Archive for ron spomer

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

Gundogs: The Trial Champ vs. The Blue-Collar Dog

There are good hunting dogs, and there are trial champions. They all do the job admirably, but only one's going to be right for you. Here's how to pick.

July 25, 2012

Steiner Nighthunter XP

The Nighthunter's 56mm objectives and top-quality glass make it a great low-light performer.

July 19, 2012

Gundogs: Stop Hard-Mouth Before It Starts

Poor training or breeding can leave any dog with a bad case of hard-mouth, but with a bit of work it can be corrected.

May 30, 2012

Rise of the Antler Dog

You can train your hunting dog to find antler sheds.

April 20, 2012

Savage M11 Lightweight Rifle

This short-action M11 Lightweight in 6.5mm Creedmoor is smartly engineered, well built, quick, accurate and a delight to carry.

October 21, 2011

10 Tips for Hunting Pheasants

Whether you're hunting on private land or public ground, these practical tips will ensure success.

September 27, 2011

Sneaky Pheasant Tactics

Find where any decent escape cover abuts cropfields and you’re well on your way to finding ringnecks.

August 25, 2011

Headache-Free Dog Travel Tips

Sure, driving or flying to the bird fields may not be as convenient as walking out your back door, but nowadays the West’s opportunities are worth it.

June 27, 2011

Desperate Measures: Last Resort Turkey Tactics

The gobbler tactics divulged here might be unconventional, they might even be eccentric, but in theory they all work…well, they’re at least funny.

April 06, 2011

Konus Emperor 10x42 W.A.

Every air-to-glass surface in the Emperor is fully multi-coated, meaning maximum light passes through and no distracting flares.

January 11, 2011