Small Game

A woodcock hunter in New York with his bird dog.
How to Choose a Pair of Hunting Gloves

The lowdown on materials, design differences, warmth, and more to help you decide on your…

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…

A squirrel hunter stands in the woods with a gun
What’s Better for Squirrel Hunting? – A Rifle and a Shotgun

Squirrel can be taken with either type of firearm, so how do you decide which…

A dog barks at a squirrel in a tree while hunting
How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

Hunting with a purpose-bred squirrel dog is fun, family-friendly, and an easy way to extend…

A historic photo of two hunting terriers
Hunting and Working Terriers: HDC Episode #18

Learn about how terriers use their courage and tenacity to serve as effective hunters of…

Rabbit gnocchi with mushroom cream sauce
Braised Rabbit Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Bring some variety into the kitchen with this versatile mushroom cream sauce that pairs well…

A racoon hunter with hos hound on a tailgate in Kentucky.
Kentucky Cooner – A Look at Raccoon Dogs

The tradition of raccoon hunting with dogs in America has been passed on for generations.…

A historic image of teckels hunting game
Hunting with Teckels and Feist: HDC Episode #17

Discover the origins of two very different hunting dogs with a versatile set of hunting…

A historic photo of coonhounds at a tailgate with raccoon hunters
Scent Hounds, Running Hounds, and Badger Hounds: HDC Episode #16

Discover the origins and development of scent hounds used for hunting foxes and raccoons In…

A cast iron skillet of squirrel cacciatore
Squirrel Cacciatore

Got squirrel? This comfort food recipe will make squirrel meat approachable for anyone hesitant to…

A medieval illustration shows a sight hound being released on a rabbit.
Introduction to Sight Hounds: HDC Episode #14

Discover the history of the fastest canine athletes from Greyhounds to Salukis to the Indian…

An illustration of a hunter with hounds and rabbits
An Overview of Hounds: HDC Episode #13

Understanding the broad category of hounds and how their hunting styles developed and evolved over…

A Russian Laika stands in the snow and looks up at a tree
Origins and Use of the Spitz-type Hunting Dog Breeds: HDC Episode #12

Explore some of the oldest types of dogs that have developed alongside humans for hunting…

A snowshoe hare running from beagles
A Look into Shotguns, Chokes, and Shot Size for Snowshoe Hare Hunting

Helping make the choices in proper shotgun setups for snowshoe hare hunting including shot size…

Close up of an Eastern cottontail rabbit.
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit – History, Hunting, and Biology

Learn About Eastern Cottontail Rabbits and How to Hunt Them Whether you live in a…

A pack of beagles hunting rabbits
The Beagle – An Overview of North America’s Popular Rabbit Dog

Thinking about getting a beagle for hunting rabbits? The beagle is a commonly known small…

A mountain feist on a squirrel hunt.
Mountain Feist, Treeing Feist – A Look at Squirrel Hunting Dogs

Take a dive into the history and world of the Mountain Feist and squirrel hunting…

A Beagle gets a GPS tracking collar for rabbit hunting
What is it like to Hunt Rabbits with Beagles?

Right in many of our upland covers awaits a whole new world of rabbit hunting…

A snowshoe hare in thick cover.
How to Hunt Snowshoe Hare with a Versatile Hunting Dog

Experimenting with ideas of hunting snowshoe hare with pointing dogs. This is an open call…

A Snowshoe hair standing the snow.
Snowshoe Hare – Hunting, History, and More.

Admiring (and Chasing) the Aptly Named Snowshoe Hare With its gigantic, fuzzy feet and snow-white…

An Eastern gray squirrel runs along a tree limb.
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) – A Small Game Species Profile

Tree rats, bushy tails, and squirrels – great no matter what you call them We…