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How to Make a Spinning Steel Target

A spinning steel target offers some distinct advantages over paper or polystyrene targets. It will not degrade, fall apart or blow away so you won't have to constantly replace it with fresh targets. What's more, it will make a satisfying "ding" noise when you score a hit with a bullet or pellet. Att...More...

The Use of Electronic Coyote Calls

An electronic coyote call produces a wide range of animal sounds a coyote perceives as his next meal. The authentic reproduction of animal sounds is important, because you are trying to fool the coyote at his own game knowing when to investigate an animal sound, and when to ignore it. Besides authen...More...

Savage 110 Rebarrel: The Finished Crown; Gun Assembled

Rebarreling a Savage 110 Rifle from 30-06 to 338-06. This is usually an easy thing to do. In my case, there was a bit more work to do because I cut the barrel down from its original 24-inch length to a more convenient 20 inches. I also had to enlarge the barrel channel in the stock. Follow along wit...More...

How to Hunt Deer With a Crossbow in Iowa

Only specifically qualified people are legally allowed to hunt deer with a crossbow in Iowa. Under state law, disabled individuals are allowed to hunt with a crossbow if their physical limitations don't allow them to normally use a standard bow and arrow. Senior citizens over the age of 70 also may ...More...

How to Make an Aerial Call Shot in Bocce

This shot, similar to a call shot, allows you to knock your opponent's balls away from the jack, or knock the jack further away from your opponent's balls, with an aerial throw....More...

How to Determine Wind Direction When Deer Hunting

Many factors determine the success of a deer hunt. Hunters must remain undetected by the deer they are hunting or they will not have a chance to take a clear shot. Deer have very sharp senses, and can detect sound and movement even if the hunter is camouflaged or hidden. Deer can also smell humans, ...More...

Hiking Boots Vs. Hunting Boots

Outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers to hunters, rely on their footwear to provide traction and stability while keeping their feet dry and comfortable. The features of hiking and hunting boots are similar in some aspects, but each boot is designed to maximize function for each intended purpose. Based on...More...

How to Make Your Own Hunting Scent Using Alcohol

Hunters often use scents to mask the odors of the human body so that animals don't detect the hunters through the sense of smell. These scents are usually referred to as "cover scents." You can buy all sorts of cover scents from stores and online, but these products can be relatively expensive. One ...More...

Instructions on Using Turkey Calls

The excitement of a wild turkey hunt can provide a lifetime of memories. One of the most popular methods for hunting wild turkeys is using turkey calls to lure a turkey to your position. Turkey calls can be homemade or commercially produced and are available in a variety of types, such as friction c...More...

The Best Hunting & Fishing Times for East Texas

Eastern Texas has plenty of fishing opportunities.lake fishing image by Zbigniew Nowak from Fotolia.comEastern Texas has many opportunities for hunting and fishing. This area is known for having excellent hunting for whitetail deer and ducks, and fishing for largemouth bass and crappies,......More...

Weinbrenner Wood N Stream 5006 ELX Pursuit Boots Review

Review of Weinbrenner Wood N Stream 5006 ELX Pursuit boots. I used these boots for deer hunting, and they served me well. They required no break-in for comfort, and kept my feet warm. They are sized a bit large, so order small......More...

Making Ghillie Suits

Be it for hunting, paintball, Airsoft or just for fun, ghillie suits can make the wearer nearly invisible to the naked eye. Buying a suit is often expensive and can lead to disappointment, but making them is cheap, easy project. It also means you can customize your ghillie suit to suit the terrain....More...

Late Season Elk Hunting Tips

Hunting for late season can be physically challenging but it can also be productive.elk feeding in moraine park image by Don Lewis from Fotolia.comElk hunting in the late season can be tough, but dedicated hunters who are willing to work hard can still find elk. Hunters need to arrive......More...

How to Lure a Deer to Your Stand

According to Field & Stream, creating a micro plot -- a small opening in the woods near your stand planted with extra forage for deer -- takes only about four hours. Start the plot approximately three weeks before hunting season begins so the deer don't have the opportunity to eat the plants before ...More...

About Quail Hunting Supplies

Unlike big game hunting, which requires you to remain very quiet and can be more successful as a solo activity, quail hunting gives you the chance to get out and hike with family and friends. Preparation--and the right gear--can help you enjoy the entire hunt more....More...

Types of Animal Tracks

Tracks are the evidence of an animal's passing. Many of the North American wildlife species are rarely seen, yet on a hike you frequently see tracks. Tracks are signs that tell much about the animal that left them. When first learning the basics of animal tracks, it is best to concentrate on simply ...More...

How to Make Blue Crab Traps

The blue crab or the Atlantic crab is one of the most common sources of fresh crab meat in Europe and North America. Catching crabs is a beneficial hobby and can be made even more productive by building and setting traps. You can easily make your own blue crab traps with a few specialized materials....More...

How to Build a Bait Tank Cooler

Anglers use a variety of bait to attract and catch fresh and saltwater game fish. A popular and traditional live bait are minnows. Found in shallow lake, pond, stream, and salt waters, minnows are the natural food of many game fish. Presenting healthy and active minnows is essential when fishing. A ...More...