Four Important Tips for Duck Hunting Beginners

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Hunt ducks, they say. It’ll be easy, they say. Well, I’m sure duck hunting is easy after you’ve learned the many aspects of the sport. But if you plan on “winging it”…

Hunting for Beginners: Meat Selection, Deer Management, Estimating a Deer’s Age

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Sometimes I get to hunt for a trophy. Other times I simply need to fill the freezer. Although most hunters, including myself, make use of all the meat harvested from a…

Hunting Myth #2: You Don’t Need Camo If You’re Hunting in a Blind

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I’ve been on a few hunts where I was practically shamed by seasoned hunters for wearing camo in a blind. At first, I thought it was because I was a…

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Hunting Tip: Sportsman Tracker App

Every now and then you find a hunting method or product that’s so good you don’t want to tell anyone about it. Since assuming the Hunting Editor’s position here at TTAG,…

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A Hunt with a Hero: Exotic Doves, Master Sgt. Shelby Hatch

Combat Medic Master Sergeant Shelby Hatch (above) was the head of a surgical team and morgue director. Her cool demeanor and contagious laugh belie her PTSD, triggered by the difficult things she…

Deer Hunting Myth No. 1: Blood Spooks Deer

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Texas offers plenty of opportunities for double and triple kills during a single hunting trip. Hogs, coyotes and deer may show up at one feeding spot at one time. Why not continue hunting…

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Early Season Deer Behavior: Liberte Austin Hunting Tips

All summer long, deer carelessly present themselves in ideal hunting spots. Then, as hunting season approaches, they seem to disappear into thin air. There are a lot of reasons why this happens. First and…

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Interview With an American Peshmerga

Kurdistan is the only autonomous (self-governing) region in Northern Iraq — a democratic oasis in the center of hell, surrounded by hostile neighbors in Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey. Since the Kurds are not technically…

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Five Simple Steps to Prepare For Dove Season

For a hunter, dove season is the appetizer before the waterfowl and deer main course. And summer’s the time to start prepping for the dove season. The last time most hunters used their shotguns:…

Atlas Defense’s “Nightmare Box” – Training in Real Life Scenarios

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When I showed up to take my Atlas Defense responsible defense course Saturday morning, I had no idea what to expect. I assumed I would be engaging in one-way firing…

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