Casting Your Cares Away … Really Works

Casting Your Cares Away … Really Works

By K.J. Houtman

Are you planning for that first chance to go fishing again this spring? Or a first visit to the cabin and a chance to pitch a few casts from the end of the dock? Here’s a plan with great bonus perks!

How to Camo a Gun with Mossy Oak

How to Camo a Gun with Mossy Oak

With Mossy Oak Graphics, you can do a professional camo job on your shotgun or rifle in about half an hour. It will last long enough to qualify as Lifetime Gear if you want it to, but removes easily and with no residue if that’s what you want!

Mountain Wisdom for Today’s Woes

Mountain Wisdom for Today’s Woes

by Kevin Tate

What I’d learned … went well beyond tips and techniques for catching rainbows and browns … more about life, liberty, and about the pursuit of happiness in particular.

Three Thoughts on Hunting

Three Thoughts on Hunting

People ask, “Couldn’t you make the same memories without killing?” I reply “no.” Hiking, bird watching, and photography are great, but they are spectator activities. To hunt is to participate …

Stay Awake for Outdoors’ Best

Stay Awake for Outdoors’ Best

This was the most spectacular display of northern lights you can imagine! You ever try to eat spaghetti with your head tipped back and your eyes riveted on the sky? We made a mess.

Hunting SHOULD BE Humbling

Hunting SHOULD BE Humbling

by Bill Miller
When you’re alone in wild country you realize you don’t mean much. You could be eaten by a bear or snatched by aliens. Yet the sun will rise, the river will flow, and sheep will eat on the mountain.

Smoked Wild Turkey Legs & Thighs

Wild turkey thighs and legs have some of the most savory, flavorful meat on the entire bird. DO NOT DISCARD THEM! They make great soup, and … as this recipe shares … are wonderful smoked!

Smoking the Family Salmon

Smoking the Family Salmon

Few things are better to put in your mouth than properly smoked salmon. It’s the flavor of the wild and recollection of family time. Here’s a simple smoked salmon recipe to allow you to enjoy both!

Eagle is Symbol of Freedom; Sorry Turkey

Eagle is Symbol of Freedom; Sorry Turkey

Each year come Independence Day, I contemplate the decision on the American wild turkey versus the American bald eagle as our country’s mascot. Did the founders make the right choice?

Hunting License Required

Hunting License Required

by K.J. Houtman
What???? How could I have done this to myself? All this planning, all this preparation, but then not following up on the license I needed to hunt legally.

Thanks Dad—A Father’s Day Card

Thanks Dad—A Father’s Day Card

Here’s wishing the happiest of Father’s Days to every dad and granddad who introduced his kids to hunting. You’ve left them inheritance more valuable than you can imagine!

Buy a Joe, or Joanne, a Cup of Joe

Buy a Joe, or Joanne, a Cup of Joe

Green Beans Coffee has a program called “Buy a Joe a Cup of Joe.” For $2 you can buy a serviceman or woman a really good cup of coffee. It will warm you as much as it warms them.

I Knew Hank Shaw When …

I Knew Hank Shaw When …

Congratulations Hank Shaw for Hunter-Angler-Gardner-Cook winning 2013 Best Individual Blog at the James Beard Awards. Hank’s a hardcore hunter/ angler, and to earn this recognition from the outside world is big!