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When I was growing up, we always thought of hunting and fishing as slightly different versions of the same thing. When someone asked what you liked to do, you said huntin’n’fishin’ as though it was one word.
Of course, there are some major and obvious differences, especially when it comes to catch-and-release fishing. But if there’s one practice that seamlessly combines the two disciplines, it’s bowfishing. In most states, bowfishing...
Duck hunting in North America usually means that mallards are the target species. A big flock of greenheads flying into a decoy spread instills excitement into the hearts of even the most seasoned duck hunters.
Mallards are the most common North American duck species, and the most commonly hunted. They can be found in most every state and are widely available through Canada and Mexico as well. Besides the ready availability of mallards, they are...
Snow geese are an ecological winner of the modern age. They’ve adapted so well to modern agricultural practices in their southern wintering grounds that their populations have exploded wildly in recent decades; today, they stand to severely damage their Arctic breeding grounds with overgrazing.
Government game managers across the snow goose’s wintering grounds and along its migratory corridors have basically pulled out all obstacles that stand in...