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Aggressive Elk-Calling Strategies for Bowhunters

Aggressive Elk-Calling Tactics for Bowhunters by FieldandStream Effective game calling isn't just a matter of recreating the sounds. Good callers—whether they're calling turkeys, ducks, predators, or bull elk—are masters at creating a complete illusion. Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing the Savannah River”

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In this film short Nick Duke offers up beautiful footage of fly fishing for smallmouth bass on the Savannah River.

Review: Levenhuk Karma PRO 10×42 Binocular

Click the image above for what I call “Still Life With Dylan” When it comes to binoculars, I’ve long been...

Scientists Discover That Fish Can Recognize Human Faces

The archerfish usually reserves its impressive spitting skills for knocking insects into the water. But a team of scientists at Oxford University, headed by Dr. Cait Newport, conditioned eight archerfish to spit at the image of a human...Show More Summary

Gun of the Week: Armalite AR-17 Shotgun

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

/ Gun of the Week: AR-17 Shotgun by OutdoorLife / Although the name AR-17 might call to mind a black gun, this 1960s-shotgun is a different breed than the AR-15s and AR-10s manufactured by Armalite. Watch the video for details, a ndShow More Summary

The Elderly May One Day Swap Their Motorized Scooters for Robotic Suits

Robotic exoskeletons, long a staple of sci-fi novels, comic books, and movies, are now part of the real world—and they’ve mostly followed the sci-fi model.... read more

Gun Lab: Frankford Arsenal Hand Deprimer Review for Reloaders

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

/ Gun Lab: Frankford Hand Deprimer Review by OutdoorLife If you reload your own ammo, consider checking out  this handy new tool from Frankford Arsenal  that will remove spent primers for you. It's compatible with a range of casing sizes, and won't alter any of the dimensions on your brass.

Fishing Videos: How to Catch Smallmouth Bass on Beds

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

Spring always seems to be a long time coming when you live where snow is measured in feet rather than inches, and where winter lasts about half the year. It's hard to believe but less than two months ago, some of these top smallmouth...Show More Summary

Tippets: Tying “The Fire Bird,” Fixing Common Mistakes

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Fire Bird is a classic Bird’s Nest pattern with an added hot spot using UV Fly Paint to give it extra flare. View the tying tutorial via Loon Outdoors. Looking back on progress you’ve made as an angler can … more ?

Weekly Challenge :: Scrapbook using just a third of the page

Welcome to a new week and a new challenge! Have you been scrapping much recently or could you do with a push to get a page off the ground? This week’s challenge is a great one for finally putting a paper you love into your album, because...Show More Summary

The Gun Test: 6 New Shotguns Reviewed, Ranked, and Rated

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

Judging shotguns is a lot like judging music—personal taste figures heavily into the equation. Above all, however, the elements that go into a shotgun’s design and construction must work in harmony to augment our innate ability to track...Show More Summary

The Gun Test: 9 New Rifles Reviewed, Ranked, and Rated

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

Outdoor Life’s gun test is serious business. It is a lot of fun as well, there’s no denying that. But beyond the smell of powder, the piles of hot brass, the sore shoulders, the ringing of steel, and the smiles on the faces of the shooters lurks a solemn task. Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “Keep Our Blackfoot”

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film tells the story of the river that runs through the Blackfoot valley just east of Missoula, Montana. Via PMD Productions.

Visualizing the Vitals: Making Deadly Shots at Less-Than-Ideal Angles

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

We all have an image of what the perfect shot opportunity on an animal looks like, and for most of us, that’s directly broadside or slightly quartering away. In real life, however, there are plenty of times when that perfect angle just doesn’t present itself long enough for a shot. Show More Summary

Sportsman’s Notebook: Catch Catfish on Limblines

How to Build Limblines for Catfish by FieldandStream   Anticipation runs high in a limblining boat. It’s tough to be quiet on a still, starlit night when deep down, you’re wishing for pandemonium. Funny how a shaking green limb triggers such a primal feeling. Show More Summary

Tippets: Wet Spring Helps Brookies, Secrets of Salmon Migration, Proposed Michigan Chumming Ban, Forage Fish Value

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

A cool and wet spring in the Northeast has helped brook trout populations threatened by climate change and acid rain. John Hopewell writes about the challenges facing this native fish as well as the inroads being made. Via The Washington Post. … more ?

Sportsman’s Notebook: Make a Homemade Survival Blade

Sportsman's Notebook: Make a Homemade Survival... by FieldandStream A knife, a saw, cord, and wire—all in one end-times-ready tool you can make at home.  

Heavey’s Politically Incorrect Memorial Day Video

Heavey's Politically Incorrect Memorial Day Video by FieldandStream “Hey, buddy,” Thomas Shurgar says to the overly inquisitive little gator approaching our boat while brim fishing on Yellow Creek in southwest Arkansas. “Thomas, I’m not kidding you,” says Hayden, his wife. Show More Summary

Clover: The Magic Bean for Whitetail Food Plots?

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

/ Is Clover the Ultimate Food Plot Crop? by OutdoorLife   At the risk of sounding redundant, I want to talk clover a bit more this week. That’s probably because it’s time to get serious about the clover plots on Noah’s farm. It’s been an unusually cold, wet spring here in southern Michigan. Show More Summary

Tippets: Understanding Mayflies, Dressing Dry Flies

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Paul Weamer outlines the identification, life cycle, and fly pattern imitation of mayflies in a recent article via Fly Fisherman. “Many anglers who do not know the scientific names are fond of saying that trout don’t speak Latin,” he writes. … more ?

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