Category: Wildlife

6 Best State Parks in Maine


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Maine is nestled in the furthest corner of the northeast, but don’t be fooled–the Pine Tree State isn’t just some lost place near Quebec, Canada. This is one of the most beautiful, pristine wilderness areas that the nation has to offer and her state parks are a testament to that fact. Maine is so chock […]

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I Live in the Same Woods Where I Hunt—Here’s What It’s Like


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Not every outdoorsman lives in such close proximity to the wildlife they pursue. I didn’t always have the luxury, but my current home is an ideal location for hunting deer and wild turkey, and so far it’s had a significant impact on my hunting season. When walk onto my deck and I’m surrounded by a […]

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I Moved 400 Miles Across New York State to Live, Hunt, and Fish

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Catskills Mountains in New York

I’ll never forget my time growing up and living in western New York hunting and fishing. There is some argument as to which part of the state it is, but we always called it “Upstate” and we thought we were right. It’s really quite rural farmland, what is known as the “lake plains” since Lake […]

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Maine Has a Ghost Moose Problem and Seemingly No Solution

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A biologist walks past a deceased moose that succumbed from tick bites.

Just when you think things are back to normal in the woods, you hear of a wildlife issue like the Maine Ghost Moose, and it not only scares you but also breaks your heart. Since Maine is the home to the largest moose population in the lower 48 states, you may think that it is […]

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Frog Gigging 101: Facts and Tips for Amphibian Hunters

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When you think of frogs, you may consider them as the noisy wetland dwellers, something that the family dog likes to chase, or even their effectiveness as bass bait, but frog gigging is an exciting way to harvest them that you may not know much about. This is one of the few ways to do […]

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PHOTOS: 10 Weird Animals With Unique Looks, Traits, and Habits

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Whether you’ve seen them in person or not, we’ve all heard of unusual animals, whether it’s the tree-dwelling sloth, the duck-billed platypus, or a flying fish. The animal kingdom certainly does love variety, particularly when it comes to the unusual ways animals have evolved to cope with their environments. With more than 1.3 million species […]

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Texas Rattlesnake Chili Recipe

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Rattlesnake Chili Recipe

Cooking and eating rattlesnake may not be for everyone, but as outdoorsmen and women know, wild game meat is some of the best tasting and nutritious protein that there is. Eating reptile might not be your idea of a tasty treat, but with a recipe like Texas rattlesnake chili, you may need to rethink that. […]

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Buckwheat Food Plot: Planning and Planting a Deer Attractor

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Buckwheat Food Plot

Buckwheat has been grown in North America since colonial times. Farmers use it as a cover crop, It grows almost anywhere, in dry or wet climates, and thrives all the way to the first frost, so it’s often used as a great seasonal food plot for those who like to attract deer. A good buckwheat […]

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