Archive for Ron Spomer

Hardware: Winchester Varmint X

Every varmint hunter, whether he be targeting alfalfa-raiding ground squirrels or fawn-eating coyotes, knows what he wants in ammunition: something fast and flat with minimal recoil. Inexpensive wouldn’t hurt, either.

November 07, 2014

Hardware: Leica ERi 2.5X-10X-42mm IBS

Despite the superb quality of its binoculars and innovative laser rangefinders, Leica has struggled to gain a foothold in the riflescope market—until now.

October 14, 2014

Boom Time for Waterfowlers

The Prairie Pothole region, the famous “duck factory” from South Dakota to the prairie parklands of Alberta, has been blessed with abundant snowmelt and rain for several years. That means wetlands are staying wet, ensuring an abundance of ground critical to successful duck nesting. All of this equals one thing …

October 02, 2014

Start Pups Right

Ron Spomer shares a few tips that will put any puppy on a path to a long, successful and injury-free career in the field.

September 30, 2014

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC

Two years ago Bushnell’s then-new Fusion laser rangefinder/binocular made Ron Spomer feel blue. The new Fusion 1 Mile ARC laser rangefinder/binocular, though, is a different story. Get Ron's full thoughts in this review.

September 20, 2014

10 Exercises to Help Minimize Gundog Injury

If you're regularly hunting with a canine companion, it's important to keep him healthy and fit.

September 12, 2014

Quick Hits: Best Guns, Shells for Waterfowl?

Hunters in this Golden Age of Waterfowling have the best guns and shotshells in history.

September 11, 2014

Conservation Leads to More Ducks, Geese

Despite the best efforts of state fish-and-game agencies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, wetlands have continued to be drained and grasslands plowed to feed an ever increasing human population. So why do we have so many ducks now?

September 10, 2014

Go West for Early Birds and Lots of ’Em

They say the early bird gets the worm, but the early hunter gets the bird. Lots of birds, especially out West where seasons open as early as late August.

September 09, 2014

Pointing Out a Good Bird Dog

If you love to hunt upland birds like pheasants, grouse and quail, there are some dogs that could give you a few pointers—quite a few.

September 05, 2014

One Dog to Rule Them All

If you haven’t the space, finances nor stamina to keep two hunting dogs—one that points, and one that flushes and retrieves—then get in line for a versatile hunting dog.

August 14, 2014

Positively Grizzly

What to know before hunting North America’s apex predator.

August 08, 2014

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Wireless

With Bushnell’s new Trophy Cam HD Wireless you can be Bond, James Bond, master spy of the whitetail woods. Or anyplace else. Check out this complete review from Field Editor Ron Spomer.

August 06, 2014

7 Inexpensive Binoculars for Hunters

For all their revealing brightness, binoculars are dark and mysterious things. Ron Spomer's going to make things easy for you: Here are seven binoculars that won't break the bank.

July 31, 2014

Glass That Won’t Break the Bank

What you need to know to save a bundle.

July 30, 2014