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Shannon Rikard

Shannon Rikard
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Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.

Harvest Your Own Holiday Turkey

With increasing numbers of people wanting to know the origins of their food, and some going so far as to describe themselves as "locavores,"...

23 Gifts for Anglers Under $100

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That may not be the case if you're in an area that rarely sees snow outside,...

USA Archery Membership Grows 105 Percent in Two Years

With the mania surrounding the release of The Hunger Games in 2012 and its sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, it's easy to assume...

How to Tie a Bobbin Knot

An angler is only as strong as the knot holding his catch on the line while he reels it in. That's why you'll want to know how to tie a bobbin knot. Here's how it's done.

10 Ways to Stay Scent Free

One of the quickest ways to ruin a hunt before it even starts is for your prey to smell you. It can happen before...

15 Gifts for the Hunter in Your Life

'Tis the season! For hunters, it's hunting season. For everyone, it's the holiday season. And for those shoppers who have a person who loves...

Longbeard Trail Camera Tips

No matter how hard you try, you can't be in multiple places at once. Or can you? Though science hasn't advanced far enough to...

Foldable Kayak Helps Hunters Reach New Ground

For hunters who want to reach areas they can't access by truck, ATV, or even by foot, a foldable kayak can be the answer....

12 Tips for Better Fishing Photos

Don't miss these 12 tips for taking better fish photos.