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  • Traeger Blackened Bass Recipe

    One of the great things about the new Traeger Timberline is the fact that it gets hot enough for a really good sear. I like to put that heat to work for fish. The wood smoke gives blackened fish a flavor you just can't get on the range top. Now,...

  • Is That Head-Bobbing Deer Trying to Get You to Move? Maybe.

    Anyone who’s hunted for any length of time has had a deer pick them off. Sometimes they peg you and immediately head for the hills. Other times, they don’t quite know what they’re seeing, but know it isn’t quite right. That’s generally when the head bobbing begins. So it begs...

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How to Scout for Early Season Honkers Right Now

OK, any thoughts on serious scouting for early season honkers might be premature. Still, hardcore goose nuts can take some early steps toward finding potential hotspots for late-summer and early fall Canada goose hotspots long before it’s time to place decoys. Narrow the Food Search In many areas, early season...


Fried Backstrap Breakfast Bánh Mí

Bánh Mí is the Vietnamese word for bread, but the term has grown to describe any traditional Vietnamese-style sandwich. Think of Bánh Mí as a Vietnamese Po Boy. Fillings are traditionally pork, chicken, pate, or steak, usually marinated in a soy or fish sauce based Asian-style marinade, then grilled or...


5 Lessons Learned from Bucks I’ve Killed

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. Even when seasons close for the year, the preparation and work for next season begins. You never stop learning. The best deer hunters I know continuously seek knowledge to improve their understanding of the white-tailed deer. They get it. We all should. When I...


3 Public-Land Duck Tactics That Really Work

Public property offers an uncountable amount of waterfowling opportunity throughout the country. Trouble is, many folks don’t take advantage because they don’t want to compete with crowds or stare at a shot-out marsh. It shouldn’t be that way. True, hunting publicly accessible land or water isn’t like walking into an...


5 Things to Do Since Turkey Hunting Season is Over

It's official. Turkey hunting season is over. Part of you feels a little sad it all ended, and part of you is probably relieved . You've been running for weeks, working hard to cover the monthly bills, trying to locate birds for the morning fly-down, roosting turkeys and surely getting...


Want to Work with Wildlife or in the Outdoors? Check Out This Amazing Job Board

I just stumbled upon the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board posted by Texas A&M University's Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences and am flipping out. If you've ever wanted to work with wildlife, in the hunting field or in conservation and habitat preservation, look no further than...


The 2017 North American Deer Summit

The National Deer Alliance (NDA) is an organization designed by hunters for hunters. But more importantly, it’s an organization designed for deer. The NDA fights the battles that the resource can’t. It isn’t your typical deer hunting organization. And while we love what the Quality Deer Management Association , Whitetails...


Elk Hunting: The Affordable Drop Camp Elk Hunt

By: Patrick Meitin Maybe you've drawn an elk tag in a prime area, or just have big plans to bowhunt in an over-the-counter state such as Colorado or Idaho. You likely have a vague idea where you're headed, even where you'll hunt, but details still remain a touch vague. Your...


Ways to Fine Tune Your Bow

By: Patrick Meitin If your still with me in this journey to a perfectly tuned bow outfit you have only a few details to complete to create a hunting-deadly bow. Beyond basic sighting you might want to take a closer look at the sight system you currently use and whether...


More CWD Positive Deer Found in the Northeast

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) continues to make headlines . No matter how much people want it to go away, it isn’t. This is an issue that we must face head-on. And according to a recent report from The Outdoor Wire, 25 new CWD cases were recently found. This disease is...


Two Men Arrested for Pouring Beer Down Baby Alligator's Throat

Two easily amused young South Carolina men have been arrested and charged with harassing wildlife after forcing a baby alligator to drink beer and inhale smoke. Being the brilliant guys they obviously are, they documented the abuse by posting photos of the incident on Snapchat. Of course, officals received calls...


How Do You Measure Up as a Waterfowl Hunter?

Anyone who participates in an activity eventually wonders how they compare to their contemporaries. Baseball players do it, as do competitive shooters. Heck, even bowlers keep score. Waterfowlers are no different. However, comparisons don’t come as easily for duck and goose hunters. Ballplayers, bowlers and skeet shooters can rely on...


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