Premium Moments

Return of the Elk

Despite challenges and setbacks, the good old days of elk hunting are now.

THE OTHER DOVE

They get no respect, but common pigeons—or rock doves—are plentiful everywhere, can be hunted year-round and offer a great way to work out kinks in your shooting form before the “real” fall hunting seasons begin. Learn how to take advantage of this underappreciated species.

HOG WILD

If you want to be successful hunting hogs, get over the unfounded idea they’re stupid animals. In fact, your best bet is to hunt them with techniques you’d use to go after the smartest whitetail you’ve ever pursued, according to Federal Premium® partner Mike Stroff, host of “Savage Outdoors.”

BEAR BUSTERS

Mike Stroff grew up on the coast of North Carolina, home to some of the biggest black bears in North America, and spent college breaks working at his father’s bear lodge in Maine.

EARLY BIRDS

When it comes to hunting early-season ducks, especially those local birds, Chad Belding says there are a lot of things you can do to consistently succeed, yet only one thing you can do to fail: Underestimate them. “The Fowl Life” television show host says local ducks aren’t dumb and he knows how to stay on them after they’ve been hunted.

FULL THROTTLE

Pursuing your passion often entails working harder than you ever thought possible to make your dreams come true. For Jessie Richards, a love of dogs and the great outdoors ignited such a quest.

TRIAL BY SNOW

Before redesigned Black Cloud ever saw the inside of a box, it was put to the test in the field. And there was no better proving ground than a stretch of North Dakota prairie, where a crew of Federal Premium engineers crawled into layout blinds next to a veteran guide to go toe-to-toe with hard-hunted snow geese.

TALKING TURKEY

When the spring woods call, Anthony Foster answers back with more than 40 years of experience communicating with gobblers. Get to know this master call maker and learn his secrets for fooling more longbeards this spring.

WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES

Conventional wisdom offers countless solutions for the scenarios hunters face. Sit here. Stalk this. Wait there. But “Canada In The Rough” co-host Keith Beasley knows when to break from tradition.