Campfire Dutch Oven Smothered Squirrel Recipe

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to introduce a new hunter to the sport? How about a squirrel hunt? Seasons are long in most states, squirrels abound on most public lands and permission to hunt small game on private land is usually easier to procure than that for popular big-game animals. […]

5 Things to Look For in a Hunting Dog

By: Daphane Cassidy

When it comes to choosing a perfect pup for hunting that can also be a great family pet, pedigree is everything. People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right temperament. This, essentially, is impossible. You can’t […]

Small Game, the Traditional Gateway to Hunting

By: levatas

It wasn’t that long ago that it was commonplace for kids learning to hunt to do so by chasing quail, rabbits and squirrels in the woodlots and fields around their house. For a great many families, small game made up a large part of the weekly dinner menu. Sadly, those days are mostly gone. Lack […]

Old Fashioned Fried Rabbit

By: levatas

Growing up, our family were rabbit hunters. Just about every weekend morning during the season, my dad, brother and I would load up our beagles and head out to meet up with extended family and friends for an all-day hunt. Back then, before modern farming practices cleaned up the fencerows and field edges, rabbits were […]

Rabbits & Beagles—An Old Hunt Made New

By: levatas

“This one’s really moving,” said Jason Olinger, as we stood alongside a railroad track in central Ohio, on a cold February morning. Jason’s beagles had kicked a rabbit out of thick brush 20 yards from where we stood, and the pack followed as the rabbit made a wide arc through a narrow strip of timber. […]