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Asking for Permission to Hunt Private Land


Asking for Permission to Hunt Private Land

While much of today’s focus in the hunting world is on the significance of protecting our public lands for hunting and access, a reality for millions of hunters is that they live nowhere near readily accessible public land for hunting. Private land provides the sole habitat for a large percentage of game animals in the United States for all or...


Mallard Duck Hunting for Beginners | Tips & Tactics to Get Started


Mallard Duck Hunting for Beginners | Tips & Tactics to Get Started

Duck hunting is one of the best sports in the world. As an avid whitetail hunter, I have never been able to quite decide which I love more. Duck hunting is super exciting and a bit faster pace than most types of hunting. Thankfully duck hunting is a bit easier to pick up than most types of hunting. All you...


Five Animal Tracks and How to Identify Them


Five Animal Tracks and How to Identify Them

Even for those who spend a lot of time outdoors in habitat frequented by wildlife, it can be a rare opportunity to actually lay eyes on some of the more elusive species themselves. Some carnivores have fairly large home ranges and occur at low densities, not to mention how well they rely on their senses to avoid humans and stay...


Jigging for Winter Pike - How to Choose Location, Gear, and Lures


Jigging for Winter Pike - How to Choose Location, Gear, and Lures

For me personally, using tip-ups to catch pike through the ice is boring, and no offense to those who fish in this manner, but to me its not really fishing. In my mind as a musky angler, fishing is a constant game of movement to seek out active fish, not waiting for something to swim by for hours. This mindset...


A Brief Primer on Antler Biology - The Annual Antler Growth Cycle and Factors that Matter in Antler Growth


A Brief Primer on Antler Biology - The Annual Antler Growth Cycle and Factors that Matter in Antler Growth

One of the qualities that makes the members of the deer family, Cervidae, so unique to the animal kingdom is their antlers. Cervidae, which includes species from around the world such as caribou, deer, moose and elk, is made up of a wide diversity of hooved animals (ungulates) that grow antlers. Antlers differ from horns in that they are made...