Archive for small game

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

Squirrel Hunt, Day 2

I've forgotten how challenging squirrels are to find when you actually seek them.

October 21, 2009

Virginia Flintlock Squirrel Hunt, Day 1

Using a small-caliber muzzleloader, I can hunt hard all morning, attempt many shots and have a blast.

October 20, 2009

A Member's Story: Buddy and Me

This is your trophy board, not a glorification of the kill, but an exhibit showcasing men, women and youths who honestly love hunting.

June 08, 2009

Post-Season Blues

Whether you’re a whitetail nut or a diehard turkey hunter, here's how to put an end to your half-hearted hibernation.

June 05, 2009