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Hook & Barrel
A Lifestyle Magazine for Modern Outdoorsmen

April 2023

performance boat racing

Performance Boat Racing!

If one sport defined the coke-fueled glam of the 1980s, it was offshore performance boat racing. Playboy Don “Donzi” Aronow, surrounded by bubbly-headed, bikini-clad models, became the sport’s enduring image.

Crocodile Bay and Botánika

Crocodile Bay and Botánika

The constant moaning hum of the single-engine Cessna Caravan drowned out most conversation as we punched south of San Jose, Costa Rica. Onboard, a motley group of off-shore fishing enthusiasts, hard set on chasing yellowfin tuna and hooking rooster fish at the legendary Crocodile Bay and Botánika.

BlacktipH's Josh Jorgensen

BlacktipH’s Josh Jorgensen

There have been so many epic fishing trips that it’s impossible for BlacktipH’s Josh Jorgensen to pick a favorite, but that nearly 400-mile round trip to Pulley Ridge in the Gulf of Mexico and back ranks pretty high.

Summertime Survival

Summertime Survival

As with any season, there’s plenty of reasons to keep vigilant. So in honor of all of you out there squeezing every drop out of summer, here are my essential tips and a few gear suggestions for summertime survival.

Every Day Carry Survival

Every Day Carry Survival

As a certified firearms instructor and all-around gun enthusiast I talk to a lot of folks daily about carrying a gun, what gun to carry, accessories, and even the raw emotions that go into daily carry. Few people take a class and actually continue with training after that class.

The History of Rum

The History of Rum

There’s a reason Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate portrayed by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, is always holding a bottle of rum, and slurring his speech—those swashbuckling, anti-hero mariners of yore loved a good buzz.

15 Turkey Calling Tips from the Pros

15 Turkey Calling Tips from the Pros

A major part of being a good turkey hunter is finding birds and then calling them in. Do that, and you can fill tags more often. But it’s no simple task. This requires serious effort to learn necessary skills. Here are 15 turkey calling tips from the pros.

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