Deer Camp Cookery

Many folks view life in a hunting camp as a rather Spartan existence, especially in terms of food, but nothing could be further from the truth! Whether you are staying in a tent, or will be living in a cabin or vacation home, there is enough easily prepared food at the grocery store to make with the sophisticated new cooking gear.


Fishing Summer Bass

Bass jumping in water

If you want some exciting action, try fishing topwater lures on Western reservoirs when predatory schools of black or striped bass are chasing large schools of shad. Quite often shad and bass are “busting” the surface during a feeding frenzy. Here’s how to get in on the action.


Turkey Calls: Fact & Friction: Part 1

Hunter in woods using turkey box call

The woods were so quiet it was scary until the owl woke up every sleeping creature, including me. I moved into this spot very slowly, very quietly and very early. I wanted to be set-up a full hour before light. This was no ordinary gobbler I was after. He was old and he was big. I was going to handle this hunt very carefully!


Continuing Your Outdoor Education

Women practicing at the gun range

Where can one go to learn new skills and enhance old skills? Luckily, we live in an active generation of outdoor organizations that promote and encourage men, women, and children to try their hand at some of the traditional outdoor activities. I have found a few such organizations and websites that are blazing new trails in the world of outdoor education.


Every Shooter Needs A Universal .22 LR

I’m always surprised when a hunter asks if he “really needs” a .22 Long Rifle rimfire. Of course! Every shooter should have a .22 LR. This little rimfire should be the busiest rifle in your battery. It’s the easiest to shoot, the least expensive to shoot, the easiest to master, the best for learning trigger control, the go-to for stopping a flinch and ideal for small game/pest hunting.


Escape To The Cape: Oregon’s Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout is a massive rock outcropping on the northcentral Oregon Coast about an hour and a half west of Portland. Along with Cape Kiwanda and Cape Meares, it provides the focal point for Three Capes Scenic Drive just outside the town of Tillamook. Whale watching is popular from late December through May, when thousands of gray whales move right past the cape on their annual migration north. Summer brings birdwatchers, flower fans, and the usual assortment of tourist families.