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 […]

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 […]

Tools of the Trade

  Tools of the Trade   Not every food plot is chiseled out and planted with a tractor. There are some, especially for those looking to create a secluded honeyhole, that simply require a lot of elbow grease. Designed to make the job easier for those hard-to-plant areas is BioLogic’s 50-100 lb. Push Broadcast Spreader. […]

Not Your Average Turkey Hunting Show

Not your average turkey hunting show, Mossy Oak’s Turkey THUGS goes to great lengths to provide viewers answers to some of turkey hunting’s most difficult questions. This week, according to Mossy Oak’s Kevin Tate, the THUGS will unravel one of turkey hunting’s greatest mysteries: Is it easier to call a gobbler uphill or downhill? “Aside from […]

Understanding Soil pH

  Food plots are exciting, but those who jump quickly into the planting phase without doing a little soil research are going to be very disappointed. Soil pH is crucial to crop development and overall yield. While the term “pH” may seem scientific and complicated, it doesn’t require a NASA-pedigree to understand. Simply put, different […]