When layout blinds first came on the scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were a revolutionary product for field-hunting waterfowl. The first, highly commercialized iterations of the modern layout blinds were Kelley Powers’ “Power Hunter” and Fred Zink’s “Finisher.” Both blinds offered distinct advantages and drawbacks. Now the market has expanded to
Category: Waterfowl and Upland Birds
Shooting clay pigeons—trap, skeet, or sporting clays—can help hone your shotgun skills while you wait for hunting season to arrive. The months leading up to the fall hunting season can seem interminable for the avid bird hunter, but they provide an excellent opportunity to sharpen your skills with a scattergun by busting some clay pigeons.
Harvesting a turkey is tough no matter which weapon you choose. At a glance, turkeys’ behavior makes them look easy. They seem to have no direction, scratch at the ground, wander around and appear to be easy to lure into range. The funny thing about turkeys is that they would almost be impossible to kill
A long season that begins early in the fall, prolific bird numbers, and a low cost of entry make hunting ruffed grouse an excellent pursuit for beginners and long-time hunters alike. If you’ve taken a stroll through a forest in the northern U.S., you may have heard a distant thrumming—like the putter of a two-stroke
Your first hunt for ring-necked pheasants can be intimidating, but keep these guidelines in mind and you’ll do fine. Ring-necked pheasants can be found throughout much of the United States and are often among the first upland birds hunters learn to pursue. Pheasant hunting is also among the most fun group activities in the outdoor