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Who is Winning this War of Attrition?

Hog Wild— More Lessons Learned! By Ron Jolly In the summer 2012 issue of Gamekeepers I wrote a story entitled “HogWild.” In it I shared what my wife Tes and I have learned since feral hogs first began invading our east-central Alabama farm. From the first encounter with feral hogs in 2004 we have been under siege by these invasive creatures. […]

Woodland Makeovers

Big Enhancements – Minimal Destruction By Brenda Valentine Begging Mr. Longfellow’s pardon, but we are borrowing half of a line from one of his famous poems, “I think that I shall never see a thing more lovely than a forest of trees.” Nor do I believe I shall ever see a thing less lovely than a forest of trees following […]

Growing Bucks by the Bushel

Annuals for Wildlife BY Dana R. Rogers They just couldn’t help themselves. The temperature was in the single digits with a steady gale from the northwest. As I sat in my ground blind this cold December afternoon I watched a steady parade of whitetails march from thick bedding cover out into my five acres of corn and soybeans. It was […]

Fire Drill

Prescribed Burns- an Old School Tool BY Coty Bennett Fire! Burning is a “primitive tool” used in the modern gamekeeper’s “bag of tricks.” Every year the mediation of hearing the John Deere fire up during the first weekend of planting is a hallowed tradition that never gets old to those of us who live the “gamekeeper lifestyle.” But for some, the […]

With Wolves at the Doors, Stick to your Guns

By Todd Amenrud You have no idea how literal the title of this article is to my brother-in-law Mike Berggren, and I. We purchased our Ontario property five years ago and have had numerous obstacles to overcome along our path. We set forth a plan and stuck to the strategy despite pressures that would have folded many. One of […]

Top 10 Tips to Choosing your Outfitter

By Ron Spomer   My friend Kirby was a heck of a hunter, a Midwest country boy who grew up chasing everything from bunnies to whitetails. He graduated to do-it-yourself elk and bear hunts on public land in the West, got a good job, made some money and discovered he suddenly had more discretionary cash […]

Deer Stand Location

  Deer Stand Location   “Critical.” That was the word that Mossy Oak BioLogic’s Bobby Cole used when discussing the importance of designing a particular food plot around a particular tree. “Honestly,” said Cole, “I think Mark Drury says it best: Mark is always talking about the importance of tailoring your food plot to a […]

Give Them What They Need

  Give Them What They Need   When you stare at a towering oak what do you see? Aside from beauty and strength, you should see a tree that delivers a vital food source to your deer herd. However, as trees grow and withstand the tests of time, we tend to ignore them a bit. […]

Quality Archery Designs

  Quality Archery Designs   Bring a new element of accuracy to your summer string-and-string practice sessions with Quality Archery Designs UltraRest HDX. Dripping with purposeful features, the HDX shimmers in the archery limelight. For starters, the rest sports a new-for-2013 sleek, curved capture bar to ensure maximum arrow clearance while adding more overall versatility […]

Building New Duck Blinds

Building New Duck Blinds Yes, the first migrations of winter seem light years away, but there’s plenty to do to pass the time and ensure this duck season is your best ever. What exactly? Well for starters, heed the advice of Mossy Oak’s Neill Haas concerning the importance of building new duck blinds. “No matter […]