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Predator Calling Tips for When the Weather Sucks

Do you know how to call predators when the weather sucks? You don’t always get to pick the days you hunt, so you have to make the most of those days, even if it means bundling up and braving adverse weather conditions that keep other hunters buttoned up at home...


Bird Hunting and Trout Fishing in Idaho

Ed Anderson is a contemporary fine artist and former Air Force officer transplanted to the mountains of Idaho from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bold lines and bright colors have come to define his hunting and fishing compositions. "We’ve got some great desert rivers here," Anderson told us. "And it's pretty unique to...


Give Thanks

Almost always after killing a wild turkey, I whisper: "Thanks." Sometimes I'm alone; sometimes I'm with a buddy. I'm moved. I'm grateful. My hands are almost always shaking, even after all these years. It never gets old. I'm forever amazed I got to do it one more time. And I'm...


7 Mistakes Coyote Hunters Make

As simple as the fundamentals of coyote hunting are, someone is out there, virtually every day, making mistakes through inattention to detail or, in some cases, by overthinking what should be a fairly simple, and fun, process. And that bothers Realtree pro staffer Byron South, who has been hunting predators...


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15 Steps to Forge Your Own Deer Skinning Knife

Next to your firearm or bow, a good knife might be the most important tool you take afield. A quality knife is more than a tool. It is the bridge between the taking of an animal and food on the table. A great knife feels alive in your hand, balanced,...


Quail Hunting in Utah

If you own a good pair of running shoes — or better yet, a trained hunting dog — hunting Gambel’s quail in southwestern Utah might be a fun adventure this fall. Population Estimates, Where to Hunt Utah’s quail hunt opened Nov. 3. The number of Gambel’s quail has dipped a...


South Dakota Pheasant Hunting Journal

Artist Ed Anderson recently wrote to us from Idaho and said: This is a reminiscence of traveling to South Dakota with my dad. I couldn’t tell you if the hunting was good or not, but it was such a departure from the suburbs. When I was a kid, those birds...


How to Hunt Eastern Coyotes

Most of us have watched the open-country coyote hunts filmed in the vast mesas and prairies of the West. We've seen coyotes coming in on the run from hundreds of yards away, then pausing for that perfect shot. It is a remarkable sight, a long-distance visual of your quarry approaching...


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Public Land Grouse Hunt

Think great upland hunting on public land is a thing of the past? The images from this Montana hunt for sharptails may convince you otherwise.


Squirrel Hunting Gear Tips

This fall, I’ll be squirrel hunting. Something else that’s guaranteed is the bag I’ll have slung over my shoulder. For as long as I can remember, my father, Mick, as dedicated a squirrel chaser as ever walked the Earth, carried with him into the autumn woods a light-green military satchel...


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Squirrel Hunting the Old-Fashioned Way

Looking for the ultimate hunting challenge? Or maybe you hunt large game with your favorite black-powder gun, but you would like to use it more often than limited muzzleloading seasons allow? Then take up black-powder squirrel hunting. You probably won’t fill the freezer, but you will have lots of fun...


5 Tips for Rifle Accuracy

Editor's note: Guns and Camo guest blogger Joe Arterburn is a self-proclaimed "Plainsman," living and writing on guns, shooting and hunting from his home in Nebraska. Confidence in your rifle – and yourself – goes a long way toward shooting proficiency. Here are a handful of tips to help build...


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