Hunting/Shooting : Travel & Places
Coonhounds get their name because hunters and owners use the dogs for hunting raccoons and other small animals. When you first bring your puppy home, don't be surprised if the dog is more interested in playing with raccoons than hunting the animals. This is because the puppy does not yet have the in
Hunting--especially deer hunting--is an outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by many people.. Deer hunting has its rules, regulations and stipulations, but they are easy to learn and follow. Paying heed to the following tips will assure that you bag a trophy buck in no time.
Animal skins were the original fabric for human clothing. Historically, deerskin clothing was popular with the Native Americans and trappers, because it was readily available and long lasting. Tanned deer skin -- so soft to the touch -- is an ideal fabric for a pair of pants. Because of its weight,
Georgia has a variety of game species, including deer, bear, turkey, alligator and wild hog. All of the seven Game Management units, as determined by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), have a population of wild hogs. Hog hunting in Georgia can supply year-round outdoor recreation for
Landing a trophy deer isn't as easy as climbing to the top of a tree and waiting.deer image by Rade Cojbasic from Fotolia.comThere are four different types of tree stands: ladder, climber, hang-on and free standing. While each stand has its own advantages and disadvantages, the proper...
Increase your chances of killing a hog.wild boar image by Budai K??roly from Fotolia.comFeral swine were introduced to the United States by Spanish and European tourists. They are also known as hogs. Once primarily confined to Southeastern states, hogs have spread west to the Rockies and...
Field dressing a deer is less fun than shooting a deer or eating venison, but it's no less necessary. Field dress the deer as soon as it's dead and recovered, since leaving it to sit undressed can contaminate the meat, especially if the GI tract is perforated. Make sure you have a sharp knife for th
You've shot your deer and you're now going to field dress it, but when you get to the animal, you notice that there are ticks crawling all over the deer. Ticks are nasty critters that can carry diseases, so getting the ticks off your deer is imperative for health reasons.
Fishermen have long used the phases of the moon and its effects on tides and breeding patterns of fish to increase their harvest. The effect of moon cycles is felt far beyond the sea, and its impact can be used to create more productive deer hunting trips as well. While there are many factors that i
Photographers, hunters and nature-lovers all enjoy Whitetail deer, albeit for different reasons, and constantly strive to bring them closer to view. Planting a deer garden, or food plot, is one way to do just that. Whitetail deer are herbivores and feed on many types of vegetation, which you can pla
Manufactured deer stands can be costly, taking more out of your recreational budget than you can afford. You can cut costs by designing and building your own deer stands. This also allows you to customize the stand for your needs. Even if you are not a master carpenter, you can build a piece of equi
Hunting in a tree stand requires staying in a stationary position for several hours at times. Many times, hunters get in their tree stands in the early hours of the morning when the outdoor temperature is at its coldest. A hunter shaking from the cold struggles to concentrate on listening for the so
During the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Council’s June 2009 general referendum, the council decided to expand its definition of "bow" to include crossbows, which were previously reserved only for hunters with a physically challenged hunting permit. This new definition allows for the use of cro
Colorado has a large and widespread population of elk. Elk range from the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains westward across the state to its borders. Most of the state is publicly owned, with miles of national forest that allow hunters access to the best elk habitat. Although big bulls can be fou
If you hunt, consider building a blind where you can hang out while you wait for deer. Using wood, you can create a space large enough to keep comfortable while providing you with a clear shot at game. When built correctly, a blind can also protect you from the elements and from animals like snakes.