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How to Kill a Mule Deer Buck Before the Rut

Mule Deer

How to Kill a Mule Deer Buck Before the Rut

There’s nothing mule deer hunters love better than a rut hunt, and for good reason. That’s the season of the year when bucks are most visible and vulnerable. But not every hunting season coincides with the breeding season. Nor does every hunter have the chance to tread the deer trails in mid to late...
Northern Pike Fishing Part Three: From Hooked to Cooked

Pike

Northern Pike Fishing Part Three: From Hooked to Cooked

This is the third article in a three part series explaining all the basics of northern pike fishing. Over the past few weeks, we’ve celebrated an under-appreciated fish by helping you better understand northern pike  and explaining some of the best methods to catch pike. Now we’re going to show you...
Northern Pike Fishing Part Two: Hook Up and Hold On

Pike

Northern Pike Fishing Part Two: Hook Up and Hold On

This is the second article in a three part series explaining all the basics of northern pike fishing. Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to celebrate an under-appreciated fish. We’ll help you better understand northern pike, explain some of the best methods to catch pike, and show you how to...
Northern Pike Fishing Part One: Toothy, Bony and Scary

Pike

Northern Pike Fishing Part One: Toothy, Bony and Scary

This is the first article in a three part series explaining all the basics of northern pike fishing. Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to celebrate an under appreciated fish. We’ll help you better understand northern pike, explain some of the best methods to catch pike, and show you how to...
The Motorless Troll: Paddle Power

Bass

The Motorless Troll: Paddle Power

Campsite a quarter-mile ahead, dusk descending as my paddling partner and I head toward “home.” A lazy current near the lake’s outlet allows us to drift in the waning daylight, with only the occasional stroke to stay on course. Greedy to milk every minute from a non-resident fishing license, I troll...