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The secret to life is a bad memory and a good sense of humor.

Survival Craft—Fire and Food

In this video by Clay Hayes he shares his two "Free Range Kids" gathering wood, building a fire and cooking wild edible plants for lunch. These are many of the skills that we all can learn, even if we didn't grow up living so close to nature. It's never to late [...]

Digital Issue: Jun/Jul 2017

Featured Articles Bicycling for Rosies by Tom Vanasche Elk on Bended Knee by Robb Sager Elk Tactics for Traditional Bowhunters by Louis Phillippe The Ground Game by Jeff Stonehouse Prairie Goats and Gumbo Backcountry by Sandy Harris The Woods Look Different at Night Interview by Kay Koppedrayer Jim and Sandra Belcher: [...]

Digital Issue: Apr/May 2017

Featured Articles Longbow Longbeard! by Darren Haverstick Tideline by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. Snow Bird by Robb Sager The Learning Process by G. Fred Asbell Scent, Sight, Sound and Sixth Sense by Aram von Benedikt Old Tackle Teaches A Lesson by Bill McCrary Protect Against Identity Theft by Marv Cochran Arco [...]

Digital Issue: Feb/Mar 2017

Featured Articles With a Little Help From My Friends by Lee Yoakam Incredible Journey by Boyd Burnett A Magical Hunt by Spice Prince Tatanka by Tom Vanasche Handcuffed by Bryce Lambley Tailfeathers by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. The Deep Hook by G. Fred Asbell The Hollow Spot by Jeff Stonehouse From [...]

Easy Field Clean Up

After field dressing game, whether a deer or a couple of squirrels, it's nice to have some soap and water handy for washing.

Bike Shorts for Treestand Seat

I've been wearing "bike shorts" under my hunting clothes for many years now. These shorts are the kind you might wear to pad those "comfort" zones from the ungodly awful seats they are putting on bicycles these days. They have padding built up in the crotch and seat area, which also adds just [...]

The Gracious Life

There are some who believe that animals are gifts to a hunter. In this view the animals freely and willingly give themselves, or are given by God, so a hunter may eat. Continued giving or hunting success is often seen as being dependent upon the hunter's judicious use of the animal's meat, hide, bones, and other organs. As long as a hunter utilizes and gives thanks for the gift, then he/she may strive to be worthy of it, and continued gifts may follow.

Love Family Dressing

Well, here we are at Thanksgiving. I am sure that everyone is busy getting things ready for the big feast. Here is a simple dressing recipe that is sure to please even the most finicky member of the family.


Flagging tape could be one of the most important tools in your pack. You can mark the spot where you dropped your pack for a stalk, where you stood when you shot, where the animal was standing when it was hit, and the location of blood.