Hunting

Off Grid Tools’ Survival Axe

My son, the Eagle Scout, is in his late 20s now, but I can only imagine how he’d have been the toast of his troop 10 years ago if he’d showed up at camp with an Off Grid Tools’ survival axe. […]

News Breaker

If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

A tom turkey carries with him three body parts that most hunters consider trophies in the same realm that a whitetail buck carries an 8-point rack — worth keeping around to remember him by. […]

News Breaker

7 steps to display beards from gobblers

Years ago, my dad took me on a trip to look for hunting land in the mountains of West Virginia, and on one piece of property, the landowner pulled out an old cigar box to convince us how good the hunting was on the property. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Bigger baits mean bigger crappie

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to handle a really big crappie.

A local fisherman — a guy in his 80s who spent almost every morning on the pier at a municipal lake — caught a 3-pound, 7-ounce slab that broke the lake record. […]

Bass Fishing

Get up extra early to beat the heat

August temperatures can be pretty rough on fishermen, and not just because of the heat. Lakes and rivers are full of recreational boaters, which can be as big a headache as 95-degree days with 80-percent humidity and no wind. […]

Bass Fishing

Pro’s tips: Make the most of Senkos

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Davy Hite  makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko. […]

Bass Fishing

A spinnerbait primer: Which blades bring glory?

Spinnerbaits are among the most-effective and most-popular lures that bass fishermen carry in their tackle boxes, especially in the spring. But they are also lures that present fishermen with all kinds of options in terms of sizes, colors and the size, shape and colors of the whirling, jangling blades that give them their fish appeal. […]