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ISE Sports Expo and Boat Show in Scottsdale March 22-25

My favorite tome of the year is here again - the time of the year when I touch base with friend John Kirk and find out what's new ... Read More

Ending of an Era

On this 1462nd post of The Outdoor Smorgasbord, I am officially signing off. Yes, right in the middle of finishing up my hunt-by-h... Read More

Decline to Sign - The Arizona Fight to End Lion and Bobcat Hunting

Sun Tzu said "If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."Arizona hunters are faci... Read More

New Conservation Group Launches in Arizona

Editor Disclosure: I personally know Jim and Terry very well, and have been asked to join the Board of Directors of the new group ... Read More

2017 Deer Hunting in Ohio :: Hunt #12 "Lock Down"

After my all day skunking, it was another 5 days before my schedule allowed me back in a treestand. I planned to hunt on a public-... Read More

2017 Deer Hunting in Ohio :: Hunts #10 & 11 "Nada"

Unfortunately, after the phenomenal action of the previous hunt, I had a 4-day lag before I could get back out in the woods. Even ... Read More

2017 Deer Hunting in Ohio :: Hunt #9 "Booner"

This morning was about much more than just the plainly stated and the titled obvious. But yes, I saw a Boone & Crockett gross buck... Read More

2017 Deer Hunting in Ohio :: Hunt #8 "Back in the Bucks"

Two short days later and still before the rush of inevitable weekend hunting pressure coincident with the opening of pheasant seas... Read More

A to Z Guide for Hunting Kodiak Island DIY for Sitka Black-tailed Deer

I decided to make one last post regarding Dad and I's 2017 Kodiak Island adventure. The point is not to add new content. Frankly, ... Read More

2017 Deer Hunting in Ohio :: Hunt #7 "High Expectations"

Four mornings later, I got a great wind and solid conditions to slip back into the same area where I had the phenomenal 7 buck sig... 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

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

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

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

Wolves Kill Prized Quarter Horse in Darby, Montana

What began nearly 20 years ago as denial of the many bad things that would happen in the Greater Yellowstone area if gray wolves w... 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

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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