10 Next-Level Ruffed Grouse Hunting Tips

Click here to read the full article. With a population of fewer than 2,500 and a two-hour drive to the nearest city with more than 10,000 people, Park Falls, Wisconsin, tends to fly under the radar. Ask outdoor enthusiasts if the name rings a bell, though, and you might just get a nod of recognition. […]

7 New Non-Toxic Upland Bird Hunting Loads for 2018

Click here to read the full article. Some of America’s best pheasant hunting is on Federal Waterfowl Production Areas where hunters are required to use non-toxic shot. Thankfully, upland hunters are no longer limited to simply using steel duck loads on roosters and quail. Today, there are several specialty steel, tungsten, tungsten-steel hybrids, and bismuth […]

The Land of Plenty: 4 Stories About Hunting Public Ground

Click here to read the full article. There are plenty of complaints hunters make about public land. Usually those complaints boil down to: 1) it’s too crowded; 2) there’s not enough game. But not all public land is created equally. For every grumbling grievance about public land, there’s a story that’s just the opposite. Public […]

Hunting Wild vs. Preserve Birds, 101

Click here to read the full article. Some wingshooters are wild-bird snobs. I get the appeal, since I’m lucky enough to live in a place with an abundance of sword-tailed roosters that grow armorlike feathers late in the season, skittish Huns that are prone to flushing wild in the wheat stubble, and grouse that dust […]

Father's Day Gifts for Bird Hunters

Click here to read the full article. When it comes right down to it, all you really need to go bird hunting is a license, a shotgun, and some shells (and maybe an orange vest). But where’s the fun in that? The latest and greatest hunting gear can help you—and more importantly, your dad—shoot better, […]

Secretary Zinke Moves to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities in 30 National Wildlife Refuges

Click here to read the full article.U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke this week announced a proposal to open or expand hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. Check the list below to see if that includes spots near you. Some of these places have been traditionally closed to certain types of […]

Funding Wildland Firefighting: Sportsmen Win One for Better National Forest Management

Click here to read the full article. Griping about politicians in Washington D. C. is a beloved American pastime, but sometimes it’s worth noting when our elected representatives do something right. Recent changes in how America pays to fight and manage wild fires should result in better management of America’s national forests – 194 million […]

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Gun Dogs

Click here to read the full article. If you already own a dog, then you know it’s easier to buy things – both necessary and frivolous – for your pet than it is for members of your biological family. There’s just something about dogs—especially working dogs. They give themselves without expectation of a return. They […]

How to Prepare for a Surprise Bird Flush

Click here to read the full article. Rules sometimes just need to be broken. At least that’s true with a shotgun. A huge part of properly shooting a shotgun has always focused on foot placement. A common mantra with shooting instructors is: “You must have the correct stance if you intend to hit the target.” […]

Public Land Wins for Hunters and Anglers in Arizona, North Carolina, and Tennessee

Click here to read the full article. In a time when access to quality habitat is eroding across North America, it’s worth celebrating three recent cases that reverse that trend in Arizona, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Arizona The Santa Teresa Mountains are a network of rugged terrain with bald summits, deep canyons, and sprawling mesas […]

6 Great Upland-Bird Hunts on Public Land

Click here to read the full article. When it comes to public land, big game (mule deer, elk, bighorn, and the like) dominate the headlines and cover photos. But public lands, particularly national forest and Bureau of Land Management properties, offer hundreds of millions of acres of upland bird hunting. There’s something special about working […]

4 Ways to Keep Your Duck Dog in Beast Mode All Season Long

Click here to read the full article. A hardworking dog is going to get a little banged up during a long waterfowl season. But it’s not just physical wear and tear that will degrade your dog’s effectiveness. In the excitement of the hunt, the finer points of training—like steadiness in the blind or refusing to […]

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