Archive for Ron Spomer

Canyon Whitetails

If you look for deer in the deep canyons of north Idaho, be prepared to sweat up and down steep terrain. You should also be prepared to make sharply angled shots.

December 27, 2013

One Tough Customer

In mule deer country, success begins with being prepared to take long hikes in steep country to get—and stay in—the game.

October 01, 2013

Bird Dog Road Trips

Your destination hunting adventure includes your gundog. A doggy road trip can be quite intimidating indeed. So what should you do? You’ll both have a great hunt if you use this advice to plan ahead.

September 25, 2013

Western Bird Bonanza

You, your friends and dogs can park the truck, lace up your boots and walk an upland hunter's dream. Just go west.

September 18, 2013

Swarovski ATX/STX

When one of the best spotting scopes in the world is advertised as “new and improved”—and you saw no room for improvement in the old model—is it a scam? Field Editor Ron Spomer proves why the "new" Swarovski ATX/STX is worth the cost.

September 10, 2013

Dog Food for Working Dogs

Is your dog eating right for your hunt? Ron Spomer shares some insight into what you should be feeding your gun dog.

September 06, 2013

Where the Wild Roam: A B.C. Hunt for a Meat Moose

A hunt in British Columbia for the world’s largest deer offers sheer challenge, adventure and the chance to put hundreds of pounds of meat in the freezer—if you can find a bull in all that wilderness.

August 19, 2013

Best-Dressed Hunting Dogs

Forget the knitted sweaters and red bandanas; think protection, not fashion, before saddling any hard-running field dog with garments.

August 06, 2013

Best All ’Round Hunting Dog?

For as long as there have been different breeds of gundog, there have been hunters arguing for the merit of one breed over the other. So, which canine really is the best all-around hunting dog? Ron Spomer thinks he has the answer.

June 18, 2013

Mangrove Hogs

What started as a fishing trip became an opportunity tag wild hogs in a Florida swamp for author Ron Spomer.

May 23, 2013

So-Long Sage Grouse

The sage grouse, America's iconic native game bird, conjures images of the Western frontier. But it faces extinction unless we face its threats and find some solutions.

March 18, 2013

Blood-Tracking Dogs

When done properly, blood-tracking can be an extremely useful conservation tool. 30 states allow some form of it. So how do you get started? Ron Spomer explains.

October 31, 2012

Nebraska Whitetails Rising

Nebraska uses the whitetail deer as a state symbol for good reason, as the author shares just how good trophy deer hunting has become in this Great Plains state.

September 25, 2012

Swarovski 8x30 CL

Measuring only 4.75" long and weighing only 17 ounces, the CL is a superior binocular in a compact package.

September 17, 2012

Is Your Dog Ready For the West?

The Western states offer plenty of opportunity for waterfowlers, but can a dangerous place for man's best friend. Are you and you gundog ready?

August 15, 2012