May 26

What I Learned from 22 Straight Days of Turkey Hunting

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The 2020 turkey season ended for me a couple weeks ago. In a typical season, I’ll start hunting in March and will have filled tags […]

Original post by Will Brantley

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May 26

How to Shoot Fast-Flying Birds

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A South Dakota ringneck flushes during a cold morning hunt. (lee thomas kjos/the raw spirit/)
Most hunters move too quickly when a bird flushes. A friend […]

Original post by Phil Bourjaily

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May 26

How to Cook Steelhead Wellington

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This plate of steelhead Wellington is a keeper. (Christopher Testani/)
We all know beef wellington or, even better, venison Wellington, that quasi-British showstopper in which a […]

Original post by Jonathan Miles

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May 22

The 9 Best Crappie Lures Ever Made

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Few fish are as notoriously fickle as crappies. Often, for no apparent reason, they choose to hit only a lure of a specific size, shape, […]

Original post by Bob Mcnally

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May 21

The Shooter’s Guide to First-Focal-Plane Scopes

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The author with a custom 6.5×47 Lapua from Seekins Precision topped with Trijicon’s Tenmile 3–18×44 FFP scope. (Bill Buckley/)
For the longest time, American hunters wanted […]

Original post by John B. Snow

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May 21

How to Take Your Father Turkey Hunting

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An Eastern gobbler displays for hens along a Tennessee field edge. (Lance Krueger/)
There’s an old split-rail fence at Mom and Dad’s place that separates the […]

Original post by Will Brantley

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May 21

Treasures We’ve Lost (and Found) in the Wild

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Illustration of a folding Case knife. (Polly Becker/)
1. A Rare Case
I’ve lost just about every knife I’ve ever owned. The one exception, so far, […]

Original post by The Editors

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May 21

Never Lose Another Fish Fight Again

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A tarpon tries to break off. (david mccleaf/lance krueger/)
Knots fail. Leaders snap. Lures pop free. Whatever the reason, if you spend enough time on the […]

Original post by Doug Olander

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May 18

How to Get Started Reloading Today

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It’s a good idea to start with a single stage press and reloading kit, like the Explorer Plus Reloading Kit from RCBS. (RCBS/)
Even in good […]

Original post by Michael R. Shea

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May 15

6 Hunting Dogs that Make Good House Dogs

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Labrador retrievers are hard working hunters and great companions for the whole family. (Mossberg Firearms/)
In the time and place where I grew up—Sioux City, Iowa, […]

Original post by Tom Davis

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May 15

The Pros’ Top 10 Baits for Spawning Bass

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A mix of favorite baits from the pros we interviewed. (Collage by Dave Hurteau/)
You’ve already spotted one bass on a bed as you ease into […]

Original post by Dave Hurteau

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May 15

Field Test: The Best New Hunting and Fishing Gear of the Year

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All year long, new hunting and fishing products show up at the offices and front stoops of F&S editors. As I write this, there’s a […]

Original post by Tom Davis

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May 14

8 Vintage Streamer Patterns for Trout and Salmon

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Mike Valla’s The Classic Streamer Fly Box. (Stackpole Books/)
If you’re fascinated with the different ways that hair, tinsel, and feathers can be arranged on a […]

Original post by Mike Valla

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May 13

Fishing with toothpaste, an internet hoax or a smart idea?

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Fishing with toothpaste? We examine the latest myth swirling the internet megasphere after a viral video showed a man allegedly catching fish with toothpaste.
var […]

Original post by Take Me Fishing Blog

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May 12

20 Classic Duck Stamps

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Collage of duck stamps (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/)
Every year, many of the country’s best wildlife artists compete to have their painting selected as the […]

Original post by Matthew Every, Colin Kearns

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