Prepping

What’s the best method to organize your tackle box? How do you bait a salmon egg on a hook? What’s the most effective way to chum for carp? You’ll find the answers to those fishing questions, plus a few others, in this list of ingenious fishing tips—courtesy of Field & Stream readers. If you like
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We’re on the cusp of another elk season, and hunters are getting in shape, scouting like mad, and daydreaming about lovesick bulls screaming their way into bow or gun range. Well, if you’re going to dream, you may as well dream big. And the bulls below should provide plenty of fantasy fodder. Here are the
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The outside world has never been lacking for ways to dispatch you into the next plane of existence. Our nightmares are dominated by venomous snakes, shark bites, and wolf attacks, but you’re far more likely to die from a mosquito bite, the source of which kills more people than any other creature. We’re also very
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Some hunters quit waterfowling when steel shot replaced lead thirty years ago. Early steel loads weren’t as good as those we have now. They were inconsistent in both velocity and ignition. Water got into them, rusting shot and ruining primers. They were slow, and they were made in the same shot sizes that worked for
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If you think that the hundreds of pounds of lean meat you’d get from a moose will be enough food to keep you fed and alive all winter, think again. (skeeze/Pixabay/) Spend enough time in the outdoors, and you’re bound to wonder how you would handle a true survival scenario. Could you gather and forage
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Summer hatches can be just as productive as those in the spring. (Tom Keer/) Given the option of going to a summer picnic or slinging a fly line, I’ll take the latter every time. But summer hatches can be a letdown. Water temps are warm, hatches are light, and it’s a long way until the fall.
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Rifle cartridges are not the most effective mechanisms for producing high projectile speed. Other things work much better. The 120mm smoothbore main gun on the M-1 Abrams tank fires a depleted-uranium penetrator rod at least 5,700 fps. (I’ve also heard 6,300 fps from someone who was in a position to know.). The Navy’s Rail Gun,
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The tragedy of rifle neglect (like dandruff or flatulence) occurs even in the finest people. But that doesn’t make it right. Your rifle wants to be your friend and will perform faithfully for you. All it needs to succeed at this is some careful but cheap attention, outlined in these 10 steps. 1. Scrub your
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Not even COVID-19 could stop ICAST—the annual fishing-tackle trade show—from happening. Granted, this year’s show “happened” virtually, but I was still able to get a sneak peek at the year’s best new freshwater and saltwater fishing lures for largemouth bass, walleyes, striped bass, and more. There is an exciting mix of brand-new baits, plus improved
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The Remington 870 is at home in duck blinds, deer stands, and anywhere in between. (Matthew Every/) It’s America’s pump gun. With over 11,000,000 made, Remington 870s are everywhere. My favorite place for an 870 is resting on my knee as I sit against a tree trunk in the turkey woods, but you will see
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There are products you can live with and products you can live without, and then there’s gear that just makes life better. Here’s a look at the top 10 most innovative and impressive fishing accessories we saw at this year’s ICAST. 1. Bubba Blade Multi-Flex Interchangeable Blade System Bubba Blade Multi-Flex Interchangeable Blade System. (Bubba
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Moving is a large-scale and extraordinary event that can become not just a change of residence, but a new stage of life. It is important to carefully plan the transportation of things to a new house and also take into account many unobvious moments before and after the move. Therefore, we have prepared several tips
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This year, fishing manufacturers have not let up one bit to produce gear that will keep you happy. A whole new arsenal of rods and reels are available to the angler, whether targeting largemouth bass or yellowfin tuna. Here are our top picks for 2020. 1. Abu Garcia Zenon Reels Abu Garcia Zenon Reels. (Abu
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Pretty much all of the really impressive “biggest snakes in the world”—the 50-footers and up—live online or in Hollywood. (Many of the latter starred in the 1982 Arnold Schwarzeneggar breakthrough hit Conan the Barbarian and are retired now.) But even in the real world, a handful of snake species can grow to immense proportions. The
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If there is one meal that’s more satisfying that a delicious, well-crafted sandwich—it’s a delicious, well-crafted sandwich stuffed with the hard-earned meat of wild game or fish that you’ve brought home from the woods or the water. Over the years, we’ve published many sandwich recipes, but the eight here—featuring venison, moose, upland game, and no
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A velvet buck chows down in a Missouri clover field. (Tony Campbell/Alamy/) On a summertime woods walk the other day, I saw that the boughs of the wild apple trees are sagging with green fruit this year. It made me think that a certain deer trail I know of is going to be on fire
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A group of shooters on a sporting clays course. (NSSF/) Clay birds make the best reactive targets of all. They come at you, fly away, cross, drop, bounce on the ground, and you never tire of seeing all the different ways they break: into big pieces, little pieces, or hanging puffs of dust. Trap, skeet,
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For as long as there have been hunters, there’s been jerky—at least as best we can tell. Ötzi the Iceman—a 5,300-year-old hunter found frozen solid in the Italian Alps—had a last meal of dried ibex and red deer meat. Archeologists have found sun-dried jerky in ancient Egyptian tombs. The Incas pounded Alpaca meat flat and
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Tony Sheppard shows off two slab crappies that he caught while live-scoping. (Will Brantley/) Tony Sheppard hasn’t put the rod holders in his boat all year, and that’s odd for a professional crappie fisherman whose home waters are Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Sheppard has grown up fishing the massive impoundments, which are among the country’s
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There’s not much authentically dangerous game out there, which is why rifles and cartridges for same are not sold in every gun store. But these critters deserve to be taken seriously. “The ones that shoot back,” I’ve heard them called, and it’s a valid label. The group includes the big cats, the big bears, Cape
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Ruffed grouse live in dense cover. It’s important to pick a shotgun that is lightweight and maneuverable. (LisaTaylorPhoto from Pixabay /) Grouse and the cover they live in shape grouse guns. Heavy brush demands a light, compact gun that can be carried in one hand while the other fends off branches. Limited visibility dictates open
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Why is the typical world record the Holy Grail of whitetail deer hunting? After all, the non-typical record is more than 100 inches bigger, and there isn’t a hunter alive who doesn’t love “character” in a whitetail rack. The simple answer is that the typical record is harder to break. The beautiful mess of a
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