If your heart skips at the sound of a bugling elk and your spirit soars with the flight of a falcon, you’ve found the right website. At Ron Spomer Outdoors we discover the joys and thrills of the great outdoors. Whether birding, hunting, hiking, photographing, shooting, fishing, camping or foraging, we share our adventures and discoveries while embracing our roles as Nature’s hunter-conservationists. We do not hold ourselves apart from nature as 3rd party observers, but recognize ourselves as integral participants.
As an author, photographer and television host, I work to express the special relationship between humans and this delightful, sustaining planet on which we live as hunters & gatherers. After more than 36 years at this “job,” I have experienced the impressive collections of emotions each of us feels about when we reflect on our relationships with wildlife and wild places. These stories can not be adequately described through articles, photography and videos -- but it’s a start.
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The hunting and shooting “industry” (code for manufacturers, lodges, outfitters, trainers, marketers and writers like me who make money off hunting and shooting) suddenly loves women. Women’s clothing, women’s rifles, women’s shotguns, women’s...Read more →
Since the 1920s, pasture and crop field rodent control has evolved from close-range stalking to long-range sniping. Rimfire 22s and shotguns have been replaced by high velocity varmint rifles shooting cartridges like 223...Read more →
On the odd chance you don't already know animal rights activists are hopelessly delusional, their latest proposals for Staten Island's urban deer population should convince you. They want to capture this New York...Read more →
The sun was on the Nebraska horizon and a Mossberg 243 Winchester bolt-action was on my shoulder when a herd of November whitetails exploded from a copse of trees and scattered into the...Read more →
I appreciate people who are concerned about wildlife, but I worry about those who take actions based only on emotion. It's knee-jerk easy to "hate" hunters for killing any "magnificent, innocent" animal, but......Read more →
My recent blog about public lands closing to recreational shooters (quick read here) has generated lots of heat and some good ideas. Like crackers. That’s correct: Crackers. Oh, and cheese puffs. The...Read more →