Coyote hunting offers near year-round opportunity in virtually every state. And coyote resilience is well documented, with packs thriving even in urban areas. Their hardiness and adaptability means populations need to be monitored and managed. During hunting doldrums, calling coyotes can lead to frenetic and chaotic nights. The skills necessary to hunt coyotes are simple, which makes it easy to pick up no matter your experience level.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently partnered with iSportsman to upgrade their outdoor recreational offerings. The iSportsman service launched for members of the base on June 1, and is currently active in streamlining the outdoor experience on JBLM for both outdoor recreationists and management. It’s now easier than ever to enjoy all the outdoor activities available with iSportsman JBLM while adhering to regulations and ensuring proper conservation practices are safely being followed.
August is here which means the most eager of us may already have fall season scouting well underway. If you are still preparing to hit the trails, woods, and fields we’ve rounded up some of the best ranked cellular trail cameras for your fall scouting needs.
Lake Texoma is a unique striper fishery located one-and-a-half hours north of Dallas, Texas, in the Red River and Washita River watershed. Salt domes 40 miles upstream on the Red River create enough buoyancy to keep striper eggs tumbling downstream during the annual spring spawn. This creates the largest, most dependable natural striped bass spawn of any lake in the country.
Backcountry hunting offers an unparalleled opportunity for adventurous hunters to immerse themselves in nature and pursue elusive game in some of the most remote and scenic areas of the United States. Here are four top destinations that promise thrilling experiences for backcountry hunters:
If you’re looking for a fun new way to experience the outdoors during the offseason, try your hand at frog gigging. Frog gigging may sound like a bunch of frogs going on a concert tour if you’ve never heard of it before, but it’s just another way of saying “frog hunting.” The name comes from the act of hunting frogs, fish, and other small game with a gig, which is a multipronged spear with barbs at the ends. Most people have tried to stab a fish in a river when they were a kid, but don’t seriously try it once they get older. Frog gigging is great because it’s simple, easy, and most importantly, fun. In this guide, we’ll detail more about frog gigging and provide some useful tips for anyone interested in trying out this enjoyable pastime.
There’s something special about fly-in fishing in Saskatchewan, Canada, at a remote lake. From the instant the float plane touches the water until your trip ends, you are in a wilderness that will keep calling you back. Whether you are casting a spoon to a giant northern pike, back trolling a ‘harness rig’ for walleye that have never seen a hook or dropping big jigs down to trophy lake trout — you are in fishermen’s heaven.
Archery season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to start preparing for the fall. Shooting as much and as often as possible will help hone the skills necessary to succeed with stick and string. The best way I know how to practice and simulate hunting situations is to shoot at local 3D archery courses and competitions.
Nearly every hunter I’ve talked to has told me one of the biggest reasons they hunt is to reconnect with nature, away from the busyness and over crowdedness of modern society. This is understandable, as the requirements of everyday life can be a bit much—it can feel like everything you do is related to technology, there’s noise coming from every direction, and you are almost always looking at a screen of some kind. Mankind was meant to coexist and interact with nature, but it’s getting more and more difficult to do every year. Even if you live in a more rural area, technology is still invading the world. Of course, technology is great and serves a useful purpose in the betterment of mankind, but sometimes you just need to unplug and go to a place where you can be one with nature. A place where you can’t hear a single honking horn, or the bustle of a street corner, a place where the only light you see comes from the sun or the moon, and not some streetlights or computer screens. If you’re looking for a place like this, then you should go backcountry hunting.
Kayaking is one of my greatest summertime joys. There’s nothing quite like cruising down a river with a group of friends while enjoying the beautiful scenery passing me by. One great way to add to the kayaking experience is by fishing, and there’s no better tool to help know where the fish are going to be than a kayak fish finder. Having one can be a game-changer, providing valuable insight into underwater structures and fish locations. It’s important to know what’s good and what’s not though, so I’ve compiled a sampler of some great fish finders for your angling adventures—from advanced sonar technologies to user-friendly interfaces, these will help you succeed while on the water.