How to Plan for a Great Destination Trip

With the sports shows in full swing, the time is right for outdoorsmen to book that hunting or fishing trip of a lifetime. Sports shows give us outdoorsmen a slight Read More


Bangin’ Bucks at the Boneyard

There is something about big racks that gets any deer hunter fired up. And I saw plenty of those this fall. The Boneyard Outfitters lived up to their name this season Read More


Thanksgiving Pheasant Hunting Action

Nothing beats the sound of a cackling rooster as he explodes from under your feet. And we saw plenty of that on our annual family Thanksgiving pheasant hunt. My sons Read More


National Shooting Sports Foundation — a Great Resource for Shooters

If you are a hunter, shooter or shooting sports enthusiast, you need to tune your radar into the National Shooting Sports Foundation. We hosted Jennifer Pearsall on Read More

My son Kyle took this big doe last year. Youth hunts are a great way to introduce kids without a lot of other hunters in the woods.

Break Out the Blaze Orange Bowhunters!

In Illinois, this is one of the few times that bowhunters need to wear blaze orange. This coming Columbus Day weekend (October 11, 12 & 13) is Youth Firearm Deer Read More

Featured Gear:

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Endurance 3-9 x 40 Scope by Hawke Optics

Over the past several years, I’ve become a lot more selective about my hunting optics. In order to get better patterns with my slug gun for deer season, I needed to Read More

Recipe of the Month:


Venison Pierogies

OK, this one takes a little time, but these make great appetizers. The polish pastry Pierogie) is stuffed with potato, cheddar cheese, bacon, carmelized onions, and Read More