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  • 8 Major Differences Between Whitetails and Mule Deer

    Hunters have been chasing whitetails and mule deer for thousands of years. Each species offers a very unique adventure that outdoorsmen cherish. Some just hunt one or the other. Others have hunted and continue to hunt both. The two species of deer don’t mingle throughout most of their respective ranges...

  • Women and Hunting

    For women and most men too, there's an overwhelming rush and feeling that comes on strong after killing an animal. Both sexes will benefit from these words. My father James was an excellent teacher when it came to all things outdoors. He loved hunting and wanted to share his passion...

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Video: Have You Ever Seen a Sage Grouse Strut?

Bird hunters and gun-dog people like us target such better-known species as pheasants, ruffed grouse, woodcock and various quail, including the iconic "Gentleman Bob," the emblematic wingshooting bird of southern plantations. Wild bobwhite are making a comeback in some areas though, and the desert Southwest has those other cool quail,...


Kicking Bear Youth Camps Introduce Kids to Christ and the Outdoors

I’ve always said I don’t know who or where I’d be if it weren’t for the outdoors. It’s had that big of an impact on my life. And I know I’m not the only one. There are millions of people around the world who have been changed, at least in...


Hunting Pronghorn Antelope on the Prairie

I sat quietly in the back seat of the truck while David Draper, with Cabela’s, and Ann Smith, online editor for NRA publications, talked about the upcoming pronghorn hunt. I had little to say as I couldn’t take my eyes off of the landscape and the multitude of animals that...


Why You Should Plant Fall Food Plots for Deer

There has always been a special coalition between man and the land with which we are briefly entrusted. Whether you’re a row crop farmer in the Midwest or a cattle rancher in Texas, an internal passion burns. Regardless if we own 10,000 acres or lease 100, the opportunity to act...


QDM Cooperatives: The Future of Deer Management on Small Properties

To implement a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program , one initially needs two things — a piece of ground to manage and good reliable information. Originally, QDM was only truly effective on relatively large properties of 1,000 acres or more. However, today, with QDM being both familiar and desirable to...


Pen preparation for pheasant poults

So, it’s that time of year again, the poults will soon be arriving. But, what many people don’t realise is the amount of work that needs to be done prior to their arrival. My club spreads lime all over the pens as soon as last years birds are released, this...


Whitetail Sensory: What Do Deer Really See?

Anyone who hunts deer quickly learns that the animal’s primary survival tool is its remarkable ability to accurately detect and identify even the most subtle smells. Let a deer pick up your scent and it’s game over. And benefiting from its mobile, oversized ears, it can quickly detect the slightest...


Realtree Gun Shooting Tips: How to See Better with Your Rifle Scope

Ever wish you could see better through your rifle scope? Read on. Oh Say Can You See It’s a fact that great optics help you see things more clearly. You can study the antlers of a deer hidden in brush, or focus on the chest of a bull elk back...


Pig Hunting in California

Forget all the stereotypes that come to mind when you think of the West Coast. California has some hardcore pig hunters. You could even call it something of a hog-hunting subculture. I learned this on a spring turkey hunt with Chad Wiebe, owner and operator of Oak Stone Outfitters ,...


Bad Hunting Buddy Behaviors

We all love hunting with our pals and look forward to hunt camp each season. But let’s be honest. Sometimes our hunting buddies do things in camp or during the hunt that make us just want to punch them in the face. You know it’s true. That doesn’t mean we...


Facts on Friday - Rabbits

The scientific name for the rabbit is Oryctolagus Cuniculus. The average size of a rabbit litter is usually between 4 and 12 kits. Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur. Male rabbits can reproduce as early as 7 months of age, and females as early as 4...


15 Tips for Bowhunting Deer in the West

Bowhunting deer in the West is a different ball game than hunting them in the East. It takes a separate set of skills and tactics to get the job done. Here are a few short tips to get you started. The 2017 Obsession Bow Product Line Read the records. Knowing...


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