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Sportsman’s Notebook: How to Gut a Trout

Sportsman's Notebook: How to Gut a Trout by FieldandStream Fishing editor Joe Cermele shows you how.   

Mouth Call Master: Champion Turkey Calling Tips from Hunter Wallis

Hunter Wallis, Teenage Champion Turkey Caller by FieldandStream   Hunter Wallis knows a little something about turkey calling. At only 18 years old, he’s a six-time National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National champion, the highest honor in competitive turkey calling. Show More Summary

Video: Cutting on a Mouth Call

Turkey Calling Tip: How to Cutt on a Mouth Call by FieldandStream Hard, loud cutting is a surefire way to make a reluctant gobbler give away his location. Hunter Wallis, six-time Grand National Calling champion, uses cutts whenever he’s...Show More Summary

Video: How to Purr on a Mouth Call

Turkey Calling Tip: How to Purr on a Mouth Call by FieldandStream Purring is perhaps the most difficult sound to master on a mouth call. To do it right, you hae to first pick the right call. Hunter Wallis, the 18-year-old turkey calling champ with six Grand National wins, uses a stiff, triple-reed batwing cut. Show More Summary

Video: Finishing Calls for Hung-Up Gobblers

Turkey Calling Tip: How to Finish A Hung-Up... by FieldandStream When a gobbler won’t commit, Hunter Wallis, six-time Grand National turkey calling champ, switches to a series of soft clucks, purrs, and yelps. “We’ve all been in that...Show More Summary

Video: The Backcountry Beast Survival Kit

Super Survival Kit: The Backcountry Beast by FieldandStream Go off the grid, and things can get ugly pronto. You need a kit that’s easy to carry and packed with everything you need to weather a three-day blow or a busted femur.  See a photo gallery of all the items. 

Shed Hunting Dogs: 4 Training Drills to Turn Your Retriever into an Antler Finder

 Photographs and video by Stephen Maturen If shed hunting is modern deer hunting’s Hot Ticket, then the shed dog is the sport’s Next Big Thing. One well-trained dog will cover five times more ground than the leanest, meanest, shed hunter around. Show More Summary

Choosing the Best Red Dot Sight: Reviews for 2016

This is it, the moment of truth. The moment you have been waiting for all season. You have tracked down this beast of an animal and now’s your chance to harvest. Your weapon is in perfect position and your aim is steady. When you’reShow More Summary

Turkey Decoy Tips and Hacks: 4 Ways to Increase Realism Without Breaking the Bank

I've had a love/hate relationship with turkey decoys for some time. In the beginning—when turkey hunting was a fairly new phenomenon here in southern Michigan, when the birds were naive, when the spring season was filled with hard-gobbling...Show More Summary

How You Can Improve Your Accuracy by Adding a Wrist Sling to Your Hunting Bow

/ Why You Should Add a Wrist Sling to Your... by OutdoorLife Whether you are a compound or traditional shooter, making good, consistent shots requires that many factors be executed correctly. One of those key factors is how you grip your bow. Show More Summary

Handgun Skills: What I Learned at the NSSF Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp

I don't practice with my handgun much. This is partly because it's locked in a safe back in the Midwest. And because I live in New York City, where such a proposal is laughable (and illegal, if you don't have all your paperwork in order). But...Show More Summary

Video: Bowhunt for a 413-Inch Bull Elk

Bowhunt for a Giant 413-Inch Bull Elk by FieldandStream My wife says I've been a little obsessive about turkeys lately.  "That's all he's talked about for the last damn month," Michelle Brantley said in an interview Friday. "Turkeys for work. Show More Summary

New Hook Shots: Giant NH White Perch On The Ice

Hook Shots: Giant New Hampshire White Perch by FieldandStream You know, where I'm from, nobody gives white perch the time of day. They're small, they live in brackish water, and for the most part, they're nothing but by-catch. It wasn't...Show More Summary

The Stuck-Safety Gobbler

The Stuck-Safety Gobbler by FieldandStream When you're filming hunts, there is a fine line between allowing the animal to "do his thing" on camera and letting him get away. Down in South Florida, I almost let this turkey get away. My buddy Tony Hansen and I had been hunting hard that day, from before daylight until almost fly-up time. Show More Summary

Game Profile: The Osceola Turkey

Profile: The Osceola Turkey by FieldandStream The differences in an Osceola and an Eastern are subtle, but definitely noticeable. In my opinion—and in the opinions of some pretty good turkey hunters I know—the Osceola is consistently the most difficult of the four Grand Slam subspecies to hunt. Show More Summary

Video: How to Clean a Turkey

How to Clean a Turkey by FieldandStream Cleaning a turkey is a cinch. With practice, you can get the breast, legs, and thighs ready for the table—and the beard, spurs, and fan ready for the wall—in just a few minutes. —WB See all the photos and video from this hunt on the Field & Stream Facebook page.   

Sportsman's Notebook: The Ultimate Decoy Spread for Pressured Turkeys

The Ultimate Decoy Spread for Pressured Gobblers by FieldandStream Are you hunting an old bird that just won't mind his manners and walk into shotgun range for you? It might be time to show him something new. When hunting pressured turkeys...Show More Summary

Do You Remember the Fish That Changed Your Life?

I daydream about trout all the time. But my night dreams are almost always owned by tarpon. I'm a trout angler by pedigree, and I make no apologies about that. I was born on the Great Lakes, went to school in the Great Lakes region, and subsequently fell in love and got married among the Great Lakes. Show More Summary

Video: How to Butcher a Wild Turkey in 5 Steps

There’s more than one way to butcher a wild turkey. After nearly two decades of hunting and killing America’s grandest game bird for its bountiful meat, I think I’ve refined my butchering process pretty danged well. Here’s the five-step...Show More Summary

Klamath River Dams to Come Down

It is a truism that success breeds success. Small victories light our way to grander visions that in turn change our lives for the better, and make the inevitable setbacks seem less consequential.  Such is the case with America’s removal...Show More Summary

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