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 […]

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 […]

Upland Hunting with Family and Friends

By: Daphane Cassidy

It’s Autumn and Upland hunting season is in full swing in most states across the U.S. That got me thinking. Have you gone out this year? Have you taken someone new? Think of a family member or a friend who has expressed an interested in hunting but has yet to go afield. Well, hunting upland […]

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 […]

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 Goose and Pineapple Stir Fry

By: Daphane Cassidy

By Michael Pendley Wild goose meat sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to table fare, and it’s not always undeserved. Depending on the bird’s diet and cooking methods, goose can have a bit of a liver flavor. Snow geese in particular have a reputation for being tough to master in the kitchen, but […]

5 Awesome DIY Hunts You Can Take This Year

By: Daphane Cassidy

These five classic Western hunts are all on public land, so you can go on your own for elk, mule deer, upland birds and waterfowl. Is there a greater gift — or a more appealing challenge — for an American hunter than chasing game across public land, using only your instincts, gear and grit to […]