California Hogs: A Great Year-Round Opportunity

California Hogs: A Great Year-Round Opportunity

I slowly crawled through the 2 foot high spring grass. After a short stalk I peered around the wild rose bushes just in time to see a sounder group of hogs headed right at me. I drew my bow, and as the group fed a mere 15 yards in front of me, I released
8 Reasons Your Tom Quit Talkin’

8 Reasons Your Tom Quit Talkin’

Gobble after gobble resonates from the timber below. Not one volley of yelps, clucks or purrs go unanswered. Then, silence. Every string of calls come up empty. That sinking feeling takes hold in the pit of your stomach. Red-hot gobblers go cold all of th
Will Birdwatchers Pay for Conservation?

Will Birdwatchers Pay for Conservation?

While banging on our dining room window to chase a squirrel off a bird-feeder, I reminded myself that I’m actually a generous conservation supporter. I told myself that again toward dusk the next day while trotting outside to chase away three white-tailed
Best 3-D Archery Events of 2015

Best 3-D Archery Events of 2015

Since there’s still about six months to kill before fall archery deer seasons roll around again, our nation’s bowhunters might just need to settle for the next best thing: taking aim at foam instead of flesh. 3-D archery shoots are a great way to stay
Essential Gear For Bowhunting Turkeys

Essential Gear For Bowhunting Turkeys

During my time afield, much of it spent in a ground blind, I’ve developed a list of must-have items which will make your hunt safer, more comfortable and hopefully more enjoyable.
CWD Worsens in Wisconsin

CWD Worsens in Wisconsin

Despite sampling the second-lowest number of deer in Wisconsin’s 14-year CWD-testing program in 2014, its Department of Natural documented a record 6.1 percent disease rate as 329 of 5,414 tested whitetails carried the fatal brain disease this past year.
Five reasons bears are not hitting your bait

Five reasons bears are not hitting your bait

First time bear hunters and those who know little about the difficulties of bear hunting over bait often have this misconception that you can dump out a bucket of donuts and get ready to shoot a bear. If that’s the case, then why do bear hunting success r
5 Reasons You Can’t Decoy

5 Reasons You Can’t Decoy

A thunderous gobble pierces the fog. He’s not far. He’s just over the rise. You stake the decoys in a haste. Seconds later, gleaming tail feathers crest the hill. His snood drapes over his beak. His beard bounces off his chest. Morning dew flies from hi
A New Generation of Slingshots

A New Generation of Slingshots

Little boys and slingshots are one of the greatest combinations on God’s green earth. I typically put slingshots in the same category as a fishing pole. Every little boy ought to have the opportunity to dabble with one before the age of 10. I’m pretty sur
Make it Happen with Deer Mineral

Make it Happen with Deer Mineral

It wasn’t too many years ago that salt was pretty much the only mineral option deer hunters were aware of for whitetail deer. Things have changed in the last 10-15 years and there’s now a plethora of mineral options on the market for deer hunters wanting
Early Season Turkey Hunting

Early Season Longbeards

Turkey season is just around the corner in most states.  It has opened already in Florida. If chasing turkeys with a stick and string sounds like fun to you, read on!
Florida’s Spring Season Slam

Florida’s Spring Season Slam

About the time cabin fever kicks in for many hunters across the country, Florida hunters are already kicking off some of their most exciting hunting days of the year. Ever thought of tackling the many opportunities Florida’s spring hunting season offers?
Finding Diamonds in the Rough

Finding Diamonds in the Rough

Aside from killing a great buck, there’s no better feeling than finding his sheds. I’ll never forget the exhilaration I felt the day I found a matching set of 140-inch antlers on Pennsylvania public land a few years ago. Aside from a few trail cam photos,
Cool Tools for Smartphone Savvy Hunters

Cool Tools for Smartphone Savvy Hunters

You’re addicted to your smartphone, right? Honestly, what was life like before we had phones with the world of communication at our fingertips? Despite a few old-school haters of smartphones, the fact is they are a life-saver.
Best of the 2015 NWTF Convention

Best of the 2015 NWTF Convention

The 2015 NWTF Convention is in the books. It was honestly one of the best shows yet. I enjoyed catching up with some old friends, making some new ones, and seeing some cool new products for turkey hunting, bowfishing, predator hunting, and more. Here’s a

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