How To

Learn to Call the Audible – Kill More Birds

October 28th, 2016|Categories: How To, Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , |

Mallard Landing in GHG Decoys “He walked up to the line, glanced to the left and then back to the right. His headlamp came to a halt on an open area in the field, he pointed and made the call, an audible.” Develop a series of adjustments, and be ready to use them. [...]

Missing doves? Try these tips to hit more birds consistently.

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Dove Hunting, Hunting Tip|Tags: , , , |

Missing doves? Try these tips to hit more birds consistently. They say the national average of shells expended per dove hit hovers each season around six. I’m not sure who came up with that figure but I bet it is a lot closer to true than false. Many factors attribute to missing doves. They are [...]

5 Areas To Focus On For Early Goose Season Scouting

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , |

The geese were located three days ago, feeding heavily in a freshly cut corn field a few miles from town. Permission was secured to hunt the field and plans were made for an eventful opening day. The decoys were set just right and blinds well brushed before dawn. As the sun crested the horizon the [...]

Readying Your Dog for Fall: Step 1 – Obedience

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Dog Training, Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , , |

During the month of July we will be exploring the four part process that is preparing your retriever. This four-part series will cover obedience, physical conditioning, steadiness and marking, and finally blind retrieves. Follow these steps and your favorite hunting companion will be ready this fall.   Step 1: Obedience, obedience, obedience! Nothing deteriorates over [...]

The 5 Things You Need To Know About Decoying Turkeys

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hunting Tip, Turkey Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo: Ben Cade   Turkey hunters know that decoys are an effective way to harvest mature toms. Here are some tactics that will lead to success this spring. 1) Set your decoys at the proper location-Sounds simple right? But if the decoys are at the wrong angle or distance it will be a [...]

The One Tactic You Need To Use This Turkey Season

April 15th, 2016|Categories: How To, Hunting Tip, Turkey Hunting|Tags: , , , |

The One Tactic You Need To Use This Turkey Season You’ve done your homework, roosted that big gobbler, and put yourself in the perfect spot before dawn. Done deal right? Well, maybe if he is in the right mood and follows the plan. But any experienced turkey hunter knows mature toms are [...]

Where is that gobbler? Here are the top five locator calls to use to find him.

April 14th, 2016|Categories: How To, Hunting Tip, Turkey Hunting|Tags: , , , , |

Where is that gobbler? Here are the top five locator calls to use to find him.   Photo: Jeff Gudenkauf In a perfect turkey hunting morning, the bird gobbles on the roost, answers your call, and strolls into range. It does happen but  this scenario is the exception and not the rule. Many [...]

TOP 10 Tom Tactics

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Hunting Tip, Turkey Hunting|Tags: , , , , , |

TOP 10 Tom Tactics   Photo: Ben Cade   Spring Turkey hunting is one of my pastimes in Iowa. Cabin fever has set in and I finally get to go back to my “happy place,” the woods! Spring turkeys will really test your tools and skillset.  It is one of God’s best chess [...]

The Grand Slam of Turkeys – What you need to know about each one for success.

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, How To, Hunting Tip, Turkey Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Grand Slam of Turkeys-What you need to know about each one for success.     Photo By: Jeff Gudenkauf     There are five subspecies of turkeys in the United States. One of them, the Gould’s, is primarily a Mexican resident but some have recently been reintroduced in southern Arizona. However the [...]

Snow Geese: Who Brings Them In 20 Yards Closer?

March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hunting Tip, Waterfowl Hunting|Tags: , , , , |

Snow Geese: Who Brings Them In 20 Yards Closer?   The hunter paying attention to every detail, that’s who. It’s a fine line between geese at 50 yard range and closing the distance to 30. Let’s examine what the consistent killers of these difficult to hunt waterfowl do that others don’t. 1) They do their [...]