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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...


How to Squirrel Hunt with Dogs

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. Some people don't understand the idea of hunting for rodents. But in much of the Southeast, the bushytail is the traditional first game that a young hunter...


Elevated Kennels Don't Stop Coyotes from Attacking Beagles

Preston Boarts of Blairsville, Georgia, thought his three hunting dogs would be safe from a coyote attack. After all, he kept them in caged kennels three feet off the ground. So, he didn't think much about it when he heard commotion and barking early Tuesday morning. But when he went...


How to Hunt Squirrels in the Spring

Does your state offer spring squirrel seasons? Check your current hunting lawbook, as some do. Learn more about the tradition in this video. Depending on where you live, seasons might be offered in spring, summer, fall or winter, depending. Some tips follow: 1. As of this writing, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee,...


Pet Raccoon Bites Off Tip of Toddler's Finger

A family in Green Township, Ohio, said their pet raccoon had never been aggressive toward their 2-year-old daughter, so they were shocked when the raccoon bit off part of her finger. According to WLWTF , the pet raccoon was euthanized and is being tested for diseases, such as rabies. A...


Watch Squirrel Attack Man

A Sarasota, Florida, man was minding his own business when all of a sudden a squirrel ran up his back and attacked him, biting and scratching his arm. It was all caught on a security camera. Turns out Robby Armstrong wasn't the squirrel's only victim. The domesticated squirrel had gone...


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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.


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...


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More Realtree Camo Gifts for the Hunter in Your Family

Depending on where you call home this winter season, hunting apparel and gear might range from lightweight to heavyweight, utility gear to just plain cool. Check out these gifts for the hunter we pulled together.


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...


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