Making Sense of Whitetails, Blacktails and Mule Deer

The Cervidae, or deer, family includes several of North America’s best-known animals such as elk, moose, caribou, mule deer, white-tailed deer and black-tailed deer. These critters live in every habitat…

  Erik Barber   FeaturedWildlife   July 14, 2022

Listen to the Woods!

The simple snap of a branch is a sound that can get any bowhunter’s heart racing. This subtle noise can be the cue that the big buck you’ve been waiting…

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWildlife   June 2, 2022

Your Regional Guide to Whitetail Food Sources

Whitetail deer are tethered to their stomachs, and if you want to make the most of your time in the woods, identifying food sources preferred by deer is critical. Food…

  Erik Barber   FeaturedWildlife   July 9, 2021

Understanding the 5 Wild Turkey Subspecies

For most hunters, a turkey is a turkey. The males gobble, and they have spurs and a beard. The hens are smaller, and they have less colorful heads compared with…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWildlife   May 11, 2021

Longbeard Lingo: Master These Basic Turkey Calls

You probably talked with someone not long ago — maybe within the past few minutes. Wild turkeys communicate with one another almost constantly, too. Their language isn’t like ours, but…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWildlife   April 27, 2021

North America’s 5 Most Bowhunted Big-Games Species

You took your bow to the archery shop, and it’s now tuned and shooting tight, consistent groups in the bull’s-eye. Your calendar shows you’re inching closer to some vacation time….

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWildlife   August 16, 2018

Understanding Animal Calls and Noises for Bowhunting Elk, Deer and Turkeys

All birds and animals make sounds. Dogs bark, birds chirp, cows moo, ducks quack and lions roar. You get the point. Elk, deer, turkeys and other game species also make…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWildlife   August 14, 2018

Keep Your Hunting Hotspots Free of Invasive Species

A good day in the woods often ends with mud on your boots and dirt in your hair. But when you step into your vehicle with that grime after bowhunting,…

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWildlife   August 7, 2018

Congratulate Yourself: Sportsmen Fund Outdoor Recreation’s Future

Every state has a state wildlife agency that works with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to manage fish, wildlife and their habitats for people to enjoy. These agencies couldn’t…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWildlife   August 2, 2018

Don’t Get Bugged Out!

If you spend any time outdoors in summer, you know too well the piercing whine of mosquitoes as they buzz past your ears. Sometimes they seem to attack in waves,…

  Erik Barber   FeaturedWildlife   July 17, 2018