This week on Cutting the Distance, Remi discusses the realities of sharing the woods with large predators, and how best to avoid -- or survive -- an encounter.
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Words by Kevin Murphy
In most parts of the country gray squirrels like the big hardwoods whereas fox squirrels like more open lands such as river bottoms. But both can be found in either habitat.
Squirrels have two breeding periods, one in the late spring and early summer and another in the days leading up to the winter solstice.
Noting the Nests
Nests are a sure sign that squirrels have been in the area. You may see a couple of different types...
Beyond the wonderful steaks, roasts, ribs and ground meat your get from a kill, there is a lot of extra meat that is sometimes looked over by a hunter. Using all the extras shows immense respect for your prey, as well as broadening your culinary pallet. Use these tips to ensure you show maximum respect for the game you harvest.
While not not nearly as meaty as cow’s head, venison head can still provide a memorable and surprisingly tasty meal...
Much like spot-and-stalk hunting, sight casting to redfish in skinny water is equal parts electrifying and frustrating. Reds are the bully of Gulf Coast inshore fishing: they’re quick, meticulous, and aggressive, which is why many anglers treasure this species. The rush of seeing a red tailing, casting at it, hooking up, and that fish burning up your drag with its shoulders out, busting through skinny water is like few other fishing experiences...