It's a common notion among hunters that if you make too much noise and don't control your scent, you'll push any bucks out of your hunting area before you even get a look at them.
For the past few hunting seasons, I've been scuffling with something other than wild animals in the section of coastal A-Zone I hunt.
I was 15 years old when I took off on an A-Zone blacktail deer hunt. While sneaking through a brush patch that's served as a bedding area for deer in years past, I came across a three-point buck standing broadside, looking me in the face.
I usually have a good feeling whenever I come across a police officer or sheriff's deputy around town.
Just like other sports, a good way to get ready for a big hunt is by listening to music that sets the mood. There are several songs out there that have a hunting theme, and this week I'm counting down my top 10 greatest hunting songs of all time.
There's a lot of talk in the hunting world about "fair-chase" hunting.
When big-game hunting seasons start shutting down in California every year, I usually go from very active to very bored very fast.
When the weather clouds up and gets colder, hunting winds down for some common big-game animals I go after such as deer and bear, and it also marks the end of some more fun I've gotten into.