These eight anglers smashed state, world and personal best records this spring—with the the photo evidence to boot. Check out these impressively large catches they reeled in!
Earlier this spring, listening to sleet blow against the windows, I absentmindedly doom-scrolled Instagram. But my hit of melancholy was unexpectedly delayed.
I paused on a post showing a wild turkey, a tom in full strut, with a quote by writer Tom Kelly running across the top of the image.
As the words sank in, the familiar, distorted lens of social media cleared:
Turkey hunting is not a game that needs a score or a score keeper and does not require the production of a dead turkey to qualify as a success. Done properly and unscored, it is about as even as anything can be when one of the participants has a loaded shotgun and the other has not.
Whether you’re driving to work, cooking dinner or simply itching to get back outside, you can enjoy the outdoors by tuning in to some of the most interesting and diverse storytellers from the marshes, fields and backwoods. Check out four of our favorite outdoor podcasts we think you’ll really like, too.
It’s common knowledge it takes nine months from conception to birth for a human baby. It’s actually, 280 days - give or take a day - but normally, that figure is spot on. Humans have no “breeding season” as do many animals so the number of births on any particular day or time of year is constant. For cottontail rabbits it’s only 29 days and with a breeding season here in the upper Midwest from March through September, figure baby bunnies could be encountered anytime from now well into October.
When iSportsman sat down with professional python huntress Amy Siewe last year, it was apparent Florida’s python problem was detrimental to the ecology of Florida’s landscapes. The Burmese python is an invasive species to Florida, and has since decimated 99.3% of Florida’s raccoons, 98.9% of the opossums and 87.5% of the local bobcat population. The issue has led to those like Siewe working year-round on tackling the issue, capturing and euthanizing pythons in the Florida everglades and surrounding areas.
Following suit with other outdoor companies such as Remington, CCI , Speer and Federal, Kimber Mfg. Inc. has donated 200 handguns and 20 rifles to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of Ukraine
Mushroom hunting is something I enjoy for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I absolutely love the taste of morel mushrooms. I don’t care if you fry them, bake them, sauté them, or whatever, they taste incredible. Secondly, mushroom hunting is something the whole family can participate in together.
Hit the waters this summer to become the next to break a local record.
In late February, Vladimir Putin made good on a long-standing threat and invaded the Ukraine embarking on a path of destruction. The action disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of citizens and has brought the world to a breathless standstill as people and governments worry about it becoming a broader conflict. The Ukrainian people, however, did not have the opportunity to be in shock. Instead, the world watched on as the community of a now war-torn nation gathered arms, made Molotov cocktails and fought back mightily.
Deer and elk season 2021-22 are history, which means in many places throughout their range, shed hunting season is now underway.