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A Brief History of the Bowie Knife


A Brief History of the Bowie Knife

    The Bowie Knife is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent icons of the American frontier. However, there is considerable controversy these days concerning what is or is not considered a Bowie Knife as well as who actually made the knife that Jim Bowie used to defend himself during the infamous Sandbar Fight which took place on a...


How to Introduce Kids to Hunting


How to Introduce Kids to Hunting

Many sportsmen ultimately reach the point in their life when they’re ready to pass their love for the outdoors down to the next generation. Maybe you’ve recently had kids or maybe your kids are getting older and you find yourself wondering ‘what’s the best way to introduce kids to hunting’? Like anything else, there are dos and don’ts, proper ways...


Bowhunting for Beginners - Early Season Whitetail Tactics


Bowhunting for Beginners - Early Season Whitetail Tactics

Whitetail hunters wait all year for opening day. Early season bowhunting is a great way to get into the woods before rifle season and to capitalize on some stellar deer hunting. Bowhunting in warm weather can be challenging, especially for hunters who are new to the sport. There are ways to maximize your chances of success, however, and putting in...


Tips on how to rattle, grunt or bleat whitetail deer


Tips on how to rattle, grunt or bleat whitetail deer

If you’re new to hunting or whitetail deer calls this is a great place to start. Because calling is, of course, vocal we won’t be able to get into the exact method to each call, but I’ll hopefully be able to draw a map in your mind about what to use when so you’ll have better guidance navigating through deer...


How to Scout Deer Habitat


How to Scout Deer Habitat

      Two of the questions most often asked by novice deer hunters are how do you recognize good deer habitat and how do you scout it which is actually very wise because knowing the answers to those two questions is the first step to a successful deer hunt. Therefore, the first thing you should know about deer is...


How to Read a Trout Stream


How to Read a Trout Stream

       Have you ever been out on a trout stream and noticed that some sections of the stream are narrow and swift while other sections are wide and slow? Well, as fly fishermen, we have names for the different the different sections of a trout stream which we call Riffles, Runs, Pools, and Glides and, under normal circumstances,...