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The Scott Fly Rod Company is pleased to announce their new Swing series of fly rods. To catch steelhead and salmon, you need to swim the fly at the right...
There are a number of culprits that can stress a sporting dog out, such as a disruption in routine, travel, or going to a new trainer. Learn six ways you can help your bird dog manage stress and prevent anxious behaviors.
Bird dogs suffer from anxiety and knowing how to identify this and help them is vital. Follow these 6 tips to help manage their anxiety caused by external stressors.
“CHI-QUI-TA!” Edgar Castillo Saguaro cactuses are silently poised with outstretched limbs as the Arizona sun climbs higher. The few shadows that are left are quickly vanishing. Sunlight has brought another...
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A great recipe and sound advice for cooking Woodcock by Gordon Hamersley on the Strung Magazine Wild Food blog.
The American woodcock has a long list of disparaging nicknames. With colloquialisms like timberdoodle, bogsucker, hokumpoke, and mudsnipe, this little bird deals with a lot of verbal bullying. In contrast, I find woodcock to be a glorious, quirky, and especially succulent addition to the table. These wonderful little birds deserve our best culinary efforts. The following is a recipe that hopes to show the proper respect for such a worthy quarry.
The woodcock has a long list of disparaging nicknames. With colloquialisms like timberdoodle, bogsucker, hokumpoke, and mudsnipe, this little bird deals with a lot of verbal bullying. In contrast, I find woodcock to be a glorious, quirky, and especially succulent addition to the table. These wonderf...
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Lousiana redfish with Strung Editor Trey Reid fishing the new Salt r8 by Sage Fly Fishing.
Marsh Madness: Despite hiccups, a plan comes together for Louisiana redfish on Sage’s new saltwater gear by Trey Reid Louisiana redfish don’t always present the best sight-casting targets. Water clarity,...
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Good reads on the Strung website A Premium Sporting Journal for hunters and anglers Rouge Dave Zoby Logan had become enormous, Romanesque, bearded in the manner of longshoremen. And he had become
Listen to the conversation with Strung Magazine’s Waterfowl Editor, E. Donnall Thomas and Articulate Fly host Marvin Cash on The Articulate Fly Podcast.
Listen to the conversation with Strung Magazine's Waterfowl Editor, E. Donnall Thomas and Articulate Fly host Marvin Cash on the Articulate Fly Podcast. Upland hunting, waterfowl, big game, fly fishing - Don Thomas
Despite the alien field trial environment, Gus struck gold in his first British competition, which most deemed an impossible feat. He won two more first-place awards and placed second in six other competitions throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. His achievements have yet to be matched by any other American-bred Labrador retriever, and as a result, Gus is recognized as one of the greatest hunting dogs of all time.
His achievements have yet to be matched by any other American-bred Labrador retriever, and as a result, Gus is recognized as one of the greatest hunting dogs of all time. Blue Cypress Kennels is a Eukanuba Sporting Dog Kennel.
After sweating in the jungle for a week, I couldn’t believe we were in the same country. Mountains loomed overhead as I pulled on a coat and the truck’s engine sputtered under the load at such high elevation. It seemed impossible to find fish here, but Javier ensured me there were plenty of trout swimming in the small creeks and alpine lakes that dotted the landscape.
A quick glimpse of some of the unreported, yet memorable events that occurred behind the scenes on location in Ecuador while shooting the highland trout feature in the Spring 2020...
I actually had Labrador retrievers at the time, Moose and Shadow, and I often took them into the field that year, even though I didn’t need their noses to locate birds. One time they took care of the cleaning for me. On that occasion I’d left the dogs in back of the truck, under the canopy, with a cooler containing five huns.
Hunting upland birds without a dog almost isn’t hunting. But in 1996, some sort of weird weather mix in Montana allowed every Hungarian partridge and sharptail grouse to breeze into fall.
I still did not believe what I saw, and wrote it off as being just some weird thing that I had seen because I was in the right place at the right time. That was until I was doing a photo shoot on a high-fence ranch in the Coastal Bend of Texas the following year and witnessed, yet again, a buck displaying surefire signs of rutting activity in mid- to late September—although this time I caught them in the act of consummating the relationship...
by Scott Sommerlatte (Originally published in Strung Magazine #4 – The Upland Issue) I can still vividly remember where and when I first witnessed the early rut. For the...
My introduction to snipe was born of necessity: I was eager to get my Brittany puppy started doing what he was meant to do–locate, point, and retrieve birds. But where was a relatively new upland hunter going to do that in South Florida? Bobwhite quail are the dominant game bird down here, but joining a hunt club or relying on guided hunts wasn’t my style–or amenable to my wallet.
A Hat Trick of Snipe Scott Lindars For most upland bird hunters, autumn ushers in long-awaited days afield in young aspen coverts, thick rows of CRP fields, or perhaps...
Nevertheless, anyone, myself included, who has witnessed truly versatile dogs perform a variety of tasks designed to produce and deliver game can’t help but be astonished. My challenge in selecting photos was to find images that convey these dogs’ energy and work ethic. It’s not just about proudly holding a downed bird. It’s about the athleticism and pure joy that shows through the dogs’ movement and expression.
By Land or By Sea: Versatile Dogs on the Retrieve – Background Nancy Anisfield Working on By Land or By Sea presented the dilemma I’ve faced many times writing...
...When tender, shred meat into smaller pieces, and season stew to taste. Discard onion, bay leaves, and cinnamon stick. Stir in red wine vinegar and lime juice. Serve stew in bowls with chopped cilantro and diced red onion on top. Offer lime wedges on the side with warm tortillas....what's for dinner tonight?
Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley is a prolific author of wild game recipes. Through her website Food for Hunters she has established herself as one of the leading wild game cooks in the country. She’s the author of Hunting for Food: A Guide to Harvesting, Field Dressing and Cooking Wild Game which won a Wild...
Listen to the conversation with Strung Magazine’s Upland Editor, Tom Keer and Articulate Fly host Marvin Cash on The Articulate Fly Podcast.
Listen to the conversation with Strung Magazine’s Upland Editor, Tom Keer and Articulate Fly host Marvin Cash on The Articulate Fly Podcast. Tom & Marvin talk fly fishing, bird dogs and the current state of the outdoors in the USA. Time went spent. Visit the Articulate Fly to listen to more episod...
I took the long way past Earthquake and Hebgen Lake and then through the sliver of the Park in Montana along the Gallatin River. I stopped at the shop in Big Sky where Diesel and I met then headed to the spot where we first fished. The Taylor Fork was pumping in mud way upstream due to the heavy rain, and the river seemed unfishable. I had to give it a shot.
Sitting on the back of my car putting on my waders is my favorite part of any trip to the river. At that moment you might be about to catch...
This Story Deserves A Segment On “The Blackness Of The Buffalo” For Reasons Analogous To Melville’s Chapter “The Whiteness Of The Whale” In Moby-Dick: Perfect Lightness Or Perfect Darkness Seems To Represent All The Human Mind Needs To Know In Order To Understand Each Of These Imposing Creatures. The First Time I Saw A Wild Asiatic Buffalo Lumbering Toward Me Through The Lush Green Cycads That Blanket Australia’s Melville Island, Its Mud-Streaked Ebony Hide Bespoke Trouble As Eloquently As The Contempt In Its Eyes.
This story deserves a segment on “The Blackness of the Buffalo” for reasons analogous to Melville’s chapter “The Whiteness of the Whale” in Moby-Dick: Perfect lightness or perfect darkness seems...
It’s not an overstatement to say that Hank Shaw has changed the way many of us eat, prepare, and think about wild food. Inspiring people to take ownership of what they feed themselves and their family has been a passion for this writer and chef from the outset. On his website Hunter, Angler, Gardner, Cook and in his past four books—Hunt, Gather, Cook; Duck, Duck, Goose; Buck, Buck, Moose; and Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail—he has inspired a new generation of hunters, anglers, and foragers to take to the field. He’s also shown them how to make delicious meals with what they bring home, earning him a James Beard award in the process. His writing was in-part what inspired me to cook and eat primarily wild food, so I was excited at the chance to interview him.
It’s not an overstatement to say that Hank Shaw has changed the way many of us eat, prepare, and think about wild food. Inspiring people to take ownership of what...
As a photographer, I have found almost equal satisfaction in putting my rod down and capturing the fleeting moments that my fishing partners experience. It’s micro-seconds of intensity and emotion, small moments pre or post fishing, rides to the water, etc that encompass the reason we each pursue our sports.
I have found almost equal satisfaction in putting my rod down and capturing the fleeting moments that my fishing partners experience. It’s micro-seconds of intensity and emotion, small moments pre or post fishing, rides to the water, etc that encompass the reason we each pursue our sports.
Listen to the conversation with Strung Magazine Contributor, Mark Lance of River Light Images and Articulate Fly host Marvin Cash on The Articulate Fly Podcast.
The Articulate Fly : An Evening with Tom Keer
Welcome to Winter is a text conversation between photographer Doug Steinke and his friend Cory which ended up being a photo essay that was published in Strung Magazine.
Welcome to Winter is a text conversation between photographer Doug Steinke and his friend Cory which ended up being a photo essay that was published in the December 2019 issue...
They toured the valley wineries, sampling the various vintages, sipping from taster glasses, talking about steelhead fishing and spey rods. Logan had scads of photos on his phone—primarily pictures of happy clients holding the torpedo shapes of a steelhead.
The Rogue was all it was said to be: wild, tumbling, shocking to look at. The trees were budding. Wild turkeys gobbled from the desperate cliffs and inclines. The water had a bluish tint.
Making Vietnamese cold cuts isn’t something that I’ve delved into yet, so for this issue’s recipe, I’m mirroring another classic: grilled pork bánh mì. Pork is used heavily in Vietnamese cooking, and luckily, I just recently came into some wild boar meat from Texas.
...That’s how my family had bánh mì while I was growing up–and having made our home in the Little Saigon district of Southern California, good bánh mì wasn’t hard to come by. I’m glad to see more bánh mì shops opening in the metro areas of my home state of Nebraska these days.
There was a $40,000 reward for anyone who could solve the poaching cases. Natalie agreed to come along and try some fishing photos, though she admitted that this wasn’t her specialty. She makes a career shooting social strife and portraits of famous people, not dudes with fish.
Lost Bears Island Park Adventure and Few Unanswered Questions In theory, a fishing story can be about a number of things. At least I hope so. I hadn’t been to Idaho in years. The photojournalist Natalie Behring and I had been talking about doing a story on the three grizzly bears
Hunting public land around Aspen is nothing short of brutal. The mountain walls rise straight out of the valley floor, and although elk numbers are good, you have to work to find them. The area we were hunting is as beautiful as it is rugged with a variety of pine and aspen flowing over rolling ridges that drop toward the Roaring Fork River.
No Glory for the Timid Bowhunting Bugling Elk is an Unrivaled Experience by Andy Mill For 68 years now, my life has been defined by experiences that make my heart jump out of my chest. I have had more than 20 surgeries as a result of great ideas gone bad. Maybe I should’ve stayed in the sandbox ra...
A floating barge hidden in a cove just off the Pacific coast called the Nootka Wilderness Lodge. Every year a group of friends assemble at this location for four nights and five days of chasing species like salmon, halibut, and lingcod. It’s not particularly about the fishing as it is the yearly gathering...
Well if you’re anything like me, you would rather spend eight hours on the water throwing streamers off the back of the boat all day than sitting and wait for tackle in a rod holder to wiggle.
There is something special about hunting alone.
The Nor’wester that blew through the valley couldn’t silence the bells. The deep clang came from Cider’s sheep bell, and it rang with the certainty of purpose. Rebel’s goat bell...
Do you know about the tungsten revolution?
One company that has been leading the tungsten revolution is Mississippi-based Apex Ammunition. Founded, owned, and operated by three friends and military veterans, Nick Charney, Jared Lewis, and Jason Lonsberry, Apex hand-loads a variety of TSS shells for everything from turkeys to waterfowl to pre...
Trout streams you can't die on...good to know.
Gravel roads spray out from Dubois, Wyoming, in all directions. Follow one of these long enough and cross a wobbly bridge, and sooner or later, you’ll find a trout stream—not...
In praise of teal by the great Don Thomas, former editor-in-chief of Ducks Unlimited
Today, Lori and I are sitting quietly in one such location on the Texas Gulf Coast, clad in lightweight clothing even though we just celebrated Christmas. We’ve finished tossing decoys onto the water’s mirrored surface, and except for two incongruous fake snow geese, all are meant to imitate gre...
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