Archive for Ron Spomer

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

Flush to Retrieve

There are certain dog trainers who discourage their retrievers from flushing birds. That sounds like the waste of good potential to Ron Spomer.

July 22, 2014

A Pointer on Flushers

If you're thinking about getting a flushing/retrieving breed—one of those friendly, energetic springer/Labrador/golden retriever types that’ll dive into the thickest thicket to roust birds at your feet—good luck overcoming its inherent defect.

May 21, 2014

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