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  • Road-Killed Waterfowl? The Struggle is Real

    While constructing a recent blog post about lightning killing snow geese in Idaho, I thought about other odd ways in which waterfowl die. Diseases play a big role. In some high-density situations, boats might fatally strike roosted birds before dawn. And most folks are aware of aircraft smashing into geese...

  • Turkey Hunting: Did Hens Ruin Your Spring Season?

    As a turkey hunter, is your glass half full or half empty? In Florida this season, right after fly-down, a boss hen clucked, yelped and laid on some forceful cutting back at our every call. More birds flew down and gathered around this loud-mouthed hen turkey — more hens and...

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Realtree Fishing’s Mark Rose Leads FLW Pennzoil Marine AOY in Points

Realtree Fishing-sponsored professional bass-fishing angler Mark Rose is currently leading the FLW Pennzoil Marine AOY point race with 878 points. Rose climbed into the top spot in the standings last week at Alabama’s Smith Lake with a 22nd-place finish. According to FLW.com, Rose has been one of the hottest bass...


How to Pickle Wild Asparagus Recipe

Around here, spring means turkey hunting, fishing, and gathering nature’s bounty. Dandelions, mushrooms, ramps, wild onions and others regularly end up on our dinner table. One of our favorite spring delicacies is wild asparagus. Wild asparagus can be found throughout the country. Not a true native, the asparagus we find...


Video: Turkey Hen with Poults Fights Off Hawk

Wild turkey hens have plenty of challenges fending off predators once their young are successfully hatched. This brood hen alertly watches over her poults as they feed in the tall grass. They're not alone. A red-tailed hawk, also hungry for dinner, swoops in. Watch what happens next. Go here for...


Duck Hunting: 5 Signs You're Doing it Wrong

Failure can be a frequent companion in the duck marsh. Stuff happens, and the pursuit of wild birds offers no surety. However, consistent, repeated failure indicates a problem. It’s easy to forget a few days with a light or empty strap, especially if you respond with several successful hunts. When...


5 Food Plots to Help You Tag More Turkeys

Not just for deer, a good food plot will draw in turkeys and hold them in your area, vastly increasing your odds at tagging a longbeard this spring. While food plots are most often associated with fall deer hunting, a green spring plot can be absolutely deadly on spring gobblers...


Mainstream Media Encourages Wild Game Consumption

I don’t often pay attention to mainstream media these days, but occasionally a headline will catch my eye. Like early last week when I noticed the Fox News headline, “5 Reasons to Eat More Wild Game.” It seems that mainstream media is picking up on what hunters have known all...


Whitetail Taxidermy Poses for Your Next Deer Mount

Killing a big mature buck is hard. There isn’t anything easy about it. So when it all finally comes together, you want to cherish and remember that memory . You want to encapsulate it. And I like to do that by having my deer mounted. I visited Sam Coffey of...


How to Self Film Your Deer Hunt

These days, self-filming has become a popular thing. A lot of people are starting to film their own hunts. If you haven’t started yet, want to know the benefits of doing so, and need a little help heading in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place. I self-film...


How Late-Arriving Springs Impact Duck Production

Everyone's talking about the late spring of 2018 — especially waterfowlers , who worry that the unseasonably dismal weather might affect waterfowl reproduction. So when I saw this video from Frank Rohwer, president and chief scientist for Delta Waterfowl , I had to share it. In it, he explains how...


Raccoon Attacks Woman

A Tampa, Florida, woman is recovering after suffering 15 bite wounds during a terrifying raccoon attack. Gabrielle Luig was out by a pool in the Eastbrook neighborhood letting her friend's dog out to use the bathroom when the raccoon attacked. Luig told News Channel 8 the raccoon sniffed her leg...


Youth's Amazing 13-Bearded Gobbler

A little over a year ago, Tyler Blake Mumpower (just 11 years old at the time), shot this record book gobbler. He was hunting with his dad, Rodney. On April 22, 2017, the two were out together, as were many other Pennsylvania fathers and sons. The state has a strong...


Dandelion Jelly Recipe

We all know that person with the perfectly manicured lawn. A carpet of lush, green turf where a weed dares not show its face. That’s not my yard. Ours looks more like patchwork of clover and weeds with the occasional parcel of turf grass. It looks more like a food...


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