Sounds to Use for Calling Red Foxes

This is an excerpt from Trapper & Predator Caller Field Editor Andrew Lewand’s article “Seeing Red,” which appeared in the January 2014 Trapper & Predator Caller issue. By Andrew Lewand Most red fox hunters rely on prey distress sounds for their calling efforts. The truth is … [Read More]

Shotguns Versus Rifles — a Predator Hunting Exercise

By Randy D. Smith A simple exercise can demonstrate the value of a shotgun for predator calling. Bring a half-gallon milk jug and a shotgun the next time you go out target shooting with your predator rifle. Set the milk … [Read More]

Judging Distance at Night While Predator Hunting

By Dave Kaprocki Before you can learn to judge distance at night, you have to know what kind of light-beam your light produces. Is it a small hand-held light, a 6-volt headlight or a large spotlight? Your light source determines … [Read More]

Appeals Court Backs Minnesota DNR on Wolf Regulations

A court decision issued yesterday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ authority to set wolf hunting and trapping seasons. “This decision affirms that the DNR, as directed by the Legislature, set the … [Read More]

Proposal Would Remove Federal Protection From Wolves in Lower 48

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering eliminating endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48. The only exception would be for a small group of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. If the USFWS agrees … [Read More]

Utah and West Virginia to Offer Coyote Bounties

As coyote populations rise in many areas, the predators can become a threat to farm animals and pets. And as that threat increases, some wildlife agencies find that they don’t have the resources to control the growing problem themselves. Outdoor … [Read More]

Russia Paying for Top Wolf Hunters

Russia has a wolf population problem, and it’s willing to pay hunters to help control it. Wolf packs have been moving closer and closer to Siberian towns in recent years to prey on livestock, including horses and domesticated reindeer, according to … [Read More]

Michigan State Senate Passes Bill Classifying Wolves as Game Animal

Michigan has taken a step toward opening hunting and trapping seasons on wolves. The Michigan State Senate voted 23-15 Thursday in favor of a bill that would classify wolves as a game animal in the state. The bill will now go … [Read More]