Thanksgiving Pheasant Hunting Action

Nothing beats the sound of a cackling rooster as he explodes from under your feet. And we saw plenty of that on our annual family Thanksgiving pheasant hunt. My sons Read More


National Shooting Sports Foundation — a Great Resource for Shooters

If you are a hunter, shooter or shooting sports enthusiast, you need to tune your radar into the National Shooting Sports Foundation. We hosted Jennifer Pearsall on Read More

My son Kyle took this big doe last year. Youth hunts are a great way to introduce kids without a lot of other hunters in the woods.

Break Out the Blaze Orange Bowhunters!

In Illinois, this is one of the few times that bowhunters need to wear blaze orange. This coming Columbus Day weekend (October 11, 12 & 13) is Youth Firearm Deer Read More


Looking for a good deer stand location? Follow the acorns!

If you are looking for a great place to hang a tree stand for deer season, you might want to search out some oak trees. 2014 is going to be the “year of the Read More

I don't think this 6-pointer, still in velvet, has any idea that bow season starts in 9 days!

Gear up for Deer Season. Are you ready?

Illinois archery deer season opens on October 1st. Are you ready? Here are 10 gear-related tips to help you put some venison in the freezer this year, or at least give Read More

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Plano Gear for Hunters and Shooters

Fishermen know the name Plano. It’s synonymous with the best tackle boxes ever manufactured. But Plano has taken their proven expertise in crafting durable Read More

Recipe of the Month:


Pheasant Pot Pie

A lot of people ask me “what’s the best way to cook pheasant?” Like most venison and wild birds, pheasant is delicious when prepared properly but the Read More