Hunting Tips

  • Waterfowl hunting time: scouting small-water ducks

    By: Tony Peterson When it comes to duck hunting, I’m certainly not an expert. I entered the world of waterfowl late in life and have been playing a game of catch-up for about five years. Any greenhead is still a trophy to me, as is a Canada goose. That’s one…

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  • Keep it fun! Games bowhunters play: They can help when the moment of truth arrives

    By: Steve Piatt I often focus on a one-shot archery practice routine. That certainly has a place in any bowhunter’s practice regimen. After all, as I wrote earlier, that first arrow is the one that’s going to be headed in the direction of a whitetail when it comes into range as…

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  • Preparing for the upcoming duck season

    Summer is winding down, fall will be here before you know it and that means waterfowl seasons are just around the corner. In some areas early goose seasons have already begun. If you haven’t started yet now is the time to practice up on your calling, shooting skills and gather…

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  • Waterfowl hunting tip, staying camouflaged is key to a successful hunt

    By: JPT Captain, Gabby Olson Next time you head out waterfowl hunting pay attention to your surroundings and blend in the best you can to give yourself the best chance at being successful. Using a camo pattern in the colors of your surroundings will work best to help keep your…

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  • Hunting tips: Building consistent bow accuracy

    By: JPT Member Andrew P. Gawin When I started shooting a compound bow 4 or 5 years ago, I practiced at every opportunity and shot okay...at ten yards…which slowly improved till I was good at ten yards, then twenty, but only good, not great. That meant missing the target on…

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  • One-shot archery practice best simulates your hunting scenario

    By: Steve Piatt I’ve never been one of those guys who releases countless arrows each session, choosing instead to keep it to 12-15 or so. Enough to break down the muscles a bit, but not enough to lose my concentration. And, as I do when training a Lab pup, I always…

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  • Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

    Now is the time to pull out all your turkey hunting gear and check that it is all in good working order and ready for your spring hunt. Get out there and pattern your shotgun so you know what to expect when you pull the trigger. Shoot it at everything…

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  • Tips for finding shed antlers

    If you didn’t get that big buck you saw during the deer season chances are he still might be out there and hopefully he has stuck around your area so you can locate the antlers he has or is soon to drop. Knowing when to look: After the rut the…

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  • Animal Tracks

    Learn how to identify what animals are hanging out in your area by the tracks you see.

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