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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...


10 Tips for Better Dove Hunting

Follow this pro shotgunner’s advice, and you’ll never miss another dove again (well, almost never).


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...


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...


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...


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...


Small Game Hunting with Muzzleloaders

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


Realtree Fishing Partners with Jacob Wheeler

Realtree Fishing announced today a partnership with bass professional Jacob Wheeler, bringing together the hottest new brand in fishing with one of the top professional fishermen on the tournament trail. This agreement will align Realtree Fishing and its product partners with Wheeler's tournament competition schedule, as well as his lifestyle...


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...


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...


Union Sportsmen's Alliance and Realtree Partner for Conservation

FRANKLIN, Tenn. —The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) recently entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with Realtree, making the brand the exclusive camouflage company of the USA. The USA is a nonprofit organization created in 2007 to unite the union community through conservation to preserve North America's outdoor heritage. The USA...


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,...


Realtree Fishing and Pro Fisherman Casey Ashley Announce Partnership

Columbus, GA (Nov. 16, 2017) – Realtree Fishing, a natural extension of parent brand Realtree, the worldwide leader in camo for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere, announces a partnership with bass fishing professional Casey Ashley. Realtree Fishing launched in 2016 to appeal to fishermen worldwide. Realtree Fishing patterns range from effectively muted...


Realtree Fishing Named Exclusive Camouflage Pattern of FLW

November 7, 2017, Columbus, GA – Realtree, the worldwide leader in camouflage, recently released its new Realtree Fishing camouflage and brand, which are now teamed with Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) to further that organization’s wide-reaching work to ensure our outdoor heritage and fishing opportunities. “I grew up not only in...


Marsh Madness: Fish, Food and Fun in the Louisiana Marsh

Crawfish pie, yet another Cajun creation that walks the fine line between perfection and gastronomic debauchery. As with any cuisine that utilizes a capsaicin-laced flavor profile , moderation is key. The problem, when being served Cajun food by a true Cajun is this thing they call lagniappe , or a...


Where 10,000 Utah Pheasants Will Be Released for Hunting

More than 10,000 pheasants will be released in Utah. The state's general pheasant hunt opens Nov. 4. If you enjoy hunting one of the most colorful upland game birds in Utah — the ring-necked pheasant — you have lots of reasons to be excited. The number of wild birds is...


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