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Five Mistakes Hunters Make Using Deer Decoys

Mastering the art of using a deer decoy takes time. There are times when everything works out perfectly and the deer come to your decoy as if being pulled in with a leash.

Taking Your Girlfriend Turkey Hunting, Good…or Bad Decision?

I have been on many great turkey hunts, so some not so great experiences are bound to come along with the territory; however, any time spent in the woodland is special to me, especially when it’s spent with a great friend or someone you love.

Steadman’s Outdoor Adventures: Ball of Bass

It's that time of year again and the bass are starting to fire up all across the region...

Turkey Calling: 5 Diaphragm Call Tips

There's more to fooling gobblers with a diaphragm than just popping one in your mouth and huffing hot air.


For as tough as it can be to fool an old gobbler, just filling a tag is reason enough to consider a season to be a success and it’s for this reason that hunters love to talk about the bird they bagged.

A Too Close Encounter

Our annual Combat in the Wild turkey excursion started off a little differently this spring. Instead of a 17-hour drive to Kansas to look forward to, Howard Pounds and I were getting ready to fly to Omaha, Neb., rent a car and drive north to go after our first Merriam’s wild turkeys.