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Wade Bourne

Wade Bourne
Wade Bourne is one of America's best known outdoor writers/broadcasters. In the past 37 years, he has published more than 2,500 articles in America's leading outdoor magazines. He has hosted a daily syndicated outdoor radio show for 28 consecutive years. He has hosted outdoor TV shows on TNN (Advantage Outdoors) and The Outdoor Channel (Ducks Unlimited TV). He's also won numerous awards for his journalistic expertise.
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Stocking the Stream Angler's Tackle Box
Stocking the Stream Angler's Tackle Box (guide)
Crankbaits, tube lures, floating minnows and in-line spinners are staples for anglers who fish streams. Read on to learn the best lures and tactics for stream fishing.

Fishing Spoons Guide
Fishing Spoons Guide (guide)
Today, specialty spoons are fished from the surface to the bottom.
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Topwater Tactics for Spring Bass
Topwater Tactics for Spring Bass (howto)
Early spring is a great time to cast topwater lures for big bass. Read on to learn about ideal conditions, locations and lures for topwater fishing the spring season.

Six Little Known Methods for Bass
Six Little Known Methods for Bass (howto)
Anglers who deviate from standard fishing techniques may catch more bass. Tactics such as slack-lining a jig, dragging a jig, slow-rolling an in-line spinner and others will sometimes produce bites when everyday methods won't get a second look.

Taking Pond Fishing to the Next Level
Taking Pond Fishing to the Next Level (howto)
Ponds may be pint-sized, but the bass they harbor are not. In fact, some of the biggest bass caught every year come from ponds. Read on to find out how to get in on the action.

Three Patterns for Dog Days Crappie
Three Patterns for Dog Days Crappie (howto)
Hot weather can mean fast action for crappie anglers who know the right presentation for these tasty panfish.

Finding and Fishing for Bedding Bream
Finding and Fishing for Bedding Bream (howto)
Catching bream from the beds is a fine art. Anglers who know the right tricks can catch these fish by the dozens when they are spawning in shallow water.

Prowling America's Backwaters
Prowling America's Backwaters (howto)
Adventuresome anglers who put forth the effort can discover great, unpressured fisheries in North America's backwater streams, ponds, sloughs and lakes.

Alternative Fishing Methods
Alternative Fishing Methods (howto)
Standard rod-and-reel fishing methods produce bountiful catches, but so do alternative methods such as limb-lining, trotlining, jug-fishing and yo-yo fishing.

Middle Zone Bass
Middle Zone Bass (howto)
Big bass do most of their feeding in the "middle zone." Learn the baits and techniques you need to catch them.

Four Great Decoy Spreads for Ducks
Four Great Decoy Spreads for Ducks (howto)
Learn four basic decoy spreads for four different settings. Hunters who apply these designs to their own particular spots and circumstances can be sure that the birds will love them.

Training the Blue Collar Retriever
Training the Blue Collar Retriever (howto)
With a little know-how and a lot of time and patience, hunters can train their own retrievers to be capable hunting companions.

Big River Waterfowl Strategies
Big River Waterfowl Strategies (howto)
Several major rivers snake through the lower half of the United States, and these rivers are natural flyways for a large segment of North America's waterfowl population. For duck and goose hunting strategies for these big rivers, read on.

Four Basic Commands to Teach Your Retriever
Four Basic Commands to Teach Your Retriever (howto)
Owning and using a capable retriever adds another dimension of pleasure to waterfowl hunting. Start your training by teaching four basic commands: sit, stay, here and fetch.

Hunting Teal in September
Hunting Teal in September (howto)
When teal are on the move, they offer terrific action. Author Wade Bourne gives advice on where, when and how to pursue these first ducks of autumn.

Freelance Hunting Across the Prairies
Freelance Hunting Across the Prairies (howto)
Planning a freelance hunt for waterfowl on the northern prairie? Follow Wade Bourne's playbook for intercepting waterfowl as they stage for their fall migration.

Float Hunting Ducks
Float Hunting Ducks (howto)
Floating is duck hunting's great getaway. It's an old style of waterfowl hunting that's little practiced today, but it's still as available, effective and exciting as ever.

Long Distance Waterfowl Calling
Long Distance Waterfowl Calling (howto)
The best long-range callers command waterfowl to come rather than invite. Read on to learn the best techniques for luring ducks and geese from the next time zone.

Shooting Tips to Bag More Ducks
Shooting Tips to Bag More Ducks (howto)
Want to improve your shot to kill ratio? Try these expert waterfowl shooting tips.

Urban Deer Hunting Strategies
Urban Deer Hunting Strategies (howto)
Tips for finding and setting up on big 'city slicker' bucks.

Buzzbait Strategies for Bass
Buzzbait Strategies for Bass (howto)
They don't call buzzbaits "heart attack lures" for nothing!

Lazy Days, Small Streams and Southern Catfish
Lazy Days, Small Streams and Southern Catfish (howto)
Fishermen armed with minimal tackle, bait and knowledge can enjoy this almost-untapped resource with pleasing consistency.

Lessons Learned by Longbeards
Lessons Learned by Longbeards (howto)
All turkey hunters learn from the birds they pursue, or they should.
Fine-Tuning a Carolina Rig (howto)
The Carolina rig is truly a system for offering different baits to bass in a variety of situations.
Fringe Benefit Gobblers (howto)
Don't follow the pack -- stay ahead of it and enjoy the benefits of your effort.

White Bass Spring Run
White Bass Spring Run (howto)
When the "run" is on, its a time when anglers can catch white bass until their muscles quiver from exhaustion.
Ultra-Light Tackle Fishing Guide (howto)
Light tackle tactics yield heavy-duty action.

How to Drive a Bass Boat
How to Drive a Bass Boat (howto)
Driving a bass boat is not difficult. It can be done by anyone who can drive a car and who has some basic sense of how an outboard operates.

Picking Lure Colors for Bass
Picking Lure Colors for Bass (howto)
Since lures are sold in every shade and combination imaginable, fishermen need some criteria for deciding which one to tie on.
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