Archive for Frank Miniter

The Facts About Public-Land Elk

Sure, whitetails hide like rabbits when hunting pressure gets heavy, but they say when you bump elk they’ll walk right over the mountaintop. The thing is new studies show that to be true, but not necessarily.

August 12, 2014

Scouting Tools You Really Shouldn’t Have

Some of these scouting tools are prompting even Field Editor Frank Miniter to snoop on the neighbors.

July 16, 2014

5 Public-Land Elk Hunting Tips

Looking to tag out on public land? Here are five tips from one of the savviest Western hunters that Frank Miniter has worked with.

July 14, 2014

5 Mature Buck Myths Dashed

According to deer biologists, there are many misconceptions associated with mature buck behavior. We talked to a wildlife biologist with the QDMA to help bust five of these commonly-held myths.

May 20, 2014

An Everyman's Option for Big Whitetail Deer

Using the information gleaned from prominent deer researchers and experts can help you find your own big-buck hangout to help you land the whitetail of your dreams.

April 29, 2014

How to Predict and Hunt Gobbling Peaks

To help you tag a turkey this season, Field Editor Frank Miniter shares some helpful tips on how to predict and hunt gobbling peaks.

March 24, 2014

A Ride-Along with Stewards of Africa's Wild

Africa keeps its wildlife wild and free only by adhering to a strict conservation philosophy that includes all stakeholders—government entities, ranchers, hunting outfits, professional hunters and human inhabitants in the bush—putting skin in the game.

March 10, 2014

A Playbook for Public-Land Toms

Ernest Hemingway advised, if you want to write, begin with “one true sentence” and follow it with another. So here’s the truest way to kill a public-land tom.

February 21, 2014

Trapping in the Land Between

Gene Garrett's passion is suburban trapping, and as it's becoming a more popular and lucrative pastime he shares his knowledge with the next generation.

January 28, 2014

Tricking the Trickster

Coyotes can be found from Central America to Alaska and across the Lower 48. Frank Miniter shares some important tips for hunting these wily predators, and it starts with a little respect.

December 26, 2013

Get in Tune with Waterfowl

Use these helpful hunting tips from Avery Outdoors pro-staffer Wayne Radcliffe to get in tune with the waterfowl in your neck of the woods.

November 19, 2013

Deer Hunting: When to Get Aggressive

When the rut is in full swing and the bucks are moving that doesn't mean it's time to sit in your stand and passively wait. Use these tips to help you get aggressive with bucks this season.

October 29, 2013

Thieves Want Your Taxidermy

Not so very long ago Jeff Foxworthy might have joked, “If you’re more worried about your deer heads being stolen than your credit cards … you might be a redneck.” But over the last decade a couple of high-profile thefts of big deer have given the worry some validity.

October 21, 2013

Reading Rubs in Pre-Rut

A decade-long study of rubs done by Dr. Bryan Kinkel on a 488-acre property in Tennesee sheds some light on buck behavior to help plan your fall setup.

September 24, 2013

Memories Earned: A New England Grouse Hunt

In the woods of New England sparks of truth reveal days spent grouse hunting are always perfect, the shots always true, even if the birds don’t always cooperate.

September 16, 2013