When Do Brook Trout Spawn?

When Do Brook Trout Spawn?

Generally speaking, the brook trout population will start preparing for their spawning season as soon as the water temperature starts falling from its summer highs, with the spawning season starting as the fall sets in. Contents1 What Months do Brook Trout Spawn?2 Most Relevant Brook Trout Spawning Factor2.1 Water temperature3 Other Brook Trout Spawning Factors 3.1 … Read more

Hornady Eld-X Review for Hunting

Hornaday Eld-X Review

The problem with wild game is that it appears at a time and distance of its own choosing. Finding a bullet that will perform perfectly, no matter if the animal is very close or at an extended range, is a near-impossible task. The Hornaday ELD-X (Extremely Low Drag – Expanding) was designed from the ground … Read more

5 Natural Predators of Moose

Moose Natural Predators

Moose are one of the largest animals in North America. You may think an animal this size doesn’t have many predators to worry about. However, even though they are second only to a bison in size, moose still need to be wary of some predators that are looking for a large meal. Here are 5 … Read more

3 Best 22 Hornet Rifles

3 Best 22 Hornet Rifles

The Winchester Model 54 was the first rifle designed to shoot the .22 Hornet round, but it is no longer manufactured, and hasn’t been for a long time. Fans of the .22 Hornet have more choices to choose from with three of them considered the top of the line for modern bolt-action, .22 Hornet rifles. … Read more

7 Steps to Tan a Beaver Hide at Home

Steps to Tan a Beaver Hide at Home

Beaver has excellent quality fur, and when properly tanned, it is one of the most durable furs out of fur-bearing animals. Tanning permanently changes the protein structure of the skin, preventing decomposition and ultimately making the hide more durable. The steps to tan a beaver hide: Skin Flesh Pickle Neutralize Tan Soften Smoke Contents1 Tanning … Read more

Do Deer Eat Mushrooms?

Do Deer Eat Mushrooms?

Deer eat a wide variety of mushrooms due to the taste, which they find pleasant, and the easy access they have to mushrooms. Mushrooms are available most of the year, from spring to early winter. Depending on the mushroom species, they grow in a wide variety of forests and meadows and are easily accessible to … Read more

Why Are Bullets Made of Lead? (Explained)

Why Are Bullets Made of Lead?

The two biggest reasons why bullets are made of lead are because lead is both cheap and dense. These two things make lead a very suitable option for bullets. Couple this with a few other favorable factors, and it’s easy to see why lead is still a popular choice for bullets today. Contents1 Lead is … Read more

7 Brown Hunting Dog Breeds That Make the Best Hunters

Brown Hunting Dog Breeds

Depending on where you usually hunt, the color of your hunting dog may or may not matter.  For example, if you predominantly hunt in the snow cover, getting a dog with a (partially) white coat can make you cross your eyes.  In that case, rather than playing “Where is Waldo” with your pointing dog, you … Read more

How to Butcher a Beaver: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Butcher a Beaver

Butchering a beaver is a straightforward task and doesn’t require much experience.  When butchering a beaver, most people only remove the legs and backstraps as these provide the most meat. Contents1 Tools to Butcher a Beaver2 Remove the Feet3 Remove the Hide4 Remove the Scent Glands5 Remove the Tail6 Remove the Hind Legs/Hams7 Remove the … Read more

What is a Poly Choke? Are They Worth it?

poly choke

A poly choke can give you a great advantage when conditions change in the field. Instead of being stuck with just a single choke size in your shotgun, you can have the entire legal shot pattern in a few seconds with just the twist of a poly choke. My dad took me hunting when I … Read more