February 5, 2019

Anyone who hunts turkeys in the fall should have one thing on their mind, where's the food? The vocals are more limited than spring and to find the birds in timber country you need to know your food and water sources just like hunting any animal. When we think turkeys...

June 28, 2018

If you have lived in any of the Appalachian states (but not limited to) for a period of time you've heard the droning. Called locusts by many old timers (probably due to biblical reasons) the flying Cicadas emerge from the ground in cycles most heavily every 13 and 17...

June 14, 2018

The 2018 spring gobbler season seemed to present a challenge for more hunters than usual. If you weren't among the mentally beaten, and physically whipped consider yourself lucky. Speaking of luck I'll take it anytime I can get it especially during the tough times. I d...

November 3, 2017

You never know what lurks in the wild. Just like turkeys we see color phases in nature that turn our heads. Hunters in the Virginia mountain region are very familiar with coyotes these days. We have either heard them, spotted them or found evidence along the trail on o...

October 21, 2017

We recently spotted this "smoke" phase eastern wild turkey while driving in nearby mountains. While some call this an albino turkey it is not. Wild turkeys have several rare color phases including black and red. Turkeys have different character similar to eye and hair...

July 24, 2017

The spring of 2017 brought a new adventure for myself and hunting buddy Jimmy Wilhelm. He was needing a second Colorado gobbler for his goal of 2 superslams and I was just out to hunt turkeys. As with any long distance hunt trip preparation had begun months earlier. Ji...

September 27, 2016

(Picture submitted by Donald Childs Warbird Field Staff)

Outdoorsman in Virginia have either killed one, spotted one or knows someone who has. The Eastern Coyote, significantly larger in size than his western cousin and also a very skilled and sly hunter. The debate rag...

July 13, 2015

Aside from plenty of fishing and hunting in Virginia there is also plenty of hiking trails and wilderness areas to explore. My oldest daughter and I went out on several hikes this spring. Two of our hikes were really deep into the mountains by use of old fire service t...

June 23, 2015

If you are looking for a different kind of adventure that won't break the bank try a river trip. The James River in Virginia is a great place to start. If you are a fisherman a kayak enthusiast or a mixture of both you will find more than you bargained for beginning in...

January 8, 2015

As a call maker I often have requests to make pot calls from a specific wood, surface or a certain design change that may or may not affect sound. Any call maker who loves his work wants his customer to be happy. In order for the customer to be happy the call chemistry...

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