Month: September 2017

PRO MEMBER UPDATE: Rufflin’ a Few Feathers At The Tumbleweed Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Since pheasant hunting is one of our favorite things to do here at Sportsman’s News, it only made sense that when we started the Pro Membership Sweepstakes, one of the first hunts that we included in our drawing schedule was a trip for two to one of our longest-standing Platinum Approved Outfitters, South Dakota’s Tumbleweed Lodge. Don and Michael Bollweg have built one of the best farming operations in the country over the past 35 years and because of that hard work, it was only natural when the idea came to incorporate the hunting part of...

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Writer’s Contest: Belly up for Pronghorn

By Mike Burnside When you dream about a hunt for so long, you hope that your dream meets your expectations when it finally arrives. That was the case for a pronghorn antelope hunt that my brother and I took in north central Colorado. We had built up preference points for this particular unit and when the time was right, drew our tags for the unit. With all of the typical excitement of the months of preparation for a hunt, I found myself ready for this hunt far in advance of the opening date, with gear placed in an extra...

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Wild Game Recipe: Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Doves

Doves are America’s most popular game bird, and they are really tasty! They are accessible to hunt in almost every state and can really challenge your shooting ability. Its flight speed has been clocked at 40-55 mph. This fact combined with its sharp eye-sight and the ability to turn on a dime, make it an extremely difficult bird for a hunter to hit. This makes them incredibly fun to hunt, and look forward to September 1st which is opening day for this exceptional game bird in most states. Ingredients 10 Dove breasts Cajun seasoning 1lb sliced bacon (not the thick...

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Sharing the Heritage

By Liza Sautter POMA Intern Aldo Leopold told us, “I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.” A century later, in a country with 600 million acres of public land, it is not youth without wilderness, but wilderness without youth. Many children no longer have the luxury of being “raised wild” by outdoor enthusiasts. Today’s young people are engrossed in mountains of 21st century distractions. The number of kids going to the mountains needs to grow. So, how do we get both youth and their parents involved and/or back in the outdoors? Starting Them...

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Adventure On A Budget: Bryce Canyon – Utah’s Secret National Park

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Nestled in the Soutwestern corner of the state of Utah is a well known National Park that attracts visitors from around the globe. Zion National Park attracts nearly 4.3 million visitors annually. But just 72 miles to the northeast is a lesser-known park with its own unique majestic beauty. Bryce Canyon is less visited landmark with only half the visitors each year as Zion, but word is starting to get out about the amazing hiking trails and natural wonder of the Bryce Hoodoos; majestic natural sandstone fingers that protrude from the valley floor below....

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