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The NDA on the Importance of CRP for Wildlife

You can help ensure that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) gets the allocation that wildlife deserves. Deer hunters, which make up 80 percent of all hunters, have a particular responsibility to take action for the betterment of all wildlife. Watch the video to learn how you can make a difference...


The Best Christmas Gift for Hunters and Fishermen

Looking for that perfect gift for the angler or hunter on your Christmas list? If so, a fishing or hunting license might be the answer. These licenses make great Christmas gifts. And they're easy to buy. It's a simple process. Winter is a great time to give a license as...


How to Bowhunt Predators

I exhaled strong gasps of air through the plastic mouth call, cupping my hand on the barrel accordingly, sending eerie, squalling, bone-chilling sounds of a rabbit in distress out across the valley floor, penetrating nearly a mile into the foothills beyond. No more than 5 minutes went by when I...


How to Get the Stink Out of Your Hunting Truck

Nasty, dirty, smelly, stinky vehicles during hunting season. It happens to us all. Luckily, there's a fix. And Rachelle Hedrick is here to share it with you. You're welcome. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish...


Kill a Late-Season Stud in 5 Days

That strong north wind is carrying more than just cold weather. The end of deer season is right behind it. You still haven’t killed a buck. And you burned most of your vacation days during the rut. But you don’t need much more time off to kill a big, old...


Southwest Rut Report: The Rut Is Hit or Miss Throughout the Region

The northern Texas rut is winding down quickly and a brief lull in movement is likely to follow. Give it some time. After attending a Texas university seven years and making several lifelong friends there, I visit Texas as often as possible. I typically choose mid-December for these visits because...


Northwest Rut Report: The Rut Is Winding Down

The party is winding down in the Northwest, though there are still some whitetail-hunting opportunities yet available in Washington and Idaho, largely primitive-weapons hunts. For all practical purposes, Montana and Wyoming are now closed to deer hunting, with the possible exception of a scattering of special-permit antlerless hunts. The Washington...


Northeast Rut Report: The Late Season Is Firmly Here

As we move into the late season and sweet November is in the rear-view mirror, there is still some good hunting to be had. Food and cover become most important and once you find the deer this time of year, they can really be on a very predictable pattern. As...


Midwest Rut Report: One State Still Showing Primary Rut Life

With the month of December now upon us, the late season has set in across the Midwestern region. Taking a big-picture view, the main influence right now in the deer woods is food. Deer are stocking up fat reserves going into winter and bucks are working to replenish all the...


Southeast Rut Report: The Rut Is Setting the Stage in Alabama and Mississippi

Looking at the forecast for the region, the weather is promising. For the northern half of the Southeast, we’re looking at highs in the 30s and 40s and lows in the 20s. That’s great weather. There are also minor chances of snow for some locations. Cloud cover should dominate the...


7 Reasons Public Waterfowl Hunting is Better than You Think

So you think hunting for ducks and geese on public-access areas sucks because those spots are overhunted and overcrowded, and you end up in calling duels with sky-busting neighboring hunters who are always out of their blind peeing when birds are trying to come in? Let me tell you why...


Woods Waterfowl: How to Scout Green Timber

Green timber : Just the mention of it conjures images back-flapping mallards, cypress breaks and calls echoing through the flooded hardwoods. Waterfowl hunters who see that on video or listen to stories of dozens of mallards dropping into a hole are inspired to take up the torch and see the...


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