10 Tips for Early Season Whitetail Success

By: Daphane Cassidy

You don’t have to wait for the rut to punch your tag. By Bob Robb The rut is like a religious experience for many dyed-in-the-wool whitetail hunters, and it truly is a magical time. But I’ve also found that the early season, while bucks are still bachelored up, the weather’s nice, and there’s been little […]

Pre-Season Scouting for Northern Fall Black Bears

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Phil Massaro The black bear, Ursus americanus, is a favorite big-game animal, and with population numbers increasing each year, the opportunity to hunt one is better than ever. They are shy animals yet will make an appearance in populated areas to attack unwary bird feeders and garbage cans with vigor. A bear is an […]

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 […]

Hunting the Mountain Grizzly

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Bob Robb In the journals of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition, Meriwether Lewis spent much time describing encounters with the great “white bear,” as they called the grizzly. Lewis noted that these “cantankerous bears” were just as likely to attack man as leave him alone. Though great hunters, he wrote, the Native Americans […]

Shopping for a New Binocular

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Phil Massaro A binocular is one of those tools that end up proving to be nearly invaluable. From checking distant targets for a fellow shooter to scouting for deer in the early autumn and bird watching, a binocular allows you to see more and see better. There’s a lot to choose from in the […]

Great Field Guns and the Hunters Who Use Them

By: Daphane Cassidy

There are collectors and there are hunters, and while I can appreciate the fine guns that are displayed in places such as the Cody Firearms Museum, I prefer to take my long-guns afield simply because quality firearms can make even game-less days more enjoyable. They look great, carry impeccably and all you have to do […]

How to Zero Your Rifle for a Hunt

By: Daphane Cassidy

Make sure your gun and glass are tuned just right at the range, so you’re on target in the field — where the stakes are high. By Jodie Stemler This fall was a big step for me in my journey as a hunter. After many years shooting shotguns and upland bird and turkey hunting, I […]

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, […]

Upgrades to Women’s Upland Apparel

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Jodi Stemler Upland hunting provides a fantastic way to get more women and young hunters out in the field. The weather is typically comfortable in the early season, and the pursuit of birds while walking through fall fields can provide a more active connection to the natural world at its most colorful. And if […]