Why We Own Hunting Dogs

Why We Own Hunting Dogs

There’s a warm feeling in the hunter’s soul with every little triumph in training, with each great retrieve, even with the smell of wet dog lingering in the truck.

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 …

Pa Called It “Fresh Air Poisoning”

Pa Called It “Fresh Air Poisoning”

This is why President Theodore Roosevelt used to go skinny-dipping in the Potomac River when he was trapped in D.C. It’s the original foundation of natural health.

Memories of a Great Hunting Dog

Memories of a Great Hunting Dog

Every fortunate bird or waterfowl hunter should be blessed to enjoy the companionship and performance of at least one truly great hunting dog in his or her lifetime. This is Sadie’s story …

Dutch Oven Quick Peach Cobbler

Dutch Oven Quick Peach Cobbler

from J. Wayne Fears

This is a mighty good quick cobbler recipe. You’ll get the ooohs, aaahs, and mmmmmms like you spent all day slaving over the fire, but this one whips up really fast.

A New Friend in the Neighborhood

A New Friend in the Neighborhood

by K.J. Houtman

It was a warm stretch in late October in the northland of Minnesota—a time when we’re so lucky to sleep with windows open and the warm days and calm evenings feel like borrowed time.

My Favorite Hunting Knives – Part I

My Favorite Hunting Knives – Part I

Narrowing down to a single “favorite” proves impossible, but with serious considering, here are the Top Three, one of which I has literally been around the world with me at least a couple times.

Plant a Tree Today; Sit Under It Tomorrow

Plant a Tree Today; Sit Under It Tomorrow

Planting a tree has always been an exercise in legacy. You plant a seedling, care for and protect it, watch it for decades with the vision that someday your kids or grandkids will sit in its shade.

The Little Girl Who Follows Me

The Little Girl Who Follows Me

By Kevin Tate

Sometimes we go … kid fishing on a pier or pond bank, baiting with worms or crickets, watching a cork dance for a while, then picking flowers or playing in the dirt.

Led on a Circuitous Route

Led on a Circuitous Route

by K.J. Houtman

Sometimes doing the right thing … means leaving a little hole in your own heart. If that’s what it took to give happiness to this family—I’m glad to have done my part.

How To Adjust Your Diopter Setting

How To Adjust Your Diopter Setting

Quality binoculars offer adjustments to compensate for the differences between your eyes. If you experience fatigue after looking through binoculars, improper diopter adjustment is likely the cause.

Hunting Guide’s Glassing Secrets

Hunting Guide’s Glassing Secrets

Here are some important pointers from a guy who makes his pay … and even more so his tips … by spotting wary animals at a distance for his hunters. They’ll help you out-spot other hunters five to one!

Hunting: First, Ultimate Extreme Sport

Hunting: First, Ultimate Extreme Sport

A good hunting story around the campfire can make your heart race and your breathing come fast and deep. There’s no denying it; hunting is indeed the first and ultimate “extreme” pursuit—as our Creator intended it to be!