Author: Dave Hurteau

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How to Field Dress a Deer: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

How to Field Dress a Deer: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Well, look at that, you got your buck. Nice shot and a short tracking job, too. Go ahead and celebrate. You deserve it. Snap some quick pi [...]
Further Into Fall: An Unexpected Archery Elk Adventure

Further Into Fall: An Unexpected Archery Elk Adventure

A rutting bull elk charges into an open high-country meadow. Donald M. Jones “OH MY GOD,” I said to Randy. “Here he comes. [...]
10 Tips for Hunting Deer During the October Lull

10 Tips for Hunting Deer During the October Lull

So your bucks have suddenly stopped showing up at the bean fields and clover plots that were so hot in September, right? It’s the dreaded [...]
Is This 12-Year-Old Girl’s Mule Deer a World Record?

Is This 12-Year-Old Girl’s Mule Deer a World Record?

Not many pre-teen girls have killed a trophy mule deer, and even fewer have done it with archery gear. But when that muley could be the bi [...]
Go Ahead—Snort-Wheeze to Early Season Whitetail Deer

Go Ahead—Snort-Wheeze to Early Season Whitetail Deer

Whenever I think of snort-wheezing to whitetail deer, I think of my buddy Tony Peterson, who is a well-known outdoor writer and public-lan [...]
Feds Expand Hunting and Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges

Feds Expand Hunting and Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges

If you’re having trouble finding a place to hunt or fish or if your favorite public spot has gotten a little too crowded in recent years, [...]
White Sturgeon Are Mysteriously Dying in British Columbia

White Sturgeon Are Mysteriously Dying in British Columbia

White sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in Canada, are turning up dead in central British Columbia’s Nechako River, and no one knows w [...]
Bowfisherman Breaks Virginia State Record for Blue Catfish

Bowfisherman Breaks Virginia State Record for Blue Catfish

Jason Emmel of Louisa, Virginia, is the new state record holder for blue catfish taken by bow after skewering a 66-pound, 5-ounce Pamunkey [...]
California’s McCloud River Seeded with Chinook Salmon Eggs

California’s McCloud River Seeded with Chinook Salmon Eggs

Northern California’s McCloud River is legendary for its rainbow trout. The native forebears of the pristine rivers’ redbands were used to [...]
11 Best Cheap Binoculars for Serious Hunters

11 Best Cheap Binoculars for Serious Hunters

People who claim you need high-end optics for hunting are forever saying, “Look at the western big-game guides. They haven’t got a pot to [...]
Helle Nipa and Benchmade North Fork Knife Review

Helle Nipa and Benchmade North Fork Knife Review

If you were out to find the best factory-made folding knife for general big-game hunting, you’d be hard pressed to do much better than the [...]
The Back Way Home | Field & Stream

The Back Way Home | Field & Stream

The drive to my folks’ house is about three hours if you stay on the blacktop and about 10 minutes longer if you go the back way. So it’s [...]
Montana Angler Catches State Record Sunfish

Montana Angler Catches State Record Sunfish

Montana fishing guide and retired lure-maker Pete Jellar was just out to catch some bait from a backwater of the Flathead River on Tuesday [...]
How to Grow Food Plots Without Herbicides

How to Grow Food Plots Without Herbicides

In honor of Earth Month—and Earth Day later this week—we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with a series of stories that are all ab [...]
Field Test: PlotSaver Deer Barrier Review

Field Test: PlotSaver Deer Barrier Review

Anyone who’s ever tried to put in a bean plot knows the problem. You bust the sod, you till the earth, you supplement the soil, you sow an [...]
Study Shows that Brassicas Do Not Get Sweeter After Frost

Study Shows that Brassicas Do Not Get Sweeter After Frost

You’ve probably heard that brassicas get sweeter after a frost. Me, too. In fact, I’m sure I’ve even said it in the past. Like a lot of [...]
Wisconsin Wolf Hunt On Hold Until At Least Next Fall

Wisconsin Wolf Hunt On Hold Until At Least Next Fall

Wisconsin hunters who were hoping to put a tag on a timber wolf this past November were stymied when Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Fr [...]
How to Hunt Deer In Bad Winter Weather

How to Hunt Deer In Bad Winter Weather

When chimney smoke leans toward the ground and swirling winds send spent leaves spiraling, take notice. A storm is brewing. And it’s ti [...]
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