How summer training translates to better elk hunting

Holy Heck it was hot! That was the general consensus at the Beast Mode Archery Challenge BMAC Games held June 24 at Tyrol Basin Ski Resort in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. It was unseasonably warm and both the heat and humidity took their toll on the competitors who use this...

How much do you really need in your pack?

So how much is in your pack? It appears that question has replaced “how much can you bench” for outdoor fitness enthusiasts and it is maddening. Like most of my pursuits, I am late to the game with the addition of rucking to my training protocol for both...

Forming a turkey cooperative

Without doing a thing, nature always provided us with three to four gobblers to chase. Those were the good old days at Dad’s place and I’ll admit, I took it for granted that it would always be that way. By now it is no secret that turkey numbers are declining in many...

Dominating the late season

This entire topic, like the rest of turkey hunting, is fluid. I think it’s because it’s not only situationally relegated to the property you’re hunting and the hunting pressure it took, but it’s also dependent on the phase the turkeys are in in your region, and the...

There’s turkey in them there hills

Jim and I were expecting the same flat terrain as last year Nothing can make a 15-hour drive fly by more than the anticipation of chasing the Rio Grande subspecies in South Texas, but it is a haul from Missouri. Last year, Jim and I hunted a 1700-acre ranch that was...

Location and Population

Are you calling to ghosts? That is how I felt the last several years during turkey season, and unless you have been living under a rock, we are well aware that turkey populations have been on the decline for several years. I live and hunt in Missouri and have felt the...