Archive for predator hunting

Chasing Wolves: Day Two

A wolf has been spotted. Follow along with Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted's Idaho adventures right here.

February 25, 2015

Must-Have Predator Hunting Gear

Plan on turning predators into prey this year? Here are a few must-have products that will help you get the job done.

February 19, 2015

Know How: Twilight of the Dogs

No one thinks this is sane. Nevertheless, a few find it addictive. After deer season is long over and icicles are hanging over the front door and winter is deep and cold it is time to go predator hunting in the blackest hours. Field Editor Frank Miniter explains.

January 14, 2015

Talk Back to Coyotes the Right Way

Brush up on your coyote conversation and you could be brushing more fur this season and beyond. Coyote vocalizations can play a vital role in your predator hunts throughout the year, and understanding the language can help you send the right message during any season.

January 13, 2015

Predator Hunting in Africa

The black-backed jackal is a predator similar to a coyote and is fair game in Namibia.

May 29, 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

Predators Above the 62nd Parallel

If you can call a coyote or fox in the Lower 48 you can call one in Alaska. The problem is the weather, and the terrain, and the difficulty of moving in waist-deep snow, and … 

November 25, 2013

Predators at the Back Door

As coyotes, cougars and bears expand their ranges, humans must learn to live on a landscape that protects predators at enormous cost.

November 21, 2013

Surviving With Wolves

Wildlife managers, hunters, trappers and others are creating new frameworks to ensure there is room on the landscape for predators and prey.

February 27, 2013

The Best AR-15 Calibers For Predator Hunting

Here is a look at several of the mainstream predator-hunting cartridge options for the AR-15 platform.

January 10, 2013

To Catch a Predator

Don’t miss out on the hottest hunting in America. Coyotes, foxes, bobcats and more all await your attention.

January 10, 2013

Mossberg Varmint Predator Rifle

By Bob Robb

On a ground squirrel/coyote hunt in eastern Oregon, I had the chance to test the MVP (Mossberg Varmint Predator) in both the Varmint and Predator versions. These guns are worthy of consideration for four basic reasons. First, they are extremely accurate. Second, they accept standard AR-15 magazines (we used both five- and 20-shot mags). Third, they can take all the field abuse you can give them and still deliver. And fourth, the price is right.

June 18, 2012

Pros & Cons of Decoying Predators

By Bob Robb

Decoys have become a large part of many predator hunters’ bags of tricks in recent years. Here are some pros and cons to using them.

May 17, 2012

Predator Callers: Watch the Edges

By Bob Robb

Spring is a great time to call coyotes, fox, and bobcats. However, one mistake many novice callers make that costs them many an opportunity is forgetting to watch the edges.

April 25, 2012

Scents for Coyotes?

By Bob Robb

Being a dyed-in-the-wool bowhunter means I am always worried about something smelling me. This is not something that needs telling to serious predator guys, but just a way of explaining how, many moons ago I started using Wildlife Research Center’s Scent Killer scent-eliminating sprays, shower products and laundry soaps. From there, I progressed to using its deer attractant and various cover scents, with which I have had several successful experiences. I really like and believe in this stuff, so when I had the opportunity to try a couple of very new WRC predator products late last spring on an Illinois coyote hunt, I jumped at the chance.

March 26, 2012