Who is Winning this War of Attrition?

Hog Wild— More Lessons Learned! By Ron Jolly In the summer 2012 issue of Gamekeepers I wrote a story entitled “HogWild.” In it I shared what my wife Tes and I have learned since feral hogs first began invading our east-central Alabama farm. From the first encounter with feral hogs in 2004 we have been under siege by these invasive creatures. […]

Woodland Makeovers

Big Enhancements – Minimal Destruction By Brenda Valentine Begging Mr. Longfellow’s pardon, but we are borrowing half of a line from one of his famous poems, “I think that I shall never see a thing more lovely than a forest of trees.” Nor do I believe I shall ever see a thing less lovely than a forest of trees following […]

Growing Bucks by the Bushel

Annuals for Wildlife BY Dana R. Rogers They just couldn’t help themselves. The temperature was in the single digits with a steady gale from the northwest. As I sat in my ground blind this cold December afternoon I watched a steady parade of whitetails march from thick bedding cover out into my five acres of corn and soybeans. It was […]

Fire Drill

Prescribed Burns- an Old School Tool BY Coty Bennett Fire! Burning is a “primitive tool” used in the modern gamekeeper’s “bag of tricks.” Every year the mediation of hearing the John Deere fire up during the first weekend of planting is a hallowed tradition that never gets old to those of us who live the “gamekeeper lifestyle.” But for some, the […]

With Wolves at the Doors, Stick to your Guns

By Todd Amenrud You have no idea how literal the title of this article is to my brother-in-law Mike Berggren, and I. We purchased our Ontario property five years ago and have had numerous obstacles to overcome along our path. We set forth a plan and stuck to the strategy despite pressures that would have folded many. One of […]

Top 10 Tips to Choosing your Outfitter

By Ron Spomer   My friend Kirby was a heck of a hunter, a Midwest country boy who grew up chasing everything from bunnies to whitetails. He graduated to do-it-yourself elk and bear hunts on public land in the West, got a good job, made some money and discovered he suddenly had more discretionary cash […]

Under Armour Scent Control Rut Jacket and Pant

  A shark in the outdoor apparel and footwear arena, Under Armour continues to impress. For 2013, Under Armour Scent Control expanded its “Carbon is Dead” line with a number of exciting offerings. Whitetail fanatics will be drawn to The Scent Control Rut Jacket and Pant, which fuses an odor-trapping compound called Zeolites with pure […]

Give Them What They Need

  Give Them What They Need   When you stare at a towering oak what do you see? Aside from beauty and strength, you should see a tree that delivers a vital food source to your deer herd. However, as trees grow and withstand the tests of time, we tend to ignore them a bit. […]

Deer Stand Location

  Deer Stand Location   “Critical.” That was the word that Mossy Oak BioLogic’s Bobby Cole used when discussing the importance of designing a particular food plot around a particular tree. “Honestly,” said Cole, “I think Mark Drury says it best: Mark is always talking about the importance of tailoring your food plot to a […]

Quality Archery Designs

  Quality Archery Designs   Bring a new element of accuracy to your summer string-and-string practice sessions with Quality Archery Designs UltraRest HDX. Dripping with purposeful features, the HDX shimmers in the archery limelight. For starters, the rest sports a new-for-2013 sleek, curved capture bar to ensure maximum arrow clearance while adding more overall versatility […]