Waterfowling has a reputation as a cost-prohibitive venture, but that needn’t be the case. Here's how to consistently kill ducks and geese using no more than a dozen decoys.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an opinion piece submitted by Dr. Gordon Jones of Broaddus, Texas. We welcome your essays on a variety of outdoors topics, just as we welcome your comments on this one.
I know the answer to the question in the headline, but almost no one will believe me. The drastic decline in the quail population throughout the South has been a passionate concern of mine for many years. The tragic and drastic decline in quail and other field-bird populations is the result of the massive and widespread spraying of herbicides by agriculture and forestry industries. I am as sure of this as I am that night follows day. [ Read Full Post ]
You’ll sometimes here that a dog is “too much” for an owner to handle. That could be caused by a dog’s high prey drive, high energy level or physical size, among other things, but it usually boils down to the dog being a step (or several) ahead of its human counterpart. Since the canine is an expert at manipulating and reading humans, knowing exactly how to get what it wants.
While high energy and a large physical size can force a handler to remain on his toes at all times, a high prey drive is one of, if not the, most important attributes of a hunting dog. Prey drive – that innate desire for the game they were bred to hunt – is important for many reasons:
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Scrooge came early to Colorado.
The antithesis of the season’s holiday cheer reportedly drives a white full-size pickup with the words “Yenter” written diagonally down the door. And he’s a decoy thief.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are looking for the driver and passenger of the truck to question them about the theft of approximately 60 duck and goose decoys that were intended to teach young hunters about waterfowling. The dekes, along with several hunting blinds, were stolen hours before the educational event took place near Delta, Colorado. [ Read Full Post ]
Nothing says America like wild turkey in November. The pilgrims ate it. Our forefathers ate it. Heck, Ben Franklin wanted Tom Gobbler to fly as the national bird. But in this great land of ours, one of the things we can be grateful for, is how varied and diverse its people are, whether hunters, chefs or just do-nothing Thanksgiving table seat takers. And our food is as varied and rich as the people. So whether you’re a traditionalist or gourmet chef, we’ve got a wild turkey recipe for you. There’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by killing and cooking our greatest game bird.
If you’ve seen a gobbler get blasted in the face with 12 gauge pellets on cable television in the last 10 years, odds are Rick White pulled the trigger. This Iowa born and bred Hunter Specialties Pro Staffer has hunted birds on and off camera in every corner of this great land. But when it comes to cooking them, he keeps it simple: [ Read Full Post ]
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You spent the entire summer practicing your calling, watching videos, and learning how to put together a bunch of sounds to mimic that big flock that just broke the tree line. There’s nothing better than hunkering down in a ground blind and getting to work convincing a passing flock that all is safe in your spread. But if there’s one thing that the last month of goose hunting has taught me, it’s when to shut up. [ Read Full Post ]
Apparently I joined PETA. I received a membership email from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for my birthday. A “friend” signed me up as a birthday joke (keep in mind, this is the same “friend” that nearly lost Kona at an outdoors show. Judging by the responses on Facebook at hunting camp last week, everyone thinks it’s pretty funny.
I, on the other hand, only acknowledge this whole deal for three reasons: [ Read Full Post ]