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5 Reasons You Need to Hunt Winter Squirrels

Where states offer it, winter squirrel hunting is a nice way to unwind. It allows you to continue your year spent outdoors right into the next one. We came up with a handful of reasons you should consider it.


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 Get Permission to Hunt Private Land

One common complaint by those who hunt less or even quit is the lack of hunting access. Truth is, you might have to work for it these days. Stay humble, put in the effort and you might find new hunting ground where you can hunt small game (and other wild...


13 Ways to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm in Cold Weather

I have a rare hereditary condition called Raynaud’s Disease. It’s a disorder that restricts circulation (blood flow) to your hands, feet, fingers and toes. This can lead to severe cold and painful sensations in your outer extremities — even when it isn’t that cold out. But, obviously, the colder it...


3 Cost-Effective Land Management Tips for Hunters

Landowners or hunters interested in improving their land for wildlife will find creating openings or planting food plots to be the most effective way. Unfortunately, it is also the most costly. And of those costs, brush control is the largest, most continuous expense. Despite this concern, landowners have three brush-control...


Squirrel Hunting Gear Tips

This fall, I’ll be squirrel hunting. Something else that’s guaranteed is the bag I’ll have slung over my shoulder. For as long as I can remember, my father, Mick, as dedicated a squirrel chaser as ever walked the Earth, carried with him into the autumn woods a light-green military satchel...


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Squirrel Hunting the Old-Fashioned Way

Looking for the ultimate hunting challenge? Or maybe you hunt large game with your favorite black-powder gun, but you would like to use it more often than limited muzzleloading seasons allow? Then take up black-powder squirrel hunting. You probably won’t fill the freezer, but you will have lots of fun...


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6 Reasons Why Kids Love Squirrel Hunting with Dogs

The excited whine coming from the dog box as we gathered our gear reached a crescendo as Tobby Oaks neared the tailgate. A flash of gray fur burst through the door the instant he unclipped the latch. Rocky and Miss Squall, so named for her high-pitched squeal when she sees...


Mepps Squirrel Tail Recycling Program

Mepps® continues to ask hunters to save their squirrel tails. The tails are used for their hand-tied, dressed hooks of their world-famous, fish-catching lures. They've been recycling squirrel tails for over half-a-century. “Squirrels are good eating and we can reuse their tails for making the world's No. 1 lure,” explains...


Fox Squirrel Hunting in the Southeast

“Let’s go chase after a fox squirrel,” were the last words I remember 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 exactly how to escape...


How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. If you don’t come from a background where squirrels were part of your upbringing as a hunter it may be hard for you to understand. In much...


The Great American Squirrel and Fall Turkey Hunting Tradition

The first Pennsylvania fall turkey I ever shot came while multi-tasking for small game and wild turkeys on those painted ridges of my teenage years. Choice Habitat You can “still hunt” through the woods slowly, setting up on a bushytail that’s treed on your approach. Set up at the base...


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