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10 Hunting Projects to Do at Home

Coronavirus has millions of Americans twiddling thumbs, kicking rocks and grimacing at the stock market. In a fast-paced society that came to a screeching halt, boredom and depression quickly entered households everywhere. Unfortunately, that’s life right now. But you can still make the most of it. While some people are...


4-Year-Old Alabama Boy Bitten by Rattlesnake in Driveway

A 4-year-old Alabama boy is recovering in the hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake in his own driveway. The encounter was captured on home security footage , and it reveals just how easily a dangerous snake can go undetected. AL.com reports that Spencer Briggs is in a Huntsville Hospital...


Is That Used Bow a Lemon?

I once lived in a fantasy world where every bow was tunable, and it was my fault if it shot poorly. That’s just not true. For some bows, no matter how I turn the arrow’s nock, move the rest, tweak the cam timing, grip the riser or slide the nock...


Sourdough Starter: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Bread

Getting stuck at home has encouraged many Americans to get back to a more self-reliant lifestyle, and for a lot of us, that includes baking. If you’re one of those folks, you might have noticed a shortage of yeast at your local grocery. Luckily, you can take advantage of wild...


7 Crazy Differences in Tagging Deer

I travel for whitetails a lot. No two states I’ve ever been to use the same tagging and checking system. After digging a little further, I couldn’t find twin systems anywhere in the nation. There are numerous crazy differences in reporting harvests across America. Behind the Regs The extreme differences...


Tips for Hunting Turkeys Alone

Social distancing? Yep, this season is different. While it’s true I’ve happily gotten together with my tight-knit group of longtime gobbler chasers on hunts around the country for decades, certain local buds have also called me “the lone wolf” over the years. I’m okay with that, as I like to...


Wild Turkey Leg Enchiladas

It hurts my heart when people say they only take the breast meat from their wild turkeys because they're leaving more than half of the bird behind. Those legs and thighs? They taste even better than the breast meat. They just need a little more time when it comes to...


Do You Need a Custom Turkey Call?

Sure, a mouth call pocketed for the cost of a fast-food burger with fries can yelp up plenty of birds. They're cheap, effective, and all that. But for traditionalists, custom turkey calls embody a certain elegance and history, and that's reason enough for the hardcore turkey hunter to opt in...


Feds Implement Delta Waterfowl's Working Wetlands Program

Delta Waterfowl’s Working Wetlands program, an incentive-based effort that could support the breeding efforts of 1.8 million ducks, opened enrollment this past week in five states in the prairie pothole region . The program, now dubbed the Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program, is administered by the U.S. Department...


The Power of a Fish

The news had been almost surreal that day. A person in town tested positive for the coronavirus, one of the first cases in the state, outside of the cities. They said he’d traveled overseas and then come back to Kentucky, where he went to church. My wife, a third-grade teacher,...


Purple Dead Nettle Pilaf

Purple dead nettle ( Lamium purpureum ) is one of those plants that you may have overlooked or cut down on your own property without realizing it's not only edible, but quite flavorful. Like wild asparagus, it isn’t native to the U.S, but it has spread to cover most of...


April Deer Hunting News Roundup

Deer season is still five or more months away for most of us, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t already making headlines. There’s a lot going on in the deer hunting world right now. Here’s the latest roundup of news you need to know. 2019 Harvest Reports Trickling In Several...


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