3 essential things a trapper should be doing in the off-season

3 essential things a trapper should be doing in the off-season

It’s easy to become complacent between trapping seasons, taking a well-deserved breather and assuring yourself you have plenty of time to prepare for the next season. But don’t let it sneak up on you. Here are three crucial things every trapper should be doing in the off-season to prepare for the following year. Fix tear-ups 

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How to improvise a backcountry spike camp

How to improvise a backcountry spike camp

Every year, hunters toil at their day jobs and count down the days until autumn begins, visualizing and planning their backcountry hunting camp, hidden far from civilization. They imagine where they’ll go and how they’ll set it up, even going so far as to begin pinning promising spots on Google Earth while scanning outdoor sites

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Gordon Eastman: The man who brought hunting to the world

Gordon Eastman: The man who brought hunting to the world

I’ll never forget the first time I was introduced to the work of Gordon Eastman. I was around 10 years old and had been stuck in our family’s lake house one afternoon, unable to go fishing or wandering the mountains because of a continuous heavy rain. Having exhausted the supply of Disney movies on the

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A conversation with big-game hunter Britt Longoria

A conversation with big-game hunter Britt Longoria

Some people are born with an untamable wanderlust and thirst for adventure, such that no conventional office job or traditional nine-to-five will ever satisfy them. Britt Longoria embodies this mentality. Raised on the southern coast of Maine, she grew up training bird dogs with her father and hunting upland birds and waterfowl, dreaming of one

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A positive upshot of the ammo crisis? Conservation funding is at an all-time high

A positive upshot of the ammo crisis? Conservation funding is at an all-time high

If you’ve tried to buy a box of factory ammo in the past six months, or even components like powder or bullets for handloading, you’ve undoubtedly encountered bare shelves and strict quantity limitations on whatever happens to still be available. For competitive shooters, hunters, and plinkers alike, this has been an enduring source of frustration.

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How to become a more involved outdoorsman, no matter your experience level

How to become a more involved outdoorsman, no matter your experience level

The outdoors has a way of pulling people in and making them want more. Sometimes that means finding the nearest city park to get a taste of nature, or perhaps it manifests as wanting your opinion heard by those who make decisions on behalf of local wildlife. For many, though, they’re not sure how or

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