As the hunter topped the hill down a major power line, he noted the pines seemed to continue past the horizon. He was intimidated by a sea of green. Pines in various stages of growth meshed like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle.
The West Fork Road that slices into the Custer Gallatin National Forest just outside Red Lodge isn't gated until Dec. 1. Unfortunately, there's no gate for common sense.
That magical time of year for deer hunters is beginning. The rut, which is the terminology all the knowledgeable deer biologists and veteran deer hunters talk about referring to the breeding season of the whitetail deer, is finally showing signs of being in the early stages.
GRENADA, Miss. — After Terry Stewart of Clinton, Miss., finished placing his crappie rods in their holders, the front of his 21-foot Ranger boat looked more like a spider. The seven B & M Crappie poles were fanned out across the bow in specialty holders.
With archery deer season underway many deer hunters will be using treestands in pursuit of the No. 1 game animal. Portable climbing and lock-on style stands along with ladder stands have been used for decades by deer hunters for a better vantage point when hunting deer with bow or gun.
Creating a wetland for waterfowl habitat doesn’t have to be complex. Simple ponds, flooded marshes and timber tracts can provide the necessary resources for waterfowl from season to season.
Recent advancements in the use of technology in game cameras have pushed them to the top of the hunter’s toolbox. The trail cams will record anything that triggers the sensor, including other types of wildlife and trespassers.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, hunting season kicks off with the opening day of dove season. Hunters in the northern zone of our state will venture out to fields in pursuit of the fast-flying Mourning Dove. For decades past the opening day of dove season has signalled the start of the upcoming…
Each fall prior to hunting season, hunters and landowners set out to plant food plots. In recent years the practice has become popular. More and more of these greenfields are dotting the landscape across hunting lands. Deer hunters have realized the importance of providing quality food for d…
Back in April, the Alabama Legislature passed a law allowing hunters to take white-tailed deer and wild pigs over bait. In years past, similar baiting bills have come up for a vote but failed to pass. The new law only allows baiting on private and leased lands.
ORLANDO — Around the world, sport fishing is big business, and each year manufacturers gather at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) to debut and promote any product related to any type of fishing.
It wasn’t until Will Phillips, of White Plains, was in high school that he started fishing. In fact, he and a few other students helped start the high school fishing team at White Plains. He and his teammates shared techniques, learned as much as they could about bass fishing and competed in…
Growing up in southern California, Mark Daniels Jr. learned about fishing from his dad. Daniels now calls Tuskegee home. When not on the Bass Pro Tour, Daniels can be found fishing Lake Martin and the Coosa River lakes where bass are caught year-round.
Hunters in Alabama can now bait whitetail deer and feral swine under certain conditions with the purchase of a special permit, after the Legislature made the practice legal in the session that ended last month.
In 2018 a new professional bass tour was established. The Bass Pro Tour (BPT) under the Major League Fishing (MLF) group. In 2011, MLF was started by pro bass anglers, for bass anglers. The anglers along with the Outdoor Channel formed a partnership. The goal was to take professional bass fi…
May is a magical month in the world of bream anglers. Many will circle the full moon date on their calendars and prepare their tackle. Most anglers will opt for live bait when fishing for bream, bluegill and other sunfish. Traditionally crickets and redworms are at the top of the list.
Quality food plots during the spring and summer provide much needed nutrition during times when does are carrying or nursing fawns.
We can’t control the weather, but we can learn how to deal with it. There are certain things turkey hunters can do to adapt for chasing turkeys on a rainy day. Weighing out your options and knowing how turkeys react to rainy conditions can help bag a gobbler
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — This week, 52 professional bass anglers suited up for the 49th Bassmaster Classic on the Tennessee River in Knoxville. The anglers are the top bass anglers in the world. Each angler earned their spot to compete on the world’s biggest stage for fishing.
At first glance the chatterbait appears like a spinnerbait with a bent blade and another missing. Also, known as a vibrating jig or bladed jig, the chatterbait can be fished from late winter through the autumn months.
From the 1920s through the early 1950s, the population of wild turkeys dwindled across the American landscape. By the 1960s, state wildlife agencies began research and strict management of wild turkeys. The turkey population in several states increased.
With water spring-like weather in the forecast bass anglers will be itching for a fishing trip to the lake. Savvy anglers can narrow down their lure choices and spend more time catching fish and less time searching through their tackle bag.
Around 1920 biologists began banding various types of waterfowl. The small metal bands have not changed much over the years. A unique number is engraved on each band. The numbers are entered into a database maintained by the Bird Banding Laboratory in Maryland.