No-See-Ums, Black Flies, Sand Fleas, Ants, Gnats Prevent Zika, Malaria, West Nile, Dengue, Lyme disease, others Made in the USA By Forrest Fisher This article is not an ad, but I suppose it could be.  I just want all of my friends and neighbors of ... Read More >>
  • Browning’s New Cynergy CX Shotguns Are Designed For Multiple Shooting Disciplines

    June 7, 2017
    Gun owners looking for an over and under shotgun they can use for everything from trap, skeet, sporting clays and upland bird and small game hunting will want to take a look at the new Cynergy CX shotgun from Browning. Two models of the Cynergy CX are available, the Cynergy CX ... Read More >>
  • Sandbar Hunting – Discovery, Ancestors, Archaeology

    May 31, 2017
    Jim Low
    A great way to spend a post-flood summer. The Missouri River is a conveyor belt for fossils and artifacts. Finding bits of the past is like stepping onto a time machine. By Jim Low A wetter-than-average spring has the Missouri River bank-full today, but it’s only a matter of time until it falls to ... Read More >>
  • Black Powder Bushytails

    May 24, 2017
    Jim Low
    Made to order method for early-season squirrel hunting. Muzzleloaders lend new excitement to the old game of squirrel hunting. Where to go, What to do, How to call, Packing your game sack. By Jim Low With turkey season in the rearview mirror and Memorial Day just around the corner, Missouri hunters’ thoughts naturally turn ... Read More >>

    May 19, 2017
    Tyler Mahoney
    Effective, but BE VERY CAREFUL Recommended ONLY ON PRIVATE, SECURED LAND Tactics & Techniques By Tyer Mahoney Heavy rain and wind can put the turkeys in a funk where they don’t gobble or respond to calls.  Severe rain can wash out nests, which means hens must breed again, thus prolonging the “henned up” effect ... Read More >>
  • Apply for Florida Alligator & Fall Hunt Permits in May

    May 7, 2017
    Phase 1 Drawing May 12 – 20, 2017 6,000 Permits Issued by Random Drawing By Tony Young May is here, and so is the start of the Phase I application period for applying for alligator and fall quota, special opportunity and national wildlife refuge hunt permits. Mark your calendar, set yourself an alarm, ... Read More >>
  • Turkey Flocks Weather the Missouri Rainstorm

    May 3, 2017
    Jim Low
    Last weekend’s deluge won’t cut too deeply into this year’s production. Expect normal breeding behavior for the rest of the season. By Jim Low Like everyone else, I was astonished at how much rain fell on southern Missouri over the past weekend, and I was riveted by news of the flooding it caused.  ... Read More >>
  • Finding a Place to Deer Hunt

    May 2, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Where to Look and Why You Need to START NOW By Larry Whiteley I know it’s a long time until fall, but if you don’t have your own land to hunt or know somebody that will let you hunt on their land, or have a deer hunting lease; now is the time ... Read More >>
  • New York State Spring Turkey Opens May 1

    April 24, 2017
    Spring 2017 will be Above 20,000 Bird Hunter Average Successive Mild Winters Help Reproduction 2-Bird Season Bag Limit, May 1 -31, 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is opening spring turkey season on May 1 in upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County line, the agency announced today. ... Read More >>
  • Rocky Mountain Warhead Broadheads for Compound Bows and Crossbows

    April 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Deployment System is Durable, Deadly, Stainless Steel Blades Inexpensive: Under $20 for 3-Pack From Superior, Wisconsin, a well-known name in the archery broadhead market, Rocky Mountain, debuted its new product line at the ATA in Indianapolis this year.  As part of the new line up, Rocky Mountain introduced the new Warhead, a ... Read More >>
  • Aging Turkeys, by the Numbers

    April 12, 2017
    Jim Low
    Older gobblers aren’t always bigger, but their spurs are. Keep an outdoor journal, like building a time machine. By Jim Low Math has never been my strong suit, but a recent trip down memory lane sent me reaching for pencil, paper and a calculator.  As I often do when a hunting season approaches, ... Read More >>
  • Fire!

    March 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    It’s not a four-letter word if you are trying to maintain high-quality habitat. It’s a prescription for healthy wildlife By Jim Low They probably didn’t understand the role of fire in nutrient cycling, but they knew that fire renewed landscapes.  They might not have known that periodic removal of dead vegetation from ground ... Read More >>
  • Rage Offers Brand New Turkey Broadhead

    March 17, 2017
    Tested and Proven, Slip-Cam Mechanical is Deadly New Meat-Hook Design for Turkey   SUPERIOR, Wis. — Rage has designed a new broadhead specifically for turkey hunters that will eliminate the problem of a flopping-then-fleeing gobbler following an otherwise fast and deadly pass-through. The new Rage Turkey broadhead features a new cut-on-contact tip with a ... Read More >>
  • Delta Waterfowl Report Explores Looming Crisis: Declining Numbers of Duck Hunters

    March 17, 2017
    USA Waterfowl Hunter Population Down 50% Canada Waterfowl Hunter Numbers Drop 70% Read the full report online at or in the Spring Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine By STOadmin BISMARCK, N.D. — We need more waterfowl hunters, and so do the ducks. A Special Report in the Spring Issue of Delta Waterfowl ... Read More >>
  • Meeting the Next Challenge: Chronic Wasting Disease

    March 15, 2017
    Jim Low
    • Once again, it’s time for Missourians to stand up for wild resources • White-tail Deer Herd in Trouble • Missouri Constitution Change Required, Needs Voter Help By Jim Low The more things change, the more they stay the same. The growing menace posed by chronic wasting disease (CWD), if left unchecked, will ultimately destroy ... Read More >>
  • Start Early to Learn Blackpowder for 2017 Hunting Season

    March 14, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    • Part 2 of 2 • CVA Video – About Blackpowder Bullets • New Sabots vs. Old Ball Bullets, Details By Forrest Fisher While there are many other blackpowder firearm models that cost much more, the Optima™ Pro 209 Magnum Break-Action represented the state-of-the-art blackpowder gun building technology when I got started about a ... Read More >>
  • Managing Black Bear: the Mid-Atlantic’s Apex Predator

    March 10, 2017
    Joe & Vel Byers
    • Black Bear Sows Have 1-3 cubs Every Other Year • Black Bear Males are Bigger than Sows • Bear Super-Abundance: West Virginia has a 2-Bear Limit By Joe Byers Black bears thrive in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia as hunting seasons expand to meet the challenge. New York is not far ... Read More >>
  • Start Early in Year to Learn Blackpowder for 2017 Deer Season

    March 7, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Part 1 of 2 • In-Line Firearms are Safe, Affordable, Accurate • In Line Firearms are Handsome, Easy to Clean By Forrest Fisher All across America, hunters and game management groups have brought the considerations for ancient firearms and science closer together for the fun of new and exciting blackpowder hunting options. Most states have ... Read More >>
  • Doing the Right Thing

    February 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    It’s seldom the easiest, but always the best course  Hunting Teal in the Morning Fog  When No One is Watching, There is Friendship, Kinship, Honesty By Jim Low My blood ran cold.  Moments earlier, Scott and I had been elated at doubling on a pair of dive-bombing teal.  Now, as my retriever returned with ... Read More >>
  • Colorado Elk Herd in Crosshairs

    February 20, 2017
    Wolves May Be Added to Colorado Landscape Elk Population Recovery in Question Wolf Population Management Control in Question By STOadmin MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is raising a word of warning about a “quiet” movement in Colorado seeking to place wolves on the landscape. It also has grave concerns about the tactics ... Read More >>
  • Possums – Odd and Ancient (Part 2 of 2)

    February 10, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Trappers Hate to Trap Possums  Possums Live Slow, Die Young   Possums Are Used for Alzheimer Studies By Jill J. Easton At two years old a possum is timeworn.  By their second birthday, a possum is starting to look and act like a codger.  Their fur loses whatever gloss and shine it once had, ... Read More >>
  • Shed the Winter Blahs

    February 8, 2017
    Jim Low
      …by hunting antlers (Jim Low) I needed to get out of the house yesterday, so I took a brisk, 3-mile walk on trails at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City.  At one point, I spied half a dozen deer.  The three bucks were easy ... Read More >>
  • Born to Hunt Pheasants

    February 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Well-Trained Bird Dogs Timeless Moments with Old Friends   Tasty, Beautiful, Ringed-neck Pheasants One Surprising Modern-Day Youngster By Joe Forma The well-trained pointing Lab whirled into the red brush and a gorgeous Ringed-neck Pheasant clawed his way airborne.  The first of some 50 such flushes for my son, Andy Forma, of Penfield, New York, and ... Read More >>
  • Bowhunting Woman of South Africa

    January 30, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Adventure, Conservation-Oriented, Sacred Moments Full Accommodations, Meals Included, Max Comfort Professional Hunter Guide is Part of Package Exciting, Relatively Low Cost By Forrest Fisher When Jack Coad and Anne O’Leary made a plan to hunt Africa, they planned the hunt of their lifetime.  They discovered that South Africa offered more than 30 species of animals ... Read More >>
  • RAGE Arrow Packages Now in KIT FORM

    January 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Pre-Cut to 29.5 inches SC-2 Blade, 100 Grains Advanced Shock Collar, Non-Fouling Design Posted by Forrest Fisher Folks don’t need to tell me personally about how effective the Rage broadheads are.  They have proven their value with me the last 7 years.  They are deadly effective. Rage, the number-one-selling mechanical broadhead on the market, now ... Read More >>
  • Duck Ship of Fools

    January 25, 2017
    Jim Low
    Fog, Friends, Food, Fun – All About Duck Hunting Farms Ponds Frozen, Search Reservoirs for Quacker’s   Using Google Maps and Digital Reckoning By Jim Low Like a faithless lover, duck hunting is hard to give up on.  I, along with many other Missouri waterfowlers, wrote off the 2016-2017 duck season as a bad ... Read More >>
  • Brothers That Hunt Together – A Video Story

    January 24, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Lessons for Stalking Pronghorn Learn About Tracking, Harvest Enjoy Field Dressing Tactics, Savory Cooking Details By Forrest Fisher In this wonderful video from Ramp Media Outdoors, learn about the passion of how and why hunting brings two brothers together.  Despite their extremely busy lives, Matt McMorris and brother, Jeremy, share details about hunting and ... Read More >>
  • Possums – Odd and Ancient (Part 1 of 2)

    January 16, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Possums are Marsupial’s Possums Play Dead to Live Possums have More Teeth than Any Other Mammal By Jill J. Easton Possums are weird.  These 70-million-year-old survivors from the time of dinosaurs have none of the normal qualifications for survival.  They are slow and empty-headed, their main trick is to play dead.  Almost nothing will ... Read More >>
  • (No) Duck, (No) Duck, Goose

    January 12, 2017
    Jim Low
    Abundant Honkers Offer Nice Compromise How to Find a Goose Pond   Tasting the Bounty, a Great Recipe By Jim Low I admire perseverance as much as the next guy, but at some point in a dismal duck season, a sensible person cuts his losses and finds something else to do.  If the alternative ... Read More >>
  • Trapping Coyote: The Process (Part 5)

    January 9, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Coyotes: 40 Pounds of Muscle that Can Bite Learn “Smart” to Trap Coyote Leg-Hold Traps Work Best By Jill J. Easton A grown coyote can be 40 pounds of muscle and mayhem, and they are one of the smartest animals in the woods.  Fasten your traps well and don’t ever assume that a cowering ... Read More >>
  • Ugly Ducking: Hunting Show or Hunting Porn?

    January 4, 2017
    Jim Low
    New Shotshells DO Shoot Farther and Kill – BE CAREFUL Hunt for the Camaraderie, the Excitement, the Deep Spiritual Meaning By Jim Low I don’t ordinarily watch hunting shows on television, but the Hunt Channel caught me in a weak moment.  I’m still coming to terms with the fact that my 2016 duck ... Read More >>
  • How to Protect your Property from Coyotes

    January 2, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Coyote Male-Female Pairs Bond for Life Cold, Gray-Green Eyes Glow Yellow at Night Coyotes are Smart and Fast, Can Run 30 mph By Jill J. Easton Coyote Migrations Originally these canines lived only in the northern and western United States.  s the plains were settled and farmed, they gradually moved across the country following civilization, ... Read More >>
  • Dogs, Rabbits and Smith & Wesson

    December 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    Labs, Beagles & Bassets    Secret, Succulent Rabbit Recipe  By Jim Low My friend Dave Urich has hunted rabbits behind beagles since childhood.  He has always loved the music of baying hounds, but he doesn’t enjoy racing to rescue freshly shot bunnies from a pack of crazed canines.  He has never succeeded in ... Read More >>
  • Dogs, Rabbits and Smith & Wesson

    December 21, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Labs, Beagles & Bassets    Secret, Succulent Rabbit Recipe  By Jim Low My friend Dave Urich has hunted rabbits behind beagles since childhood.  He has always loved the music of baying hounds, but he doesn’t enjoy racing to rescue freshly shot bunnies from a pack of crazed canines.  He has never succeeded in ... Read More >>
  • Coyote are Killers – both Good and Bad

    December 20, 2016
    Jill Easton
    Coyotes are Adaptable Coyotes are Omnivores – they eat Animals and Plants Coyote Screams are Scary  How to Protect your Property from Coyotes By Jill J. Easton The banshee keening crescendo turned into high pitched screams.  The cacophony made our visitors from New Orleans run to lock the doors and draw the blinds.  The sounds ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow Hunting – Sweeping the Nation

    December 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    What You Need to Know – Which Bow for You? Bolt Selection Factors, Hunting Tactics   Shooting for Fun By Forrest Fisher If you like to hit the bullseye on your target, you like to shoot arrows, except you’re getting older and you’re having problems drawing your compound bow, you might be like quite ... Read More >>
  • Florida Duck & Dove Hunting

    December 14, 2016
    Things to Know – Florida FWC Rules Licenses, Seasons, Bag Limits What You Can and Cannot Do By Tony Young There’s a chill in the Florida air, and soon children will be out of school on winter break. During the holidays, I encourage you to take time off from work and spend some quality ... Read More >>
  • Trapping Tales to Learn From – Part 3

    December 13, 2016
    Jill Easton
    Catching Raccoons Cute, Dangerous, Carries Many Diseases #1 Eater of Ground Nesting Birds (Turkey, etc.) Consider Calling a Licensed Professional By Jill J Easton Don’t let that cute mask, button eyes and cute stripped tail fool you.  Far too often, having raccoons for neighbors can become a terrible nuisance.   These animals are smart and ... Read More >>
  • My Son’s First Archery Hunt

    December 6, 2016
    One Way to Meet Mr. Big Deer! About the “Tink-Tink” Learning Curve Moments of Joy, Moments of Magic  By Joe McAdams My son Shawn grew up in an outdoors family.  We hunt, fish, trap shoot and love the outdoors.  When he was 14 years old, he already had 2 years of small game hunting ... Read More >>
  • Hunting Treestand Recall

    December 5, 2016
    Summit Climbing Stand – Model: Explorer SD (Closed Front) Possible Fall HAZARD Details: Summit Treestands LLC, Recalls Explorer SD Closed Front Climbing Stands Due to Fall Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product:  Summit Treestands, LLC 2016 Model Year Explorer SD Closed Front Climbing Stands. Hazard: Weld may break during use leading to potential fall hazard.  Remedy: ... Read More >>
  • Trapping – Part 2 in a Series

    December 5, 2016
    Jill Easton
    The Hog Epidemic is Here Now! Invasive Species, Out of Control Existing Wildlife Threatened – Forage Issue One SOW Yields 200 newborns in One year! By Jill J. Easton For landowners in an ever-increasing area of the country, hogs are a horribly expensive pest.  Their rooting makes land untillable, requiring thousands of dollars in leveling ... Read More >>
  • What Can Men Learn from Lady Hunters?

    December 2, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    More Than a Sunrise Greeting! Sacred Skills for Focus  Natural “Learn How”   By Forrest Fisher For learning new things about something that men are typically very good at, like hunting – when the outdoor ladies commit, they are ALL IN.  Especially when they want to be involved in ALL of the sport: aiming, shooting, ... Read More >>
  • Extraordinary Friends Help Keep Hunters Young

    November 30, 2016
    Shoot When Your Target is in Range Respect for Opening Day  Can Deer See Colors? By Joe Forma Editor Note: This is a touching story of a Dad’s exciting e-message to his son, sharing the fun he found hunting with a friend and his family on one special opening day of big game firearms ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunting with Friends is Tradition

    November 30, 2016
    Jim Low
    Missouri Deer Magic Mentoring – Builds Character, Humility  Camaraderie, Friendship, Fun   Organic Meat for the Freezer By Jim Low One of the things I love about deer hunting in Missouri is its democratic nature.  With 2.5 million acres of public hunting land managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the USDA Forest ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Pictures – Hunting With a Camera

    November 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Advice from Tony Bynum Eye Contact, Image and Action Photo Gear By Forrest Fisher There are those incredible moments in your lifetime when you meet someone and his work, and quickly realize that even after spending a lifetime in the outdoors, there is yet another resource that you need to know so much more ... Read More >>
  • Trappers and Wildlife – in Trouble

    November 28, 2016
    Understanding Trapping, a Series – PART 1 Predators and Prey Community Safety Trapper Heritage Dwindling  By Jill J Easton The sad truth is that just like hungry hunters the world over, wild predators like eggs. Ground nesting birds – quail, pheasants, grouse, turkeys – and their eggs,  are extremely vulnerable until a few weeks after ... Read More >>
  • Targeting Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

    November 23, 2016
    Jim Low
    Learn What It Is, What It Means By Jim Low Last weekend, Missouri hunters brought 19,200 deer to 75 stations set up by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to gather tissue samples to be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD).  It was a huge effort that involved approximately 1,200 MDC employees ... Read More >>
  • Formula for Daily-Double Deer Success

    November 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Friends, Food Plots, Trail Cams are Key Keep it Simple Archery Strategy  Share Knowledge – Think with Confidence By Forrest Fisher Is there anything better that sharing a day in the archery woods with great friends and coming away with two very healthy 8-point bucks?  Tough to beat. That’s how it was for Ryan Van ... Read More >>
  • Green Timber Duck Hunting

    November 16, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Fun, Tasty Harvest, Little Gear Needed By Jim Low One of the things I miss from time that I have spent in Arkansas is green-timber duck hunting.  Missouri once had a considerable cypress-tupelo swamp in the southeastern corner of the state, but precious little of that is left.  What remains is a ... Read More >>
  • New York Big Game Hunting Firearms Season for Southern Zone Begins November 19

    November 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Hunters encouraged to pass on young bucks By Forrest Fisher In the highly sportsmen populated southern zone sector of the Empire State, hunters have been waiting all year for the 3-week long big game firearms hunting season. Wait no longer, it will open this Saturday, November 19, at sunrise. Despite an unusually balmy ... Read More >>
  • Hunting in Florida

    November 15, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -License is Required -Small Game, Wild Turkey, Boars, Bears, Deer and more -November is Key Month By Forrest Fisher If you’re packing your snowbird bags already and are planning ahead to hunt in Florida this year, November in Florida is an awesome month to head for the woods.  You have the option to hunt ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunting, the Rut, Common Scents

    November 14, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Super Moon Last Night: Rut Happens in 6-10 days -Use an Effective Scent  -Keep a Grunt Call and Bleat Call Handy By Forrest Fisher All year long, hunters talk with each other about their great experiences in the woods, especially with observing whitetail deer. During the peak of the rut, observing deer is the ... Read More >>
  • Keep Warm, Hunt Longer, Harvest Bigger

    November 11, 2016
    Matt McMorris
    -Avoid Sending the “Squirm Message” -Simplify On-Stand Longevity -New Technology is Key By Matt McMorris As the sun begins to set on another November hunt, I feel myself squirming with discomfort.  The cold has begun to nip at my fingers, creep into my toes and then move throughout my body, making what was supposed ... Read More >>
  • Just Doodling, Timber-Doodling

    November 9, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Woodcock Hunting is a Challenge -Flushes, Shots, Missouri Fun By Jim Low It isn’t my favorite game bird – that would be the wild turkey.  Nor is it the most delicious I’ve ever eaten – that would the rock ptarmigan.  But for a wingshooting challenge, my hands-down favorite is the American woodcock.  If ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow for Big Game

    November 8, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Easy, Fun, Less Training Time By Forrest Fisher It took 30 years of haggling with legislators and blocked laws in a confused legal system that New York is famous for, not to mention high taxes, but the good usually does win over time, and so it is in New York today.  Crossbow ... Read More >>
  • Going to Ground – All about Hunting Blinds

    November 2, 2016
    Jim Low
    –Ground Blinds offer Advantages of Comfort and Safety -Low cost, Protection from Weather  By Jim Low A while back, a friend invited me to hunt deer on his property.  When I asked if he had a tree stand I could hunt from, or if I needed to bring my own, he said he ... Read More >>
  • Successful Deer Hunting-How to Hunt

    November 1, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Learn Science and Skills to Hunt -New 267 Page e-Book -Written by QDMA Field Experts By Forrest Fisher There may not be an organization in the outdoors that has done more to allow hunter folks to learn about how they behave and what to do about becoming a more effective hunter than the Quality ... Read More >>
  • False Rut – Always between Fridays & Mondays!

    October 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Early Season Deer Hunting  -Scent and Scrape Control -Understanding Moon Phase  By Forrest Fisher At this time of year, sportsmen that live to hunt deer with a bow crave the sweet dreams of active outdoor weekends.  For archery hunters, every weekend is a hopeful time for finding the deer in their reproductive rut and ... Read More >>
  • False Rut – Always between Fridays & Mondays!

    October 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Early Season Deer Hunting  -Scent and Scrape Control -Understanding Moon Phase  By Forrest Fisher At this time of year, sportsmen that live to hunt deer with a bow crave the sweet dreams of active outdoor weekends.  For archery hunters, every weekend is a hopeful time for finding the deer in their reproductive rut and ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow Deer

    October 25, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Boundless Potential -Youth Replenished for Aging Hunters By Jim Low Only 7 a.m., and my mind already wandered.  The temperature was in the low 40s, not bad for bowhunting in early October.  I was excited about being in my favorite tree stand, 20 yards from the intersection of two deer trails, a creek ... Read More >>
  • Hunting is an Extraordinary Experience

    October 24, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Real-Life Close Encounters  -Tradition and Wisdom = Proven Advice -Building Steady Nerves By Forrest Fisher Big bucks and big doe’s too, are at home in thick mature forests.  On very windy days where gusts are creeping up to 35-40 mph and more, look for sunken creek beds in gorged out valleys to find the ... Read More >>
  • Hunters Donate 11 Million Venison Meals

    October 21, 2016
    -Food banks and individuals are thankful for hunter generosity -Hunters Help Communities across America in Many Ways By STOadmin When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell–one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. A new study commissioned by the ... Read More >>
  • How Knot to Fall – #1 Hunting Tip

    October 12, 2016
    Jim Low
    Tree Stand Safety Prusik Knot Many hunters don’t know that accidental falls from tree stands – not firearms-related injuries – are the most frequent cause of deer hunting-related injuries. Until fairly recently, hunters who used tree stands simply accepted this risk as inherent to their sport. Few took measures to prevent falls and ... Read More >>
  • Youth Ready for Big Game Hunt in New York

    October 7, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    – 3-Day Columbus Weekend Special Firearm Season (Oct. 8-10, 2016) – For Properly Licensed Youth – 14 and 15 years Old The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds us that this weekend brings a new opportunity for junior hunters, as New York’s annual Youth Big Game Hunt on Columbus Day ... Read More >>
  • IF IT BEEPS, DIG IT! – Part 2 of 2

    October 6, 2016
    By Rich Creason Metal Detectors, Fun and Profitable Seek New Sites, Learn About Permissions Required After you decide on your dealer and the machine you want, ask for a lesson on how to use it. This includes instructions on the proper way to get your finds out of the ground. For most targets, ... Read More >>
  • Hunters! It’s Deer Tick Protection Time

    October 4, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    There is this nasty pest of a disease called Lyme. This is becoming a breakout year for deer tick numbers in the northeast, especially New York, and the infested percentage of deer ticks with Lyme is increasing rapidly. Be cautious, here is more about what to know and what to ... Read More >>
  • IF IT BEEPS, DIG IT! – Part 1 of 2

    September 29, 2016
    By Richard H. Creason Metal Detectors, Simple Outdoor Fun Getting Started in Treasure-Finding Step by slow step, you cross the old yard. Your eyes scan the ground. Your ears are tuned to the slightest sound. The machine you’re holding follows the motion of your arm—right, left, right, left. Anticipation builds. You know it’s ... Read More >>
  • Big Buck Stories Start with the Moon

    September 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Ever since I was a little kid, watching the sky for the moon, the stars, and now satellites and the space station, has always been an exciting encounter. Getting older, when it seems I need fewer haircuts, has allowed me to connect that deer and the moon are synchronized through ... Read More >>
  • Deeking Out Over Decoys

    September 27, 2016
    Jim Low
    No Ordinary Rubber Ducky! One of my earliest memories is being in the bathtub with my brother, Rick, and playing with inflatable ducks. That’s right, rubber duckies. But not just any rubber duckies. These were life-sized, and they were painted with life-like colors. Years later, it finally occurred to me to ... Read More >>
  • Tealgating – Outdoor Cooking for Hunters

    September 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    My first forays into cooking anything other than scrambled eggs often involved ground beef and cream of mushroom soup. Those dishes weren’t sophisticated, but they were fast, easy and sustaining for a college student for whom “middle-age spread” was still several years away. Campbell’s got less and less of my business ... Read More >>
  • Give Up Wooden Tree Stands!

    September 14, 2016
    Jim Low
    A True Story of Survival Dave Reid of New Bloomfield had been in his tree stand for about three hours on opening day of the November deer season. He was stiff from sitting as still as possible, so he allowed himself the luxury of a stretch. “I stood up, and the stand ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Safety Education is Key to Hunter Safety

    September 6, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Just like many of us already know, education is the key to success in just about anything in life. From the numbers and illustrations noted on the New York State DEC Hunter Safety Website – and shared here, we can see that New York State’s hunter education courses have proven ... Read More >>
  • New York State Whitetail Deer News

    August 31, 2016
    Pilot Project Concludes on Public Input for Deer Populations Evaluation and Assessment Continues The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a pilot effort in progress to improve collection of public input about deer impacts and desired deer population levels ( This is a collaborative venture with Cornell University and ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Preparations – Mixed Bag

    August 30, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Doves, Ducks and Deer are sure to be on hunters’ minds this week -Missouri Hunters Smile and Say, “Whata’ We Hunting Today?” We made it! The long dry spell for hunting is nearly over, and Show-Me State hunters once again will be savoring the piquant smell of burned gunpowder and the twang ... Read More >>
  • Consider a Spike Camp This Fall

    August 17, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Choosing to hunt deer and elk without a guide from a tent camp in the heart to game country is high adventure and an affordable option. Shooting light had barely arrived when a bull elk stepped from the edge of the park 200 yards away. Although I only caught a glimpse, ... Read More >>
  • Range Finding with a SIG

    August 9, 2016
    Simple, Fast, Accurate Hi-Performance Distance Measurement By Doug Howlett SIG Electro-Optics is relatively new to the outdoor scene, but SIG quality certainly is not. Starting as the Swiss Wagon Factory in 1853 to build wagons and railway cars, it was just 11 years later that the company landed a contract with the Swiss ... Read More >>
  • Dove Hunting Opportunities Abound

    August 4, 2016
    Jim Low
    Dove Hunters Should Have Trigger Itch in Missouri Great Prospects – Add Considerations for Safety A big plus for all dove hunters, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has a long-standing practice of managing hundreds of fields in statewide conservation areas for the benefit of doves and dove hunters. Most of these fields ... Read More >>
  • Firearms Safety Leadership News

    July 25, 2016
    For Junior Competition Shooting Mentors and Coaches ON THE MARK is published quarterly by the Civilian Marksmanship Program ( It is dedicated to disseminating news and information about junior shooting activities to leaders and coaches of junior shooting clubs, teams and camps. The primary purpose of the publication is to help youth ... Read More >>
  • 3 Steps to Giant Bucks!

    July 7, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Cater to Nutrition Needs and Bump Antler Growth, Here’s How Few trophy bucks are harvested by accident and this time of year is the time to take specific steps to create your best deer season ever. You can still boost antler growth for this fall, as well as put the local ... Read More >>
  • I Hunt With a Canon

    July 6, 2016
    By Jim Monteleone I love the outdoors and all its creatures. There are days in the fall when I carry a bow and others when a firearm is the tool of choice. Then there are other days when I carry a Canon. Not a cannon but a Canon. It is a ... Read More >>
  • What You Need this Fall: Elk Calls with Passion

    July 1, 2016
    Built by Elk Hunters for Elk Hunters By Brad Fenson I’m already preparing for elk hunts this fall and like every year, I look for any advantage I can find to help me anchor a bull when I head to the woods. Checking out the new Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls (RMHC) at ... Read More >>
  • Nevada Proposes Trail Camera Ban

    June 22, 2016
    We learned last month that the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners recently discussed restrictions regarding the use of trail cameras and proposing new regulations. No Cam’s during Hunting Season  The proposed regulation would ban the use of trail cameras for big game hunting between August 1 and December 31 in Nevada wildlife ... Read More >>
  • Wild Boneheads of Nature

    June 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    Learn About Deer Sex – Antlers, Genes, Hormones and Nutrition I changed out the memory cards in my trail cameras yesterday.  This always feels like Christmas, not knowing what I will find “under the tree.”  This time, the biggest excitement was a close-up of a buck that stuck its head right ... Read More >>
  • – Lure & Blind All in One

    June 16, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    New Tactic Device is Deadly Tool Wanna’ fight?  Turkeys do.  After decades of learning the nuances of yelps, purrs, and clucks I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to outsmart an old gobbler is to challenge it with a rival. Ken Byers and I were cruising a large ranch when ... Read More >>
  • – Lure & Blind All in One

    June 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    New Tactic Device is Deadly Tool Wanna’ fight?  Turkeys do.  After decades of learning the nuances of yelps, purrs, and clucks I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to outsmart an old gobbler is to challenge it with a rival. Ken Byers and I were cruising a large ranch when ... Read More >>
  • Get Ready Now for Next Turkey Season!

    June 13, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Irresistible Calls to Touch a Tom’s Hot Button Spring gobblers like what they like.  Some will shock gobble an owl hoot, crow call, even a car horn while a similar tom roosting just down the ridge won’t make a peep. My dad and I used to hunt a small farm that held ... Read More >>
  • Bear Awareness Dawning in Missouri

    June 8, 2016
    Jim Low
    The Largest Wild Mammal in the “Show-Me State” Should Not Be a Source of Fear, but Deserves Respect Eugene Gerve was awakened by the furious barking of his dog one May night.  When he shined a spotlight into his yard in Webster County, Missouri, he was startled to find a 300-pound ... Read More >>
  • Turkeys by Proxy

    May 2, 2016
    Jim Low
    Mentoring, First-Time Turkey Hunting, Sharing the Outdoors I don’t recall exactly when I started deriving more pleasure from game shot by others, than from animals I bagged myself.  I suppose it was inevitable that the switch to proxy hunting would begin with the wild turkey, whose pursuit offers rewards too abundant ... Read More >>
  • My first spring turkey hunt

    April 28, 2016
    There is nothing quite so exciting! By Tony Young My interest in hunting the quirky-moving, nervous-acting, but beautifully colored wild turkey was piqued about 15 years ago by an old high school friend and bandmate of mine, Todd Bevis. Todd’s a turkey-hunting fanatic if I’ve ever seen one, and the excitement in his ... Read More >>
  • Hunt Safely – Turkey Season is on

    April 22, 2016
    The message from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is a message that applies to turkey hunters across the country as turkey seasons open and run for about a month in multiple states at this time of year – Hunt Safely. The Kansas Spring Turkey Season opened April 12 ... Read More >>
  • Spring Turkey Woods is a Special Place

    April 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Sometimes old friends meet in a familiar place.  If you’re a turkey hunter, you know there is something extra special for those moments when a hunter and the woods come together in search of a nearby gobble.  It’s downright exciting! There is a special sort of celebration to enjoy because this ... Read More >>
  • Share the Outdoors with a Youth Turkey Hunt

    April 18, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    New York’s spring youth turkey hunt is just around the corner, set for April 23-24, 2016.  This is a perfect opportunity to give junior nimrods the opportunity to have the outdoor stage all to themselves – along with an adult mentor, of course.  All the young hunter needs is a ... Read More >>
  • Morels or Else!

    April 13, 2016
    Jim Low
    Hunting for Mushrooms is Great Outdoor Fun My wife is remarkably tolerant of all the time I spend outdoors. I flatter myself that she is genuinely glad when I return, but I also have noticed that she welcomes me home with special enthusiasm when I bring back venison or morel mushrooms.  ... Read More >>
  • Ethical Turkey Hunters are Safer and Happier

    April 11, 2016
    Jim Low
    Ethics are important for all hunters, but for turkey hunters, they can make the difference between a pleasurable outdoor experience and disaster.  If you don’t believe it, ask David Bozoian. He was hunting on his land in Lewis County, Missouri, when two men who lacked ethics came onto his property.  The ... Read More >>
  • Figuring out Whitetail Deer Management in New York

    April 7, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    To the dismay of many deer hunters in Western New York, the state announced last fall that they would be going through with their plan to adopt new regulations in 12 Wildlife Management Units around the state where deer populations have gotten out of control.  This includes WMUs 9A and ... Read More >>
  • Sweet-Seventeen for Woodchuck Control

    April 6, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Even at age 93, my father was a terror on groundhogs and kept his rifle propped in the corner of the kitchen for quick action when a chuck began feeding in his alfalfa field.  A crack shot, the WWII marksman would lean out the kitchen window and unleash his vengeance ... Read More >>
  • NYS: Zero Hunting Fatalities for 2015

    April 5, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. DEC’s 2015 Hunting Safety Statistics report (PDF, 141 ... Read More >>
  • Why Hunt Canadian Whitetails?

    March 30, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    One GOOD Answer: Far More GIANT Deer, Far fewer Hunters! Whitetail deer are the most populous big game animal in the USA, so why should a hunter travel to Canada to hunt them? Alberta “Most state-side hunters have never hunted deer where there are caribou, elk, mule deer, grizzly bear, black bear ... Read More >>
  • New York State Big Game Study Tells Tale

    March 25, 2016
    New York Study Plan Result is to Educate and Encourage Hunters to Voluntarily Pass-up Young Bucks  A multi-year study to guide buck management in New York State found deer hunters prefer to harvest older bucks and that further expanding mandatory antler restrictions is not warranted at this time.  Instead, NYS will ... Read More >>
  • FANNING Your Way to FANTASTIC Turkey Hunting

    March 23, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Call in the “Boss Hog” tom – Here is the Trick to How Savvy turkey hunters use creativity to outsmart wily gobblers, and there are few hunting challenges that compare to taking a mature gobbler with a bow and arrow.  Gobblers, blessed with incredible eyesight, quickly detect the draw of a ... Read More >>
  • Hunt Africa Now – It’s never been cheaper or more fun!

    March 15, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    I see as much game in one African day as I may in an entire season in North America.  The experience is awesome and within the financial reach of every working man or woman – the bargain basement deal of a lifetime. Outfitters in South Africa and Namibia offer a ... Read More >>
  • Ruger American Rifle goes “Magnum”

    March 10, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    One of the best deer rifles in the country just got an upgrade.  Here’s a report from one of the first users. Sometimes a fellow gets lucky and that’s how I felt when I had the chance to hunt elk with Ken Jorgenson, marketing director of Sturm Ruger.  The American Rifle ... Read More >>
  • Goose Season Hunting Tips for New York’s Southern Tier

    February 29, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Due to expanding numbers of local goose populations in the South Area of New York State, there will continue to be a relatively new late Canada goose season, March 5 – 10, this year. Hunters will be allowed to harvest five birds per person per day.  The South Area starts in ... Read More >>
  • Longbeards, Broadheads, Your Aim

    February 25, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Tackling a wily spring gobbler with archery gear is super exciting, yet the broadhead you select can make all of the difference.  I learned this the hard way last spring after work caused me to miss the opening week of the season.  I have permission to hunt a small farm ... Read More >>
  • Rabbit Hunting, an Underrated Experience

    February 22, 2016
    Tyler Mahoney
    As deer season winds down, many are left wondering what to do with their outdoor lives, but I have the solution with an underrated activity not widely talked about: rabbit hunting! If you’ve seen rabbits hopping around in your hunting area, chances are there’s a lot more you haven’t seen!  Here ... Read More >>
  • Gearing Up for Spring Gobblers

    February 16, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Turkey hunters love gear and it seems we can never get enough to outsmart those un-killable toms.  I once hunted a flock of Merriam’s in South Dakota that had been pursued relentlessly the week prior to my arrival.  “The birds are there, but they won’t come to a call and ... Read More >>
  • Mandatory Antler Restriction will be Voluntary for Most of New York State

    February 11, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    When the New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC) Big Game Committee met last week at Pine Bush Discovery Center in Guilderland, New York (near Albany), the guest list was filled with many time-honored members of the New York State big game hunting community, including New York State Department of Environmental ... Read More >>
  • Shed Hunting – Where, When, How

    February 9, 2016
    Tyler Mahoney
    It’s That Time, Here is Some Advice Deer season may be closed for most, but a new season is just starting: shed hunting season! Searching for shed antlers offers a fun experience for everyone and also provides valuable scouting insight for next fall. Follow this advice and your shed hunts will be ... Read More >>
  • Want Excitement? Try a Winter Wolf Hunt

    February 4, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Pure and simple, I hate wolves.  It’s beyond me how anyone can profess a love and respect wildlife yet support these merciless killers.  Hunting in packs, wolves kill whatever animals they want, but mostly prey on big game in deep snow where they become helpless and of course calves and ... Read More >>
  • New Deer Tracker Mobile App is Effective and Free

    February 1, 2016
    Eric Dinger
    In the interest of helping every hunter learn more about their hunting area, QDMA and Powderhook a new free App called “Deer Tracker that allows hunters to monitor deer activity and harvests in their neck of the woods and across the country.  QDMA and Powderhook hope to use the data ... Read More >>
  • Six Tips for Bowhunting in the Cold – Late Can be Great

    January 29, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Call it an Arctic clipper, Polar Vortex, or other trendy name, yet whitetail deer have dealt with the challenges of winter for 1000’s of years and are doing fine. The colder the weather the more you can bet that your hunting competition is in the warm, one of the reasons ... Read More >>
  • 6 Tips for Staying Warm

    January 20, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    A group of women hunt in South Dakota in one of the state’s worst cold spells.  They used many of the above tips to help them enjoy the cold.  By Joe & Vel Byers Staying dry and dressing in layers are a one-two punch that will tap out the cold on ... Read More >>
  • .223 Remington: Too Light or Just Right for Whitetail Deer?

    December 23, 2015
    Joe & Vel Byers
    As the popularity of AR firearms increases, so does the interest in hunting whitetail deer with its traditional brew, the .223 Remington.  Deer hunting is normally the territory of the .30-30, .270 and the .30-06, with bullet weights nearly three times that of some .223 projectiles.  This is a statistic ... Read More >>
  • Second Season Whitetails

    December 8, 2015
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Second Season WhitetailsWhen the season’s is at 4th and long most hunters punt, despite the multitude of great bucks still in the game. Here’s how to score in the final quarter, even on the last day. “You guys can sleep in tomorrow if you want,” said guide Josh Cobb, my host on the ... Read More >>
  • Squirrel Hunting – Where Hunters Learn to be Woodsmen

    December 5, 2015
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Squirrel huntingDecades ago, squirrels were a very popular game species. I once flew to Mississippi to hunt squirrels with Mr. Fox, the patriarch of the Mossy Oak family, a hunt I’ll never forget. Mr. Fox belonged to a hunt club where members bagged a limit most days of the season and ... Read More >>
  • Hot Whitetail Doe’s Search for Mr. Right Buck

    December 2, 2015
    Forrest Fisher
    In the norther zone archery woods right now, from Maine to North Dakota, the outdoor whitetail deer action is ready to rock as the calendar moves toward rutting activity. This is the time when rutting bucks are chasing does that are not ready to mate. As a hunter, it’s pretty ... Read More >>