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How to Find One of the World's Most Expensive Mushrooms

Foraging

How to Find One of the World's Most Expensive Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be expensive. Really expensive. It’s part of what makes foraging so attractive to me: the opportunity to work with the freshest, often prohibitively expensive, gourmet ingredients—all without spending a single dollar, besides the gas it takes to get there. One particularly coveted...
How to Choose an Archery Release

Gear

How to Choose an Archery Release

If someone takes archery and bowhunting seriously enough, invariably, they start to tinker with their equipment. What might start with upgrading to a flagship bow progresses into an accessory deepdive, spanning everything from roving sights to stabilizers to micro-adjustable drop-away rests. A lot...
4-Year-Old Catches Record Golden Trout

Freshwater

4-Year-Old Catches Record Golden Trout

Editor's Note: This article was corrected and updated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Caroline May Evans is off to an auspicious start of her fishing career. The 4-year-old girl submitted a two-pound golden trout last week for official consideration in the IGFA “Small Fry” record book, which includes...
How to Trap Crayfish

Freshwater

How to Trap Crayfish

With water temperatures too hot to do much trout fishing in Southwest Montana, I found myself looking for ways to hit the river while leaving the fly rod at home. While I lamented the lack of after-work fishing to be had, my friend and Supervising Editor Sam Lungren suggested we go poke around the...
6 Beginner-Friendly Mushrooms You Can Find in Summer

Foraging

6 Beginner-Friendly Mushrooms You Can Find in Summer

Spring may get all the attention, but summer is a great time to be out in the mushroom woods. There are plenty of choice edibles popping up and many of them grow in high concentrations, creating a windfall for foragers looking to stock the pantry or freezer with some of the finest edibles Mother...
How to Catch Channel Catfish in Lakes and Ponds

Freshwater

How to Catch Channel Catfish in Lakes and Ponds

For my money, there’s no better way to spend a summer evening than catching channel catfish off the dock. I love the simplicity of it—no fancy boats, no expensive gear, no complicated rigs—just soaking bait and drinking beers with buddies, waiting on the next bite. Some people consider channel cats...
How to Create the Perfect Turkey Setup

Turkey

How to Create the Perfect Turkey Setup

First light has come and gone and you find yourself on the move, covering ground and looking for birds. You rip a crow call and it happens—a tom cuts loose. He’s close, maybe a little too close. The moments after you locate a bird can be some of the most chaotic a hunter will ever experience, but...
The 6 Trees Every Morel Hunter Should Know

Foraging

The 6 Trees Every Morel Hunter Should Know

Finding morels can be a challenging task for new foragers. I vividly remember the struggle to find my first morels; it felt as if I walked every square inch of woods where they didn’t grow. Later I realized I had been far too fixated on looking down. Rookie mistake. Veteran foragers know the best...
Dandelion Wine

Recipes

Dandelion Wine

There’s a certain kind of joy that belongs entirely to the springtime. I love the season and all it brings with it—morels popping, turkeys hammering, and trout finally looking up again. Spring is a thing to be celebrated, and when I celebrate, I like to have a drink. A fishing guide buddy introduced...
The Total Guide to Pheasant Back Mushrooms

Foraging

The Total Guide to Pheasant Back Mushrooms

Some folks suffer from morel-induced tunnel vision during springtime foraging season. They’ll step over ramps and allow fiddleheads to go unpicked, but perhaps the spring edible most frequently encountered—and ignored—is the pheasant back mushroom. Also known as the dryad’s saddle, this beginner...