Category Archives: hunting

Like hunting turkeys? You will miss at some point.

I truly believe that the Good Lord sent the wild turkey to keep hunters humbled. I just had finished writing “Outdoor Life’s Complete Turkey Hunting Book” (now available on Amazon/Kindle) some years ago, when Brad Harris of Neosho, Missouri, well-known videographer and outdoorsman, invited me on a turkey hunt. Continue reading

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The Grey Ghost

All too often, I find that some of the very best experiences in my life only happen once in a blue moon, or in many cases, only once. From the gift of children, to a first buck, to fishing with grandpa that last time. Continue reading

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How to take longer range Gobblers

Turkey hunting has changed drastically in the last 40 years. We have better shotguns, barrels shells, chokes and sighting systems than turkey hunters ever have had. Continue reading

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Why I Use Optics for Turkey Hunting

The big Merriam’s gobbler was less than 30-yards from me in full strut, facing away from me. I had my shotgun on my knee. Continue reading

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Itching for Turkey Season?

Spring in many sections of the country was late last year due to a late winter and cold weather. Across the country, turkey hunters reported hearing less gobbling than they had in previous years. Continue reading

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Blake Garrett’s First Muzzleloading Mule Deer Buck

Since my hunting partner Robbie O’Bryan had taken his mule deer buck on the first day of our hunt, the next 3 days I was going to hunt and try to take my buck. Although we saw quite a few really-big whitetails, I never had taken a mule deer… Continue reading

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Driving Deer and Hunting Scrapes

Through my many years of finding deer to hunt with my CVA muzzleloader, I’ve learned that using bedding-area deer drives can be productive and that identifying a buck’s scrape line may or may not work to locate bucks… Continue reading

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