Columnist Christine Cunningham reflects on how her chocolate Labrador Rigby’s embrace of new experiences has brought more enthusiasm to her life.
Reviewing safety rules can help ensure a safe hunting season, so here are four rules to help.
Target shooting in a controlled environment might help your chances -- if those targets are somewhat obscured and you take running shots at them.
A reminder as Alaska’s fall season winds down: Hunting without a dog is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the peanut butter.
After a lifetime of duck hunting, columnist Steve Meyer understands that duck hunters must suffer for the experience to be complete.
Fourteen years after first entering the realm of wild ducks before they fly to faraway places, the experience feels as new as ever, columnist Christine Cunningham writes.
Often the destination is not the end of the trail but the fulfillment of your purpose even when you don’t find game.
Across rural America as well as in Alaska, you’ll find informal displays of artifacts and memorabilia that celebrate hunting, fishing and the outdoors lifestyle.
When brilliant white snow blankets the land, it pulls back the curtain on nature’s dramatic stage.
Some stories celebrate our connection to the land, some honor the heritage of hunting — and some really make you think, after you’re done laughing.
There are times we hunt grouse with either flushers (the Labs) or pointers (the setters). What really mixes things up is when you take the two different types of dog on the same hunt. Sometimes it works.
Among accomplished hunters, there is humor and camaraderie in a clean miss.
A visit to a waterfowl paradise with a shotgun scarred by years of use and a bird dog gone too soon isn’t as final as first intended.
Many who are sick do not have the strength to attempt a climb to the alpine, but this cancer patient found it a necessary part of her recovery.
Hunting is a holistic endeavor in which the kill is something of value, and the decision not to kill carries the same weight.
It might be cheaper and easier to hunt elsewhere. But those places don’t have the beauty and scope of Alaska.
If you don’t know whether you’ve had the perfect hunting dog, it’s “because you’ve never had one.”
Fair and equitable are two words which don't necessarily fit into the hunt scenario in Unit 13, and there's a reason why, writes columnist John Schandelmeier.
As much as she enjoys hunting moose and caribou, columnist Christine Cunningham writes that she has yet to find a rifle that inspires the affection she has for shotguns.
Choosing to be conservative in years when the bird populations are lean is as rewarding as taking birds in years when they are abundant.
It's obvious to anyone who hunts that subsistence is tied irrevocably to income, writes columnist John Schandelmeier, who notes: “He who has the most toys wins.”
When it comes to breaking free of time as told by a clock, the powerful strobe of summer light doesn’t compare to fall hunting days.
Him: Pre-hunt fretting — the checking and double-checking of all plans — is part of the ritual of hunting. Her: Who knew?
Watching a big running setter, his leg and tail “feathers” billowing in the wind of the high country, is reward enough for the effort to get there.
Shooting big game at extreme ranges is legal, but that doesn't make it right, columnist Steve Meyer writes.