Federal grand jury indicts five Illinois men on charges of illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)PEORIA, Ill. – Five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to alleged illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County in 2015 following an investigation conducted by the Illinois DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In early 2015, IDNR conservation police officers received information regarding…

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Soil Samples: The First and Most Important Step in Building a Food Plot

Step one to any successful food plot is the obtaining a soil sample, it’s the most crucial part to the success of the entire operation. Have you ever wondered how much a food plot costs? Like, truly every dollar spent from the first step to the last? The guys from Top Pin Outdoors are taking…

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The 5 Biggest Whitetail Bucks Ever Found Dead

Hole in the Horn Buck / OTBYou have to wonder what possible record bucks may be walking around out there. We often hear about some incredible deer when they get harvested by a hunter. The news of a new record buck spreads like crazy. The Milo Hansen buck, the James Jordan buck, and now the…

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ScoutLook Weather Mapping Update Allows You to Burn Your Other Maps

scoutlookweather.comThe all-new ScoutLook Weather update provides hunters with everything they need and more.  ScoutLook Weather now offers hunters the ability to see property lines, property sizes and landowner information for 97 percent of the U.S. and in all 50 states. This is great for the next time you’re hunting a piece of property and you’re…

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Portable blinds sometimes the best bet for turkey hunting in bad weather

Two young gobblers (jakes) lock beaks.Turkeys seem to have a degree of repugnance for rain, wind, snow and cold only slightly below ours. However, the turkey mating season tends to wash away some of that fear, uncomforting feeling and intolerance of inclement weather much better than hunters. Many turkey hunters have never seen the book,…

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Idaho bid for grizzly hunt continues with public meetings, input

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering comments to draft regulations that the Fish and Game…

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Feast Your Eyes on 5 of the Biggest 8-Point Bucks Ever

Facebook/FacebookEvery deer hunter loves a big 8-pointer! For today’s #WhitetailWednesday, we decided to look at some of the biggest 8-point bucks ever taken. It takes some impressive measurements for a buck to crack the 170-inch minimum to make it into the Boone and Crockett record book with only eight scorable points. In fact, it has happened…

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Lone Wolf’s Hunt Ready Treestand System Is the Deadliest Setup on the Market

The Lone Wolf Hunt Ready Treestand System might be the most versatile, strongest, lightest setup in the world. I’ll be honest, I never thought I’d use any of the run-and-gun hunting setups you hear about. I’ve hung a lot of stands over the years, and when hanging hang-on treestands, it never goes as simply as…

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