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Kodiak Island Hunting Trip - Travel Logistics

On the front end and back end of the Alaska adventure are pretty standard commercial airliner flights. Sandwiched in between the b... Read More

Spring Garden Seed Starts

I basically took 2016 off from gardening - busy summer teaching multiple, multi-week field courses away from home, excuses, excuse... Read More

Recipe: Venison Spice Rub

Easy, cheap, and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen cabinet already. I far prefer dry rubs to marinades for wil... Read More

Recent Outdoor Films

Been a while since I posted "the best of" in terms of online hunting videos. It's been years since I've paid for cable or satellit... Read More

Recipe: Venison Flank Steak with Raita Sauce

Normally I'd post the recipe used to cook the meal in the post. Not this time. I was not thrilled with how it turned out, therefor... Read More

Review - Char Crust Rubs

A huge shout out to Susan Eriksen (Mrs. Char Crust) for sending me some of her products to try.Char Crust is kind of a rub, but un... Read More

Kodiak Island Hunting Adventure - Why 2017?

2 big reasons drove us to prioritize a Kodiak Island trip in 2017.First, Alaskan hunting license and permit fees were scheduled to... Read More

Meet Steve Hilliard - Xpedition Shooter

I've been impressed with Xpedition Archery since I've earned about them. So much so that I reached out to them and asked if there ... Read More

Post-Season Deer Scouting - 1st Outing

My freezer is packed full with 3 Ohio deer, 1 North Carolina deer, and a speedgoat from the Cowboy State. To make sure I have anot... Read More

It's Officially Official - Kodiak Island Here I Come

My 2 locking tags arrived earlier this month and I already put 20% down deposit for the transporter flight from Kodiak City proper... Read More

Shot placement on hogs - Arguments against the head shot

This post was initiated by a comment on an old thread by Rick Pasour.  Thanks, Rick, for a great question and a potentially hot t... Read More

World Record Whitetail

In many places the whitetail deer hunting seasons are winding down and as any deer hunter wants to know, were there any world clas... Read More

Semi-auto Rifles for Hog Hunting

A recent discussion on Jesse's Hunting and Outdoors forums got me thinking about this topic, and I remembered I'd started writing ... Read More

Two-Thirds of Idaho Wolf Carcasses Examined Have Thousands of Hydatid Disease Tapeworms

Editor's Note: This article is republished with permission from its author. It first appeared in "The Outdoorsman" December 2009 E... Read More

New World Record Brown Bear?

*Updated February 11, 2007* For more on this story, including the truth as told by this girl's father, read this story!Here's the ... Read More

To the Anti-Hunter

I received another comment from an anti-hunter yesterday.  It was loaded with filthy language and curses, so I deleted it as I wi... Read More

Porcine Press - NY Considering Ban On Captive Wild Boar

This just in...A little while back, feral hogs were in the news in New York.  The swine have established breeding populations in ... Read More

Handguns for Hog Hunting?

One of the questions I get fairly regularly is, “what kind of handgun should I get for hogs?”I’ve touched on this a time or ... Read More


I just had to ask, and Tiffany laughed as she began to tell the story of how her and her husband Lee ended up living in a pole bar... Read More

Listerine For Mosquito Repellent?

Milt Inman forwarded this email on to me and I was curious if anyone has ever actually tried this.I was at a deck party awhile bac... Read More

Try Using Fladry to Keep Wolves Inside Yellowstone

A reader sent me a snapshot of a Facebook page of someone, who in response to the whining and complaining about gray wolves in Yel... Read More

Autopsy Pretty Much Rules Out Candice Berner's Death Anything But Wolves

Hat tip to reader "jes" for information contained in this article.Perhaps the only question remaining is which wolf or group of wo... Read More

New World Record Brown Bear?

*Updated February 11, 2007* For more on this story, including the truth as told by this girl's father, read this story!Here's the ... Read More

When A Knave Calls Out Knaves

It's quite comical when a person writes an opinion piece, or any piece for that matter, based on anecdotal evidence and hearsay, t... Read More

How To Take Out 15 Wolves With One Shot

*Scroll for an Update*WARNING: This image may cause idolizers of wolves to suddenly hemorrhage and shake uncontrollably.You must c... Read More

Pray, Montana Suffers Massive Wolf Kills On Elk Herd

Robert T. Fanning Jr. is an integral part of Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd. Bob has for years been saying that the ... Read More

Idaho Governor Whines and Signs

Idaho's governor, Butch Otter, signed the wolf emergency bill, H343, but evidently didn't like doing it. This is indicated in a le... Read More

McCain Picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Already Being Called Wolf Killer

Not that I think for a minute Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can't handle herself, having been picked by Senator McCain as a vice-pre... Read More

Jim Beers Addresses Action of "Murie Family" For Pulling Award Given to RMEF Because of Wolves

The Missoulian announced yesterday, July 19, 2012, that the Olaus Murie Family was pulling its award given annually to the Rocky M... Read More

The Fairy Tale Land of the Wolf Mysticism

Editor's Note: The following was submitted to me as a guest blog/editorial by Bruce Hemming.The problem with the American people i... Read More
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