Varmint

The Beginner's Guide to Trapping Furbearers (infographic)

In a trance brought on by the warm glow of my Netflix queue, I began to wonder: how did our ancestors survive these long winter months?  Short, frosty days that fade into cold, relentless nights can cause any outdoor lover to quickly succumb to cabin fever—even in this day of electronic entertainment.

Shooting: Whistle Pig Hunting

Ahhh!!! Spring is finally here. There's so much to do this time of year in Idaho you can wear yourself out. There's turkey and bear hunting and what about crappie fishing? What's a guy to do? Go shooting whistle pigs, of course, which is one of my favorite outdoor events of the year. It involves a lot of high speed shooting. What's not to like about it?

Bowhunting Small Game and Varmints

Two or three weeks of archery deer season is the only time some bowhunters wrap their fingers around a bow's grip. Many bowhunters invest only a few weeks of random practice before opening day, and then allot a few weekends to hunt after the opener. After those few weeks are over, they hang up their bows and move on to other pursuits until the next archery deer season rolls around.