Archives

Hunting Category

youth season
Melissa Bachman

Importance of Youth Hunting Seasons


No Comments

Growing up in central Minnesota I can still remember the excitement of youth day duck hunts. It opened a week earlier than the regular season and my parents took my brother and me out to our favorite public hunting location and sat with us one on one, teaching us everything we needed to know. In […]

Read More
deer antlers and fawns
Grant Woods

Antlers and Fawns


No Comments

Turkey season is winding down in some states. Many of us are putting up our turkey hunting gear and are starting to think about deer season. Ok, I admit I think about deer season year round! For me, it’s a very exciting time of year because antlers are growing and the first fawns are being […]

Read More
play button snow geese hunting
Melissa Bachman

Spring Snowgeese


No Comments

When it comes to spring hunting, one of my all time favorites is snow geese. Seeing hundreds of thousands of birds in one area is incredible, and just the sound of all the geese gives me chills. Growing up we did a lot of waterfowl hunting around central Minnesota, but it’s become harder and harder […]

Watch Video
toms pursue hens
Grant Woods

Gobblers Still Seek Hens


No Comments

Depending on where you hunt many of the turkey hens will be bred by mid to late May. Rather than seeking a tom each morning they are now setting on a nest and feeding. Some gobblers are still seeking hens while others have cycled through the breeding phase and are looking to rejoin other toms […]

Read More
turkey hunting
Melissa Bachman

Sunshine State Gobblers


No Comments

For my first turkey hunt of the season I started out in Florida hunting Osceola’s. Typically when you think of the sunshine state, you’d assume it would be warm and sunny – not this trip. Apparently, I brought the cold Minnesota weather right along with me. The first day we had extremely cold conditions and […]

Read More
turkey shooting tips
Live the Legend

Shooting Tips for Turkey Hunters


No Comments

Turkey season is close to being in full swing across the country and while you’ve probably been driving your spouse and kids crazy practicing your calls, will you be ready when it comes time to taking that all-important shot? At face value, shooting a turkey, typically standing still at a moderate distance, doesn’t sound like […]

Read More
hunting turkey toms
Grant Woods

Hunting Boss Toms


No Comments

Last week I shared about the different stages of the turkey-breeding season. Toms go through a period of establishing dominance similar to whitetail bucks. About the time that gobblers establish some stability in the dominance hierarchy and begin separating from large flocks into smaller groups of immature and medium aged toms and even single mature […]

Read More
turkey hunting prep
Melissa Bachman

Turkey Hunting Preparation


No Comments

Most people associate getting ready for turkey season with beautiful spring weather and temperatures to match. That is usually the case, however as I prepare for my Florida turkey hunt the temps have dropped to below zero once again in Minnesota. Like it or not, it was time to get outside and get my turkey […]

Read More