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Bill Howard's Outdoors · 6M ago

Stands

My nephew loves asking questions. He especially loves asking advice and questions about hunting and fishing. Recently we had a conversation about climbing stands. You see, deer season is upo...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 6M ago

Bow Season

Three hours after midnight is awfully early to rise from the bed. It feels even earlier when you achieved little sleep in anticipation of this day. A quick shower and brushing of the teeth ...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 6M ago

Safe Opening Day

Can you believe it? Hunting season has arrived. Lead will be flying and birds will be falling. Because new and experienced hunters will be spaced in fields throughout the state waiting for t...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 6M ago

Gun Basics

Dove season is upon us. The fields will be full of hunters spaced intermittently throughout. The skies will be blotted with fast moving birds looking for places to roost or feed. In a contin...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 7M ago

First Rule of Gun Safety

Once upon a time I was a hunter education instructor. Each year I would volunteer so many hours educating young and old, new and experienced in the heritage, techniques, and reasons for hunt...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 7M ago

QDM (Quality Deer Management)

Opening day of bow season for whitetail deer is nearing and like any hunter, past adventures begin to dance in my head. A little less than a year ago I experienced opening day in Texas hunti...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 7M ago

It's that Time of Year

Do you know what time it is? No, not where the hands on the clock are located that indicates the daily travels of the sun overhead. I am referring to what time of year it is. Yes, it is hot ...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 7M ago

Mountain to Sea Trail

While out with the kids in the mountains, specifically the rim of the Linville Gorge, we came across no less than seven distinct long distance hiking parties. The first thought from the kids...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 7M ago

Shark Seeking

I was reminded through social media flashbacks that one year ago I was on the hunt. My prey is considered one of the fiercest beasts on the planet. I have hunted dangerous game before. A her...
Bill Howard's Outdoors · 7M ago

Rules of the Water

As I love to do this time of year, I packed the kayak and headed to the coast. I was actually going for work reasons, but figured I may as well bring the kayak along since the commercial pho...