A zoomed-in image of a whitetail deer nose.
How Well Can a Whitetail Deer Smell?

A whitetail’s sense of smell is its ultimate superpower The short answer? Better than a…

A whitetail buck stands in a deciduous woods. He looks like he smells the photographer. Big green trees are in the background.
Does Scent Control Matter in Deer Hunting?

Scent control plays a large part in hunting deer with success Have you ever sat…

A bowhunter nocks an arrow while at target practice.
7 Best Exercises for Bowhunters

Basic exercises you should be doing to stay in shape for bow season Here on…

A bull elk bugling in the Rocky Mountains.
How to Set Up an Elk Decoy
A snow covered field edge where the woods meets the open field.
Good Advice for Hunting in Bad Weather

Some of the best hunting can come in the worst weather People who don’t hunt…

The Mislabeled, Misunderstood and Mistreated Javelina

Why javelina flavor, quality, and personality stereotypes don’t hold true Every once in a while,…

Two hunters glass for deer.
Why Winter is the Best Season for Hunting Deer

As we round the corner into winter, some people start to pack it in, or…

A dead elk lies in brush after being shot.
Strike a Balance: Advice from a Seasoned Elk Hunter

Spending the last 10 autumns weaving between aspens and pines has taught me a few things about…

A dead pine squirrel laying next to a shotgun on a log.
Squirrel Ecology, Hunting, and Cooking

Squirrels provide plentiful opportunities to get outdoors and share wild game meals Squirrel hunting might…

How to Get Wild Turkeys to Decoy

Using Montana Decoy turkey decoys to find success during your turkey season Wisconsin in early April…

Michael Cravens holds a dead mallard.
Lessons Learned by a Beginner Waterfowler

Seven flocked-up mallards glided over our heads and out of sight behind us. My two companions and…

A group of doves lie on top of a bucket.
Dove Hunting: The ‘Whole’ Experience

It’s Sept. 2, the day after Arizona’s dove opener. Yesterday morning, my alarm tried to wake…

Hunting Wildlife in the US

The United States may be one singular country, but its geographic regions are very distinct. The swamps of Florida are…

A hunter patterns non-toxic shot with his shotgun.
Heavier Than Steel: Non-Toxic Shot for More Efficient Waterfowling

If you’ve hunted waterfowl, chances are good that you know the feeling: You swing through…

The author sitting next to a black bear he killed with archery equipment.
Hunting and Cooking Black Bears

Black bears are an amazing species both in the wild and in the kitchen When…

The necessary equipment needed to make a turkey beard display is shown.
Homemade Turkey Beard Display

This homemade trophy display will save you wall space and allow you to remember each…

All the gear you need to pattern your turkey gun in a basket.
Patterning a Shotgun for Turkey Hunting

Patterning a shotgun can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to…

A silhouetted bowhunter rests on a rock at sunset.
In-Season Fitness Strategies for Hunters

There are three core training areas to focus on to reduce risk of injury in…

A whitetail buck visits a feeder.
Change in Daylight: What it Means for Wildlife

Meet 2 1/2-year-old Larry. He’s reliable, almost punctual to a fault. Larry is the resident…