Predators & Small Game

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The Best Camo for Predator Hunting

Fooling predators is difficult because they’re hunters themselves. They are hyper-aware, relying on their sensitive noses, large ears and sharp eyes to secure prey and avoid becoming prey in turn. That’s the challenge – and appeal – of predator calling. Successful predator hunters employ a number of tactics to gain...


The Day the Squirrel Went Berserk in the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Like the country song come to life, a squirrel broke into an Alabama church last week, creating chaos and confusion as parishioners tried to catch it with an offering plate. Similar to the 1984 song “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” by Ray Stevens, the squirrel scurried amongst those sitting in the...


Predator Hunts Gone Wrong

Mark Zepp doesn’t remember all the predators that he’s killed over decades of hunting, but he does remember every single one that got away, right down to the smallest detail. He says those have done the most to turn him into a successful predator hunter. “I have called thousands of...


Tips for Hunting Fox Squirrels

“Let’s go chase after a fox squirrel.” Those were the last words I remember my friend Hunter saying to me before we wandered down the logging road that cut through the top of Brush Mountain. I was cramming my brain with communication law court cases for an exam. He knew...


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Guide to Blackpowder Squirrel Hunting

If you're looking for a challenge and enjoy a white plume of blackpowder smoke, then you should try squirrel hunting with your muzzleloader. You probably won't fill the freezer, but you'll have guaranteed fun trying. And the familiarity you gain with your rifle will come in handy if you decide...


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Rabbit Hunting with a Recurve

The twig snapped under my boot and I froze. Motionless, I stood there until my quarry relaxed and began feeding once again on the tender clover. I crept closer, metering my steps in predatory tempo, inching forward until the animal was within range. My bow, made by a company that...


Young Child Barely Escapes Coyote Attack

A home-surveillance camera caught footage of a 5-year-old girl being chased by a coyote in her own front yard in Park Villa, Illinois. Christine Przybylski had just walked to her mailbox to check for her Halloween costume, which had not arrived. As she approached a swing in her front yard,...


Colorado Woman Puts Injured Bobcat in Car Next to Child

No one wants to see wildlife suffer, but you should use good sense when it comes to rendering aid to the animal. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) used Twitter to admonish a Colorado Springs woman who picked up an injured bobcat and put it in the back of her vehicle...


Memories of Squirrel Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel-camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting Bull...


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Dove Hunting, the Perfect Family Sport

Friends, family and the outdoors, plus plenty of shooting and nice weather, make America's most popular game bird perfect for everyone.


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Deadly Nighttime Hog Hunting Strategy

Wild hogs love bait. As the old saying goes, they’re “greedy as pigs.” The normal hunting plan calls for setting up a timed feeder and then waiting in a nearby treestand or blind for pigs to appear. In country with a lot of hogs, the results are predictable and effective...


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6 Reasons Why Kids Love Squirrel Hunting with Dogs

Tobby Oaks neared his tailgate, and the excited whine coming from the dog box on the other side reached a crescendo. We were gathering our gear as Oaks unclipped the latch, and a flash of gray fur burst through the dog box door and past us. Rocky and Miss Squall,...


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