GO Outdoor University - Vol. 4
By: Brian Halbleib
News - Notifications - How to - Tips Bowhunting is all about getting up close and personal with the game animals we pursue. I like to call this getting into wolf range, inside the animal's personal space. Technology in the form of tree stands, scent eliminators and trail cameras have helped bowhunters tremendously over the years with getting close for those ethical, clean kill shots we all strive for. The next piece to that puzzle is creating an environment for those animals to be comfortable and relaxed, not to mention a place that they want to hang around frequently. Habitat improvement is the key, read on and I will show you some easy and inexpensive ways to do it.
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I find it curious, if not aggravating when I hear a lot of noise how evil guns are when a firearm is used during a heinous crime. It seems like it is part of the required news reporting.
What about other crimes and accidents?
Just last week we heard of the tragic stabbings at the high school in Pennsylvania but no talk about the weapon used. The media pundits spoke about the alleged criminal and how he must have had some mental problems. He was a social outcast. But they didn't talk knives that much. When a gun is involved, watch out.
GO Outdoor University - Vol. 4.
By: Brian Halbleib
Recipe Article - How to - Tips Looking for a simple way to turn that wild boar you just killed into some delicious table fare? I have provided some simple steps and a list of common ingredients for a flavorful rub that will have your guests raving at your next get together. Just because wild boars are becoming a major nuisance does not mean we cannot utilize the meat they provide to the fullest. Read on to find out how.
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Averaging double "Grand Slams" over past years qualifies Dr. Warren Strickland as a knowledgeable resource when setting up shotgun for turkey hunting. Both Jim Martin and Warren start with the same Mossberg 935. Warren explains the modifications made to his gun as they pattern their guns for the upcoming turkey season. This is Part 2 of 6 in a series exploring all facets of setting up shotguns for turkey hunting.
Outdoor Hall of Fame member J. Wayne Fears discusses how to improve your wild turkey population through habitat management by simply creating opening on 10% of your hunting property.
This is a great video to watch if you want to master the cut of a turkey on a pot call or slate call. Jim Martin of Global Outfitters Outdoor University and Bass Pro Shops 1 Source, brings you a series of instructional videos to improve your turkey calling skills.
SportEar combines there industry leading technology and superior quality in the new Ghost Stryke. For the first time outdoor enthusiasts can purchase affordable in-the-ear hearing enhancement and protection with features like universal SecurFit design, digital compression hearing protection, 100% Lynx digital sound clarity, with optionnal Bluetooth and 2-Way communications.
Breeding wirehaired dachshunds for tracking wounded big game has been our passion for the last 30 years. Our original dogs come from hunting bloodlines in Europe. Our "teckels" live with us as our companions. We have an excellent arrangement for our dogs, one that allows plenty of interaction and playtime with other dogs and people.
Ethics is defined by what we do when nobody's looking. We should all follow the letter of the game laws, but ethics transcend what's written in the lawbooks. As ethical, responsible sportsmen, certain behaviors are expected of us. We need to follow the written as well as the unwritten rules; demonstrating respect to the animals we hunt, the land we hunt on and its owners, and those we share the woods with - be they hunters or not. And nowhere is that more important than when turkey hunting.
It's turkey season and we are bringing back some of the highlights from last year. This poem and video was from last turkey season when we defined some of the best products for turkey hunting. This will kick-off a series of videos where we had an expert panel define the "Ultimate Turkey Hunting Setup".
I recently paid a visit to one of Alabama's top Outfitters, Harlan Starr of Chattokee Lodge. Rick Flippen and I were there to film a number of gundog training tips for Global Outfitters Outdoor University to be posted on Bass Pro Shops new www.BassPro1Source.com website. Watch this video.
Turkey & Turkey Hunting Editor Brian Lovett's first trip to Nebraska was one to remember, thanks to some stunning terrain and several hot-gobbling longbeards.
I enjoy hunting with AR style rifles but have found most riflescopes with standard eye relief can make it difficult to access and operate the charging handle. The long eye relief was initially what attracted me to the Bushnell Elite 6500 1.25 - 8 X 32 mm riflescope.
There are many rewarding aspects to being a parent but one of the biggest for me was being able to introduce my kids to hunting. They started, like most kids, plinking with .22s, then graduated, first to a .410, then to a 20 gauge shotgun. When it came time to hunt big game, I needed a rifle.
Editor's Note: Although many crappie fishermen don't fish in the colder months, numbers of crappiers are very successful at this time of the year.
Editor's Note: Captain Johnny Greene of the "Intimidator," based at Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, often takes his customers on 2-day, overnight trips to catch many varieties of offshore fish available.
GO Outdoor University - Vol. 3.
By: Darren Choate
Feature Article - Adventure - How to - Tips The bull darted though the small saplings, stopped, and bugled. The magnificent roar echoed through the tall pine forest. I cow called once, and the bull headed my way, glunking with every step. At 30 yards, the bull stopped and bugled again. I realized this was the caliber of bull I was looking for.
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Last year our good friends at Killer Kallz sent us a few calls for promotion. At the time, I thought the duck calls I received were the best duck calls I had ever had the chance to hunt with. Well, I was wrong.
A Gut Check
Yes, I've said it, and I'm sure some, perhaps many will stop reading my articles based on irreconcilable differences. It's not debatable, it's a fact if you're not practicing you're not a good hunter. My boss had a saying, "If you don't like it, fix it!" The readers agreeing with me come from two groups - those that do practice year-round, and those who feel somewhat convicted because they know I'm right!
I quieted my calling as they neared. I let out an occasional yelp and cluck to comfort them. I had an arrow nocked and ready. With every step, my heart beat louder. Butterflies flooded my guts as I felt blood surge through the veins in my neck, my pulse quickened. I talked myself off "the ledge" as turkeys filed into a draw at 60 yards, as I lost sight of them I knew they were still on their way.
Deciding whether to use a tractor or ATV to prepare a wildlife food plant is a big decision to make and the decision may have a lot to do with the success or failure of the food plot. When the decision is made to go ahead and use an ATV on a food plot that is not suitable for ATV ground breaking, the results is usually a very poor job of seedbed preparation.
A hot June day spent shooting on a dusty range in Alabama is a good way to test shooting optics. Rifles are shot a lot, usually under hot conditions. Ammunition is tested out to 300 yards or more. And hunting optics, spotting scopes, rifle scopes and binoculars, are subjected to lots of dust and if not dust and grit, then the occasional rainstorm.
GO Outdoor University - Vol. 4.
By: Sam Hall
Outfitter Spotlight - Special OffersXtreme Hunts offers fully guided and semi-guided turkey hunts in Pike County Illinois and SE Kansas. Our hunts offer a high success rate with some great birds harvested.
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Check out this photo of an Old Monster Russian Boar nicknamed "Bigfoot" that one of my hunters shot this past weekend on our Woods-N-Water, Inc. Wild Hog Hunts in Wrightsville, GA.
When asked to produce a series on setting up a turkey hunting shotgun for bass Pro Shops I knew just Where to start and What to start with. Jim Martin and I have been hunting turkeys the past few years with world famous archery hunting expert, Dr. Warren Strickland. Let me mention that Warren also has a passion for hunting wild turkey, with a shotgun!
Been there and done that --- will go back again! Goodman Ranch in West Tennessee has the most exciting turkey hunting terrain, and matches that with a huge number of birds. Mike Goodman exercises a regimented controlled burn program to keep these Tennessee rolling hills pristine. No better terrain to work a gobbler, and no better lodge to take an Eastern Wild Turkey.
Turkey season is just a few short weeks away. Let me tell you what keeps you coming back after these crazy birds. I won a trip to White Oak Plantation at a charity auction, and was able to hunt the last weekend this famous hunting lodge was open. Myself and and three other turkey enthusiast went down south to one of the finer hunting establishments in the great state of Alabama.
Leavellwood is a place created for the express purpose of providing quality fishing and hunting for its customers. A first class environment offering both recreation and relaxation for everyone that steps foot on the property.
We spent time at Chattokee Lodge with owner Harlan Starr to present him with our Outfitter Of The Year award. The lodge had hosted a number of filming events for GO and it was time to show Harlan our appreciation. Jim Martin took the opportunity to discuss turkey hunting and calling with Harland, and have him share some of his calling techniques.
Now lets discuss the feasibility of Giclee printing. If you do not want to invest a large amount of money up front on printing a particular piece of art, and want a few prints to test the market, Gilclee printing is the way to go.
Several years ago, I was turkey hunting with a great friend of mine and ended up pulling no less than five ticks off of me in one afternoon fortunately, none had bitten me at that point. Later that evening I found number six my buddy pulled him off while uttering words that are now seared into my memory banks, "Don't worry, he wasn't eating, he was just latched on."
Bass Pro Shops 1 Source "YOUR INSIDE SOURCE FOR OUTDOOR INFORMATION", and GO Outdoor University have partnered to produce over seventy instructional videos in 2014 for the new Bass Pro 1 Source website.
The SCOOT & SHOOT is MOJO's REVOLUTIONARY new turkey decoy that allows the hunter to participate in the most effective and exciting way to hunt turkeys. It is a Boss Gobbler Decoy with built in handle and ground stake that is especially designed to be used in the very effective "Turkey Reaping" method of hunting, where the hunter can spot turkeys and by covering their face, and as much of their body as they can with the decoy, actually crawl (or creep) upon turkeys.
To catch the biggest bass in any lake, a fisherman must study the lake, the other anglers and the baits most-often used to pinpoint the high-pressure fishing regions. Then you'll know the target sites where many sportsmen are fishing and the depths of water that most of their baits are covering.
I want to tell everyone about a special Outfitter. Chattokee Lodge and owner Harlan Starr have become a favorite here at Global Outfitters. After winning our distinguished "Outfitter of the Year" award, Chattokee Lodge has continued to partner with us as a host destination for our Bass Pro Shops Outdoor University videos, while providing a great Alabama destination for GO Adventure Seekers that are looking for awesome hunting, fishing and shooting experiences. Chattokee Lodge is also a member of the Alabama Adventure Lodge Cooperative.
For bear hunters and watchers: In this article Wade Nolan - Bowhunting Biologist, discusses his experiences leading bear watching groups and teaching safety in areas populated by bears. Subjects include identifying bear trails and bear diet. Learn the mix of plant material and meat in the bear's diet. Wade describes the parts of the salmon bears target in different seasons.
Fall fly fishing in Alberta: Neil Waugh discusses autumn insects for fly fishing Alberta, Canada, such as the fall caddis flights, blue winged olive mayflies and oddball.
I spent a few days at Leavellwood this summer to learn the secrets of managing freshwater lakes for monster bass from lodge owner Trey Montgomery. Although the fishing is great this time of year in the Alabama Black Belt region, and I surely learned a lot from my discussions on the Leavelwood fisheries, my ears perked up when Trey mentioned he needed to get his chufa seed in the ground.
Jim Martin and I have been hunting turkeys together since the 80's when his father took us each spring to Hit & Miss Hunting Club in South Alabama. I have always been impressed with Jim's turkey calling, especially his natural mouth gobble call. However, his natural call has never been loud enough to use effectively while hunting. The new gobble calls on the market have changed the game.
This is a special sneak preview from our partner publication, Canadian Outdoorsman Magazines' 2014 Spring Edition. Not only is this a FREE digital publication, it consistently has informative articles like this instructional article on turkey motion decoys...A few years ago, I discovered that adding motion can bring turkey decoys to the next stage of realism.
I don't get too write to many pursuit articles so I thought I'd take the liberty here in my column to pour one out on y'all! Enjoy.
The alarm clock split the darkness like a lightning bolt! I spilled out of the bed like sour milk and half-crawled, half-stumbled to the shower. The morning haze slipped away as the water rushed over me nothing like a shower to get me wondering how the rest of the day was going to pan out.
As the sun clawed its way out of the Gulf of Mexico to brighten-up the skies and push-away the darkness, I could see that the silhouettes at the end of the pier included both men and women with their rods bent like question marks in the air. "The bulls are running!" one man yelled to encourage anglers to cast their rods out in the direction of his line to hook-up the school of redfish.
Odocoileus Virginianus Carminis
Western Whitetail Magazine is a great place to read about Whitetailed-Deer in the Western United States. Their website offers data on all species of the whitetail found in the region such as the Caemen Mountain Whitetail.
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This article will describe tactics for early season birds that have worked for me. This is when they may still be bunched up in their wintering flocks or just beginning to break up into smaller breeding flocks. I will talk about the kind of calls that I like to use and I use a variety of them. The advantages and disadvantages of each call will be touched upon, as well. Then we will talk a little bit about turkey behavior in the early spring and how you as a turkey hunter can use those behaviors to your advantage. So let's get started.
Back in the early 1900's ol' Joe didn't have many rules or much technology to help him almost eradicate the Wild Turkey population. Most likely, Joe used a rifle to pluck turkeys from the roost in bunches. How much times have changed! Modern wildlife management practices and conservation laws have helped bring back this national treasure to record numbers. But, none of this keeps hunters and manufacturers from searching for the best equipment and technology to give them the edge while turkey hunting.
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G.O. Joe Archer, circa 1912, had to camo-up and develop new tactics before becoming much of a threat hunting turkeys with a bow. In fact, the bow toting turkey hunter reached near extinction as Native American Indians gained access to modern firearms in the 1800's. It wasn't till the very early 1900's when the first archery hobbyist mastered field archery and first considered testing their sporting skills against our almost national bird, the Wild Turkey. The transformation has taken over a hundred years. This is relatively a short span of time in evolutionary terms, and it is safe to say that both human species and Meleagris gallopavo (turkey) species are certainly alive and flourishing.
Wilderness, USA: Today at Heritage Quest wilderness camp, GO Youth councilor, Hunter Worth, pointed to the final resting place of ol' Joe the turkey hunter as the source of quakes felt across the region. Per Hunter, we were up Cemetery Hill overlooking HQ headquarters just admiring the run of gobbles that rolled up the hill from the training center below. We knew Eddie Salter and Jim Martin of GO Game Calls were dueling to perfection on two of the "Haint" gobble calls from Down N Dirty Outdoors.
This is not an unclad video game warrior it is the Vitruvian Man, circa 1487. Also known as the Canon of Proportions or Proportions of Man, this pen and ink on paper is arguably Leonardo da Vinci's most famous work Vitruvian Man.
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Isaac - Trek to King's Mountain, by J. Wayne Fears, is awarded the prestigious Pinnacle Book Award given by the Professional Outdoor Media Association for outstanding achievement. It is the first time an e-book has won the award.
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When most folks think about turkey hunting, they think about spring, and mating season, when you try to exploit a gobbler's amorous Achilles heel by imitating a lovesick hen. It's fall now, and while most folks are thinking about deer hunting, a few die-hard aficionados of the king of North American game birds are thinking about the other turkey season. Fall birds are less inclined to come to a call, though they will if you give them a reason. You must rely more on the turkey's gregarious nature.
Rainy Pass Lodge is proud to present and offer for purchase a very limited edition 75th Anniversary rifle built by Winchester Repeating Arms. We are very fortunate that Winchester also celebrated its 75th anniversary of the model 70 the same year and together we built a very special rifle.
Welcome to the main campus of GOOU and our expansion of thirty new libraries of knowledge relating to hunting, fishing, shooting and eco sports. We are adding to what Global Outfitters has become known for: Where to... go on your next adventure by expanding on our database of 10,700 adventure destinations to include How to...improve your skills , and What with...the products needed to insure success.
We only get to live once, and that means that we only get one shot at getting everything right. Having amazing experiences and adventures, making friends and being a good friend in return, and gathering knowledge and learning new skills, are all part of what makes us human.
Its a quiet Tuesday afternoon as I sit at the Blue Gill Restaurant on the Battleship Causeway waiting for a few friends. A gator glides through the water opposite the Blue Gill's dock, showing off for the restaurant's guests. As the sun sets, a boxy looking boat pulls abreast of the Blue Gill, the gator submerges, leaving only his eyes visible in the twilight air. Tom Boatwright alights from the boat with his customary grin and shakes my hand vigorously.
Food plots are the #1 way for most deer managers to provide high quality protein nutrition for their herd. I will explain why protein is so important in a way that many of you have probably never heard previously. I will then explain to you which plant forages to pick and what companion forages to plant with them. We will then discuss successful planting techniques for various plant forages and different soil types. Finally, we will discuss the economics of food plots for protein nutrition.
When considering hunter ethics, the most important element beyond the scope of wildlife conservation and habitat preservation is shot placement. Good bowhunters understand this critical ingredient and practice year round to ensure their prey receive nothing short of best efforts from confident, ethical integrity-minded sportsmen.
Probably the most diverse group of waterfowl, and most popular to hunt are the puddle ducks. And the methods for decoying them are as varied as the species hunted and the habitat in which they occur. Hunting over potholes and small ponds, you can literally toss out a few blocks and expect a reasonable chance of success. However, big water, flooded timber or heavily- gunned areas may require more specialized techniques.
Shooting from the standing, off-hand position is the least stable of all but there are some tricks to it. Stand with your body bladed at about a 35 to 45 degree angle to the target. Your support-side foot should be pointed toward the target and your strong-side foot should be at a 90 degree angle to your body or at about a 45 degree angle to the target. Your feet should be about shoulder width apart.
Editor's Note: Captain Jimmy Taylor of Biloxi, Mississippi, lacks one billfish, the swordfish, to have caught every species of billfishes in the world and qualify for the IGFA Billfish Royal Slam that recognizes anglers who have caught nine billfish species, the Atlantic and Pacific sailfish, the Atlantic and the Pacific blue marlin, the black marlin, the striped marlin, the white marlin, the swordfish and the spearfish. He's won two Grand Slam Jupiter Billfish Tournaments and finished 4th in the 2010 World Billfish Series Tournament, competing against more than 10,000 anglers.
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you had better plan on purchasing a tractor and plow or contracting with a local farmer to break the plot with a strong farm tractor and plow. Trying to use an ATV in most of these situations can be dangerous, hard on the equipment used and frustrating to you resulting in a less than desirable crop. It's simply more than an ATV was designed to do.
When you're out hunting for the day, what do you take to eat? As you'll know it's important to keep up your energy levels, but if you rely on sugary snacks to fuel you during the day, you're likely to be left feeling hungry and tired before you've finished. Ensuring you opt for nutritious items that will sustain you is essential, but these also have to be easy to eat and those that won't draw too much attention to you when out on a shoot. Here we suggest some foods to include in your provisions that take all of these factors into consideration.
Jim Miller and Kenneth Tallant bowhunt Pronghorn Antelope. Learn how purchasing over the counter tags in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon, makes for a great late summer to early fall adventure.
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Video and Recipe: This Fig Stuffed Specklebelly Goose Breast with squash and brown rice recipe was supplied by BMW Hunting in Biggers Arkansas, while Global Outfitters was on an Arkansas Waterfowling expedition for Bass Pro Shops 1Source. Enjoy!
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is in regards to using an ATV for planting a food plot is, "Can I use my ATV to plant food plots or should I invest in a tractor?" The condition of the ground to be broken up, the power your ATV has and the equipment you have to break the soil all has to be taken into consideration to answer that question.
I'm not a gunsmith nor do I play one on television. When I need some serious smithing done I take my guns to a professional. So I don't need a full complement of gun shop tools. But I do handle some of the basics, like properly mounting and sighting my guns, jobs made much easier by having the right tools. Thus, I was delighted when Battenfield Technologies sent me a few of their latest to "test fire."
The music that causes giant earthworms to come out of the ground has been played by the hill folks along the Appalachian Trail for many years. William "Bubba" Childers of north Alabama learned the tune from his granddaddy, who was taught by his granddaddy.
Video and Article: Calling for all youth to get involved!
This accomplishment-based youth program to support waterfowl habitat is the first in a series of badge projects sponsored by Heritage Quest USA and Global Outfitters GO Youth. The new program is open to all youth and youth groups alike, offering a path for them to become Master Outdoorsman. Individual youth and youth groups can work alone or team up with local Outfitters and organizations to get involved.
When I was 15 I was walking down an old logging road with my rifle slung over my shoulder - feeling for all the world like Jack O'Connor. (I might have even have been wearing a cowboy hat.) Thick laurel bordered the road and visibly was limited. I hadn't gone far when the largest whitetail buck I'd ever seen bounded out, stopped and looked me right in the eye. I struggled to find my breath and to bring my rifle to bear but was too slow doing both and he was gone. Forever.
I have watched the Redneck Guru over the past two years working his magic constructing the first deer feeder that is only open for business for deer and large game. He has gone back to the drawing board to include continuous improvements. I have witnessed it in the field and at deer breeder operations. Everyone should step up and take notice of this feeder the hogs and varmints cannot get to.
While at a field trial last year I witnessed a handler going ballistic when his dog was disqualified for breaking at the line. As he yanked the dog back to his truck he was yelling obscenities at the top of his lungs. What made the situation worse was that the poor gent had two dogs competing and the first dog took off to retrieve a fallen pheasant, and no lie, the dog grabbed the fallen bird and kept going until he ended up in a corn field about half a mile from our location.
It is very difficult, next to impossible to get me to do anything on the weekend other than go deer hunting from mid October thru the end of January. If it is not your birthday, holiday or someone has passed away it just won't happen unless you have a very good reason to persuade me.
My introduction to Egyptian wheat, a tall growing grain sorghum, had nothing to do with squirrels. It was simply a supplemental plant for Quail Haven soybeans to run up. The main crop was the running soybeans as a warm season wildlife food plot. However, by early fall I was watching wild turkey and quail going to great lengths to get to the Egyptian wheat seed heads, and more impressive were the number of squirrels coming out of the nearby woods to feed on the wheat seed.
Today artist have more choices than ever for making reproductions, or prints, of their original artwork. For years offset lithographs were the industry standard, but with the release of affordable Giclee printers artist seem to be gravitating toward that technology.
The primary reason hogs are so prolific is their breeding abilities. Sows mature to reproduce after only six short months, although they don't typically breed until reaching 10 months or more. A gestation period lasts 115 days, allowing for sows to birth up to two litters per year...
It was the Christmas of Christmas's. Under the red cedar Christmas tree, we had cut behind the barn, brought into the house and decorated with popcorn and colored paper chains, was my very own Daisy Red Ryder Carbine. It was a dream come true. Like Ralph in The Christmas Story, after months of frantic wishing, I had a real Red Ryder BB gun.
I don't remember how old I was when I got the Red Ryder Carbine. Not much over nine years if I had to guess. I am sure it was a financial strain on my parents budget to pay for the gun but thy felt it would help me learn responsibility and to learn the life skill of marksmanship. They were right on both accounts.
Let's face it, when you are hunting deer, turkeys, doves, waterfowl or other wildlife, you know that food dictates their daily movement patterns. Simply put- wildlife goes where they can obtain the best and most nutritious food.
ISAAC - TREK TO KINGS'S MOUNTAIN
At its annual conference in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association has selected the book: ISAAC - TREK TO KING'S MOUNTAIN by J. Wayne Fears to receive its first place award in the organization's Excellence in Craft awards program. Sponsored by Chevrolet, this is the first time an e-book has won the coveted award.
When you think of Bull Red fishing off the Mississippi Coast one cannot help but think of beautiful bronze back very big fish. We are truly blessed to have a wonderful Redfish fishery here on the Mississippi Coast. It is a fishery that any avid angler can pursue and have fun at.
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The key to finding the right hunting companion is to hire the best pup for the job. Many waterfowlers are decoyed into buying premium shotguns and the latest camo patterns. Madison Avenue isn't stumping for what might be one of the greatest joys of the hunt, your canine hunting partner. As in life, the right companion can make or break your hunt.
You may ask, "Where is Heritage Quest? How do we get there?"
Heritage Quest is all around us. It has been here since the Maker painted His canvas with shades of blue, green and brown, creating Earth.
I am heading out to my local archery range for an afternoon of practice. What are the 15 most important items needed for my outing? How different are these items from our target archer of 100 years ago? Work with Global Outfitters this year as we answer these questions. A little history and lot of modern technology will be the discussion as we "Get Geared Up" for Bow Shooting in the 21st Century.
Watch this video to see what Byron Ferguson uses when he gears up for archery.
Global Outfitters announces the Alabama Adventure Lodge Cooperative. In an earlier article we defined the most current listing for hunting and fishing lodges in Alabama. Internet searches and published databases yielded 152 Outfitters in Alabama that advertise lodging along with hunting activities for whitetail deer, wild hog, wild turkey, quail, pheasant, dove, ducks and geese. Many advertise for lodging with fishing and fly fishing activities for large mouth bass, crappie, bream, catfish and other freshwater fish. Through research we narrowed that listing to 90 hunting and fishing outfitters with websites and currently open for business.
Gun Dog Train and Shoot Workshop
Another great way for wing shooting outfitters to create activity in the off-season is to put on educational seminars:
Chattokee Lodge, Britannia Kennels and Tibea Gundogs from the UK hosted a successful gundog workshop. The workshop was open to all sporting breeds and the ages of the dogs was 7 months to 10 years.
It's 2010 and I am leaving home on a Water Fowl hunt. What are the twenty most important items needed for my adventure? How different are these items from our Water Fowl hunter of 100 years ago? Work with GlobalOutfitters.com this year as we answer these questions.
ALABAMA HUNTING and FRESHWATER FISHING LODGES
Alabama the beautiful is Alabama the bountiful. That is, with adventure destinations for hunting, fishing, shooting and all eco spots. This is the most up-to-date listing of Outfitters in Alabama where lodging and guides are available for outdoor activities.
On this special day reserved to honor fathers, I want to thank you, long overdue as it may be, for one of the most valuable gifts you have ever given me - a love of the outdoors. You dispensed it to me in small increments over many years, and I cherish every moment of its giving.
My earliest memories are of weekends when you would take time out for long strolls with me down the abandoned country road that led to the Clark River near our house. It was just you and me, and I felt important. Those long afternoon hikes down "the ol' backroad," as we called it, were great adventures to me.
Outfitter Review w/Video: Learning about our newest Alabama Outfitter partner, Leavellwood, has rekindled great experiences from my youth.
As a young boy growing up in Alabama hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors, my father made sure we touched ground in every region of the state. He was an outdoorsman, not a great outdoorsman, but a great educator, and he made sure I was taught or subjected to the vast natural resources the fair state of Alabama offers.
We are starting today with 8 LinkedIn members. Let's see what happens...
There are so many Social Media tools available out there. We have embarked on a mission to explore each to see if they can help Global Outfitters expand our following and help us assist our Outfitter partners, adventure seekers, and teachers teaching tip and techniques for all outdoor adventure sports and cooking.
Teachers Teaching at Bass Pro Shops
Global Outfitters Outdoor University is part of the new Bass Pro Shops BassPro1Source.com. Phase 1 of the new informational website was unveiled earlier this year with two new additions coming before formal release sometime in late May 2013.
From the beginning of time farmers and hunters have been the members of society called to provide food for others. FHFH invites hunters to return to their heritage as 'food providers' in the modern world.
Student Outdoor Experience (SOE) educates the Next Generation and gives them the life skills they need to be great role models and leaders. We use our passion and the backdrop of fishing, hunting and the outdoors to teach students lessons related to character, integrity and vision. This is done with a focus to preserve our heritage. At SOE we never feel like we "go to work" because our work is our love and passion. That passion is to see students become ALL they were created to be. We want them to become great leaders of homes, families, communities and the outdoors.
Kids Hunting For a Cure is a non-profit organization which provides financial support to research hospitals/foundations dedicated to developing cures for cancer and childhood diseases. Monies are raised by children and adults through community-sponsored outdoor events designed for youth.
An unforgettable experience, a real accomplishment, something to be proud of for the rest of your life an Outward Bound course will be all that and more. Our courses designed specifically for teens deliver leadership skills and achievement and provide each student with an opportunity for success. Whether you're rafting in Utah, paddling canoes in Minnesota, or climbing mountains in Colorado, the wilderness can teach you skills that will become lifelong tools.
Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is NRA's "graduate studies" program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters. Open only to those who have completed hunter-safety training at the state or provincial level, the program is conducted under simulated hunting conditions to provide the best practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter's skills.
Sierra Club's Building Bridges to the Outdoors (BBTO) project is committed to a future where all youth have the opportunity to get outdoors. We have seen how direct nature experiences have shaped the lives of young people, opening doors they always thought were permanently closed. Research also suggests that outdoor education can improve self-esteem, raise test scores, and help kids lead healthier lives. These benefits are invaluable in a world where the pressures in children's lives are varied and increasing.
The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is a national strategic partnership of organizations from diverse sectors with the common interest in expanding the number and quality of opportunities for children, youth and families to connect with the outdoors.
Jackson Junction, Iowa: With only 435 students k-12 in our rural school, we were able to start a trap shooting team. We are expecting 20 students to sign up for our very first year!
"Hunt Of A Lifetime" is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting & fishing dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. We are doing what we can to make a difference in their life, a dream come true. But we need your help, we are looking for people interested in helping the kids live their dreams, without you, we can't give them the dreams they so desire.
The mission of the AMC's Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) is to make the outdoors accessible and meaningful to urban and at-risk youth. YOP operates as a resource center for youth agencies throughout the Northeast, teaching youth workers the skills they need to independently take their youth outdoors.
Northland Adventure Education & Therapy Center, Inc. is a fully-insured, not-for-profit organization (501c3 recognition pending) dedicated to facilitating the growth of individuals and organizations through adventure-based programming. It is our belief that the future of our world hinges upon the successful instruction of youth and adults in community involvement, global awareness, environmental sustainability, educational opportunity, and somatic healing. We seek to foster experiences that will expand an individual's own awareness of self and empower them to be successful as a force of change in our world. These ideas are instituted through the vehicles of alternative education schooling, domestic and international expedition-based travel, adventure-based somatic therapy, and industry development and promotion.
The 976-Tuna Youth Fishing Program Seeks to provide children in Southern California with the opportunity to experience the wonders of saltwater sport fishing. Though an introduction to the sport, the program hopes to instill in children a sense of appreciation of the wonders of nature as encountered on the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Southern California.
One of the fastest growing youth related movements across the country are High School fishing clubs!
The Bass Federation, the nation's oldest and largest organized grassroots fishing organization, is leading the way with the development of the Student Angler Federation.
At Heritage Quest, the mentors are not only teachers, but also students. In life, we are forever learning. The knowledge of our elder mentors will trickle down through the ranks of junior mentors and then on to the kids.
Heritage Quest Merit Program
Build a wood duck box, earn a badge. Find sustainable habitat to hang the box, earn another. Like conservation, the opportunities for our youth at Heritage Quest to earn badges are limitless.
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