One of the easiest tasks in preparing for an African safari is selecting clothing. This is Africa, not Alaska. The best Africa safari clothing does not require massive insulation and rain proofing -- although a little doesn't hurt. And a bunch of it often saves the day. Of … [Read more...] about Best Africa Safari Clothing
This isn’t your usual Father’s Day Gift Guide. This is the Ron Spomer tested and approved ('cause I use these) Best Dad Outdoor Gifts. You can trust it because (A.) I’m not just a Dad, but a Grand Dad. (Ain’t that grand?!) And (B.) I’m an outdoorsman. A been-there-done-that, … [Read more...] about Buy Best Dad Outdoor Gifts!
A magazine editor recently asked me to write 200 words outlining the all-round, perfect Alaska rifle. Only 200 words? That was about as improbable as finding the perfect Alaska rifle. What the Perfect Alaska Rifle Demands Where do you discover one rifle that can handle … [Read more...] about Find Your Perfect Alaska Rifle
Critique Photos Ruthlessly What's wrong with this picture? Plenty. Never be afraid to critique photos -- yours or anyone else's. Carefully examining photos to assess lighting, composition, layout, design, mood -- anything and everything about them -- educates you and … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Critique Photos
Appreciating a Whitetail Buck Has Become Harder Thanks to Successful Wildlife Restoration Appreciating a whitetail buck should be easy, but... It's funny how a hunter's perspective can change. When we begin hunting, we're eager and happy to see a deer, let alone a buck, let … [Read more...] about Appreciating a Whitetail Buck
Why You Cannot Photograph an Elk Here’s a wild idea: Stop photographing objects. Trying will only frustrate you. You can’t take a picture of an elk, goose, flower or mountain. So give it up. Your photography will improve. Really. The most important thing to understand … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Photograph Light, Not Subjects
Beat the Post Rut Doldrums I hope you’re out chasing rutting whitetails right now because -- this is your best chance. Just as the early bird gets the worm, the early buck gets the doe and the early hunter gets the buck. But it doesn’t always work that way, which is why we … [Read more...] about Win the Post Rut Whitetail Challenge
If you’re reading this in early November, pull on your pants, grab your rattling antlers and hit the whitetail woods. This is the best time to rattle whitetails, and bucks are waiting for your call. Rut-crazy bucks have long been a dream date for hunters. This is the whacky … [Read more...] about How To Rattle Whitetails Now!