Article Provided by: Dante Zúñiga-West From his blog: Backwoods Blaxican If you were timely enough to score a first-come, first-serve spring bear tag this year then there’s only one thing on your mind these days: Ursus Americanus, a.k.a. black bear. Oregon is [...]
By: Cory Yarmuth www.legend-outdoors.com Plastics can come in a number of different combinations. They range from your crawfish imitations, worm imitators, and then you have your creature style baits. Now don’t forget your topwater frogs and then your minnow or [...]
Article Written By: Don Gasaway Find more from Don at his blog: Don Gasaway’s Blog Most parents are aware that they are building the future in their children. There are those who want to find constructive ways to spend their older [...]
Article Written By: Tom Fischer, RaffleHunts.com Corporate America, with its symmetrical rows of beige cubicles, can be as quiet as a library or a graveyard –just worker after worker silently, or nearly silently laboring over email, spreadsheets, and powerpoint presentations. This past [...]
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Every year hunting magazines run stories about which states have become the latest trophy-whitetail hotspots. There’s a problem with all of these stories: They only look at the total number of trophy bucks killed.
The trouble with this is that states with higher deer populations and more hunters have an unfair advantage. Take Wisconsin, which has 1.5 million deer and about 14 hunters per square mile. In comparison, Kentucky has 900,000 whitetails and seven hunters per square mile. Read more »
This episode is the start of a new series from Average Hunter. Every other week my good ole Jimmy from West Tennessee and I will do a show where we discuss several recent news stories that were pull from all the outdoors websites. These stories could range from broken records, dumb criminals, new laws and whatever we can find that sounds interesting and is related to our outdoors community. Jimmy and I will voice our rational opinions or just make fun of these stories and probably each other in the process. Read more »
Article by: Dave Twardowski
The Mid-Atlantic Sportsman
“Rugged. Casual. Reliable.” are some of the first words I use when looking for gear that I can wear in my everyday life of being in the Outdoors. Usually, what I find is lacking one of the words and they never last. So when I find something that fits all of those descriptions and is also something I can wear to my everyday office job, well this Average Hunter will jump at the chance to try them out. Read more »
Row Crop Field Buffers Show Dramatic Increase In Bobwhite Potential in Most Regions
A conservation practice introduced in agricultural row crop settings in 2004 by USDA at the behest of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) has resulted in bobwhite populations up to three times greater than those found in traditionally managed crop fields, according to a just-released study of the program’s impacts. Read more »
There is a place for a backpack and then there are times when its more of hassle than anything. In this review, I will be putting the the Ribz Front Pack to the test in the field during a turkey hunt in Central Illinois.
With Turkey hunting on the mind, I knew a clunky backpack wasn’t something I was looking forward to messing with. Especially when I was planning on hunting Run & Gun style where I was going to moving a lot and sitting up against a lot of trees trying to draw that tom into close range. Also with plans on wearing a ghillie suit, I wanted something that would fit easily under a jacket and still offer plenty of room for storage of all my calls, ammo, gear and a snack or two. I was excited when I was asked to look at the Ribz Front Pack as this looks like it was just what I was looking for. Read more »
Article Provided by: Dante Zúñiga-West
From his blog: Backwoods Blaxican
If you were timely enough to score a first-come, first-serve spring bear tag this year then there’s only one thing on your mind these days: Ursus Americanus, a.k.a. black bear.
Oregon is the place to be if you’re a bear hunter because it is where approximately 30,000 bears inhabit 40,000 square miles of territory. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) issues 4,000 tags for the SW spring bear hunt. ODFW intends for the hunt to help maintain black bear populations in southern Oregon. The SW spring bear season opens on Monday, April 1. Read more »
By: Cory Yarmuth
Plastics can come in a number of different combinations. They range from your crawfish imitations, worm imitators, and then you have your creature style baits. Now don’t forget your topwater frogs and then your minnow or goby imitators. All of these different baits have their time and place when hitting the water. Read more »
Do you ever have one of those moments when a feeling just hits you? That moment when everything is just right and you see why you do the things you do. A time where the real reason shows itself clear as day. I had that moment yesterday while eating dinner with my wife and two children.
We were doing what we do and what everyone else in the world does just about every day. We were sitting down after a long weekend day of doing chores, playing baseball, relaxing and just enjoying the weekend as a family. We were all around the table for our evening meal. This meal was kinda special. Read more »
The last few years, there seems to be a trend with a lot of states. They are adding and extending deer seasons. Why is that? Most hunters in most of these states will claim that their whitetail herd is diminishing. I know here is Illinois, that is the case. Hunters are seeing less deer. Hunters are seeing less quality deer. So what do a lot of these states do, they add seasons and make it easier for hunters to take more and more game. Read more »