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An English cocker retrieves a sharp-tailed grouse while hunting
How to Identify the Difference in Prairie Grouse on the Hunt

Ways to differentiate prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse both in the field and in the…

A bird dog retrieves a pheasant while hunting
Tips on Hunting Pheasant with a Dog

Handling, reading, and trusting your dog go a long way in improving your odds during…

A prairie chicken flushes during a hunting trip
Guide to Hunting Greater Prairie Chickens

Prairie chicken hunting tips, tricks, and advice from an expert After 35 years of bird…

A Deutsch Langhaar recalls to its owner.
Training and Troubleshooting the Recall Command with Dogs

Learn about the recall command and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise with…

Fly patterns tied with upland bird feathers rest on a table.
Using Upland Bird Feathers for Fly Tying Patterns

Beat the material shortage at the fly shop and learn how to tie five of…

A Merriam's wild turkey lies on a log.
Chasing the Turkey of the West: How to Hunt the Merriam’s Wild Turkey

Learn the behaviors of the wild turkey that meanders across the West’s Big Sky Country…

A fly fishing fly made with turkey feathers rests on a table.
Utilizing Turkey Feathers for Fly Tying

The joy of turkey hunting doesn’t have to end once the season closes; consider using…

Pheasants hang in the field after being shot.
When to Field Dress Your Upland Birds

Learn when to field dress your upland birds, which methods to use and how to…

A bird dog retrives a bird in western states
Western Upland Hunting Strategies

Understanding the differences in habitat and the ability to adapt on the fly will help…

Two duck hunters wait in flooded timber while duck hunting.
Duck Hunting Tactics for Low-Action States

Not every state is equal when it comes to duck hunting. Explore these tactics if…

A quail hunter walks up on a pointing dog and a covey of bobwhite quail on public lands.
How Public Land Bobwhite Quail Shift Patterns

Wondering why some of your quail spots are hit or miss? These tips from two…

Prairie chicken breast meat tenderized by a meat tenderizer mallet
How to Tenderize Upland Game Birds

When, how, and why you might choose to tenderize the meat of your upland game…

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Preparing for the Next Bird Season

Off-season tips and planning strategies to make the most of your next hunting season I…

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How to Take Better Food Photos with Just Your Phone

Capture your wild game dishes in a way that honors the hunt, the game, and…

A gray squirrel in a tree during hunting season
Squirrel Hunting Methods Without a Dog

Learn various methods of hunting squirrels, where to look for them, and tips for spotting…

Duck decoys with Texas rigged decoy weights hang in a group
How to Make Custom Texas Rig Decoy Anchors

Do-it-yourself instructions for making these convenient decoy anchor setups The older I get, the more often…

A chocolate lab in a Dakota283 kennel for crate training
Crate Training a Dog Can Solve Separation Anxiety Issues

Crate training is a critical step in addressing separation anxiety when your dog is left…

A turkey hunter about to take a shot with a gun that has been patterned.
How to Pattern a Turkey Gun

Use these steps to understand how effective your shotgun, choke, and shot combination is at…

A hunter listens for a sooty grouse hoot while hunting in Alaska.
How to Hunt Sooty Grouse During the Spring Hoot

Hunting sooty grouse in the spring months in Alaska is an unusual adventure with plenty…

A layout blind for duck hunting next to decoys on a pond
Hunting Ducks From a Layout Blind

Learn how to use a layout blind to increase your versatility in hiding from birds…

A pheasant hunter holding an over-under shotgun
Reasons to Consider Carrying a Backup Shotgun

Consider the benefits of a spare shotgun in the event of damage, ammunition availability, or…