North America

List of states in the United States of America.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut,

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,

Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,

Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,

New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,

North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,

South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia,

Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Some huntable species of game in North America:

Black Bear, Brown Bear, Mallard DuckCaribou, Coyote, Elk, Fox, Grouse, Moose, Mule Deer, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pigeon, Quail, Racoon, Rocky Mountain GoatSika Deer, Squirrel, Turkey, Whitetail Deer

Moises Torrent and His 2015 Spring Gobbler

Figure 1 “Photo”  WJ Pro Staff (Connecticut)  Moises Torrent with his beautiful 2015 Spring Turkey harvested in Florida. South Florida never disappoints! This bird is my personal best.  His spurs measure (1 5/16″) and beard (10 7/8″) but he weighed in unusually light at 14lbs! He must’ve been”rutted out”. We called in the entire flock […]

An Interview with the 2014 NFAA Indoor/Outdoor National Champion Melissa McBride

Figure 1″Photo” Melissa McBride doing what she does best, shooting archery. 1. It’s been an amazing year for you in archery, what titles did you win? I have had a fantastic 2014 archery season. I won numerous titles and set a few records within two organizations this year. One being the PSAA, which is the […]

Rhoda’s Adventure

By Rhoda Malone Figure 1 “Photo” Rhoda and her very first archery doe, taken with her crossbow in Pennsylvania 2014 I am a stay at home mom of three children (14, 11 & 4) who married an avid outdoorsman. I always wanted to hunt, just didn’t know where to begin. After sharing my desire with […]

2014 Bear Hunt

By: Wild Jaeger Pro Staff Ryan Yaskiw Figure 1 “Photo” Ryan Yaskiw as he prepares to harvest his 2014 Black Bear. This story begins in mid-winter of 2014.  I made plans to film a father/daughter (Jim and April) Black bear hunt on their family farm in May. That hunt was amazing and April took a […]

A Season for Learning

By Wild Jaeger Pro Staff,  Matt Sturtevant Elk hunting is a positive experience whether a hunter is successful or not. You’re in the mountains with a chance to harvest an incredible animal, enjoying the fresh mountain air and watching wildlife all day long. Some seasons however are tougher than others. And what you bring home […]

Why Are We Here

By Greg Traynor Figure 1 “Photo” Our smartphone, the device we just can’t seem to put down. Why are we hunters? Why do we get so excited about hunting season? Why do we wake up at 4:00AM and drive to the woods? If you are like me, it’s because you love the outdoors and wildlife! […]

Turkey Fever: Patterning Your Shotgun

By  Moises Torrent We’ve had a rough winter in New England and spring can’t come soon enough!  Dreams and memories of past turkey hunts begin to flood the brain. With turkey season soon approaching, it’s time to start dusting the cob webs off the decoys, box calls, slates, diaphragms, shotguns, and turkey ammo. You don’t […]

Long Beards with a Bow

By Ryan Yaskiw Figure 1″Photo” Ryan Yaskiw,  Trevor Boake, and Melissa Friestad. This was the first hunt Melissa was ever on. I will be honest; turkey hunting is what you make it.  Lots of turkey hunters here in Manitoba Canada just “wing” it, often shooting birds just after they jump off the roost.  Or by […]

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild turkeys were once on the brink of extinction throughout most of North America. After many restoration efforts, the wild turkey has flourished and continues to strive throughout the United States and Mexico. In the 1900s, there were less than 30,000 wild turkeys and now there are over 7 million in North America. Figure 1 “Photo” […]

Five Spring Turkey Hunting Tips

By The Pro Staff at WILD Jaeger  In North America, Turkey season will be starting soon and if you are like our Pro-Staff at WILD Jaeger, you are already dreaming of giant spring gobblers. It has been a very long winter and everyone is anxious to get into the woods and do some hunting. However, […]

My Favorite Hunt of 2013

We asked two of our WILD Jaeger Pro-Staff members recently “What was your favorite hunt in 2013?” Here are their answers and as you can see, they are both proud of the experiences. By Wayne Davis Figure 1 “Photo” Wayne Davis and his son, spending some quality father son time in their ground blind. My […]

2013 Turkey Hunt

By Austin Young Figure 1 “Photo” 16 year old Austin Young and his 2013 Spring Gobbler taken in South Western Pennsylvania. The buzzer on my alarm clock rang early the opening morning of 2013 Pennsylvania turkey season. I had been waiting for this day and it was finally here. In 2012, I called in my […]

The Dream

The Dream By Christie Bonniwell Everyone who hunts has “the dream” of harvesting that perfect animal, the one that they can brag about and everyone talks about afterward. I have had “the dream” since I started hunting at the age of 13. I always saw pictures of the big bucks that people harvested and could […]

Just Like We Planned, Almost

By Stephen Reed To coin one of my all-time favorite movie catch phrases, I love it when a plan comes together! That’s exactly how I felt as I stood with pride outside the blind, looking up the hill into the well eaten food plot, at the doe lying there taking a dirt nap. Tyler was […]

Everything Went Right Until Everything Went Wrong

Everything Went Right Until Everything Went Wrong By Lindsay Schmeltz Figure 1 (Photo) Wild Jaeger Pro Staff Lindsay Schmeltz Does this sound familiar to anyone right now? After thirty days of hunting, I had seen my share of deer, but not the deer I was after. I was hunting an area used as a traveling […]

Archery Mule Deer Close to Home

By Dason  Lasater I leaned forward and peaked around the last sage bush very slowly. If my planning and calculations were correct, I should be able to see the big buck any step now, or half a step as the case was. I eased forward six inches at a time, primed and ready for a […]

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed deer are the most common deer in the Western Hemisphere with 39 subspecies of this animal known to exist. Native to the United States (all but 5 states), Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America (as far as Peru). It has been introduced into New Zealand and some countries in Europe such as Finland […]

Are You Ready?

By Greg Traynor As summer comes to a close, I find myself constantly thinking about the first day of archery season. I guess you could call it an obsession. Figure 1 “Photo” Greg Traynor in full camo in his Action TrackChair, archery hunting. I like to call myself a bow hunter and not an archer. […]

Early Season Scouting

By Jason “Wildman” Hutcheson With archery season right around the corner, I find myself sitting on different job locations looking out in the crop fields for deer. I started scouting the first week of August and will continue till the 2nd week of September. There are many advantages to scouting, but some disadvantages as well. […]

Austin’s Buck

By Austin Young My name is Austin Young.  Hunting has always been a huge passion and obsession for me, beginning around the age of six. I have been hunting for almost 10 years now and am about to turn sixteen.  Although I could talk about fifty or more hunting encounters, my proudest moment as a […]

Broadheads, Fixed or Mechanical

By Jason (The Wildman) Hutcheson Ohio Pro-Staff member and Mark Wiskerke, a WILD Jaeger International Pro Staff member For years now, there has been a battle over which broadheads work the best, fixed blade or mechanical heads.  With all the broadheads on the market today, there are 3 important questions you should be asking. Are […]

Do It Even Though You’re Afraid!

By  Angie Arthur Figure 1 “Photo” Wild Jaeger Pro Staff Angie Arthur I always wanted to learn how to shoot long range, but never had the guts or the opportunity to attend a school. I had checked into the various schools and found that they were rather expensive, and from the pictures I seen there […]

A LOOK BACK AT THE 2012 Season

By Jason (The WildMan) Hutcheson It was opening day of the 2012-2013 deer season and I was at work. I sat in the truck playing back the perfect scenario in my mind. A monster buck chasing a doe 20 yards from my stand. Of course, it had stopped to give me the perfect 20 yard […]

The End of Spring Turkey Season 2013

We would like to congratulate all of the hunters who successfully tagged a spring gobbler in the 2013 season! Here are a few photographs of some Wild Jaeger Team members who managed to take a spring gobbler. Now that Turkey season is almost over here in the United States, we can soon turn our attention […]

Hunting With a Disability

My name is Greg Traynor and I am a hunter with a disability. In 1999, at the age of 31, I had a diving accident. As a result, I am paralyzed from the chest down with limited arm movement. I use a power wheelchair for mobility, adapted hunting equipment and a service dog. Of course, […]

A Father’s Dream Hunt

By Charles Moore It’s always a great feeling when you raise a young man to appreciate God’s words and his great outdoors. Levi asked me again today, how many days till I can go turkey hunting? I told him it starts tomorrow morning son. I got dressed and went to roost the turkeys. They flew […]

Flip Flop Doe

By Lindsay Bedwell Schmeltz We bought our property in the summer of 2007. It was a bank repossession that we got for what at the time, seemed like a steal. What we ended up buying was actually five acres of low quality ground, no mature timber, a house that was falling in, two garages that […]

Tundra Adventure

By Dason Lasater The beads of sweat ran down my forehead stinging my eyes with their salty touch. My fingers were doing their best impersonation of wiper blades trying desperately to keep the salty invaders from blocking any possible visual cue of my target. I continued uphill as fast as I possibly could. My intended […]

One Great Year

By Stephen Reed The 2009 deer season will stand out in my memory till the day I die! Not only did I kill my biggest firearm buck to date, but I started several great friendships. One in particular will last as long as the memory of that great season. I hadn’t been hunting in a […]

Caribou (Reindeer) (Rangifer tarandus)

Caribou in North America are found in Canada and Alaska. Reindeer are found in Norway, Finland, Siberia and Greenland. These consist of two major groups: tundra reindeer and woodland reindeer. Figure 1 “Photo” A Caribou in it’s natural habitat, photo from © Both sexes grow antlers. Typically two separate groupings of points consisting of a […]

Fifteen Minutes to Becoming an Expert Hunter

By Craig Foreman Most seasoned hunters are well aware of the joys and disappointments of a successful harvest. But, if you are just starting out or considering taking up hunting, because it looked like fun on an overpriced DVD (to have 15 kill shots in 25 minutes) then read on. Everybody has to start somewhere. […]

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Figure 1 “Photo” Coyote in the wild, photo from By Dale Kiser Where in the world do you find coyotes: Coyotes are found in North and Central America ranging from Panama in the south to north throughout the United States and Mexico. How long do coyotes live: Coyotes may live 10 years in the wild […]

Hunting Marksmanship in the Hills and Mountains

By Kyle Shaffer As I peered over the edge of the shelf on the side of Pyramid Mountain, I found what I had been looking for. My plan worked, I was finally above the orange colored Sitka Blacktail Buck that we had seen from below two hours earlier.  He had only fled around the side […]

Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

By Kyle Shaffer The Rocky Mountain goat or mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) is not really a true goat. It belongs to a small family of goat/antelopes whose members include the European Chamois and have been restricted to North America for the last 100,000 years. They live in the mountains of the American and Canadian west […]

Mallard Duck (Anseriformes)

Artikel auf Deutsch lesen   Order: Anseriformes (Anseriformes) Family: Ducks (Anatidae) Subfamily: Anatinae Tribus: Dabbling ducks (Anatini) Genus: Actual ducks (Anas) Type: Mallard Appearance: The breeding plumage of the drake is gray with a brown breast, brownish black back and upper and lower tail coverts. The head is a metallic green with a white collar […]

Turkey Hunting with Tyler

By Stephen Reed As temperatures rose inching higher in anticipation of spring, my 8 year old son, Tyler, started talking about his first turkey hunt. I had purchased a Remington 870 Wingmaster in 20 gauge the previous fall, so his gun and ground blind were ready to go. His camo was washed and folded just […]

This Year In Review (2011-12 Ohio deer season)

By Craig Foreman This year is my second season to hunt in Ohio. Last year I was able to tag a little four point on the property that my wife’s family owns and allows me to hunt. There is an old farm house that is uninhabited yet fully livable where we frequently stay on weekends. […]

A First Timer’s Elk (Wapiti) Hunt

  By: Laura Heinrichs Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Last year, I had the pleasure of being drawn for an elk/moose archery tag. As an archery applicant I was able to enter the draw as a single hunter, whereas applicants for general seasons must apply in pairs. I wasn’t sure what my chances of being drawn […]

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

The ring-necked pheasant, also known as common pheasant, was introduced into North America from Asia and has established itself over much of the continent, especially in agricultural regions, specifically cultivated ground interspersed with hedges, grass ditches, marshes, brushy groves, and woodland borders. It is a very distinctive and colorful species and is a popular game […]

Moose (Alces alces)

Moose (Alces alces) referred to in North America, also known as Eurasian Elk in Europe are the largest species within the deer family. Currently there are six subspecies of moose. In North America; Eastern, Western, Alaska, and Shiras Moose. In Europe; Eurasian Elk and Siberian Moose. Figure 1″Photo” A Moose in its natural environment. Moose […]

Hunting Antelope In Idaho

By Dason Lasater My stepson Ryan and I received the good news that we were drawn for Antelope tags in June. From that point on, we prepared for a desert Antelope hunt. I prefer to hunt unguided and on public ground as much as possible, so this hunt perfectly fit the bill. We live in Idaho, which has […]

An Indiana Archery Buck

By Lindsay Schmeltz After the first 3 weeks of early archery season in Indiana, I started to wonder if this would be another disappointing year. My stand was set up on a few hundred acres of field. There was a small, 10 acre strip of woods that ran the entire property from north to south […]

North American Elk (Cervus canadensis)

Elk (also known as Wapiti) are one of the largest deer species in the world and native to North America and Eastern Asia (This article covers the North American Elk only).  Six subspecies of North American Elk have been identified. Of these, only four remain including the Roosevelt, Tule, Manitoban and Rocky Mountain. The Eastern and […]

Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)

Sika deer are native to Eastern Asia. They were once a sacred animal in Japan. They were introduced in the 1900s to other areas of the world, including the United States in 1920. Sika deer were originally introduced as ornamental game but have established themselves in some forests of Eastern Europe & North America. Figure […]

Mule Deer (Odocoileous hemionus)

The Mule Deer is a very distinctive animal, with a pair of large ears, forked antlers and a large body mass. It is one the biggest deer species in North America. The Mule Deer, or Muley, is capable of weighing over 200 pounds for males and an average of about 100-120 pounds for females. Its […]