Sep 192016
Bow Hunting Season: 10 Ways to Get Ready

I looked down at the calendar and realized that the start of Missouri’s bowhunting season is just a few weeks away. The wait is almost over!. It went faster than I thought. Almost too fast. There are good hunter-writers like John and Chris Eberhart who take a year-round approach to hunting mature whitetails. As much as we […]

Sep 182016
How to Get Kids Into Hunting

Most of us hunters who also happen to be fathers of small children dream of the day that we can bring them out as our apprentices. Yet with video games and Barbies and Power Wheels, kids face more competition for their attention than ever. What happens if your child finally gets old enough to take […]

Sep 162016
8 Ways to Hunt While Not Hunting

It’s a week until bowhunting season opens in Missouri. The wait has been agonizing. Already, countless things are trying to get in the way of early season hunting plans: school schedules, work events, family gatherings, and everything else. Just as it is every year, most of us hunters won’t be able to get out into […]

Sep 152016
Turkey Hunting: Back to Basics

It’s late March as I write this, and with spring rapidly approaching, all I can think about is turkey hunting. I just read an article in the Missouri Conservationist in which the author took a friend on his first turkey hunt. One morning out and they brought down two gobblers. Hard to believe, right? It’s […]

Sep 142016
How to Keep Busy While Hunting

Hunting deer and turkey in the Midwest generally involves a lot of waiting around. You set up in a tree stand or ground blind, and you try to stay as still as possible. As quiet as possible. For a long, long time. And so when I’m planning hunts, there’s always a temptation to bring something […]