Predators & Small Game

  • Did You Know Spotted Skunks Do This?

    Did you know that spotted skunks stand on their hands and dance around when they feel threatened? One spotted skunk was caught on camera displaying this behavior last week. According to the Smithsonian website , the spotted skunk has anal scent glands that can emit a foul-smelling spray just like...

  • 5 Reasons Squirrel Hunting Is So Popular

    It's no surprise squirrel hunting is so popular. Here's why. 1. Squirrels Are Everywhere From Maine to Mississippi, Kentucky to California, squirrels can be found. Such an abundance of small-game opportunities yields plenty of seasonal hunting opportunities. Depending on where you live, some locations have late spring, summer, early fall,...

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8 Tips for Competing in Archery Tournaments from Travis “T-Bone” Turner

Tournament archery is an activity and pastime that most people can enjoy. If you can draw a bow, it’s for you. It’s fun and provides a great opportunity to get outside with family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors. And if you’re good, the bragging rights aren’t too bad,...


Rabid Beaver Attacks Father and Daughter

A father and his daughter had planned to enjoy a nice day kayaking with their dog. But a rabid beaver turned that trip into a nightmare. According to CBS News , Dan Wherley and his 7-year-old daughter Layla were kayaking last Sunday when things took an ugly turn. A large...


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Some Cool New Guns in Realtree EDGE

The 2018 SHOT Show buzzed with a strong Realtree presence on the floor. New hunting gear, including some really cool guns, caught our interest. For you hardcore Realtree fans of the new EDGE pattern, you've got to check these options out. Please click through this photo gallery to see what...


Memories of Squirrel Hunting Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel-camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting Bull...


10 Tips for Better Dove Hunting

Follow this pro shotgunner’s advice, and you’ll never miss another dove again (well, almost never).


Bird Hunting: The Sandbox Grouse Had Nine Lives

The birdy habitat was one of those special places you worry about, suburban sprawl being what it is. I'd found it by accident, looking at maps, driving New Hampshire roads. I kept it a secret. Busting cover without a bird dog back then (unimaginable now as I follow English setters...


Squirrel Hunting Tips for the Early Season

Everybody knows you have to be quiet as a church mouse to be a good squirrel hunter. Right? Well . . . that’s one way. But it’s not the only way. First introduced in 1985 by a veteran squirrel hunter named Shannon Talkington from Lake Village, Arkansas, the “Mr. Squirrel”...


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Dove Hunting, the Perfect Family Sport

Do you dove hunt with your family? Here's why you should.


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant White Clover

White clover just might be one of the best all-around legume food sources for deer. It’s highly nutritious, fairly hardy, and is often overlooked due to other clover variety options. Nonetheless, white clover has earned its spot in the world of food plots. This high-protein seed option requires less maintenance...


Raccoon Attacks 6-Year-Old Boy

A 6-year-old boy is undergoing rabies-prevention shots and recovering from bite wounds after being attacked by a possibly rabid raccoon. David Tumarkin, whose left leg is bandaged in two places, told CBS Boston the attack was scary. The Tumarkins were eating watermelon at their backyard table in Newton, Massachusetts, when...


How to Hunt Crows

Crow hunting is a bit like duck hunting, as decoys and calling can often pull birds in for a shot from a camouflaged or natural blind. Crow hunting is also completely different from anything else you may have done. And yes, because some of you are no doubt wondering, I’ve...


Video: Have You Ever Seen a Sage Grouse Strut?

Bird hunters and gun-dog people like us target such better-known species as pheasants, ruffed grouse, woodcock and various quail, including the iconic "Gentleman Bob," the emblematic wingshooting bird of southern plantations. Wild bobwhite are making a comeback in some areas though, and the desert Southwest has those other cool quail,...


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