Fall

  • Why You Should Plant Fall Food Plots for Deer

    There has always been a special coalition between man and the land with which we are briefly entrusted. Whether you’re a row crop farmer in the Midwest or a cattle rancher in Texas, an internal passion burns. Regardless if we own 10,000 acres or lease 100, the opportunity to act...

  • QDM Cooperatives: The Future of Deer Management on Small Properties

    To implement a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program , one initially needs two things — a piece of ground to manage and good reliable information. Originally, QDM was only truly effective on relatively large properties of 1,000 acres or more. However, today, with QDM being both familiar and desirable to...

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Top 5 Waterfowl Hunting Concealment Fails

Fancy calling, slick shooting and masterful decoy spreads mean nothing if ducks and geese see you. Concealment might be the No. 1 key to success at any waterfowling setup. Yet day after day, season after season, you see experienced, well-intentioned hunters stumble horribly when trying to hide. Maybe they underestimate...


Vorn Deer 42 litre backpack

Vorn Equipment makes the fastest gun packs on the market. Formed back in 2012 by then young hunter and entrepreneur, Erik Andersen, he started out with simply a copper pipe, a piece of wire from an old bike, oieces of fabric and an old sewing machine. He refined the idea...


Duck Hunting Literature: Separating Fact From Fiction

Waterfowlers love a good read, especially when it involves our passion. Whether we dig deep into stuff by the greats — Buckingham, MacQuarrie, Ruark, Hill and others — or just peruse a hunting story on a local outdoor blog, we enjoy reading about hunting almost as much as going afield...


5 Tips to Help Travel with Hunting Dogs

If you travel with hunting dogs as I do – any canine pet really – portable, cushioned beds are essential. Good food and fresh water, including a collapsible dish, are also mainstays. Over the past 20 years my English setters have put on many road miles with me. They’ve been...


Realtree Gun Shooting Tips: How to See Better with Your Rifle Scope

Ever wish you could see better through your rifle scope? Read on. Oh Say Can You See It’s a fact that great optics help you see things more clearly. You can study the antlers of a deer hidden in brush, or focus on the chest of a bull elk back...


Pig Hunting in California

Forget all the stereotypes that come to mind when you think of the West Coast. California has some hardcore pig hunters. You could even call it something of a hog-hunting subculture. I learned this on a spring turkey hunt with Chad Wiebe, owner and operator of Oak Stone Outfitters ,...


Bad Hunting Buddy Behaviors

We all love hunting with our pals and look forward to hunt camp each season. But let’s be honest. Sometimes our hunting buddies do things in camp or during the hunt that make us just want to punch them in the face. You know it’s true. That doesn’t mean we...


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Elk Hunting in the Mountains of Montana

These stunning photos document a 2010 elk hunt in the rugged mountains of Montana.


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5 Great Small Caliber Deer Hunting Rifles for 2017

It seems these days that everyone is all about the big guns. Everybody wants to pack a cannon to the deer woods. However, it isn’t necessary. And most smaller calibers (where legal) are plenty capable of getting the job done on deer-sized game. New Winchester Deer Season XP 64-Grain Bullet...


Food Plot Tips: Recruiting Plots vs. Kill Plots

Dan Perez with Whitetail Properties and Kip Adams with the QDMA discuss the differences between recruiting plots and kill plots. Both have a place on your hunting land, and both can be great spots to tag the buck of a lifetime. The trick is knowing where to plant them, what...


Fowling Bliss: Defining Perfect Hunting Conditions

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed how wind, rain, sun, clouds and temperature extremes affect duck and goose hunting. In fact, I dissected some conditions to the extent that folks might wonder if Lovett considers any day to be ideal for waterfowling. I sure do. In fact, I think any hunt...


15 Tips for Bowhunting Deer in the West

Bowhunting deer in the West is a different ball game than hunting them in the East. It takes a separate set of skills and tactics to get the job done. Here are a few short tips to get you started. The 2017 Obsession Bow Product Line Read the records. Knowing...


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