How-To Hunting Tips
Tag Team: How to Draw a Tag for Western Big-Game Hunting
Drawing the right limited-entry tag paves the way for the hunt of a lifetime, but the application process can be confusing. Using a professional licensing service streamlines the process and increases your odds of success.
A Recipe for Reloading the .45-70 Government
Contributor Barb Melloni takes her readers through the process of reloading the .45-70, and her eventually precise result.
Building the Perfect Duck Hunt
Contributor Mike Roux details the factors that go into setting up the perfect duck blind, and more importantly, duck blind location.
How to Hunt Late-Season Whitetails on the Plains
Late-season success in Plains states like Iowa hinges on learning to hunt dwindling food sources, extreme weather and odd deer behavior.
How to Create Coyote Fight Sounds
Coyotes, like other predators, cannot resist a ringside seat to a good fight. So create the sounds of your own “fight club.” Yips, growls, barks—they all may work to lure a member of a local coyote family bickering among itself.
How to Start a Fire
If you find yourself in need of a fire for survival, it pays to have the skills and the goods to make one happen. For starters, you need a means of ignition, tinder and plenty of wood—and you should practice making a fire before you actually need one.
3 Tips That Will Make You a Better Wingshooter
Want to bag more birds this year? Following these simple tips can make that happen.
A Hunter’s Guide to Holdover Reticles
Holdover reticles can be a quick and effective means of precision holdover without having to take your eye out of the scope. Here’s a detailed look at how they work.
Know-How: Hunt Like a Military Marksman
Most hunters will never attend the U.S. Army Sniper School in Ft. Benning, Ga., or similar courses conducted by other branches of our military, but the basic elements of this type of training should be recognized as worthy techniques for any hunter to take to the field. Here are a few elements from their playbooks we can pocket for future success.
Hunting the Modern Day: Point Creep
What it means and how to cope: a dismal but honest look at the current state of western tag allocations, with ideas for alternate hunting adventures.
Finding Educated Bucks: Part 1
Ever wonder how to find big bucks late in the season when they are wise and wary to hunting pressure? Contributor Mike Roux gives the rundown on some tips that have worked for him throughout the years.