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When I first started big game hunting, most serious hunters handloaded their own ammunition. This was because the quality of the factory ammunition that was available was not always of…
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Scent Control Tips and Techniques

Friday, November 15 2013 12:00 am - for General Hunting
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One of the hardest things to beat is a mature whitetail’s nose. The hardest would be the nose of a mature whitetail doe. I think the noses of some whitetails…
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Hard Lessons on Gun Safety

Wednesday, November 06 2013 3:00 pm - for General Hunting
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Looking into the barrel of a loaded shotgun is as horrifying as gazing into the maw of a rabid dog. Looking into the barrel of a loaded shotgun held by…
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Hunting Safely in Bear Country

Monday, October 14 2013 2:00 pm - for General Hunting
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Seeing a bear while hunting is always thrilling. Sometimes it's a good thrill like seeing your first bald eagle. Other times it's a scary thrill, like seeing a rattlesnake coiled…
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Try the Woodcock Challenge

Monday, September 09 2013 6:00 am - for General Hunting
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Every autumn, when the weather man announces the first cold front blowing down from the north, we get timberdoodles on our minds. One year, in mid-November, the phone rang at…
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Lessons in Snipe Hunting

Friday, September 06 2013 6:00 am - for General Hunting
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No rabbits. No woodcocks. No quail. The coverts we hunted proved barren on a recent hunt in east Arkansas' Pine Tree Wildlife Management Area. After four hours of brush-busting, we…
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Hunting Lease 101

Monday, August 05 2013 7:00 am - for General Hunting
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Like it or not, the practice of leasing hunting land is increasing rapidly in the United States. However, you don't need a trust fund or a six-figure salary to get…
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How to Layer Clothing

Tuesday, June 25 2013 7:00 am - for General Hunting
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For many outdoor enthusiasts, the importance of dressing in layers is well known. This method of dressing allows you to regulate your temperature by peeling-off or putting-on clothing layers — clothes…
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When I was 12 years old, my grandmother gave me a beautiful fixed-blade hunting knife in a leather sheath that had belonged to my grandfather. I was just learning to…
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How to Sight-In a Rifle

Thursday, June 06 2013 12:00 pm - for General Hunting
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Many new and even not-so new hunters and shooters believe that sighting in a rifle is difficult or complicated, but it really isn't. Whether you've purchased a new rifle, you're…
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