Author: Nate Granzow

A conversation with Blood Origins’ Robbie Kröger

An interview with Blood Origins' Robbie Kröger

We all know someone who doesn’t understand why we hunt. It can be a challenge to convince them of the purpose and purity of our sport. Robbie Kröger, founder of the not-for-profit organization Blood Origins, has made this his mission: delivering persuasive, authentic stories of hunting and conservation in an eye-catching format to powerfully convey

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Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Has big-game hunting once again become the exclusive privilege of the elite as it was in medieval England? When one thinks of medieval England, perhaps the first things to come to mind are lofty images of knights in armor, looming castle walls, and nobles bedecked in colorful regalia observing a royal (pronounced with a heavily

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7 surefire ways to ruin a duck hunt

Surefire ways to ruin a duck hunt

Waterfowl hunting, like every sport or discipline, has obvious rules—and then there are the unspoken expectations. Adhering to both can mean the difference between maintaining lifelong hunting partners and never getting invited along on a duck hunt again. Here’s a list of key things to avoid when you hit the blind this fall. Skybusting “You

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The critical importance of being uncomfortable

The critical importance of being uncomfortable

For three days I averaged only a few miserable hours of sleep a night while camped out on the prairie. I alternated time between trying to get comfortable on my thin and far-too-narrow sleeping mat, scratching dozens of fresh mosquito bites, and wiping away the sweat trickling down my chest from the withering heat. Could

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How to choose the right load for waterfowl hunting

How to choose the right load for waterfowl hunting

Shotgun shells come in a variety of gauges, lengths, shot sizes, and shot composition—a puzzling morass for new hunters to navigate. A cursory glance at the shelves of a typical sporting goods store reveals a different loadout for hunting just about any kind of winged game. Even narrowing that field to a specific kind of

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When is the right time to introduce kids to hunting?

When is the right time to introduce kids to hunting?

Buying waders for a kid is not only expensive, it’s senseless: They outgrow them in a year. So instead, my dad hefted me onto his back and set out into the marsh for a youth day duck hunt. With my arms wrapped tight around his neck, he grunted and sweated his way through knee-deep muck

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