Woodland Makeovers

Big Enhancements – Minimal Destruction By Brenda Valentine Begging Mr. Longfellow’s pardon, but we are borrowing half of a line from one of his famous poems, “I think that I shall never see a thing more lovely than a forest of trees.” Nor do I believe I shall ever see a thing less lovely than a forest of trees following […]

HEVI-Metal Pheasant Shotshells

This new HEVI-Shot® shotshell takes the Pattern Density Technology™ in HEVI-Metal® shells a step farther.  It uses the same layering technique of dual-density pellets, premium steel and HEVI-Shot®, to make sure hunters have all the knock-down power they need – all while giving them significantly higher pellet counts to fill in any possible holes in […]

Growing Bucks by the Bushel

Annuals for Wildlife BY Dana R. Rogers They just couldn’t help themselves. The temperature was in the single digits with a steady gale from the northwest. As I sat in my ground blind this cold December afternoon I watched a steady parade of whitetails march from thick bedding cover out into my five acres of corn and soybeans. It was […]

Irregular

by Peter Brav   It is a great deal of pressure to be a regular. Maybe more than it’s worth.   It is nice to be recognized though. To stroll into familiar environs and be greeted by your first name with a plucky alliterative adjective in front (Pistol Pete, Fast Freddie, Rockin’ Ricky), your last […]

Fire Drill

Prescribed Burns- an Old School Tool BY Coty Bennett Fire! Burning is a “primitive tool” used in the modern gamekeeper’s “bag of tricks.” Every year the mediation of hearing the John Deere fire up during the first weekend of planting is a hallowed tradition that never gets old to those of us who live the “gamekeeper lifestyle.” But for some, the […]

Considering Plastic Surgery?

by Carolyn Walker There are probably a dozen different procedures being done by top plastic surgeons and estheticians. There are several injectable and implantable fillers such as Collagen Injections, Radiesse, Restylane, Boxox Cosmetic, Juvedern, and Thermage. These are some of the best known. There are also laser treatments and skin rejuvenation and microdermabrasion. Facial surgery […]

With Wolves at the Doors, Stick to your Guns

By Todd Amenrud You have no idea how literal the title of this article is to my brother-in-law Mike Berggren, and I. We purchased our Ontario property five years ago and have had numerous obstacles to overcome along our path. We set forth a plan and stuck to the strategy despite pressures that would have folded many. One of […]

Top 10 Tips to Choosing your Outfitter

By Ron Spomer   My friend Kirby was a heck of a hunter, a Midwest country boy who grew up chasing everything from bunnies to whitetails. He graduated to do-it-yourself elk and bear hunts on public land in the West, got a good job, made some money and discovered he suddenly had more discretionary cash […]

Don’t Guide the Guide

You don’t know his terrain. You don’t know his animal herd. You don’t know his food sources. You don’t know his weather. So… Don’t guide the guide By John E. Phillips Hunters who go on guided hunts and tell guides where they need to be hunting are just like a patient who see a doctor […]

Vanity Doesn’t Count When You’re Taking Care of Yourself

  by Samantha Lewis Vanity may be considered a sin, but when it comes to taking time out just for yourself in order to feel and look better, any guilt that comes from vanity should be set aside.   There is a reason why women (and men, according to the escalating numbers), scream out the […]