Louisiana Coughs Up Another Great Late-Season Buck

Louisiana Coughs Up Another Late-Season Buck Catahoula Parish in central Louisiana is prime Southern farm country. Flanked by Alexandria and Natchez, it’s loaded with game, and buster bucks are taken there annually. So when Bubba Wiley climbed into a box blind on Jan. 9, he planned to be selective. But that philosophy didn’t extend to … Read more

Father Son Share a Hunt for This 25-Point Missouri Giant

A Bleak Missouri Deer Season Yields Giant 25-Point Buck for Father and Son I’ve written many articles about hunters who have taken trophy bucks across the United States. But the story of this Missouri hunter and his magnificent whitetail buck is extra special because this hunter, Tony Kalna III, is my son. The 2021 deer … Read more

The Deer Wagon I Traded My Silverado for a Subaru

The Deer Wagon: Traded My Silverado for a Subaru—and Don’t Regret It There’s an old joke about people confessing sins in church, where the preacher says, “Tell it all, brother!” This goes well until one man, in the enthusiasm of the moment, shares too much information. The preacher replies, “I wouldn’t have told that, brother!” … Read more

How in the Hell Do You Miss a Turkey

How to Miss a Turkey Whitetail bucks, antelope, and bull elk can all evade your arrow or shot due to various circumstances. But what about turkeys? With a souped-up turkey gun loaded with the hottest TSS loads, how is it possible to miss a turkey within 40 yards? Surprisingly, even the most experienced turkey hunters … Read more

Ben Lilly and His Desert Grizzly Hunt from the Archives

Ben Lilly and the Desert Grizzly, From the Archives ONE AFTERNOON in the spring of 1910, Ben Lilly arrived in the Mexican town of Gallegos, Chihuahua. He was accompanied by five dogs that seemed dispirited from their arduous journey. Lilly greeted his dogs, one of which he named “Lady” and another named “Red.” The other … Read more

How to Identify and Cook Pheasant Back Mushrooms

Identifying and Cooking Pheasant Back Mushrooms April and May are favorite months for mushroom hunters. With warm weather and spring rains, mushrooms start popping up everywhere, making it prime time for foraging. While morel mushrooms are popular, there are other edible wild mushrooms that often go overlooked, like the pheasant back mushroom. The pheasant back … Read more