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A chocolate lab in a Dakota283 kennel for crate training
How to Solve Separation Anxiety Issues with Dogs

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…

A bird dog hunts in the Arizona desert
Dogs and Snake Bites

Venomous snakes can be found in the majority of states, so understanding how to avoid…

How to Run and Gun in Turkey Hunting

Use a mobile approach to track down more turkeys and increase your hunting opportunities As…

Two male wood ducks fly against a wooded background
The Basics of Scouting for Ducks

Using sheer grit and determination to figure out where to find ducks I checked the…

Game bird pieces on a cutting board ready for cooking
How to Butcher an Upland Game Bird

How, when, and why to break down upland game birds for cooking, along with instructions…

Bird hunters hunting quail in Arizona
The Flatlander’s Guide to Hunting Desert Quail

Expect mountains and difficult terrain when hunting the wily game birds of the Southwest desert…

A pair of female bobwhite quail
Understanding Bobwhite Quail Behavior

Think like a naturalist to unlock clues in upland bird habitat, behavior and patterns Sometimes…

A Gambel's quail calls from a branch in response to a call
Using Sound to Improve Your Quail Hunting

Strengthen your listening skills with some simple exercises and learn how to reduce your noise…

A pheasant hunter in a snowy field
Tips for Late Season Pheasant Hunting

As seasons draw to a close, pheasant hunting requires a little extra strategy to outsmart…

A group of bird hunters walking on federal public lands.
Types of Public Land for Hunting Access in America

Public lands fall under many types and jurisdictions, but understanding them can open countless hunting…

Duck hunting decoys float on the water
Common Decoy Spreads for Puddle Ducks and Divers

Advice for new duck hunters on decoy spreads When you get any waterfowlers to talk…

A mixed flock of ducks rises from a pond
Hunting Mid-Season Stale Ducks

Think differently and ‘do the opposite’ to try to outsmart mid-season ducks that have grown…

A young duck hunter stands in an A-frame blind
A-Frame Style Duck Blinds

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this blind design that is growing in popularity…

A bird hunter with dogs, hunting on skis
Upland Hunting by Back Country Skis

The Alaskan wilderness became much more accessible when this hunter added skis to his repertoire…

A Pheasant hunter walks alone in a field
How to Hunt Pheasant by Yourself

Take a look at some pheasant hunting tips and tactics to make hunting pheasant alone…

Duck Blinds on a Budget

Try these tips for a natural duck blind without spending money on an expensive blind…

The bed of a pickup truck packed for upland bird hunting
Hunting Road Trip Packing List

Prepare for your next bird hunting trip with this helpful packing list I am a…