It was opening weekend of firearm deer season in Minnesota, and I was out deer hunting for the first time. I was beyond excited and planned to sit out in the stand all day, rain or shine, regardless of whether I saw anything. The problem was, “rain or shine” didn’t account for wet, driving snow.
Author: Karl Hylle
In a 2014 survey designed to understand the perceptions of the general US population toward hunting, administered by Lightspeed GMI, a global market research firm, 87% of respondents indicated it was acceptable to hunt for food, but only 37% indicated it was acceptable to hunt for a trophy. In response to this, much of the
I remember the first western hunt I went on. I was black bear hunting at about 7,000 ft. in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho. Not exactly a high-altitude hunt. But I’m a flatlander from Minnesota who hadn’t been to the mountains in years. Having spent a lot of time adventuring in the mountains growing up,
This past April, as the first COVID lockdowns were being put in place, I took a road trip to Montana. I figured, if I’m supposed to isolate myself from others, I may as well go somewhere where not seeing any other people is a bonus. So off I went into the backcountry of the Big
Ask a group of hunters how they sight in their rifles and you will get as many answers. “An inch high at a hundred.” “As long as it hits a pie plate.” “Nuts on at 200.” Although some of these are better than others, none of them are technically wrong—and all of them can be
Duck opener is just a few weeks away, upland season follows close behind, and in some places early goose season has already begun. It’s time to break out the shotgun and get some practice in so you can be effective when the birds start flying. But thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, trap clubs around the