Trifecta of Ozarks Trout Rivers

The White River below Bull Shoals Dam in Northern Arkansas is one of the premier trout fishing waters in America. This bold statement is, in my opinion, unquestionable. Yet, the White isn’t the only river in the region worth traveling to for trout fishing. The Norfork River and the North Fork of the White River […]

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Drought conditions negatively affect duck breeding

Waterfowl numbers are going to dip due to a lack of water. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently released the findings of their 74th annual breeding duck survey, and the results are not good. They found the number of breeding ducks below average. They blame it on the drought.

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A New Way of Hunting an Old Adversary

Summer Christmas came a week early this year in the Show-Me State with squirrel season opening on May 22nd as opposed to the traditional Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Of course, it poured rain that day at my house so I didn’t venture into the woods. My flintlock squirrel guns don’t work too well in […]

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Catfish are a summer fishing favorite

Catfish are exciting to catch and great to eat. Their value as a game fish is immeasurable, as they are one of the most popular fish in the country. A lot of this has to do with their widespread availability. They’re found in farm ponds, lakes, reservoirs, creeks and rivers. Somewhere close to you is […]

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Ammunition shortage continues post pandemic

The ammunition shortage is here to stay. Well, at least for a while. Southwick & Associates, a market research and economics firm, specializing in the hunting, shooting, sport fishing and other outdoor recreation markets, recently released a report that shows demand for ammunition will continue to far outpace supply. With firearms ownership on the rise, […]

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Prime Time for Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Rivers

If I could only catch one more fish in my life, I’d want it to be a smallmouth bass. Pound for pound, smallmouth fight harder than any other fish I’ve ever tangled with, and they live in some of the prettiest waters to explore. Across the Midwest, smallmouth action is on fire.

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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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