Twelve Days of Christmas
On the twelfth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, twelve outdoor features.
The Twelve Days of Christmas has been parodied by the likes of the Muppets, Jeff Foxworthy and even SCTV’s Bob and Doug McKenzie.
Four pounds of back bacon, three French toast, two turtlenecks … and a beer in a tree.
Apologies to the original anonymous author(s) of the Christmas carol first published in England in 1780, and anybody else. Although the 12 days actually start on Christmas Day and end on the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6), for our purposes we’ve counted down to Christmas Day in a look back at the year.
Here are the Twelve Days of Christmas, OutdoorChannel.com style.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, twelve outdoor features.
Kodiak man works to keep viewing safe for bears, humans on Island Of The Big Grizzlies
If you build brushpiles the right way, they will come. Crappie On Call
Hurricanes, BP oil spill take affects on saltwater fishing’s ‘Promised Land.’ Marsh Sadness
Indiana journalist Don Mulligan records fishing/hunting trek in The Last Frontier in photos. Outdoors Across Alaska
Pro angler Paul Elias explains how he helped create a Major League stir. The A-Rig Controversy
Violent strikes from colorful fish can only be found in small corner of U.S. Urban Fishing For Peacocks
Grizzly mauling alters life of hunter who created a successful spray that can save others from his experience. Attack Fuels Anti-Attack
Country music star Craig Morgan celebrates freedom all year long. Every Day is Fourth of July
James Brion of Nosler's Magnum TV goes on a ram hunt in Northwest Territories that's a feast for the senses. Expedition Redstone
Jim Shockey sees son shine on trip to Nepal while Branlin places more pieces of puzzle that is his father. Himalaya High For Shockeys
Cold-weather animals are in decline as temperatures have warmed. Where Are The Moose?
Taxidermy convention brings out the best in the world of Unreal Wildlife
On the eleventh day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, eleven bass fishing winners.
Chris Lane wins the Classic by more than 3 pounds, fending off hard-charging Greg Vinson. Chris Lane Claims Classic
Alabama’s Boyd Duckett snaps up win on Oneida, lands elusive Classic Duckett Rallies On Oneida
Kansas’ Brent Chapman wraps up Bassmaster Angler of the Year title. Chapman Achieves Life Goal
Jonathon VanDam claims first Elite title at Green Bay Challenge. New Champ In Titletown
Todd Faircloth wins his third Elite Series crown, turns focus toward AOY title. Faircloth Rumbles On River
Brent Chapman wins on Toledo Bend for first victory on Bassmasters’ top series. Chapman Gains Elite Status
Deep-cranking technique lands Jeremy Starks comeback win on Douglas Lake. Starks Long-Lines Victory
KVD sticks it to field, cameraman in winning MLF Challenge Cup on Lake Amistad. MLF Challenge Cup Wounds
Brandon Palaniuk wins TroKar Quest after missing time to get hook removed. Hooking His First Elite Title
Ish Monroe tops 100 pounds in winning Elite event on Lake Okeechobee. Ish Goes Large In Win
Alton Jones holds off Faircloth for victory at St. Johns. Jones Wins on St. Johns
On the tenth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, ten fish a leaping.
English tourist catches 12-foot white sturgeon on Fraser River. Reeling In A Dinosaur
A Michigan angler catches 58-pound Great Lakes muskellunge, breaks state record. Making Muskie Mark
California angler lands 421-pound tuna that could top IGFA world mark. Yellowfin Record Could Fall
Freshwater striper that could earn angler life-changing payday caught in certification limbo. A $1.1 Million Fish Story
Mystique crew reels in 683.8-pound swordfish off Marathon, Fla. Huge Swordfish Landed
New Zealand’s Nathan Adams caught the fish of a lifetime during big week. Pacific Bluefin Largest Ever
Buffalo businessman comes inches from being speared by 1,100-pound marlin. Rich Gets His Grander
Jacob Friend likes sporting challenges and, with a taste of a record fish, might just go after more. Catch It Twice
Slow trolling live baits can connect anglers with feisty Kings. Just The Thing For A King
See images of potential world record fish sent to the IGFA for consideration. IGFA Hot Catches
On the ninth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, nine ladies hunting.
Outdoor Channel has a number of women who show each week that they can hunt. For images of them after a successful day, click Nine Ladies Hunting
On the eighth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, eight blogs on hunting.
How much hunting pressure is enough to change deer patterns? That depends. Science of Hunting Pressure
There are certain values that should come with releasing a round. To Shoot Or Let Walk
Understanding the reasons behind whitetail activity has hunting implications. Science Behind Deer Activity
After hitting three deer, woman starts campaign to have deer crossing signs moved to safer spots. Move Deer Crossings. Really?
What’s in an antler? Whitetail headgear influenced by myriad factors. The Science of Antlers
Sitting on deer stand offers unique experience, a real connection to the world. Out From Behind the Glass
Studies reveal visual perceptions of deer, their strengths and weaknesses. Science Of Deer Vision
Every hunter has that one memory that filters back every season. The Experience
On the seventh day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, seven sharks a-swimming.
With heavy winds blowing the entire time, the first two days of the 2012 Madfin Shark Tournament offered challenging fishing conditions. So when the event ended in a tie, both teams qualifying for the one-day fish-off felt they’d catch considerably more sharks in better weather. Madfin Final A Blowout
On the sixth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, six bucks a-laying.
Live2Hunt host Cody Robbin was obsessed with mule deer that could have been a Pope and Young word record. Cody Robbin’s Massive Mulie
Roger Raglin didn’t have a dilemma when two huge bucks walked into his sights; he simply chose the closest one. Matthews Muzzy Kawallop
Don Pickell wasn't certain he had done the right thing when he passed on a large young buck last season. Now he is sure he made the correct choice. Harvesting A Heart Stopper
Don Mulligan shows that a hunt for a suburbia trophy can provide frustration, but it can end in creating a real sense of accomplishment. Patience, Strategy And Luck
Teams of B&C scorers determine the King Buck is non-typical, and therefore not a world record. Third Tine Not A Charm
An Ohio trophy ranking high in Outdoor Channel’s National Deer Contest was “12 years in the making.” Managing Buck Of A Lifetime
On the fifth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, five gold rings.
Skeet shooter Kim Rhode made history in London when she became the first U.S. athlete to win a medal in an individual sport in five consecutive Olympic Games. OK, they weren’t all golds, but the feat was unprecedented. Rhode Goes Five For Five
On the fourth day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, four rams a butting.
Steve Price follows the path of Osborne Russell, author of mid-1800s book Journal of a Trapper, to find the "thousands of mountain sheep” in the Rockies have dwindled. Osborne Russell’s Rock
On the third day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, three duck hunts.
If it weren't for the heat, you'd think this was Thanksgiving weekend in Stuttgart, Ark., site of the annual "Wings Over the Prairie Festival." That party signals the opening week of duck season in the "mallard capital of the world." But this was September in southwest Louisiana. Blue-Winged Teal Bonanza
The Louisiana Marsh comes with a reputation — coon asses and Zydeco mixed together, but it's the lush green and golden expanses of marsh grass and cane surrounded by tons of water that draws so many sportsmen to this paradise for hunting and fishing. The Duck Stops Here
Snow beat a steady rhythm on the back of Rodney Rexwinkle's neck. It was what you would expect in Colorado, but there were also some things you might not expect. Shooting Stereotypes
On the second day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, two bear hunts.
Steve West was fortunate to glass a huge bear soon after setting up in coastal British Columbia. From a boat, they closed to a root wad 50 yards away. A bad primer nearly spoiled the hunt but West came away with the record muzzleloader grizzly. Weekend at Bearys.
Vicki Cianciarulo of Archer’s Choice says it isn’t like this in flat Illinois as she climbs out of a creek up a steep hill on Vancouver Island off British Columbia. She’s stalking bear with guides from Trophy West. See how the bear stares down Mrs. Cianciarulo, who didn’t flinch. One Shot Wonder.
On the first day of Christmas, we had the chance to see, a cartridge fired rapidly.
Start your holidays off with a bang. A lot of them. History’s greatest weapons from two different eras battle it out for supremacy in MidwayUSA’s Rapid Fire. Hosts Iain Harrison and Mike Seeklander light up the night with 30 high-octane minutes that feature the best of automatic weaponry, military hardware, and the fascinating stories behind the world's most popular rapid-firing weapons. Check out the action on MidwayUSA’s Rapid Fire.