Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Hunting

A Hunting Lesson With My Son

Are you ready to go dove hunting with me buddy?” I ask my son, Sway, as he runs to me from the entrance of his preschool. My four year old grins wide and lets out an excited, “Woop!” as he jumps into my arms. Dove hunting, just him and I, is a tradition we began last year when he showed interest in joining me and had the patience to sit still for...

Big Bucks Follow Waxing Moon

I have said it before: just when I think there can be no new concept related to moon phases and deer movement, someone enlightens me. What Georgia hunter Chad Day is specifically interested in: is there a moon phase where mostly big nocturnal bucks...

Early Archery Season Offers Escape

Perhaps more so than in any other year of my life, I am ready for archery deer season to open. Thankfully, the wait is just about over. Archery season for deer opens September 15 in Missouri. As often as possible this fall, I plan to escape into...

Take Care During Late turkey Season

As we progress later and later into turkey season, hunters should remember things grow a little more dangerous as undergrowth does likewise. Turkey hunting safety should be at the front of your mind when taking to the late-season woods. The only time this writer has really been shaken during a...

Hunting Will Always Be Valuable

Go to any town during the opening morning of deer season and you will likely find a group of hunters gathered at a local diner. Even small towns where there is nothing more than a rail crossing, grain elevator and a dwindling main street have their own gathering place...

September is Tree Stand Safety Month

It seems like everything has a special day, week or month to celebrate or commemorate it. There’s a national pickle day, safe boating week - June is backyard barbeque month. There’s so many, no one can keep track of them. The truly important issues seem to get blended in...

Grown-up Air Rifles Aren’t Toys

If you are like me, your shooting career started with the venerable “BB” gun. I can still remember the day when my uncle handed over an old Sears J.C. Higgins air rifle with the admonition, “Don’t shoot anything!” Right. It was a solid piece of craftsmanship, not like the piffling stamped-steel...

Dove Season One of the Most Popular

The opening day of dove season is more than likely the busiest day of the year for those who like to warm a shotgun barrel. More Americans swing a gun on that day than any other. Besides being fun it serves as a harbinger of the upcoming A-List hunting...

Some Go Nuts Over Hunting Squirrels

Well, it was fun while it lasted. If you remember, spring got off to a late start. June and July were a blur. Now we start the slow decline into autumn. But with August the door swings open for the beginning of our hunting seasons. Last Wednesday marked the...

Indiana’s Cowboy Action Shooting — Are You Game Enough?

They were all there; Rattlesnake John, Cannon, Undertaker, Dough Slinger, and others. They were all watching my every move. I had been challenged and...

Tips for the tail end of turkey season

It happens every year. We hear tales of the new guy who stumbles into the woods for the first time, scratches out a few...

An Owen County Turkey Tale

After last year’s dismal effort at turkey hunting, I was ready for greener grass and had indeed found it. My Owen County morel contact...

Let’s Talk Turkey

Few could argue the whitetail deer sits on the throne as North America’s most prolific game animal. Second are wild turkeys, thanks to some...

Florida Hog Hunt: Three, two, one, MAYHEM!

From the backseat, it felt like one of those nightmares you have after eating pickled jalapenos right before bedtime. It was darker than the inside...

Kokomo Woman takes record deer

Women have been one of the fastest growing participants in the tradition of hunting. When it comes to pursuing whitetail deer, females are some...

Late Rabbit Hunt for a Worthy Cause

As a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet committee, I am expected to come up with creative ways to make money. We...

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