Dove

Don’t give up on doves after Labor Day

For many hunters, the first day of dove season is often also the last day, as they quickly shift their attention to deer and the excellent fishing that September generally provides. While the dove population takes a major hit on Labor Day weekend, the rest of the season shouldn’t be ignored. 

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Dove

Dove field-ology

The best dove hunts always begin with a solid food source, from native grasses and forbs to carbohydrate-rich grains in agriculture fields. 

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Getting in on a lease or hunt-club land late in the preseason doesn’t have to hurt your chances of taking a big buck.
Deer Hunting

Last minute land: go deep, stay late

Most hunting clubs or landowners look for new members or leases during the summer. Word-of-mouth is the more common way that openings get filled, but some larger clubs or tracts may advertise in the newspaper, want ads, or even online on social media pages.  […]

Spending time at the range or in the back yard shooting your bow and/or gun will help you make that critical shot once the season opens.
Deer Hunting

No matter the weapon, practice

While you’re getting the land and your knowledge of it in shape, don’t forget about re-honing those shooting skills. Whether you hunt with modern firearm, bow or primitive weapon, putting practice time in at the range is a great idea. 

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Crappie/Bream

Panoptix: Ahead of the game

When Garmin released its much-anticipated Pantoptix sonar a couple of years ago, it garnered the attention of many anglers in all walks of the fishing world. It was touted as being the future of fishing sonar in an industry that already has side-scan, down-scan, and nearly lifelike imagery. […]

Bass Fishing

Tips for catching bass after dark

Justin Giles doesn’t just fish at night for bass in the summer because it’s coolers, but because that’s when he catches some of the biggest fish of the year. Here are some of his tips that can help you find and catch more fish after dark. […]