To Land More Late Season Trout, Make It A Double

Lots of trout fly anglers hang up their gear in winter, which is exactly why a lot of other fly guys love the cold season. While most bugs are gone, so are the crowds.

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8 Tips for bagging more late-season pheasants

8 Tips for bagging more late-season pheasants

A late-season pheasant is an entirely different bird than those found early on or even in the middle of the season. Hunting them is similar to trying to tag a wary old whitetail buck. They’re paranoid, jumpy, and just plain difficult to get close to. Depending on...

How to shoot fast flying birds

How to shoot fast flying birds

Most hunters move too quickly when a bird flushes. A friend once emptied an unplugged Benelli at a ringneck pheasant that had jumped up at our feet. The rooster was still in range when his gun spit out the last smoking hull. So, I mounted my gun and shot the bird....

Get Ready for the Fall’s Best Trout and Salmon Fishing

Get Ready for the Fall’s Best Trout and Salmon Fishing

Cooling temps and rising stream levels mean one thing—trout and landlocked salmon are on the run The Yellow Conehead Woolly Bugger whistles by my ear and plunks in the river on the far side of a white plume. At the end of the swing, it glides into the slack water...

Hunting Tactics for 6 Stages of the Whitetail Rut

Hunting Tactics for 6 Stages of the Whitetail Rut

A whitetail buck’s urge to breed—preceded by a drive to establish home turf and defend it against competing males—is the only real chink in a buck’s year-round survival armor. How many bucks (especially big ones) would we shoot if whitetails didn’t have a breeding...

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Double Fly Rigs for Winter Trout

Double Fly Rigs for Winter Trout

To land more late-season trout, make it a double Lots of trout fly anglers hang up their gear in winter, which is exactly why a lot of other fly guys love the cold season. While most bugs are gone, so are the crowds. The trade-off for having the water all to yourself,...

Customize Your Shotgun’s Fit for Mere Pennies

Customize Your Shotgun’s Fit for Mere Pennies

How plastic shims can fine-tune your gun—and make you a better shot The 98 cents’ worth of plastic shims that came with your new $1,800 semiauto might be the most important part of the whole shotgun. Stock shims let you fine-tune cast and drop to get a perfect fit—and...

8 Tips for bagging more late-season pheasants

8 Tips for bagging more late-season pheasants

A late-season pheasant is an entirely different bird than those found early on or even in the middle of the season. Hunting them is similar to trying to tag a wary old whitetail buck. They’re paranoid, jumpy, and just plain difficult to get close to. Depending on...

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