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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.

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For salmon and trout anglers looking to catch more fish (and who isn't?), Captain Lou Borrelli has two words for you: Dipsy Diver. About...

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You've decided to plan a hunting trip. The game and state have been chosen, and you want to take the extra step of hiring...

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For everything, there is a season. The old saying couldn't be more true than when it comes to hunting. There are seasons when the...

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Having quality optics during a hunt can make a big difference in whether you make your shot or miss your mark. As the general...

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Whether size, space, or cost keeps you from giving your latest trophy the full treatment, you can still do something special with the rack...

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For most people, learning manners is part of growing up. Remembering and using those manners in adulthood is an entirely different matter. Though most...

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Outdoor News' Terry Tuma says good duck-hunting weather — cloudy, misty days — is good weather for catching northern pike. With their snake-like shape...

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With mere weeks left until Christmas, the gift-buying season is in full swing. Simmons is making the holiday season even sweeter with a new...

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You eat ice cream with a spoon. Cereal with milk would be much more difficult to eat without a trusty spoon. And when ice...

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For hunters, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. Once you figure out the gear you like and the places to...