Deer, Elk, Turkey, Duck, and Other Hunting Articles
Unprecedented Rebound of Whitetail Deer Began With Conservation
By the time the sun is high enough to illuminate the patch of oak trees on the hill, a herd of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will have been feeding in the shadows for quite some time. A group of mature does, fawns and a few bucks browsing on the acorns strewn across the ground stop [...]
Christmas Gift Suggestions for Outdoor Enthusiasts
This holiday season, consider one of these great gift ideas when shopping for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors. And while you’re at it, pick something up for yourself.
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Forecast Your Duck Hunting Success
Weather conditions have an enormous influence on duck hunting success. To make the most of their days afield, waterfowlers must understand weather patterns and how they affect bird behavior.
Foul weather, for instance, is usually considered a duck hunter’s greatest blessing. But to be consistently successful, even under these favorable conditions, a hunter must know how [...]
9 to 5: Work Full Days for Turkeys
As I tried desperately to locate a tom willing to investigate my lustful yelps, a pleading hen yelp broke the mid-afternoon air.
Every now and then I would get the courtesy gobble as a tom would announce his presence and then follow his hen to abide by her wishes while moving out of earshot.
I was hunting [...]
Why and How to Hunt the Backcountry
Bending down to lift my pack, I could definitely feel the wear and tear of seven straight days in the wilderness.
Sore muscles, blistered feet and a sticky coating of sweat seemed to cover every inch of my body.
We were here by choice, though.
After years of hunting accessible lands that posed no difficulty for the average [...]
In Range: Getting All the Elk Calling Secrets
Many years ago I watched an elk hunting video with Larry D. Jones and Dwight Schuh as they manipulated bulls with soft cow talk and harsh bugles.
I was captivated by all the elk bugling and excitement that these two generated, when in the woods.
At that time I was hunting elk in southern Oregon and had [...]
Consider Several Spot ?n? Stalk Tactics for Elk
Perched high in our vantage point, we tried to hide from the falling rain and occasional lightning strikes that had quickly moved in and overtaken us without notice.
Hunting in the popular Blue Mountains of Oregon meant lots of elk and an equal number of hunters.
Many of our attempts to lure a bull into archery range [...]
Packing Effectively for Spring Turkey Hunts
Many of us spend March practicing our turkey calls and scouting. We also pattern our guns, check our camo, but still manage to hit the woods unprepared.
That’s because spring is a volatile time in the weather world.
How many times have you left the truck with the stars shining overhead only to have a downpour or [...]
Create Opening Day Turkey Hunt Plans Now
Now’s the time to get in your preseason turkey scouting.
It may seem early, but before you know it, you’ll be walking out the door in your favorite camouflage. Heck, Hawaii’s season already has begun and Florida’s starts Saturday, with Alabama and South Carolina’s set to follow March 15.
Where to hunt
Create a backup turkey-hunting plan now [...]
Understanding Arrow Placement and Kill Shots
That’s what we want to call out after we feel the recoil of an arrow leaving our bow and finding its mark.
However, there is much more involved to hitting your mark than simply tossing a broad-head or two during hunting season.
One way to achieve the perfect shot is to practice.
Not all of us have [...]