Category: Skills

Layer up to stay warm and dry in any weather

Staying warm and dry might be the most important thing you can do in the outdoors. Mother Nature can be a cruel bitch, and hypothermia is just waiting to put the hurt on you—or even kill. But with a little planning and the proper clothing in your pack, you’ll be able to stay safe no

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How to deal with nuisance coyotes

How to deal with nuisance coyotes

With the spread and proliferation of coyotes across the country, their conflict with humans is on the rise. Here’s how to deal with problem coyotes. My sister lives on a small hobby farm just outside of the Twin Cities where she breeds and trains horses. She also has a number of other livestock such as

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A beginner’s guide to still-hunting

A beginner's guide to spot-and-stalk hunting

Hunting deer or feral hogs from a blind or tree stand may take less effort, but nothing will get you closer to the truest essence of hunting than still-hunting. Here’s how to do it. I get bored easily, and that doesn’t lend itself well to extended hours spent motionless in a tree stand or ground

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Find your deer before the coyotes do

Find your trophy before the coyotes

Unfortunately, not every shot is perfect. Things go wrong and bad hits happen. Here are the tracking tricks you need to find your prize before scavengers move in. Unlike what many of the hunting shows out there would have you believe, not every shot you’ll make will be a perfect, right-through-the-boiler-room kill shot. Hunting is

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How to build a fire when everything has gone wrong

How to build a fire when everything has gone wrong

High winds; wet, stormy weather; or frozen fingers can make even the simple act of starting a fire a life-or-death struggle. Here are a few things you can do to ensure you’ll have a cozy campfire burning—no matter the challenges. I had gone to sleep that night wearing all my clothes inside my sleeping bag,

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Don’t let the sales guy talk you into a stabilizer on your new bow

We’ve all seen it. Most of us in the bowhunting world have probably even experienced it. You’re buying a new bow and the “pro” who’s fitting you pulls an 8″ stabilizer bar off the rack and strongly recommends you hang it off the front of your bow to stabilize it and reduce vibration. This sounds

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