Dove

  • Tips for Busting Clays

    I was very nervous about my first dove hunt. I was in my early 20s at the time and had never shot anything that moved. When I was a child, my father and I spent sunny afternoons shooting cans and other small objects with his .22 rifle, but I had...

  • 15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

    Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...

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New Federal Premium Ammunition Hi-Bird Shotgun Load

A new shotgun load always gets the bird hunter in me excited. In anticipation of bird hunting seasons to come, Federal Premium Ammunition announced the release of a new shotgun load. Dubbed "Hi-Bird," it's designed specifically for gunning doves, crows, pigeons and even pheasant hunting. According to Federal Premium Ammunition,...


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7 Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...


How to Build an Awesome Dove Hunting Field

The basic ingredients for a good dove field are no secret. Plant plenty of food, give ‘em a little water, provide grit, open ground, and a handful of places for the birds to sit. Then, carefully manage the hunting pressure. But a great dove field has more. More planning. More...


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5 Ways Your Hunting Property Can Pay for Itself

Owning land to hunt on. It’s the American hunter's dream. And sadly, it’s common belief that dream is out of reach. It isn’t. It can be achieved. And with the help of our good friends from Whitetail Properties , we’re here to tell you how and why.


Picking Your Puppy: Traits to Look for in Your Next Hunting Dog

You wouldn’t walk into a sporting goods store and purchase the first shotgun you saw without doing some background research first, so why then would you skip that step when selecting a puppy that you’ll be hunting with for the next 10 to 12 years? Many hunters make that mistake...


10 Tips for Better Dove Hunting

Follow this pro shotgunner’s advice, and you’ll never miss another dove again (well, almost never).


Paleo: How to Be a Proud Meat Eater

Many of us probably know at least one person that’s a vegan. And in no way are we sharing this to offend those people. No, it’s just a good old wisecrack to brighten your day. After all, we need a good laugh every now and then, right? I think so...


The Reasons We Hunt

I’ve always been asked why I hunt. The answer to that question is both very simple and extremely complex. We hunt because we want to experience what nature has to offer us. We hunt to grow in character as individuals who are a part of a much larger society. We...


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New Hunting Clothes For 2016

Every year, new hunting clothes hit racks and stands all across the country. And every year, I take joy in trying them on. It may or may not be obvious, but I’m a bit of a camouflage freak. Seeing the latest Realtree camouflage patterns on the newest clothing gets me...


Are Small Game Hunters Going Extinct?

Shaine Nixon misses the old days, when his family religiously hunted for squirrels in the Angelina National Forest near Lufkin, Texas. He joined in the tradition when he was 8 and still remembers those early outdoor experiences. “My great-grandmother would make homemade yeast rolls every day, with bacon ends, and...


Wing Shooting In Sicily | Lucas Micallef

Armed with his new 20-gauge semi-auto shotgun and Realtree Camo, Realtree International Pro-Team member Lucas Micallef shares his wing shooting trip from Italy. In Italy, one of the most important days on the hunting calendar is the ‘pre-apertura’ (pre-opening). The exact date depends on the region. In Sicily, for example,...


What's It Worth: Ruger Red Label

Manufacturer: Ruger Model: Red Label O/U Caliber: 20 gauge Value: $998.75 This week we have a Ruger Red Label 20 gauge over/under shotgun. Red Labels were made from 1977 to 2011 in various configurations and chamberings and were released again in 12 gauge only in 2013. This particular gun was...


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