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Strut Report: Deep South Seasons Off to Slow Gobbling Start

Winter is finally fading away and in some parts of the country, turkey season is here. In others, it soon will be. But our focus is on the former. Florida is the starting gun to turkey season each year. This year, youth season opened February 26-27 in the South Zone...


Realtree Fishing Team Eyes REDCREST Title

Members of the Realtree Fishing Team will again take to the lake in pursuit of one of the biggest titles in fishing, as the Bass Pro Tour holds their REDCREST Championship tournament next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees will host 41 of the best anglers in...


How to Roast a Whole Wild Pig Part 2: Cooking and Serving

A plate full of slow smoked, fall-apart-tender pork is the ultimate wild game feast. A good hog roast doesn’t need much. Salt, pepper, and hickory or fruit wood smoke will add all the extra flavor the succulent meat requires. An injection of apple cider or peach juice helps to keep...


How to Roast a Whole Wild Pig Part 1: Scalding and Prepping

Everyone loves a good pig roast. Slow cooked on the smoker or over a bed of coals, roasted pork is tender, delicious, and a great way to feed a crowd. While the thought of transforming a dirty, hairy pig on the ground after a successful hunt into something magical at...


The 10mm Carbine for Hog Hunting

A good hog hunt results in two things: A fun time and a freezer full of tasty pork. A recent East Texas trip ended with both. Since we were hunting cutover pine scrub and knew our shots would be close, I decided to have some fun and hunt with my...


10 Reasons Why You Suck at Calling Turkeys

Turkeys aren’t difficult to call. People keep telling you that. Yet, you know they don’t gobble at you much. Even when they do, they don’t come to you. You’ve never had any luck “blind calling,” and truth be told, you watched a group of jakes, supposedly the dumbest creatures in...


The Truth About Western Wolf Hunting

Predator hunting is a popular pursuit during the winter and in some areas of the Rocky Mountains, that includes the opportunity to hunt the gray wolf. Gray wolf hunting and trapping seasons have been open on and off across Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming for the past decade. These elusive apex...


Are Southern Turkeys Harder to Kill?

Many traveling turkey hunters will tell you: The toughest turkeys to hunt are in the South. In fact, I reached out to more than three dozen veteran hunters, and more than half of them confirmed it. Southern turkeys are simply the toughest to kill. They point to a plethora of...


4 Rules of Early Spring Bass Fishing

Anticipation. When I hear that word, I immediately think of March. Growing up in Ohio, the month of anticipation came in like a lion, and went out with a bass. Remaining patient was key; frozen waters would inevitably thaw, sending me on my way to another season of terrorizing fish...


20 Years Later, the .17 HMR is the Best Rimfire Round Made for Hunting

I remember seeing a .17 HMR cartridge for the first time. I was a freshman in college, and the owner of a local gun shop I frequented had set some of the individual rimfire rounds on display as a curio. Seeing the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire case necked down for...


Visit Realtree Fishing at the 2022 Bassmaster Classic

Fans of professional bass fishing will gather in droves at the annual Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo , corresponding with this year’s Classic competition on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina, March 4-6. Great deals on fishing gear, combined with the opportunity to mingle with Bassmaster competitors, create a true destination...


Pull Off a DIY Merriam’s Turkey Hunt in 3 Days

Killing a mountain Merriam’s gobbler is a challenge. These turkeys tend to run in large groups with alert wild eyes and strong legs, and they often move far and wide from roosting locations. Don’t expect to see them loafing in the same small plots all day like an Eastern. The...


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