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Wild Turkey

How to Hunt Urban Turkeys

It is no secret that urbanization is progressing rapidly across the nation—often at the expense of wildlife habitat. While development can be bad news for many species that depend on undisrupted habitat, some animals flourish in urban settings, especially wild turkeys. Calling on the edge of town...

Wild Turkey

How to Find the Dumbest Tom in the Woods

Frustrated turkey hunters often talk about the need to find unpressured birds, with optimism that these animals will be easier to pattern or deceive. On public lands, or highly pressured private ground, finding these places can be easier said than done. During your continued search for the...

Wild Turkey

How to Kill a Tom on Public Land

On the surface, the idea of taking to the woods to shoot a turkey appears simple. Listen for one to gobble, slink in its direction, make a few imitation hen calls, and shoot it in the face. After all, they have brains the size of a peanut and lack the superb sense of smell that makes hunting your...

Big Game

3 Things Gun Hunters Can Learn from Bowhunters

According to the most recent survey conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, there are approximately 11.5 million licensed hunters nationwide. Of these 11.5 million, 3.6 million are bowhunters. Statistically speaking, that means about 68% of the hunting population only hunt with firearms. I...

Wild Turkey

3 Things Every Hunter Should Do Before Turkey Season

There are few guarantees in hunting, but one thing is true across all species: being prepared will significantly increase your odds of success. Turkey hunting is no different. If you’re looking to get a jump start on this turkey season, here are some good ways to invest your time. Scout Scouting...

Small Game

How to Kill a Limit of Rabbits with a Bow

As big game seasons close across the country, it’s a good time to turn your focus to small game. Not only are rabbits great table fare, but they also offer an excellent opportunity to sharpen your archery skills. After all, this is probably the time of year when bows are neglected most. Lessons...

Whitetail Deer

3 Places to Kill a Whitetail Buck at Midday

The rut can be the great equalizer. Sometimes it’s as simple as spending more time in the field to get more deer on the ground. Sometimes it’s not. But it doesn’t have to be “hunt smarter, not harder.” You can do both. For me, that means sitting all day, but not in the same spots that I’d typically...

Whitetail Deer

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Whitetail Hunters Make

There are a thousand ways to skin a cat and a thousand more to muff up a whitetail hunt. The key is learning from your mistakes and adapting accordingly. These mistakes, and how you react to them, will shape you as a hunter—for better or worse. Here are some of the most common errors whitetailers...

Whitetail Deer

How to Hunt Whitetails in Big Woods

Whitetail hunting is almost synonymous with ag country—where food sources are plentiful and deer movements are predictable. Much hunting media is catered toward those hunters, often at the exclusion of whitetailers in Appalachia, the North Woods, and Rocky Mountains. For those of us who don’t live...

Upland Birds

3 Hot Tips for Killing More Doves

Few hunts in North America can match the fast-paced action of wingshooting mourning doves. As one of the most popular game birds in the country (sorry, Michigan), there aren’t many secrets to a successful hunt, but that’s the beauty of targeting doves. You don’t need much gear and you don’t need an...