Your hunting cabin – the perfect place to get away, enjoy nature and spend time tracking your chosen hunting game. But when it comes to emergency preparation, can your hunting cabin double as a bug out shelter? In many cases it might be the perfect place to escape to, but this is dependent on […]

  By David Link For serious waterfowl hunters, a good duck call becomes a trusted companion. Season after season hunters hang their go-to calls around their neck as they walk stealthily to their blinds in the early morning dawn. But for the uninitiated, it is natural to wonder how they decided upon their favorite calls. […]

  By David Link Upland hunting seasons vary in different regions of the country, but wherever you live, upland hunting is a great way to spend an afternoon getting some exercise and maybe getting some chances at birds. Upland hunting is also a good way to initiate new hunters into shotgun hunting. Although game bird […]

  By David Link If all goes well while hunting this season, you’ll be huddled over the trophy buck you had your eye on field dressing it and getting ready to transport it out of the field. If you’re a first time hunter or still relatively new to the process of field dressing and carrying […]

  By Robin Follette Cooking over the campfire takes on a new meaning when fall arrives. Burgers and hot dogs are great for warm weather. When there’s frost in the morning and a chill in the air all day, it’s time for hardy meals that stay with us. Most of my campfire cooking is done […]

  By David Link Recently the Vortex Crossfire 8×42 roof prism binoculars received a makeover from the Vortex Optics team. It was previously known as the Vortex Crossfire II 8×42, and although this distinction can be confusing, the new Vortex Crossfire series (devoid of the II) can easily distinguished by its new looks. The old […]

  By David Link Overnight backpacking trips can be one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences because you truly get away from it all when you’re in the backcountry. Everything you need to make it through the night is strapped to your back, and if you forget something vital, you can’t exactly run back to […]

  By David Link We know you’re itching to try out some new gear for the approaching deer season, and what is better than new gear anyway? We’ve put together list of deer hunting gear you should try out this year, and whether it ups your odds, makes your life easier or keeps you comfortable […]

  By David Link Whitetail season will be here before we know it, and a few good calls in your hunting bag might just up the odds of snagging the big boys this year. While there’s no doubt that deer calls can be of great use during certain parts of the season, you’ll need to […]

  By Robin Follette We spend a lot of time fishing our way through the calendar. From ice fishing in winter through fall fishing when the number of lakes, streams, and ponds open to fishing dwindle, we’re catching some great freshwater fish to put on the dinner table. Caught, cleaned, and then what? When it […]