When it comes to hunting the rut, sportsmen far and wide hang their hats on a lot of old information. But recent whitetail research allows us to reevaluate some of these misconceptions, and the new knowledge will help us hunt smarter.
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The humble garbage bag doesn't often get the recognition that it's due, probably because of its association with trash and other “worthless” items. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll see that this plastic pariah has loads of emergency uses. Here are ten of the most important reasons to add a few large trash bags to your survival kit.
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No sportsman on this continent has a monopoly on frustration when it comes to access. We all wish we had more, whether we’re Eastern trout anglers, Southeastern turkey hunters, Rocky Mountain elk bums, or Canadian hikers.
But Westerners’ access frustrations are born of tantalizing proximity to public land, much of which is inaccessible. The frustrations are detailed in a spot-on piece in last weekend’s Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
About 5 percent of my home state of Montana is owned by the state, and managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, which manages thousands of 640-acre sections spread from border to border. These lands are a the legacy of our homesteading era a century ago, when two sections—typically 16 and 36—in each township were set aside as rural school sites and funding engines for local education. The idea was that grazing or logging from the sections would fund schools in each township, reducing the property-tax burden on homesteaders. [ Read Full Post ]
The 2013 deer season just got stranger.
Earlier this month we told you how Georgia hunter Sam Hogan took an albino buck.
Now comes word that a Minnesota hunter has taken an 8-point doe. That's right. An 8-point doe.
Phil Klein was hunting near his father in north-central Minnesota when he heard a doe bleating. At first the younger Mr. Klein believed the sound to be his father in a nearby stand. That wasn't the case.
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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 ]
The whitetail rut is still on in full force. More and more does are being bred every day as whitetails across the country are busy ensuring the survival of the species. But the breeding phase of the rut is transitioning from crazed bucks running about chasing does to hunter-savvy bucks getting it done on the quiet. [ Read Full Post ]
Anyone who has ever tried to draw a tag in a trophy unit in the West, and especially Wyoming (just ask our editor), will get the joke in this video immediately.
There are plenty of general seasons and over-the-counter units for hunters to chase elk, mule deer, and whitetails all throughout the Rocky Mountain states. But in those units you'll typically experience high hunting pressure and a low number of mature bucks or bulls.
If you want to hunt in places that offer the best chances of seeing a B&C animal, you're either going to have to pay big dollars for an outfitter or throw your name in the tag lottery. Obviously, the makers of this video have been trying, unsuccessfully, to draw a good tag for years.
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