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  • Duck Hunting Royalty: Why the Mallard Reigns

    Anas platyrhynchos is the world’s most common and widespread wild duck ; even a frequent resident of parks, golf courses and city ponds. Yet when we sit by the fire and talk of fowling and hunts past, it becomes clear that we cherish and revere the mallard over all other...

  • Iowa Turkey Hunters Killed Fewer Birds Than Last Spring

    According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, hunters killed nearly 11,800 Iowa birds this spring, roughly 400 birds fewer than 2016. Iowa's five spring turkey seasons kicked off April 8 with the youth season. The regular spring turkey season ended on May 21. On the upside, Iowa hunters purchased...

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Introducing Purina’s AntlerMax® Climate Guard Supplement for Deer

Purina’s AntlerMax® deer feeds are now formulated with their exclusive Climate Guard supplement. This new product supports weight gain and body conditions by encouraging deer to feed during the heat of the day when deer can biologically benefit the most from it. Ultimately, it provokes deer to consume more feed...


Deep-Fried Snapping Turtle

I readily admit that snapping turtle isn't exactly a common thing for most folks to eat these days, but it used to be. Back when folks got most of their food from the woods and water, snapping turtles were eagerly caught and consumed. Good reason, too, they taste delicious. Let's...


Near Record for Virginia Spring Turkey Season

Wind. Rain. Heat and cold. Forget about it. For some states, this past spring turkey season has been one of the best on record. First, we reported on the great news about Kentucky's spring turkey season . And now, word comes from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries...


Hand Helpers: Find the Right Waterfowling Gloves

As early goose and teal seasons fade into the crisp, breezy days of autumn, duck hunters begin to pay attention to their hands. Specifically, they notice that their fingers can get darn cold many mornings. As such, gloves become important. However, one glove — bad-pun warning — doesn’t fit all...


Great News About Kentucky's Spring Turkey Season

The news on Kentucky's spring turkey season from Kevin Kelly of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources is great. His full report follows: Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep...


Watch Bald Eagle Feed Fawn to Chicks

Four-legged predators aren't the only threat to young fawns. Eagles will also prey on small deer. A live camera focused on a bald eagle nest in Decorah, Iowa, has captured footage of a bald eagle bringing the carcass of a young fawn to its two juvenile offspring. The Raptor Resource...


Introducing Realtree Monster Bucks 25

Realtree's Monster Bucks is one of the most iconic deer hunting DVD Series in the world. It's one of the best-selling, too. Well, Monster Bucks 25 is here. And it's the best one yet. Purchase: Realtree's Monster Bucks 25 Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge ? Check out...


The Best Setup for Bowhunting Turkeys

By: Patrick Meitin "How should I set up for bowhunting turkeys?" This is a question I'm asked. Here are my thoughts: I generally shun short bows whether they're compound or traditional. But when the subject turns to turkeys I lighten up on that conviction. This is directly related to how...


Man Gets Bitten on Tongue by Rattlesnake He Tried to Kiss

I can't believe this is the second time I'm writing about a person who was bitten by a venomous snake while trying to kiss it, but sadly, it is. Last spring, the blog was about a teen who was bitten on the face by a cottonmouth he'd tried to kiss...


How to Skin a Snapping Turtle the Timber2Table Way

Around here, early summer means the big common snapping turtles are on the move. We find them crossing the road, moving from pond to pond, or just walking around the farm. Whether you pick them up, or catch them while fishing, snapping turtles are good eating. While tasty, they can...


Why You Love and Hate the End of Turkey Hunting Season

Admit it, you both love and hate the end of turkey season. A few words follow on why. Early on, you love the early risings, driving through a sleeping town to an all-night gas station for early coffee and doughnuts, where you run into a few other camo-clad hunters and...


Tips for Introducing Youngsters to Waterfowl Hunting

Folks make a big deal about introducing children or teens to waterfowl hunting , and rightly so. But that’s often where the advice ends. If we want to recruit newcomers into the full-time ranks of duck and goose hunters, we must do everything to make sure their first experience is...


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