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How to Hunt Groundhogs

Hunting groundhogs isn’t a new thing. Historically, people hunted them a lot, especially during the 20th century. But for some reason, it’s become all but dead in the last 15 years. There's been very little talk of groundhogs since the recent rise of big game hunting took hold in the...


Video: Have You Ever Seen a Sage Grouse Strut?

Bird hunters and gun-dog people like us target such better-known species as pheasants, ruffed grouse, woodcock and various quail, including the iconic "Gentleman Bob," the emblematic wingshooting bird of southern plantations. Wild bobwhite are making a comeback in some areas though, and the desert Southwest has those other cool quail,...


Squirrel Hunting Myths and Facts

[Editor's note: The author is a lifelong "Yankee." His comment is meant to be tongue-in-cheek.] Why some Yankees don’t squirrel hunt . . . Let’s look at the subtitle here, shall we, and jump right into this. There are lots of reasons why people, and yes, Yankees – those folk...


How to Build an Awesome Dove Hunting Field

The basic ingredients for a good dove field are no secret. Plant plenty of food, give ‘em a little water, provide grit, open ground, and a handful of places for the birds to sit. Then, carefully manage the hunting pressure. But a great dove field has more. More planning. More...


How to Crate Train Your Hunting Dog Puppy

I’ve been around hunting dogs most of my life. Nope, this doesn’t make me an expert. I’m still learning, like all of you dog owners. That’s the fun part. My dad ran beagles, which I took care of being the oldest boy, and a dog lover from the start. We...


Picking Your Puppy: Traits to Look for in Your Next Hunting Dog

You wouldn’t walk into a sporting goods store and purchase the first shotgun you saw without doing some background research first, so why then would you skip that step when selecting a puppy that you’ll be hunting with for the next 10 to 12 years? Many hunters make that mistake...


Bowhunting Small Game

As I slipped through the tall grass undetected, the animal I was stalking fed on grass completely unaware of my presence. The tall grass gave way to a large, open field. If I could make it to the edge of the field, I knew I would have about a 30-yard...


4 Tips to Prevent and Treat Snakebites in Dogs

A dog encounters all sorts of hazards in the field when you open the crate, drop the tailgate and start hunting. Venomous snakes are but one. Some states around the country present a more perilous scenario for such interactions, while others provide less. Ways to prevent and treat snake bites,...


5 Reasons Why You Should Hunt Wild Pigs

I've been on many a spring turkey trip in places such as Florida, Texas, and even California when a pig hunt broke out. Why? Read on . . . 1. Property Damage Control Pre-hunt discussions by friends, outfitters, ranch owners and others often conclude with statements such as: "And kill...


Pet Raccoon Overdoses on Illegal Drugs

What does one do with a stoned raccoon? Take it to the local fire station, of course. Firefighters are no strangers to emergencies, especially those involving overdosing on illegal drugs. But, one overdose victim created quite a stir at an Indianapolis fire station earlier this month. A distressed woman brought...


"Zombie" Raccoons Terrorize Ohio Residents

They're baring their teeth, walking on their hind legs and generally just scaring the crap out of everyone. Raccoons in Youngstown, Ohio, are exhibiting "zombie-like behavior" according to the residents. WKBN 27 says Youngstown police have been busy this week responding to calls about the strange-acting raccoons. The majority of...


Public Angered After Video Shows Cops Repeatedly Running Over Raccoon

People are voicing outrage after a viral video shows two police cars repeatedly running over a raccoon in a shopping plaza parking lot near Albany, New York. A statement released by the Town of Coeymans Police Department states it received numerous calls reporting a rabid raccoon in the Shop and...


Watch Squirrel Pull Out Girl's Tooth

I've gotta give this dad some credit for coming up with a creative way to pull his daughter's baby tooth. And, kudos to the little girl for being a good sport and putting up with her dad's silly antics. As you can see in the video, which was filmed in...


6-Year-Old Boy Scratched by Bat Dies from Rabies

A devastated father is mourning the death of his 6-year-old son who passed away from rabies after being scratched by a rabies-infected bat in his home state of Florida. According to ABC News, the bat scratched Ryker Roque after his father, Henry Roque placed the bat in the bucket. According...


Watch Opossum Play Possum to Escape Death from Jaws of Coyote

You've no doubt heard the phrase, "playing possum." It comes from an opossum's tendency to play dead when it feels threatened. Wonder just how effective this response is for protecting it against predators? Just watch the video above and you'll see. Although you may think that playing dead would just...


Quail Forever Signs Landmark Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service

Have you heard about this new deal to benefit wildlife habitat? Quail Forever has finalized an agreement with the USDA Forest Service to allow collaborative active forest management in more than half of the United States. The new partnership will provide increased opportunity for efforts focused on habitat restoration between...


Raccoon Attacks Baby, Pulls Her From Bed

Imagine leaving your infant daughter safely in bed for a few moments while you take your older child to the restroom only to return to find that a raccoon has savagely attacked her? It's the stuff of nightmares, but that's exactly what happened last Wednesday night in a Philadelphia apartment...


Small Game Hunting with Muzzleloaders

Is a .32-caliber black powder rifle in your squirrel hunting future?


Watch Greedy Squirrel Steal Treats from Gift Package

This time of year, thieves are notorious for snatching packages off front porches. You've probably seen home surveillance footage posted of dishonest folks caught in the act. But, this time, the camera caught a thief of a much smaller, furrier persuasion stealing goods from a front porch. Fox News recently...


Pheasants Forever's Mid-Season Rooster Report

You've busted thick brush, skirted edge cover, hunted multiple states, logged both road and foot miles, watched the orange sun rise and set, and yes killed some birds, with great meals to follow – but the pheasant season sure isn't over just yet. In some ways, the best of it...


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