SHOT and ATA Canceled

Manufactures of male blue jeans with rear end rhinestones are going to see a big dip in sales this year since the Archery Trade Association (ATA) and Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) conventions have been canceled for 2021. All jokes aside about the large number of grown men dressing up like teenage pop stars, […]

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Understanding Rules and Regulations is a Hunter’s Responsibility

Compared to the complexity of western big game hunts, deer hunting rules and regulations in Missouri are pretty straight forward, but there is more to it than buying a license and checking in the deer you kill. The Missouri Department of Conservation prints regulations books and offers those regulations online through their website. Each year, […]

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Learning to hunt on your own is rewarding

You have a couple of weeks before deer season. If you’re like me, you’re going to spend opening day in a familiar spot full of memories from past successful hunts. If you’re new to hunting, or maybe you have never hunted but have thought to yourself it’s something you’d be interested in giving a try, […]

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National Wildlife Federation Sounds Alarm on Asian Carp

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), North America’s largest conservation organization, has been working aggressively for years to raise awareness of and implement action against the continued spread of invasive Asian carp. Like many problems facing our environment and natural world, Asian carp are for most people, out of sight, out of mind. But if you […]

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Conservation organizations move to virtual conventions

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) announced its 45th annual Convention and Sport Show will be held virtually in February. This comes on top of numerous other conservation organizations canceling, postponing or shifting conferences to online experiences. While it is certainly not the same as gathering with like-minded sportsmen in person, supporting these organizations in […]

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Northern Michigan top fall outdoors destination

When it comes to fresh water fishing, I don’t know how you could argue anywhere is better than Michigan. The entire state is surrounded by the Great Lakes, and is home to countless natural inland lakes and some of the most beautiful rivers in the country. The hunting, which is steeped in a rich history […]

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October is the best outdoors month in the Midwest

If I were in charge, every month would be October except for April. There is not enough time in October to scratch the surface of all the outdoor opportunities the month offers across the Midwest. If you’re like me, it’s the best month to do what you love in your home state. Keep in mind, […]

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