Wild Turkeys and Predators

Wild Turkeys and Predators

A predator lives by killing and eating other species, which are called prey. Wild turkeys eat insects and small animals, so they are predators, but they become the prey of other large birds, reptiles and mammals.

Bowhunting Waterholes

Bowhunting Waterholes

 If you hunt pronghorns out West, look for water. If you hunt elk in arid western states, scout hard for a secluded seep or water tank. If your game is deer or bears, do the same. Any time it’s dry, hunting over waterholes is a deadly tactic.

Tips for Late-Summer Food Plots

Tips for Late-Summer Food Plots

Deer season is just around the corner. Are you ready? You’ve probably taken inventory of your gear, practiced with your gun or bow and planned out your hunting schedule, but have you started planting your food plots yet?

The Hunt for Shorty

The Hunt for Shorty

As some of you know I manage the farms I hunt with some strict restrictions. One of the incredible deer on this one property was named Shorty. I had never seen Shorty before August 8th 2016 and believed him to be about 7.5 years old. I knew this was a deer I wanted to hunt.

Trapping: The Other Management Tool

Trapping: The Other Management Tool

For those who love the outdoors and hunting and are looking for another avenue to help manage a wildlife area and cull out some of the predators of game animals, Ryan Nikkel shows the benefits of trapping.

Turkey Tips and Techniques

Turkey Tips and Techniques

Patience, choosing the right setups and knowing the lay of the land you’re hunting are keys to being successful. Don’t be in a hurry to leave a property because of no response to your calls.

A Buck for Jennifer

A Buck for Jennifer

We had five bucks in front of us, shielding and protecting Tex. Five minutes into his appearance Jennifer was about to have a stroke, so impatiently eager she was to take her shot. Finally it was clear and Tex was broadside.

Bowhunting for Coyotes

Bowhunting for Coyotes

The well camouflaged bowhunter above him was already at full draw and settling the green pin just behind his shoulder. The trigger of the release moved backwards and the broadhead was on its way to put the seal on this outdoors drama. The hunter had suddenly become the hunted and the prey had become the predator.

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