Posts tagged 'Hunting How To'

Thinking of putting a red dot on your turkey gun? Do it.

Thinking of putting a red dot on your turkey gun? Do it.

Optics on turkey guns are becoming more and more popular, for the same advantages they provide tactical and competitive shooters: Easier sight alignment, faster target acquisition, and the ability to focus on your target while shooting.

By Matt Dye
April 6, 2020
One thing bow hunters and land managers can do to see more deer

One thing bow hunters and land managers can do to see more deer

Edge-feathering is not a commonly implemented practice, but the end results serve a critical role in most landscapes. As we travel across the country, we find the most properties lack the “transitional zone.”

By Erik Barber
March 30, 2020
Successfully Hunting Pressured Turkey

Successfully Hunting Pressured Turkey

Thundering gobbles echoed through the Wisconsin woods as sunlight pierced the horizon on a late-May morning. Three toms gobbled from their roosts in large white oaks on a secondary ridge across the valley from a flock of yelping hens.

By Dylan Hazen
March 23, 2020
Making Realistic Calling Sequences for Coyotes

Making Realistic Calling Sequences for Coyotes

Now that whitetail season is over, a lot of hunters will be heading out to chase coyotes so they can pass time until spring. Just like with deer hunting, there will be some guys who get really hardcore, but the majority of the folks in the field will be your average Joe schmo.

By Greg McHale
March 16, 2020
ProTip: Early Morning Glassing

ProTip: Early Morning Glassing

Often, when breaking camp in the morning, we tend to pack up and head out. We are tempted to move on without glassing the immediate area, as one gets the feeling there couldn't possibly be something in the immediate vicinity where we have spent the last eight to 12 hours. This temptation can lead to a big mistake: We all know stories of people who've seen game as soon as they've gotten out of the tent, or even before leaving the tent.

By Greg McHale
March 9, 2020
ProTip: Glassing in Snowy Conditions

ProTip: Glassing in Snowy Conditions

There are times you are going to experience a lot of snow on the ground. This can happen because you've signed up for a winter hunt: Kudos to you if you are out there when most people are hunkering down to watch Netflix.

January 5, 2020
Orthopedic Injuries in the Wilderness

Orthopedic Injuries in the Wilderness

By far, the most common emergencies in the wilderness are musculoskeletal (fractures, sprains, and strains). It is important to be able to distinguish a true emergency from an injury where you have some time to get yourself or your hunting partner out.

December 22, 2019
Why You Missed That Deer - Part 2

Why You Missed That Deer - Part 2

I meet a lot of whitetail hunters at our sight-in days shooting lightweight, magnum caliber rifles – 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mags, I even had a hunter come in once with a .338 Lapua. I don’t mean to bruise anyone’s ego, but for a lot of whitetail hunters, that may be too much gun.

December 15, 2019
Why You Missed That Deer - Part I

Why You Missed That Deer - Part I

It’s opening morning. Your heart jumps as you spot a deer, but you’re cool, calm and collected. You carefully move your rifle into position. You place your crosshairs on the vital area and track the deer as he walks. Your safety comes off. He stops. You’re stable. You’re set. This deer is as good as yours. BANG!

December 8, 2019
Predator Calling For Bear

Predator Calling For Bear

“That’s either a black cow or a bear,” my friend said to me, as he looked through his optics. Bears have a certain walk that is unmistakable and once this animal moved, there was no denying we were indeed looking at a bear out for an evening stroll and a bite to eat. There was about an hour of light left and I needed to cut the distance quite a bit if my hopes of arrowing this bear were going to come true.