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Ten Rules to Help Avoid Hunting Dog Disasters
  • Posted on: 02/13/20   Today’s hunter hits the woods, fields, and marshes with dogs by their sides, eager to locate game and help owners bring it home for the table. But hunting with a dog is not without its risks. The great outdoors is an unforgiving place at times, and being prepared for unforeseen obstacles is the best way to avoid disaster. Here are 10 things to consider before taking your dog afield... 

State-by-State 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast
  • Posted on: 02/07/20   Attention turkey bums: There is great spring hunting opportunities available coast to coast from March through early June. Choose from Florida Osceolas in early March or hard-gobbling Easterns open throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Head to Texas for loud-mouthed Rios or north to the prairies for last-chance Merriam’s. Each state has an Overall outlook:, Potential Spring 2020 hotspots: and Quick tips to help you start planning your Spring 2020 hunts...

When is the Best Time for Shed Antler Hunting?
  • Posted on: 01/22/20   When should you start shed hunting? Today we’re going to tackle that very question. But first, why is it an important question to have an answer to in the first place? Why Is It Important To Know When To Start Shed Hunting? Assuming you’d like to find piles of shed antlers this year, the timing of when you shed hunt is important for three reasons:1.The Impact of Human Pressure, 2.Rodent chewing and 3.Human Competition. So How Do I Know When To Start Shed Hunting?... 

Hunting Late-Season Mallards in Fields vs. Water
  • Posted on: 01/09/20   Whether you’re in flooded timber or a frozen corn field, chasing late-season mallards requires a special set of tactics. And over the years, we’ve developed some rules to live by. They are not all hard and fast, but most will put a few birds on your strap as long as the refuge is full of greenheads...

Duck Hunting Forecast for 2019-20 
  • Posted on: 08/26/19   Waterfowl census numbers vary, but observers are optimistic about hunting prospects for 2019-20. The most highly anticipated waterfowl hunting forecast of the year is in and while spring breeding duck numbers decreased slightly and goose population estimates are mixed, most experts agree that waterfowl hunters can expect a good 2019-’20 season. So what precisely can you anticipate as duck and goose seasons get underway? Here’s the flyway-by-flyway look for this season... 

Migratory Bird Laws You May Not Know -- Printer Friendly Version Available
  • Posted on: 03/26/20   This article deals with Q&A from a former duck guide, who broke migratory bird laws, and is trying to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes. The information is based on federal law. Be sure to check with state agencies to make sure you are in compliance with state law. Ryan Warden became an expert on migratory gamebird regulations in 2011 after...

Best Public Lands Near Big Cities
  • Posted on: 03/11/20   f you live in a big city and love to hunt and fish, it can be a struggle to find a place to pursue those passions and find success. Hooking into a hot bed of smallies or shooting a doe, few ducks or rabbits for the pot is more difficult in urban areas than the back 40. But in many cases outdoor opportunities are abound right outside city limits, it’s just a matter of finding them. That’s where this list comes in... 

Trout Anglers; Never Overlook Old-School Trout Flies
  • Posted on: 03/03/20   Evolution is a slow process. We tend to believe that the trout swimming in our rivers now are smarter than the ones that were swimming there 25 or even 100 years ago, but the truth is they’ll eat the same flies they did back then. Thanks to modern synthetic materials and flashy new patterns, a lot of the old stuff has lost its rightful place in fly boxes. But...

State Directory for FREE Fishing Days in 2020
  • Posted on: 02/14/20   These are days – some states even offer free fishing weekends – where anglers can go fishing without a license. Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time. If you already have a fishing license, consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing, out on the water for the day. National Fishing and Boating Week -- June 6-14th . Check out the next free fishing days in your state... 

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