Venison — From the Field to the Fork

By Linda Gabris Issue #149 • September/October, 2014 Moose steaks marinating in my special marinade I shudder whenever I hear a fellow hunter complaining about his meat tasting gamey, high, or, worse yet, ripe (which is a...

The Trigger Line

By Len McDougall Issue #108 • November/December, 2007 With most of our planet underwater, fish have been a part of the human diet since before recorded history. Almost any permanent body of water can be presumed...

Wildlife Tracking 101

By Len McDougall Issue #109 • January/February, 2008 A whitetail doe and her four-month-old fawn leave evidence that they came to drink at the shoreline of Lake Superior, just minutes before this photo was taken. These tracks...

Breaking Ice on Hard Water Fishing — A Cool Introduction to a Fun Sport

By Linda Gabris Issue #91 • January/February, 2005 Only thing hard about hard water fishing is the ice. Once you've broken through that obstacle, the rest is easy gliding. Ice fishing is great sport for the...

Preparing for Hunting Season

By Massad Ayoob Issue #119 • September/October, 2009 For a great many rural folk, big game hunting season is a high point—often the annual high point—of their involvement with firearms. In some locales, the big game...

Grouse Hunting — The Ultimate Joy of Autumn

By Linda Gabris Issue #83 • September/October, 2003 Nothing instills such excitement or makes my heart flutter louder than the sudden whir of a flushed out grouse. No matter how many times I've heard it, the...

Hunting to Fill the Dinner Pot

By Len McDougall Issue #110 • March/April, 2008 It was November in northern Michigan, and I was supposed to be deer hunting, but it seemed I'd brought the wrong gun today. The deer I did see...

Getting Ready for Deer Season … Now

By Massad Ayoob Issue #155 • September/October, 2015 As summer blends into fall, "deer season" is on the horizon. In the United States, the deer is by far the most popular big game. When I was...