Bowhunting 101: Tradition, Tips, and Tactics

Meet your Bowhunting Professor, Jim Shockey. More than a century ago, our Father of Conservation and American President, Theodore Roosevelt, had it right when he rather eloquently quipped,...

Bowhunting with Thermal: NO LONGER OPTIONAL

Pulsar’s Axion is a bowhunter’s walk, wait, and recovery problem solver. The Walk Trekking across unfamiliar ground in the dead of night is no small...
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Deer Scouting 101

How To:  Deer Scouting 101  If you wish to be a great whitetail hunter, learn where bucks live and feed in your hunting area, how they move, and...

The Guide Wisdom

THE RIVERS OF FALL The bright, brisk days of fall stir the souls of those who love the outdoors. Some are called by the rivers of fall. Most any...

Fly Fishing…The Next Big Thing?

Fly fishing is back—and bigger than ever. “It’s gonna happen sooner or later—you’ll hook yourself or you’ll hook a friend, so pinch down your barbs.”  I’m knee-deep in...

Be Prepared, Pt. 2

by: Talon Smith, US NAVY Corpsman In the last issue of Hook & Barrel, I lightly touched on preparing for the worst case scenario. There is a plethora of knowledge I didn’t hit on and...

Fishing with Colt McCoy

COLT’S FAVORITE FISHING HOLES Colt McCoy has a new favorite fishing spot. He just hasn’t found it yet. “I’ve fished on the (Texas) coast, I fished in lakes, I fished in the Great Lakes for walleyes...

The Battle Against Ticks

The Atlanta-based Centers For Disease Control (CDC) predicts that 2018 will see diseases transmitted through the bites of mosquitos, fleas and ticks to be a “growing public health problem” this year. The relatively mild...

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