Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Sneaking within range of feral hogs is tricky if you're not aware of the wind direction, because they have great noses.

WATCH: Fun Hog Hunt Helps with Deer Management

Come along for an exciting over-the-shoulder Horton crossbow hunt for nuisance feral hogs with Osceola Outfitters in the swamps of central Florida. Jimmy Roesman with Osceola Outfitters guides his hunter to within bow range of the perfect porker for summer barbecue. When the trigger’s squeezed on the Horton Legend UltraLite crossbow, a New Archery...

Mossy Water Moccasin1

Is This the World’s Most Terrifying Water Moccasin?

Yes, I would run like an Olympic sprinter even in that knee-deep mucky mud and scream like a girl on a Wes Craven movie set being chased by a horrifying zombieman with a chainsaw hungry for brains if I came across this critter. I’m not afraid of snakes. I have a healthy respect for...

ReAnn Chatham with her 149 inch Mississippi buck.

She Took One More Moment and Then Dropped a Whopper

Fourteen was the key number for ReAnn Chatham last winter while deer hunting with her father in Mississippi. First, ReAnn is 14 years old. Second, the monster buck she shot has 14 points and was a deer they had been seeing occasionally. They knew it was in the area and ReAnn’s father, Greg, figured...

Be sure to plan ahead so you can have time to hunt and kill big bucks.

Make Plans Now for Your Best Deer Rut Hunting Dates

Every year in late December I make a little run to the office supply store and pick up at least one, if not two, big desktop calendars for my office. I’ve used these for 25 years, going back to my first job where the sports editor had pretty good long-range planning abilities. Before each...

Custom knife makers will show their craftwork at the 2015 BLADE Show.

Have Breakfast at BLADE Show With ‘The People’s Sheriff’

Have breakfast with Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., “The People’s Sheriff,” at Knife Rights’ Sharper Future™ Awards Breakfast on June 6 during BLADE Show in Atlanta. A fearless and outspoken defender of the Constitution and the Second Amendment, Clarke will start your Saturday right with a talk that is sure to entertain and...

Deer Swimming across slough

Stroke! Stroke! Big Bucks Lead Herd of Swimming Deer

Did you know that deer can swim and are pretty doggone good at it? It seems strange that a long-legged deer with cloven hooves could easily swim and maneuver in water, but they can. Even big bucks, like the ones leading this herd of deer across a slough in Alabama in 2014. Deer that...

Nebraska's bowfishing mentor program helps young and novice shooters get into the sport.

Bowfishing Program to Mentor Novice Shooters

How many times have you heard a young hunter or angler say something like, “I got to go once or twice but we haven’t been again and I don’t know where to go.” Access, mentoring and being successful are three ways to help kids and novices get into a sport or activity, whether it’s...