+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 […]

State Agencies are on the Front Lines of the Battle to Increase Hunter Numbers

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley State departments of natural resources and fish and game agencies are worried. Their chief function is to manage and protect their state’s wildlife populations. To do that, most rely at least partly on income from license sales and allocated federal tax dollars derived directly from the sale of hunting and fishing gear. […]

Understanding Modern In-Line Muzzleloader Basics Ahead of Hunting Season

By: Daphane Cassidy

Have you ever considered heading afield during muzzleloader hunting season? “Muzzleloader” is the term given to early firearms because they are loaded from the muzzle — powder, wadding and projectiles — rather having a cartridge to insert into the chamber. Muzzleloaders were common firearms during the Revolutionary War, and while these arms are often seen […]

How to Safely Hunt From a Treestand

By: Daphane Cassidy

Treestands are one of the most popular and effective methods of deer hunting throughout the eastern half of our country. Being perched high in a tree offers concealment from a whitetail’s sharp eyesight, helps to keep a hunter’s scent from spooking game and gets a hunter above cover for a clear view and shot. Unfortunately, […]

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 […]

Staying Warm and Dry in the Great Outdoors

By: Daphane Cassidy

There’s much merit to today’s clothing designed for outdoor recreation in cold temps and under dripping skies. Take care of both the clothing and the body underneath, and those days that have others hugging the fireplace at home will feel like a spring walk in the park to you. By Peter B. Mathiesen Staying warm […]

The Ultimate Hunting +ONE Goal: Building Lifelong Hunters

By: Daphane Cassidy

An article written by Steve Sorensen published in September 2018 on DeerandDeerHunting.com A Model for Mentoring New Deer Hunters Some passionate deer hunters are so commit­ted that they can’t see it. but hunting is losing steam. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that from 2011 to 2016 we lost 2 million participants, declining to 11.5 […]

Treestand Safety for Young Hunters

By: levatas

Treestands are one of the most popular and effective methods of deer hunting throughout the eastern half of our country. Being perched high in a tree offers concealment from a whitetail’s sharp eyesight, helps to keep a hunter’s scent from spooking game and gets a hunter above cover for a clear view and shot. Unfortunately, […]

Ground Blind Safety for Deer and Turkey Hunting

By: levatas

While treestands for deer or slipping quietly through the woods for turkey might be more traditional hunting methods, hunting from manufactured, pop-up style blinds is rapidly gaining in popularity. Just flip through any modern hunting catalog and you’ll find ground blinds in dozens of shapes, sizes, styles and camo patterns, a strong indicator of this […]

Why Wear Gloves When Field Dressing Game?

By: levatas

If you’ve recently taken a hunter safety course, you were probably told that when you field dress a game animal you should wear some sort of glove as protection against cuts and possible infection. Seems logical, right? I mean, today everybody wears gloves, from the lady who cleans your teeth to those doing janitorial work. […]