Deer Season is a few short months away and for most hardcore hunters the warmer months are vital for gathering information from game cameras. The Online Staff at North American Whitetail recently asked Knight & Hale’s Chris Parrish - "What’s the best way to use trail cameras in trying to pattern trophy whitetails?"
If there were major road systems marked in the skies for waterfowl, then flyways would be those routes. Used by migratory birds as a result of evolutionary history and genetic programming, and layered with some learned experiences, these routes vary from the simple and uncomplicated to the extremely complex. No two bird species follow the exact same path from beginning to end. And flyways can be greatly affected from year to year by weather conditions, predators, hunting pressure and available food and water sources. Too, the waterfowl populations that use these preferred migratory routes differ greatly in their numbers, travel speeds, travel distances, breeding ground origins and final destination points.
If there were a hat trick in elk hunting, then this would be it. Joe Thomas, avid archery hunter, outdoorsman and host of “Knight & Hales Ultimate Hunting,” recently harvested all three subspecies of North American elk within a 30-day period… completing another portion of his lifelong pursuit of taking all 29 species of big-game animals native to North America.
What do you do when you check a once-in-a-lifetime elk hunt off your bucket list? If you’re Ron Ten Berge, president and general manager of Knight & Hale, you start planning for the next opportunity to do it again. According to Ron, his recent hunting experience as a guest of Mossy Oak and Under Armour in Utah, just north of Salt Lake City, was almost too good to be true.
The white-tail deer rut is the single most talked about aspect of hunting, yet may also be the most commonly misunderstood. The rut can be broken down into three distinct phases: the pre-rut, peak of the rut and the post-rut.
When you’re hunting a trophy buck, all bets are off. Trophy bucks have reached their large sizes because they’re smart and not easily tricked. Deer-hunting legend and co-founder of Knight & Hale Game Calls Harold Knight says the ability to call deer gives you a bit more control over a sport for which so much is out of your control. He also likes that calling adds some action to the sitting and waiting game.
September’s early goose seasons are coming up and hunters are more than ready to unload some steel from the barrel of their favorite shotgun. Dove fields will be active soon but the waterfowl season begins a lot sooner for those that are able to take advantage of this hunting opportunity. Follow these simple tips to help you eliminate nuisance honkers.