Month: December 2020

Wisconsin pro Mark Goldsworthy shows off a drake long-tail. (Layout Addictions/) Ducks have seen and heard it all by the time the late season rolls around. Hunters from Canada all the way down to the wintering grounds have been after them for months—and giving them a serious education in the process. It’s no wonder late-season
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A good bushcraft knife can stand up to tough chores like splitting firewood. (Jim Cobb/) Over the centuries, knives have been refined. The flaked-stone edge became honed steel; the hide-wrapped handle became micarta scales. The blade shape changed based on the chore, and designers experimented with embellishments and adornments—in many cases turning knives into works
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The essays from Ruark’s long-time-running F&S column are collected in this book, which belongs on a shelf at every hunting camp. (Amazon/) To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Field & Stream, we have been sharing some of our favorite stories from the history of the magazine. Every day, since mid-November, we’ve republished a new F&S
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The National Rifle Association and other supporters of Second Amendment gun rights have hailed a recent decision by the Trump administration to reverse course on planned guidance regarding pistol-stabilizing braces. The initial guidance – proposed via the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – could have effectively banned the braces, which resemble
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For longer fly casts, you’ll need to go beyond 10 o’clock on the backcast. (Glittenberg/Pixabay/) It doesn’t matter if you’re fishing for headwaters trout or bluewater sailfish, there are times when launching a cast at maximum distance is the only way to put a fly on the dinner plate of your target fish. And since
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A lone hashtag might not look very mighty, but when used en masse, the symbols can become incredibly powerful activism tools. Over the past two decades — largely since product designer Chris Messina pitched hashtags to Twitter in 2007 — activists have learned to harness the symbols to form online communities, raise awareness on pressing
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A group of hunters ride into lion country. (Field & Stream/) To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Field & Stream, we’re going to share some of our favorite stories from the history of the magazine. Every day for the rest of the year, we’ll republish a new F&S Classic on the website. Today’s entry, “The
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Developing a concealed carry routine depends entirely on circumstance. Weather, clothing and types of movement all provide certain parameters that dictate those choices. For those looking for an on-the-belt, crossdraw solution, the Galco Hornet meets demand. Galco Hornet Holster The Galco Hornet rides on the belt in a crossdraw configuration, but also carries in the
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It wasn’t smart, driving the rental car across the cut pea field, but we needed to split our efforts. Alex and Bill had taken the truck to look one way, and I could either drive the economy rental—I believe it was a Kia—or not scout at all. We had just 45 minutes of light left,
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This true-crime tale is a different kind of “hunting” story. (Field & Stream/) To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Field & Stream, we’re going to share some of our favorite stories from the history of the magazine. Every day for the rest of the year, we’ll republish a new F&S Classic on the website. Today’s
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This classic essay is a rare instance in which Petzal praised the horse. (Field & Stream/) To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Field & Stream, we’re going to share some of our favorite stories from the history of the magazine. Every day for the rest of the year, we’ll republish a new F&S Classic on
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A nice mule deer stands up from its bed. (John Hafner Photography/) I’ve taken more big-game animals with the .308 Winchester than any other cartridge. Not because it’s my favorite, but because it’s compact design fits in the compact rifles I like to hunt with, and because it is one of the most ballistically balanced
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An Adirondack hunter hangs a 7-pointer on the meat pole. (Field & Stream/) To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Field & Stream, we’re going to share some of our favorite stories from the history of the magazine. Every day for the rest of the year, we’ll republish a new F&S Classic on the website. Today’s
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