Five outdoor road trips to consider this year

The summer of 2021 is going to be all about road trips. After living through lockdown last year, just about everyone is ready for an adventure. Many of those are going to involve fishing and hunting. A lot of outdoor recreation equipment companies have experienced record sales over the last year. Now those consumers are […]

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Free Range Aoudad offer Challenging Hunt

Every once in a while, Lady Luck lays her hand on your shoulder and serves up an unexpected success. Such was the case for me on a recent aoudad hunt in New Mexico with my good friend, Jesse Duebel, the executive director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. 

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Paying Your Dues in the COVID Era

In March of 2020 COVID-19 took control. As each day passed, it re-defined our lives. It knocked us off track. It stole from us. And it dared us to defy it, as some did, and many have paid a price. It taught us to think differently about time; COVID would not be a short-term inconvenience. […]

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Turkey Hunting the vast Sand Hills of Nebraska

In the High Plains of North-Central Nebraska is a region known as the Sand Hills. It’s a sparse landscape of native grasses and small clusters of trees. Formed as the glaciers retreated after the last Ice Age, the area now encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles. It’s home to more cattle than people, and wildlife thrives. […]

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Leaving Young Wildlife Alone Best Course of Action

If you stumble upon a young animal outdoors, your instinct may be to save it. But by placing your hands on it or especially by removing it from its natural environment, you are likely causing more harm than good. Babies are often left unattended while their mother feeds. Even if they have strayed, she’s likely […]

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Morel mushrooms are one nature’s great treasures

Sitting here staring out the window at a creek flowing over its banks, I could be sad all the best fishing rivers are blown out. Instead, I am giddy with excitement. The sun is supposed to shine this weekend, which should make morel mushrooms jump out of the ground. Fresh fried crappie, roasted wild turkey […]

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Don’t overlook the excitement of White Bass

White bass are running up creeks right now. This means you need to drop what you’re doing, find a buddy with a boat small enough to navigate shallow water, and head to your favorite feeder creek at dusk. All you need is a good light action rod, a few jigs and a strong arm. 

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