Archive for small game

The Coyote Caller’s Playbook

Here the author offers up tips on how to lure in predators that have learned prey-in-distress calls are too good to be true.

December 29, 2010

How Coyotes Affect Deer Herds

Deer managers and hunters are still learning how to deal with coyotes for the good of deer herds and ecosystems.

November 16, 2010

Hell Bent and Cougar Bound

Utah is the definition of “rugged country,” and for that the cats owe the country their livelihood, for they can live there without constant encroachment from man.

November 15, 2010

A Dove Season Danger: Avoiding Canine Heat Stroke

With one of America's greatest outdoor traditions almost upon us—the opening day of dove season—it's the perfect time to review the prevention and symptoms of canine heat stroke. Every year a few dogs suffer its effects, usually due to the negligence of their owners.

August 16, 2010

Would You Hunt Pheasants Without a Dog?

Over at the Pheasants Forever blog, Bob St. Pierre responds to a question about hunting pheasants without a dog. He provides three pretty good tips:

August 10, 2010

Save the Woodcock

There's a great story out of Michigan in which several dozen volunteers with bird dogs are helping biologists locate and band woodcock chicks. It's a win-win for everyone, really: the dogs get a little off-season work on wild timberdoodles; any woodcock chicks present with the adult birds are netted and banded; and biologists study the birds' migration and mortality. One volunteer, Dave Prawdzik, has banded 27 woodcocks with his English setter, Sadie, this spring alone. He's banded more than 1,300 since 1980.

May 10, 2010

Clean a Squirrel in 5 minutes

An American Hunter short

February 02, 2010

A Simple Squirrel Hunt

Squirrel hunting is a passion that does not go away. It just needs to be rekindled—and remembered— from time to time with the promise of something new.

January 14, 2010

Squirrel Rifles for Every Budget

Here are seven tried-and-tested rifles ranging in price from less than $500 to $1,300.

December 16, 2009

Meet the Cougar Men

Environmentalists would like to stop these professional hunters from protecting you and endangered species from predators.

November 30, 2009

Predator Wars

Meet several men who make a living on the front lines and see where you can slip into the field of predator management this winter.

November 30, 2009

Disease May Be Harming Quail

There's a new theory into a decline that probably has a variety of culprits.

November 30, 2009

Bird Hunter Expelled for Unloaded Shotgun

School security searched his vehicle despite the fact it wasn't even parked on school property.

November 25, 2009

Predator Up

Gear for predator hunters is an evolving category now, because the hunt shouldn’t end with deer season.

November 17, 2009

Squirrel Hunt, Day 3

Finally, after sneaking and crawling and slipping and stalking, I dropped the hammer and thereby dropped a fine young bushytail!

October 23, 2009