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Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Lately I have noticed so many hunting pictures on Facebook and 99% of them have one thing in common. They are terrible photos. I love that people are out hunting and being successful, however, I'd love it more if they...

B. Carlson

B. Carlson

My name is Bill Carlson and I have spent the past 5 years doing special events for our military and their families. In this article, I will share with you about some amazing veterans and family members I have been...

Mike Furman

Mike Furman

If you are a procrastinator, have been living under a rock during the off-season, or just haven't had time due to a summer full of kids, all- star softball and vacations like myself, you may find that your pre-bow season...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

On our sixth day in the Caprivi we didn't get anything but what did happen is worth writing about. Up at 4:00AM and off to look for elephant tracks. We found the tracks shortly after daylight and set out tracking...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Yet another safari in Africa in the books. This time we hunted Namibia, a country I had not been to before. Namibia isn't much different then Texas as far as topography is concerned and hunting was good....

J. Bobo

J. Bobo

Oh my, how hunting has evolved. I can remember when I was 8 years old and would accompany my father to the woods on occasion. Back then it was simple. A dove stool, his trusty lever action Model 94,...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

I spent the afternoon of day 1 in search of innovation in the form of new companies that were making their inaugural appearance at the ATA show. Slay the Game, 20 Feet Up and Rac-Em-Bac fit that criteria to a...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

The first morning of the ATA show started off with a bang. The show open with Bowtech holding the entire show hostage as Country Music Stars Colton Jones and Tom Jackson rocked the crowd for the first 30 minutes of...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

After a couple of cups of coffee and the usual bantering about weather at my favorite corner convenience store, a recent discussion turned to Game and Fish Department surveys....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

This was my 23rd year guiding hunts and I am still amazed at how little people prepare for hunting situations. In preparing a to be a successful hunter one must look beyond just setting up sand bags and "squeezing" the...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

2011 was an awesome year in the archery industry. Hundreds of new products hit the market. More hunters than ever are now in the woods. The Archery Trade Association's trade show is on the horizon for next week. I can't...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Anti-hunting and anti-fishing interests are currently litigating against the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to force the EPA to expand its Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) authority in order to regulate traditional ammunition and recreational fishing tackle....

Mike Furman

Mike Furman

We recently got a new guy on our shift at the firehouse I work at, a 'rookie' as we say. And with this new addition to our shift, our family, our brotherhood, comes a great amount of responsibility. He's going...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Waldorf, Maryland - HuntOnly.com one of the internet's top deer hunting websites is proud to announce that their 4th Annual Hunter Palooza event raised over $17,000 to benefit Farmers and Hunter's Feeding the Hungry (FHFH). HuntOnly.com is proud to put...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Over the past two decades the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has emphasized wildlife habitat enhancement and hunting access on private land through its Private Land Initiative....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

It's August and even with early goose open, I'm still thinking of some numbers I filed away earlier this summer that concern me a little more than how the local football team will break camp.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

APPLY NOW! Go to http://blackbear.dnr.state.md.us Online applications for the Maryland Black Bear Lottery are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. (almost midnight) on Friday, September 2....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

In todays hunting industry there are as many different and sometimes help products as there are species to hunt. One can choose from anything from a mount that holds a camera on your bow to clothing that all but eliminate...

Heather Warnecke

Heather Warnecke

I was absolutely thrilled to learn earlier last month that over 125,000 lbs of venison was collected for Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry in Ohio during the 2010 whitetail season. More than 2,000 deer were donated, providing half a...

Heather Warnecke

Heather Warnecke

I often hear others say that the idea of hunting is brutal. I find myself frequently defending my actions and explaining that I am actually one of the most sensitive hunters you could find. When I approached the first deer...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

April 12, 2011 (Washington, DC) - A coalition of the nation's largest hunting and conservation organizations welcomed a provision championed by Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) member Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho and CSC Senate Co-Chair, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana,...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

As recently as a couple of decades ago, a youth hunting season might have consisted of a boy with a BB gun and a flock of blackbirds … not an organized effort for sure, but certainly a right of passage....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

North Dakota's pheasant and High Plains duck seasons close Jan. 2, so it's a good time for a review before we start talking about prospects for 2011....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

As snowstorm after snowstorm this winter have dumped inches and feet of white blankets across the prairie, waves of concern have built up to match the drifts in my back yard. Family and friends worry about traveling and over-the-road drivers...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

I sat down with Steve Graham, ROCKY's Outdoor Marketing manager, at the Archery Trade Association's Trade Show in Indianapolis last Friday to find out what we should expect from ROCKY in 2011....

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

On a recent trip with an outfitter I realized that there is a distinction in the outdoor community…..there are hunters and there are killers. When I am in the woods I go with the understanding that I am hunting, I...

Whitt

Whitt

The title in itself explains everything. Too many hunters these days worry about killing to animal with the biggest set of antlers, or filling their bag limit of ducks and geese....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Only a couple of weeks into the pheasant season, hunters in North Dakota have already exceeded last year's total for accidents involving firearms and shooting for all hunting seasons combined....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

North Dakota's roadside pheasant survey revealed the pheasant population is in better shape than last year, especially in the southern half of the state...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Few people in North Dakota would ever ask the question “why do you hunt?”...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

In some parts of the world Carp are a coveted part of the culture, while in others, they are despised. Many species of Carp are a huge part of aquaculture, medicine, and food in most parts of Asia. Carp are...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

I always use my game camera surveys to form my “hit list” for the season. Typically the list includes mature bucks or cull bucks but last year I added a non-antlered animal……a coyote....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

While the first hunting season of fall officially opened a month ago, many North Dakota hunters consider September as the kick-off, starting with dove, then archery deer and now grouse and partridge....

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

Taking a child hunting for their first time is a special rite of passage. It takes some planning so that everything goes off without a hitch. You want their very first experience to be a fond memory and not an...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

Most people think of hunting success in terms of a kill, the size of the rack, or the length of the beard and spurs. But a successful hunt doesn't always have to mean an animal is harvested. One of my...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

Ok this isn't some Halloween story or urban legend or anything. But it is real and I suspect everyone has "seen" it lurking near their hunting grounds. No need to arm yourself with a weapon for this monster, but it...

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

It's that time of year when we break out our shotguns, shells “plenty of them” and dawn our summer weight camouflage for the very first time of the season. We usually have a group of 10 hunters or so meet...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

Some people go to the woods to escape their technology, specifically their cell phone or pager. Personally I embrace my smart phone and think of it as a member of the family, so of course I bring her hunting. I...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

For long days in the field you want your trusty hunting companion to have the stamina and mental sharpness needed for a successful hunt. Whether you have a Labrador retrieving ducks and doing a lot of water work, or a...

Jason Verbeck

Jason Verbeck

Slowly lowering myself out of sight behind the large snow covered boulder we’d been using as cover for the previous four hours since sneaking our way into position well before daylight. Poking my head around the corner just enough to...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

As we sit in the summer heat we realize that many states will be open for archery hunting in just a few short days, 60-80 days to be more “roughly” exact. Many states today have some sort of lull between...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

These economic times are tough for all of us and we all need to make our dollars stretch as far as possible. For lots of us hunting is not only a means of recreation and relaxation but also a way...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

Well here we are in that hot thing we call summer. I don't know about the rest of you but I’d much rather it be fall or winter and cold, you can always put on more clothes to be warmer....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

On Christmas Day 2005 I learned that my life long dream of going to Africa was going to actually happen. Through a friend of a friend I was going to be able to spend 45 days on the Dark Continent....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

In June, many duck and pheasant hunters will mentally circle the backside of October as a key window for waterfowl and upland hunting. In similar manner, deer hunters also key out the dates, times and places for hunts, stake a...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

I think it is a safe assumption that most hunters would like to go to Africa at some point in their lives. I cannot remember a time in my young life that the mystique of Africa didn't grace my mind...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

The 2009 North Dakota Legislature continued a recent nationwide trend by creating a few new opportunities designed to recruit and retain hunters....

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Dear Mr. Leahy & Mr. Robinson: I am in receipt of your letter of March 30, 2010. I will address your points factually and straightforward....

R. Francis

R. Francis

Getting our youth out to enjoy and appreciate nature is a real challenge these days. Especially because parents are competing against high tech video games that are made to simulate exactly what we want them to experience, without having to...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

Whether you love them or hate them, feral hogs are a force to be reckoned with. Texas has long considered feral hogs, feral with no seasons and few restrictions on harvesting them. In Oklahoma however, this practice has not historically...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

While I was born in the ‘70s and remember a few events and places, like the LaMoure Lobos winning the 1976 North Dakota State Class B basketball title after we moved there from Williston, the ‘80s are when most of...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Thank You letter from Famers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry for the Hunter Palooza and HuntOnly.com donation of over $5,000.......

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

In the early 1980s trapping fox, coyotes, badgers, muskrat and a bonus mink did more than just pay for gas. Fur prices were strong and fox outnumbered coyotes to the point where a coyote pelt brought a nice reward, and...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

HuntOnly.com held the 2nd Annual “Hunter Palooza” and not even Mother Nature could slow the event. Sportsmen and women flooded the fun filled event even with 3-4” of snow coming down. Hunter Palooza 2009 was a “must-attend” event for many...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Story Written by: Rebecca Francis. We watched the super cub fade away into the azure sky as we stood in the gravel bar with nothing but our backpacks and pure adrenalin, anticipating the adventure that was about to ensue....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Last week's discussion revolved around changing hunter attitudes for deer hunting in North Dakota, where many hunters now live in urban areas, and along with a healthy deer herd are now afforded what's almost a sure thing for drawing a...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Rebecca Francis is an Extreme Hardcore Huntress... Here's her story: I nearly passed out from fear as a 700 lb. African lion charged me, finally dropping only 30 yards away after my fifth shot with a .375. I knew I...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

My guess is that most deer hunters don't tire of the “Turdy Point Buck” tune on the radio until the backside of deer season. For a change, though, I'd sure enjoy listening to a refrain about hunting doe in North...

Ben Raich

Ben Raich

I spent eight hours this last Saturday at the shooting range trying to develop a new load for my .264 Winchester magnum. A buddy of mine tried out a load for his .308 and I also got to shoot his...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Here's a question to ponder across the back fence or over a cup of coffee as all the major hunting seasons except deer gun get into full swing: When it comes to hunting success, what's more important, habitat or access?...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Sad news has hit for anyone who has been watching this young buck grow over the past 2 years. The 3 year old deer had apparently damaged his antlers and caused some sort of infection which threatened his life. The...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Hunting access issues across North Dakota and the United States can occasionally move from spark to wildfire in a matter of seconds. Just about everyone who has spent even a little time hunting has a story to relate, from a...

Ben Raich

Ben Raich

It's not nearly as technical as we want it to be. I’ll try to use real life terms to communicate the truth about beliefs surrounding these two topics of discussion. By the way, the points mentioned here will hopefully simplify...

Ben Raich

Ben Raich

Walk into any fleet store and you will find an array of rifle shells in various calibers with descriptive names such as silvertip, ballistic tip, super shock tip, power point, etc. These names excite the shopper even though they may...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

I can't single out any specific outdoor adventure that hooked me into a life of participation, and work, devoted to hunting, fishing, trapping and conservation. Many of my friends and coworkers have similar experiences. Most grew up in a family...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

Arrowing a big buck or knocking a thundering gobbler off his feet with 4 shot is one of the biggest thrills a hunter can have, but for some, they are missing out on an even bigger thrill while in...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

Every one who is serious about hunting is always looking for new properties with bigger deer more turkeys or just plain and simple more hunting opportunities. Sometimes this is because the family farm has been sold or the land you’ve...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

June is a time of optimism and hope, not only for anglers who may have spent much of May recovering from floods, but also for farmers who hurried to recoup lost time and are now crossing their fingers hoping the...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

HuntOnly.com brings you the latest innovation in Trail Cameras and Hunting Websites. HuntOnly.com and Smart Scouter have teamed up to bring you the “Real-Time Trail Camera Photo Gallery”. The Trail Cam Gallery is updated every hour, 24/7 with the latest...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

CHATFIELD, MN - Four new World's Records were officially recognized during the Pope and Young Club's 26th Biennial Convention and Awards Banquet in Denver, Colorado, this spring. Species: Polar bear Score: 26 10/16 Location: Cape Brown, Northwest Territories Bowhunter:...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

I recieved this in an e-mail this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family On his way to Alaska to tape his TV show, Tred Barta suffered a rare occurrence called a spinal stroke affecting...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

For many hunters November is a peak and valley, the best of times and the worst of times. As North Dakota's popular deer gun hunting season opens and closes, thousands of hunters begin and end their hunting activities within the...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

I’m secure enough to proclaim I’m not much of an expert at most things. Regardless of the topic or subject at hand, there's always going to be someone who knows more or has done it better. That doesn't bother me....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

State Century Code has defined hunting in North Dakota. Albeit for legal purposes, the definition is rather cumbersome, but NDCC20.1-01 and section 21 defines hunting as: “shooting, shooting at, pursuing, taking, attempting to take, or killing any game animals and...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Hunting is an accepted and embraced heritage in North Dakota, and even those who don't hunt have a stake as they enjoy the matrix of critters that form the fabric of our outdoors wonderland....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Many parents with young children spend a fair amount of time at the doctor's office, myself included. Often when I return home, my first stop is at the computer desk to check the Internet to find out a little bit...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Nobody wants to see wildlife starve. It happens sometimes, but even in a winter such as this, not as much as most people think. Even in mild winters, Game and Fish is asked about feeding animals, and over time the...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

The Southern Maryland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is holding the 17th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday March 28th 2009 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the elegant Middleton Hall in Waldorf, MD....

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Organized coon hunting has been around for many years, and while no one can say for certain the turn of 20th century is as good of time as any to say it at least began to build in popularity. Coon...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

HuntOnly.com held the first annual “Hunter Palooza”!! The event featured raffles for items donated from a host of businesses including; Fred's Sports of Waldorf, Creative Whitetails Taxidermy, along with a food and gift card donation by Outback Steakhouse of LaPlata,...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Written by: Old Pole: The second morning of the official elk hunt had as high of expectations as we did on day one. The first day I followed a trail I didn't know I could find and walked farther and...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

As a first year attendee I really didn't know what to expect of a show of this caliber. I knew quite a bit about who was going to be there and what the show was about, but what to...

T.R. Michels

T.R. Michels

I don't claim to know a lot about habitat conservation, other than to say I know that we need it, for a variety of reasons. I've lost at least two good deer hunting areas to development since 1997 (obviously those...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

The field staff members of Huntonly.com - a website created and managed by hunters as a resource for the hunting community - have donated 15 deer to Maryland's Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry (FHFH) program. The deer were harvested...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

1.Based on hunter reports, about one deer in 30,000 is an albino. 2.Melanistic deer are very dark sometimes even black and results from overproduction of pigment and is less common than albinism. 3.Albinism is a recessive trait and both parents...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

This was Written by Tom Dickson, DNR information officer If you don't hunt, you might wonder what's so appealing about this activity. Why, for example, would anyone sit for hours in a chilly duck blind? Or trudge mile after mile...

H. DeLong

H. DeLong

For many years the debate has raged about which caliber is best in the brush. Equally debated is if any caliber is good in the brush. When most writers refer to the brush, generally they refer to Northern Tier states...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

Living hundreds of miles from your hunting property can really make it tough to put in the time needed to prepare for the upcoming season. Combine the time needed to do so and the soaring gas prices and it's nearly...

D. Lawson

D. Lawson

Back in the early 80's (as best as I can recall, it may have been earlier), Oklahoma started an experiment with some of their WMA's that had a lot of bottom land. They would take a certain area of green...

H. DeLong

H. DeLong

Hunting seasons are opening all over the New York/New England area, with bow season in New Hampshire and Connecticut already open. Are you an early season hunter? If you are, chances are your scouting is about done and your blind...

D. Lawson

D. Lawson

Hunting fields and food plots seems to be a pretty popular subject going by the number of emails I receive. With a little scouting and pre-planning, you can have that field visiting Buck strung up in no time! First off,...

H. DeLong

H. DeLong

Hey y’all. Last time I spoke about “good” hunting rifles that hunters on a budget should consider. I appreciate the response I received. It seems there is no shortage of folks who cannot spend $900 - 1200 on a hunting...

H. DeLong

H. DeLong

Hey y’all. A number of folks have posed the question to me: What is the best cheap gun? I have been around long enough not to step into that one. Once a writer invokes the word “best” he is proclaiming...

H. DeLong

H. DeLong

Hey y’all. This time I am going to be writing about optics. There is nothing better to startan argument with than optics. But before we start the arguing; I have a couple of items. They deal with the trip to...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

Using deer scent and calls is still somewhat a mystery to some hunters. What scent should we use and when should we use a particular scent are just some of the questions I hear regularly on my seminars. Then there...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

I remember 15 years ago when I went out to scout for a good place to hang my stand in anticipation of my very first bowhunt. To say I got frustrated would be an understatement for what I felt. I...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Whitetail deer have mastered the skills of survival. They have incredible senses and quickly learn how to avoid danger. There are many reasons deer stay in bed on any given day, learning more about why and when they may decide...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

In this article we will look at the different signs deer make and their meaning. In general signpost communication is both, a visual and olfactory marker for other deer. Signposts include both rubs and scrapes. Deer use these signposts to...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

I learned a lot about the woods, plants and animals from my father and the old men of the hunting camp. Today I sometimes have to force myself to recall the wisdom of those men. Each time I do so...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

Recently I came upon some information about the economic impact hunting has in North America and decided that I should write about it so that other hunters can see too what good we hunters do for our countries economy and...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

On a cold and blustery November morning in 1996 I sat in my tree stand located on a narrow bench of a steep slope from where I had an excellent view of deer activity. At the base of the slope...

O. Vohringer

O. Vohringer

“There are no bucks on public land worth hunting.” This is an expression that I hear many times when the talk is about hunting on public land. Others have said: “You can't have a quality hunt on public land, there...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Technology has affected the way we do almost everything, and hunting is no exception. Today technology is used in nearly every aspect of hunting, from truck navigation to get to the hunting property, handheld GPS to get to the Treestand,...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

There was a time when hunter would visit the hardware store, pick up a bag of nails and some wood and head to their favorite spot to erect a stand. Treestands, when used correctly, are one of the whitetails hunter's...

T. Fanning

T. Fanning

Whoever said “you don't know how good you got it till it's gone” should receive a literary award. I’m dead serious. What other statement could ring so true? Especially since I am saying it now. I can only fondly remember...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

By now, in most parts of the country, the rut is starting to wind down. Although there may be a few does that come into estrous yet, the majority has already been bred and bucks have trying to recover for...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

I got a phone call in June of 2004 from Don Tyschuk owner and Outfitter of Alberta Whitetail Connection. I knew Don from a previous hunt in 2000 which was the first time I had hunted Alberta Canada. Don wanted...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Of course the name Mitch Rompola has come up every year on message boards everywhere since that famous November 13th 1998. Most everyone has seen the pictures of the “Potential World Record Whitetail” taken on this day. The controversy...

T. Fanning

T. Fanning

2006 Election: What it means to you and your Hunting As a hunter, you might think that this 2006 congressional election has little to do with you and hunting. But in fact, there are a few issues that can...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

Whitetail deer communicate through many different senses: vocally, visually, and through scents. Combining these can be a deadly combination. A scrape is a visual sign post. Unlike rubs, which are seldom revisited once first created, some scrapes are reworked...

P. Faucheux

P. Faucheux

Something that I have always loved doing is fox hunting at night, so when my friend Glenn called me and asked if I wanted to go, I couldn't get changed fast enough. While driving to Glenn's to pick him...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

The Transformation The sound of breaking sticks as I pave my way through the woods, the solitude and peacefulness of sitting on stand, and the adrenaline that rushes through my body while I wait for the perfect shot opportunity...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

The anticipation of the season to come is already forcing me to lose sleep. My TiVo is starting to fill up with the latest hunting shows, and I find myself daydreaming of the heart pounding action that is bow...