Put a Wild Turkey on Your Thanksgiving Menu

By: Daphane Cassidy

While fall turkey hunting isn’t as popular as chasing spring longbeards, hunters in many states find pursuing these birds in the late season a fun and challenging hunt. By Michael Pendley Mention turkey hunting to most folks and they immediately think of the gobbling longbeards of spring. But, for hunters in 42 states and a […]

Dogs Provide the Ultimate Intro to Hunting for New Hunters

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Scott Linden New hunters are the future of conservation, and many of you are embracing the concept of finding and helping them. Keep up the good work! But you also love watching your dog. It’s why you go hunting. Bird dogs work hard, are beautiful to watch, and boy, the adrenaline rush when the bird […]

+ONE Gains Traction with Industry Conservation Partners

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Josh Honeycutt It’s no secret, our hunting heritage is in trouble. According to the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, for most of the past decade, hunter numbers have declined significantly. Fortunately, there are many organizations working to help reverse this detrimental trend—and who have taken the message of NSSF’s +ONESM Movement […]

“Instant Pot” Wild Turkey and Dumplings

By: Daphane Cassidy

Looking for a quick and easy way to use your wild turkey legs and thighs? Break out the Instant Pot and make this Wild Turkey and Dumplings dish. While wild turkey legs and thighs would normally take all day in the slow cooker or simmered in a pot, the Instant Pot pressure cooker tenderizes them […]

Preserves are the Real Thing: Try Hunting Upland Bird Preserves

By: Daphane Cassidy

Looking for a great way to introduce someone to hunting? Check out one of our nation’s many fantastic hunting preserves. If just one in three hunters adds one new person to our sport, we’ll secure a strong future for generations to come. So be the one. Ignite the passion that can change the course of […]

Hunting With Dogs: Etiquette and Safety

By: Daphane Cassidy

Hunting dogs make hunting better. They find more game, they get you better shots, and they recover downed birds that would otherwise be lost. And, it’s just fun to watch dogs work. You may own a dog of your own someday, but you’ll probably hunt over other people’s dogs first. If you’re invited on a […]

How to Mount Shotgun Optics

By: Daphane Cassidy

There are a few ways to get red dots, reflex sights, and scopes on a shotgun. Here’s how to choose based on application. You don’t often find optics on shotguns. Because they fire multiple projectiles at once, pinpoint accuracy isn’t usually required. If you’re doing any sort of wing shooting or busting clays, they probably […]

Mexican Style Cornbread and Dove Breast Casserole Recipe

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Poll a group of dove hunters about their favorite recipe for this small game bird and chances are good that some variation of the classic bacon-wrapped grilled or baked dove popper will come out the winner. Good answer, as dove poppers with a bit of cream cheese and a slice of jalapeno […]

Fish & Wildlife Agencies Use Mentored Dove Hunts to Introduce People to Hunting

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley According to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hunting license sales in the United States peaked in 1982, with around 17 million hunters purchasing a little over 28 million hunting licenses. Data from 2016, the most recent available, shows that number closer to 11 million. Since most state DNR and game […]

Wild Turkey Schnitzel Recipe

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley One of our favorite ways to cook and serve wild turkey is in the German schnitzel style. While most traditional German schnitzels are breaded and fried pork, the method works well for any meat, including wild turkey. For this recipe, we use one side of a wild turkey breast, first cut into […]