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2022 Atlantic Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Early goose and teal seasons are upon us, and general duck seasons are just weeks away, so it’s time to reveal the latest Duck Hunting Nation rankings. Check out our 2022 grades for the Atlantic Flyway, with insider info that might boost your success. And dive into state-by-state details in...


When Will Somebody Shoot the New World Record?

It will take a whitetail superfreak to top the 213-5⁄8-inch typical buck farmer Milo Hanson shot near his home in Biggar, Saskatchewan, one snowy November day 29 years ago. Rack Measurements My analysis of the top 200-inch typical racks in the Boone and Crockett records shows that the new No...


10 More Deer Hunting Myths Debunked

A talking head on outdoor TV puffs his chest and declares, “Man, the full moon is the worst time to hunt!” Sounds pretty good, and you buy it. Your daddy told you never to overhunt a spot, and you never doubt Pops. Stands to reason that if another hunter tromps...


Spring Duck Numbers Down, But Optimism Reigns

North America’s spring 2022 breeding duck population was down slightly from previous years, but biologists say hunters should still see a solid fall flight. The survey estimated total spring breeding duck numbers at about 34.2 million, which is 4 percent lower than the long-term average and 12 percent lower than...


10 Best Times to Deer Hunt

Deer hunting is a game of odds. It’s also a game of decisions. Knowing when to hunt, when not to, and when the conditions are best for you are all part of the process. In my book, there are 10 times, conditions, or situations when odds become more favorable for...


The 3 Most Expensive Hunts in North America

If you had all the money in the world, what would you buy first? Most of us think for a few moments before answering. Some might go for a sports car. Others might tour Europe. How about a beachfront mansion with an elevator, movie theatre, pool, and private chef? But...


Hunters Flock to First Delta Waterfowl Expo

Eager for the season and excited about new initiatives and introductions, waterfowlers jammed the aisles at Delta Waterfowl’s first-ever Duck Hunters Expo. The event, held July 29 through 31 in Little Rock, Arkansas, featured waterfowling personalities, carving demonstrations, how-to seminars, a world-class calling contest, and loads of new duck hunting...


25 Tips for New Deer Hunters

Black, beady eyes bore into yours. Ears sling forward like two satellites homing in on a signal. Then the inevitable — deafening snorts that send every deer in the field packing. You’ve spooked another deer, and filling that first tag seems tougher than ever before. Looking from the outside in,...


Top 5 Things to Know about Brassica Food Plots

If you’ve paid attention to the hunting media in the past decade, you know that brassicas have received a lot of praise. Brassicas are fast-growing annual forages that provide excellent nutrition for deer. When deer catch on to the palatability and attraction of brassicas, few plants can influence a herd...


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15 New Hunting Guns for 2022

Go boom. That’s what guns are supposed to do. But some guns do it more accurately, more reliably, and with more style. Check out these 15 rifles, shotguns, and muzzleloaders all available in Realtree camo, and in just in time for 2022-2023 hunting seasons.


David Blanton’s Best Trail Camera Tips

Some hunters might not like summer, but I think it’s an exciting season, mainly because of the information and entertainment I enjoy while running trail cameras. The process is pure fun, letting me savor the woods during the off-season and glimpse deer and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Moreover,...


Iowa Law Expands Rifle Options for Late-Season Antlerless Hunts

Iowa is the place of dreams for deer hunters. Tags are difficult to draw, but when you do, the state is a big-buck mecca. Now, controversial new rules will also boost opportunities for antlerless deer. Recently, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law expanding deer hunting rifle options...


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