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Watch Pair of Beavers Walk Into Store

I love the way these two beavers just casually stroll into the Cumberland Farms Store in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. They look like a couple of shoppers who decided to stop in for a quick snack. Surveillance footage shared by the company shows one beaver walk out the door it came in...


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...


Bird Hunting and Trout Fishing in Idaho

Ed Anderson is a contemporary fine artist and former Air Force officer transplanted to the mountains of Idaho from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bold lines and bright colors have come to define his hunting and fishing compositions. "We’ve got some great desert rivers here," Anderson told us. "And it's pretty unique to...


Utah Man Dies From Rabies After Exposure to Bat

A Utah man who passed away on Sunday is the first person to die from rabies in the state since 1944. According to ABC4.com , Gary Giles was pulled of life support on Sunday. The 55-year-old husband and father was removing bats from his Moroni home when he likely became...


Quail Hunting in Utah

If you own a good pair of running shoes — or better yet, a trained hunting dog — hunting Gambel’s quail in southwestern Utah might be a fun adventure this fall. Population Estimates, Where to Hunt Utah’s quail hunt opened Nov. 3. The number of Gambel’s quail has dipped a...


South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Journal

Artist Ed Anderson recently wrote to us from Idaho and said: This is a reminiscence of traveling to South Dakota with my dad. I couldn’t tell you if the hunting was good or not, but it was such a departure from the suburbs. When I was a kid, those birds...


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...


Pennsylvania Pheasant Hunting: More Birds This Season

A Pennsylvania native, I hunted cottontail rabbits with my late dad's beagles. Several over the many years were pretty birdy, often finding and flushing woodcock, ruffed grouse and yes, planted pheasants. Captured in memory: a rooster towering out of swamp tangle, the protesting alarm cackle of this cockbird, long tail...


How to Remove Skunk Smell from Your Dog

My English setter Radar had a grin on his face, but I wasn't smiling. He'd just had a little visit with a skunk. Now what? Well I rounded the rascal up, growled my drawn-out human, " Nooooooooo ," snapped his leash to that stinky orange collar he now wore, and...


Hunting the Modern Cottontail Rabbit

Hunters have been pursuing the Eastern cottontail ever since the time of the earliest Native Americans. Although hunter numbers have declined from peak numbers, rabbit hunting still remains extremely popular overall and is one of the most popular small game pursuits. However, the dynamics of hunting cottontails have changed dramatically,...


Why We Love Our Hunting Dogs

Midnight trips outside. Barking at daybreak. Puppy accidents and chewed-up prized possessions. And then, yes, slowly, they grow up – and even then, you grin and bear it sometimes. I love it. You dog folks know the deal. You either are, or you aren’t, a dog person. Would you rather...


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...


Federal Premium Adds Options for Hi-Bird Upland Shotshells

Federal Premium has added new shot sizes to its popular Hi-Bird line of upland shotshells. The loads combine speed, hard-hitting pellets and a specialized wad to fold the highest doves, crows and pigeons, as well as pheasants and the most challenging upland birds. This includes various new 12-gauge loadings of...


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...


Watch Coral Snake Eat Copperhead

You've heard the saying, "Red touches yellow, kills a fellow; red touches black, friend of Jack." As you can see in the video above, that snake ain't no friend of Jack. Coral snakes typically keep to themselves, so seeing one is a rare occurrance. Seeing one eating another snake is...


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...


Did You Know Spotted Skunks Do This?

Did you know that spotted skunks stand on their hands and dance around when they feel threatened? One spotted skunk was caught on camera displaying this behavior last week. According to the Smithsonian website , the spotted skunk has anal scent glands that can emit a foul-smelling spray just like...


5 Reasons Squirrel Hunting Is So Popular

It's no surprise squirrel hunting is so popular. Here's why. 1. Squirrels Are Everywhere From Maine to Mississippi, Kentucky to California, squirrels can be found. Such an abundance of small-game opportunities yields plenty of seasonal hunting opportunities. Depending on where you live, some locations have late spring, summer, early fall,...


Rabid Beaver Attacks Father and Daughter

A father and his daughter had planned to enjoy a nice day kayaking with their dog. But a rabid beaver turned that trip into a nightmare. According to CBS News , Dan Wherley and his 7-year-old daughter Layla were kayaking last Sunday when things took an ugly turn. A large...


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