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Keep things simple and do not lose sight of the big picture. The most valuable pieces of information are:  1) which stands deer visit most fre...

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The Iowa Giant
by Tim Cool, Prodigy Outdoors I was excited to pull the memory card from my trail camera to see what it had captured in the past four weeks. I...

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BGL CEO GETS A BBD
Jeff Schmitz, CEO of Big Game Logic, connected with this huge 8-point buck at his hunting camp in Central Wisconsin. With each newsletter we tr...

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Posted in: Member Stories
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We at Big Game Logic know how important fast, accurate state-by-state information is to hunters. With that in mind, and in order to better serve our ...

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Posted in: Resources
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 My Baby Girl’s First Deer
By Brandon White I still call her my baby even though she’s half way to sixteen. Man, where did those eight years go. Well alright, enough su...

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Posted in: Youth Hunting
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Turkey Hunting With A Kid
by Naomi K. Shapiro Guide Phil Schweik is a real "champion" when it comes to mentoring kids both in hunting and fishing (Schweik's Hooksetter's Gui...

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Posted in: Resources
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Children in the Outdoors
By: Jason Johnson With the rising age of digital entertainment and the development of more advanced types of games and game consoles, it is getti...

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Posted in: Youth Hunting
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BY  Kendyll B.Campbell When I first began deer hunting my dad taught me how to hold a gun and how not to point it at people. He also taught me...

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Posted in: Youth Hunting
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About The SHOT Show
Press Play To Listen Thank You To Chris B...

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Hunters
by Cole Daniels Christmas is less than two weeks away and if you still have a hunter on your list, I have some great gift ideas that won’t br...

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Posted in: Resources
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Avoiding Ticks While Hunting
By Will Allen It was one of those moments tourists and “leaf lookers” die for. A sunny, mid-October day with temperatures in the high 60s...

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Posted in: Resources
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Sunday Hunting In Virginia
By Chris Larsen Podca...

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The Life Of An Outfitter
by Chris Larsen Press...

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Rabbit Hunting With Beagles- By Robert Fleming
Dad and I met Durwood at a T-intersection to the north of Pantego. We pulled off the road and parked our Accord. Durwood rumbled up in his F-250. It w...

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A Closer Look At The Decline In Hunter Participation
by Chris Larsen My son Jack is going to turkey camp this spring. At just three years old, he knows the difference between a flock of geese and a floc...

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Posted in: Resources
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Airline Survival Tips For Your Gun
by Cole Daniels For most of us, the opportunity to fly to a hunting destination is a dream scenario. It's a once or twice in a lifetime chance. There...

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Archery Elk Hunting For Beginners
by Cole Daniels The bugle of a bull elk is the most earth shattering sound a hunter will ever experience. Most hunters get their start in elk hunting...

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Expert Elk Tips For First Time Hunters
by Cole Daniels   Elk could be the most exciting big game animal to hunt in North America. They are huge, incredibly wary, and the hunting is i...

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How To Hire A Hunting Guide
By Stuart Spitz I've used guides most of my adult life, but mainly for fishing. Having said that, I know a number of hunting guides, ranging from sup...

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Posted in: Resources
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 Subsistence Hunting
By Naomi K. Shapiro With the economy being what it is, more and more people are trying to find new ways to save money. For hunters, it's an easy choi...

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 Why A Hunter Needs A GPS
By Naomi K. Shapiro OK, so you're from the 19th century and still trying to book that trip to meet Sacagawea with Lewis & Clark, promising them y...

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Posted in: Resources
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Some Days We Should Just Stay Home
By Chris Larsen As a group, hunters are an enthusiastic bunch. We have to be. We get up early in the morning and slog through muck, mud, and anythi...

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Posted in: Resources
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Dealing With Deer Camp Disarray:
How to Successfully Handle Obnoxious or Know-Nothing Hunters in your Group by Stuart Spitz It's happened to all of us. A good friend and huntin...

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By Naomi K. Shapiro Hunting and other outdoor activities such as trapping and fishing all have regulations in place, not only to protect the environm...

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I Really Hate Crows
By John Simeone “Quote the Raven, Never More” If ever there was a terrorist in the bird world it has got to be a crow. He is not a dirty...

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Posted in: Resources
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 Understanding Deer Deer Droppings - Scouting Deer Part 3
by Naomi k. Shapiro Most people who don't hunt think hunting is a "walk-along-sport" where you sit a great deal, and, in off-hours drink beer a great...

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Posted in: Resources
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 Leasing Hunting Land: The Inexpensive Way To Experience World Class Hunting
by Chris Larsen If you own great property or know someone who has superb hunting property and is willing to allow you access for free, congratulati...

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Posted in: Resources
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Frozen
By John Simeone When an Eskimo falls through the ice, his friends gather around the hole, there is a moment of silence and that is it....   ...

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Posted in: Resources
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Bad Girl Gun
By John Simeone There is a proven phenomenon that I can't rightfully understand, seventy percent of the readers of Foremost Hunting are women. Now ...

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Great Outdoor Festival ‘08
A Review By Foremost Hunting Pro Staff Member John Bieno Anticipation was high, after all this wasn’t just any Outdoor Festival, it was the Gre...

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Posted in: Resources
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Interpreting the Rules of Fair Chase
By: John Simeone       A hundred years ago, the Boone and Crockett Club, one of America's premier hunting and conservatio...

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Hunting Leases
By John Simeone “In the world of the do it yourself hunting clubs it is not so much deer management, but member management.” When ti...

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Cherokee Tribute
By John Simeone       Strange as it may seem I may be one of the only true blood brothers to the Cherokee left. Even though it ...

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The Thousand Yard Stare
“Good will, begets good will”….George Bush By John Simeone           Since the invention o...

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The Old Fedora Hat
By John Simeone "He didn’t know much about the ways of the outdoors so Frank Simeone, the man who played the original clarinet solo in the cl...

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Top Gun Challenge 2009
By John Simeone “OK, so I missed a fly." I didn’t attend the Top Gun Challenge (World Squirrel Rifle Championships) at Fort Polk Lo...

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Posted in: Resources
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  We had a chance to talk to Riley Foster at the 2011 ATA Show about the new Bone Collector Crossbow. The Bone Collector is a mid priced crossb...

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Posted in: Crossbows
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CJ Davis demonstrates the Nikon Bolt XR Crossbow Scope at the 2011 ATA Trade Show   The Bolt XR scope was designed specifically for crossbows...

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Posted in: Crossbows
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Chris Larsen visits with Matt Fought and they take a look at the features and benefits of the Maverick HP 6 Point Series Entry Level Crossbow.  ...

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Posted in: Crossbows
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Choosing a crossbow can be intimidating for the first time buyer. Dan Ellyson of A1 Archery has been selling crossbows in his shop for over ten years....

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Posted in: Crossbows
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Six year old Ava Ellyson may be young, but she is already blessed with the skills needed to become a great hunter. Ava started this spring with a goal...

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Posted in: Crossbows
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The Horton Vision 175 Crossbow packs the features every crossbow hunter expects into a compact, lightweight design. Riley Foster of Horton Archery gav...

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Posted in: Crossbows
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Crossbow Hunting For Beginners
By Chris Larsen Relaxation of crossbow regulations are not without controversy. However, crossbows advocates are slowly winning the war and more peop...

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Posted in: Crossbows
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By Chris Larsen There are very few people in this world with the presence to take over a room with his personality. Daniel Hendricks is one of them. ...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
Crossbow Lessons Learned
By John Simeone “It’s not just the crossbow, any weapon takes time to learn.” It was one of those perfect mornings that you just ...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
O’Sweet Louisiana Crossbow
By John Simeone They said it couldn’t be done. “ You will never get the Crossbow legalized in Louisiana.”    &nbs...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
3-D Archery Shoots- Want To Shoot A Round?
As the winter turns moldy with the green of spring, snow bound bowhunters emerge from the warm security of their lair. The confinement of the cold sea...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
American Crossbow Federation
The American Crossbow Federation is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of ALL forms of hunting with ALL weapons, especially the crossbow. Th...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
Bolts and Arrows - A look on the lighter side of projectile name-calling
“Da, well the crossbow ain’t archery `quipment cause it shoots bolts, not arrows!” claims the anti-crossbow expert. Jeez, I hate it...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
Barnett Revolution AVI Crossbow Review
Barnett has been making crossbows for hunters for over four decades and has also been responsible for some very unique inventions and clever innovatio...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
Louisiana Legalizes the Crossbow
By John Simeone I’m sure every hunter has heard some sort of derogatory comment made about the use of the crossbow in big game hunting. But t...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
Crossbow “Something of Value”
 “If a man does away with his traditional way of living and throws away his good custom, he had better first make certain he has something ...

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Posted in: Crossbows
09
Your first guided hunt!
An early cool misty morning awakens you as you make you way out to the edge of a willow-rimmed remote moose swamp, your experienced guide skillfully m...

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Posted in: Resources
09
So you have finally saved up enough money for the hunting trip of a life time and you need to choose an outfitter. How do you do it? Looking through...

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Posted in: Resources
09
AMERICAN WILD BOARS
BY JOHN SIMEONE I got everyone on their stands just before daylight, with no intentions of seriously hunting myself. The last hunter on the stand w...

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09
 Buying The Right Scope For Your Deer Rifle
By Naomi K. Shapiro Scopes vary in power/magnification, depth, range, clarity, glass quality, workmanship and capabilities. Then, just know, as ...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Buying A Used Deer Rifle
By Will Allen Let’s face it, most of us don’t have as much money as we did a few years ago. People have lost jobs, homes, and businesses....

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
By John Simeone From the woods of North Carolina to the Kalahari in Africa, Robert Ruark showed us the way of the proper firearm for hunting. In mos...

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09
The Interesting 22 Magnum
By John Simeone He had taken the Junior Division of the Top Gun Challenge, so this 11 year old was no stranger to accurate shooting with a squirrel r...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
An Inside Look At Shotguns & Chokes
By John Simeone  “Shotgun knowledge can be a rule of thumb or very scientific, all there to make you a better wing shot.” The kid a...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Triggers
By John Simeone The first thing that ever had a viable trigger was not a gun at all, but a crossbow. The mechanism was known as a “tickler.&rdq...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Cleaning Your Rifle or Shotgun
  By Naomi K. Shapiro Too often hunters will put the cleaning of their rifle or shotgun on the back burner. Big mistake! OK ­ you're tired afte...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
300 Below Zero
By John Simeone  Would you believe that one of the coldest places on Earth is in Louisiana. I do like to be in the presence of genius, and I re...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
A Bullet in Flight Part II - How a bullet flies to the target
“I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth I know not where,” obviously Henry was and idiot...Uncle John Lately I have been using ...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
A Bullet in Flight Understanding Ballistics
By John Simeone “I need a box of 30-06s” said the customer, “What kind would you like?” inquired the storekeeper. “Oh...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Reasons and where to buy a used rifle
by Naomi K. Shapiro In these daunting economic times, every one of us "normal folks" are looking to save money on whatever we do. This is particul...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
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by Naomi K. Shapiro Reloading ammunition is not for everyone. There are generally two "types" of people who do their own reloading. The firs...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Choosing a Rimfire Rifle
By John Simeone “You can get one anyway you want it but you have to own more than one.” The first rimfire rifle cartridge was not a 22...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
The Battue Rifle
By John Simeone The art of taking the running shot has been lost in political correctness, truth is few can shoot well enough to take advantage of ...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Advice On Purchasing a Rifle Scope - The Practical Scope Sight
By John Simeone In most cases simple quality, is the most practical advise in a hunting rifle scope. It was the evening of Christmas Day a few yea...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
Knocking Things Down- Rifle Power
By John Simeone In combat and hunting when you pull the trigger you expect the end. I walked into the hotel lobby and observed the Mobius crew m...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
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By John Simeone “From my cold dead hands”………Charlton Heston The next time you look at the American Flag waving pr...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
The Perfect Road Trip Gun
Many hunters travel out of state on occasion on a road trip hunt. This may be a pronghorn antelope hunt in New Mexico, a Texas hunt for exotics, a mul...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
09
The minimum ethical hunting cartridge for White-tailed deer hunting
What is the minimum ethical hunting cartridge for White-tailed deer hunting deer? Well in many states (Check your local regulations for the state yo...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
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Buckshot, "The Hunters Edge"
“Ole Crook the Bluetick Hound, sounded like an on coming locomotive. The Big Buck glided through the green mansions of the Louisiana swamp like ...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
The Right Tool for the Job
By John Simeone You should develop as much skill as you can with your rifle before you go hunting, but what do you need and how good do you have to b...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
Muzzle Loaders, Something Old and Something New
By John Simeone “I started Black Powder hunting back when there was no instruction available, now things are a lot different.”  N...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
The Buffalo Guns
“Now comes “Modern Primitive Weapons,” you still only get one shot, but believe me that’s all you need.”  By Joh...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
Shooting Yellow Shells- 20 Gauge Shells
By John Simeone      When teaching a hunter safety class one of the major topics of safe gun handling is to never put 20 gauge shotg...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
Calling the Shot
By John Simeone “The dumbest statement made at the range is, “Where did I hit?”         At th...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
The Accurate Squirrel Rifle
By John Simeone “If you can shoot, we will make you better”   First, before I go any further, I’ll tell you this, to quote...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
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By John Simeone “By the time they unpack a laser boresighter, I’m already finished.” Everything is too easy to this generation, ...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
Not So Primitive- The Progression Of Modern Weapons
Not So Primitive By John Simeone “So easy, even a Cave Man can do it.” If you have lived long enough you have heard special inte...

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Posted in: Guns and Ammo
08
Getting Your Buck Ready For The Taxidermist
Shooting a big deer is like falling out of a tree. Some people go their entire lives without doing it and some think it will never happen to them. B...

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Posted in: Taxidermy
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by Naomi K. Shapiro There's more to an enjoyable aftermath of a deer hunt than just venison -- like using the pelt. Lots of hunters have discovere...

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Posted in: Taxidermy
08
Whitetail Taxidermy
by Naomi K. Shapiro Hoorah! You've had a successful hunt and you've got that trophy buck. Now what? You want some type of permanent "memory" of ...

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Posted in: Taxidermy
08
Preserving Your Turkey Trophy For The Taxidermist
Goooobbbbllleee...Goooobbbllleee... For the lucky hunter who harvests a trophy gobbler this spring the following tips from taxidermist, Todd Rapalee i...

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Posted in: Taxidermy
08
Deer Hunting Jokes:
A Professor was giving a lecture on "Involuntary Muscular Contractions"  to his first year medical students. Realizing that this was not the ...

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Posted in: Resources
08
Rabbit hunting is a fast growing avocation for hunters. It's a welcome respite from "cabin fever," there are a lot of them, and they taste real good....

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Posted in: Rabbit Hunting
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Rabbit hunting is a fast growing avocation for hunters. It's a welcome respite from "cabin fever," there are a lot of them, and they taste real good....

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Posted in: Rabbit Hunting
08
Cooking Rabbit
by Naomi K. Shapiro When prepared properly, rabbit is delicious. But, for the best results, there are some specific "rules" that you should follow...

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Posted in: Rabbit Hunting
08
Black bear range and populations are expanding as is the popularity of what was once a hunt reserved for a select few. Bears are typically hunted util...

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Posted in: Bear Hunting
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 by Chris Larsen Black bear range and populations are expanding as is the popularity of what was once a hunt reserved for a select few.  Be...

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Posted in: Bear Hunting
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Tips For Bear Hunting Success
By Naomi K. Shapiro Bear hunting is quite different from most other hunting. You've got to mentally come in with a clean slate as to what you want to...

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Posted in: Bear Hunting
08
How to Bait Bears And What To Use
by Naomi K. Shapiro In Wisconsin bait itself must be totally concealed and clo...

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Posted in: Bear Hunting
08
 Early Black Bear Baiting and Scouting
by Naomi K. Shapiro Ever wonder why the SAME black bear hunters consistently get a bear year after year? Accomplished bear hunter and guide, Phi...

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Posted in: Bear Hunting
08
Blind-Sided Bear
A blur of dark, thickly furred legs silently swishing through scrawny blueberry plants caught the hunter’s attention and opened the spigot of hi...

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Posted in: Bear Hunting
08
Secret Tidbits For Small Game Hunting Success
By Naomi K. Shapiro Here are some tips that the more successful small game hunter uses, and which can make the not-quite-as successful hunter a littl...

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Posted in: Resources
08
Squirrel Hunting 101
By Naomi K. Shapiro When kids start to hunt, usually the first things they'll go after are chipmunks and gophers. That leads them to the smallish red...

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Posted in: Resources
08
 Wolf Hunting Tips
After years of courtroom disputes, Wisconsin & Minnesota are set for a wolf hunt for the first time since recovery of the Great Lakes grey wolf. ...

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Posted in: Resources
08
Bowhunting Pronghorns Near Water Sources
Sitting over a water hole and waiting for antelope to show up doesn’t seem like it would be that hard. But it is not as easy as it sounds. In ...

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Posted in: Resources
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By John Simeone “There are only two things that are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not so sure about the universe.&rd...

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Posted in: Hunting news
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By John Simeone “I was sitting in the back yard watching several butterflies dancing about the lawn and thought to myself, if you can&rsquo...

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Posted in: Hunting news
08
By John Simeone “If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to end it” Fred Bear On a brisk spring morning on a sec...

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Posted in: Hunting news
08
By John Simeone When Vince Lombardi wrote the words “winning is an all time thing,” it struck a nerve for motivation for all those th...

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Posted in: Hunting news
08
I raised the custom Savage model 99, .308 that Matt Wilson had so patiently hammered out in his secret gun laboratory in Leesville. You don’t ju...

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Posted in: Hunting news
08
A Right of Passage
A Profile Of Several Handicap Accessible Hunts By John Simeone There is something special about good men who gather around a campfire, since time and...

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Posted in: Hunting news
08
Trophy Duck Hunting: Tips For Taxidermy
by Chris Larsen It was one of those mornings you can envision ducks falling from the sky. The old ten horse motor sputtered into a secluded backwater...

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Posted in: Waterfowl
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As has been in the past, mallards were the most prevalent duck bagged by hunters in the United States, with approximately 4.9 million birds harvested....

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Posted in: Waterfowl
08
 Flyway Descriptions
Since 1948, waterfowl have been managed by four administrative Flyways that are based on those migration paths: the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, an...

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Posted in: Waterfowl
08
Dining On Ducks
By Chris Larsen Whitetails are king in my neck of the woods. Yes, there are some duck hunters but by the second week of the season I often have my fa...

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Posted in: Waterfowl
08
Proper Goose Decoy Setups
by Naomi K. Shapiro Proper decoy placement when goose hunting is critical. The two different hunting setups –water and land have set up require...

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Posted in: Waterfowl
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By Chris Larsen Waterfowl Production Areas, commonly known as WPAs, are federal lands purchased with the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservat...

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Posted in: Waterfowl
08
Band - A duck band is the equivalent of trophy antlers to a duck hunter. Duck bands are highly prized and some even have bounties. Hunters who call in...

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Posted in: Waterfowl
08
 Ten Tips To Prepare For Opening Day
by Chris Larsen About ten years ago I considered opening day a dress rehearsal for the "real" duck season. Opening day was for working the kinks out ...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Duck Hunting For Beginners
by Chris Larsen Waterfowl hunting is perhaps the most difficult of the hunting sports to enter. There is a lot of equipment involved and complex regu...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
 Five Tips For Early Goose Season Success
by Chris Larsen Early season goose hunting can be feast or famine for hunters. These hunts are intended to manage resident goose populations which in...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Proper Duck Blind Setups
by Naomi K. Shapiro Where you place your duck blind is important if you want to come home with more than grimy boots. You can't just plop down in ...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Proper Goose Decoy Setups
by Naomi K. Shapiro Proper decoy placement when goose hunting is critical. The two different hunting setups –water and land have set up require...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Proper Duck Decoy Placement
by Naomi K. Shapiro One of the key tools for hunting ducks is proper decoy placement. Proper blind placement is necessary. Proper DECOY placement...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
 Goose Hunting 101
by Naomi K. Shapiro Goose hunting is another really fun sport. Bagging these big honkers can be very enjoyable. We're going to be giving you the ...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Duck Hunting Quick Tips
When hunting goose don't over call. Calls are most useful for calling in single birds or isolated pairs. Decoy placement can spell success or failure...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong></strong></p> <p>When hunting goose don't over call. Calls are most useful for calling in single birds or isolated pairs.</p> <p>Decoy placement can spell success or failure for your hunt. Group species accordingly a
When hunting goose don't over call. Calls are most useful for calling in single birds or isolated pairs. Decoy placement can spell success or failure...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Minimalist Duck Hunting
By Chris Larsen They say what we build is an extension of who we are. That’s pretty scary if applied to the duck blind builders of today. T...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Urban Waterfowl Hunting
by Chris Larsen After six months of living on the Chippewa River, duck season finally arrived. I had scoped out a peninsula point all summer long. It...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Decoy Spreads For Field Hunting Geese
By Chris Larsen With resident goose populations at record levels, we’re living in the good old days of Canada goose hunting. Opportunities for ...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Hunting Geese Over Water
by Chris Larsen Goose hunting is really taking off among waterfowl enthusiasts. There are plenty of geese to hunt these days and access to private la...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Five Tips For Better Waterfowl Shooting
By Cole Daniels Waterfowl hunters are obsessed with getting ducks close to the decoys. We worry about the realism of our decoy spread, keeping our fa...

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08
How To Clean Ducks
By Cole Daniels Cleaning ducks is an easy, yet necessary part of duck hunting. Doing the job correctly is the best way to be sure your next duck dinn...

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08
Calling The Shot
By Chris Larsen Getting invited to hunt with someone new is one of duck hunting’s greatest pleasures. It usually starts with a conversation. Du...

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08
Public Land Duck Hunting Tactics
By Chris Larsen I’ll have to admit that I’ve never been invited to the hunting grounds of a prestigious duck club. I have had the privile...

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08
Three Shooting Tips For Duck Hunters
By Chris Larsen There are volumes written on proper decoy techniques & calling tactics for waterfowl hunters. But the reality is if you don&rsquo...

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08
Four Ways To Stop Losing Ducks
Waterfowling is tough business. We hunt in swamps, rivers, lakes, and farm fields. The conditions wreak havoc on guns, boats, equipment, and hunt...

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08
 Five Retriever Training Mistakes To Avoid
A finely tuned retriever is truly a joy to watch and to hunt with. But dogs don’t get to that point by accident. It takes the right dog, time,...

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08
Goose Hunting With Small Decoy Spreads
By Chris Larsen There aren’t many waterfowl hunting shows on these days. Even that new Duck Commander show is more about gags than geese. Whe...

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08
 Duck Calling Blunders
by Chris Larsen Duck calls are more diverse than the ducks they entice. There are cheap ones, expensive ones, mass produced calls, and calls from mom...

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08
Four Waterfowl Tips For Better Hunting
By Will Allen As is the case with so many other pursuits, it is the little things that separate the best from the rest when it comes to waterfowl hun...

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08
By Chris Larsen Duck season seems like it is eons away in June. But the fact is teal and early goose seasons are right around the corner. Here in Wis...

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08
Hunting Wood Ducks
By Chris Larsen One of my favorite all time hunts comes courtesy of the small but beautiful wood duck. My buddy and I were hunting Wisconsin’s ...

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08
Tips For Teal Hunting
By Chris Larsen It was a typical bluebird day of duck hunting. We had a few morning mallards on the game strap but the action had slowed to a stand s...

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08
 Breaking The Ice: Hard Water Duck Hunting
Late season duck hunting could be the best hunting of the year. Slob hunters, sky busters, and other miscreants have moved on to other endeavors and ...

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08
by Chris Larsen They say the proliferation of the modern duck call has saved the lives of millions of ducks. There are legions of duck hunters who mi...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
by Chris Larsen They say the proliferation of the modern duck call has saved the lives of millions of ducks. There are legions of duck hunters who mi...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
by Chris Larsen They say the proliferation of the modern duck call has saved the lives of millions of ducks. There are legions of duck hunters who mi...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
by Chris Larsen They say the proliferation of the modern duck call has saved the lives of millions of ducks. There are legions of duck hunters who mi...

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08
by Chris Larsen Duck hunting is easily the most gear intensive hunting you can participate in. Boats, guns, calls, decoys, blinds, waders, and huntin...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Duck Hunting 101
by Naomi K. Shapiro Duck hunting is a far more popular sport than one generally thinks. The first article of several we have planned -- "Duck Huntin...

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08
 A Buyer's Guide To Choosing Waders
by Cole Daniels It doesn’t matter how many ducks you shoot, if you’re cold and uncomfortable, duck hunting can be miserable. In my opinio...

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08
Duck Hunting in Waders
By Naomi K. Shapiro Duck hunting is getting exponentially more popular as a fall sport -- and often that means running about, AND IN, some fairly c...

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08
The Best Ways to Carry Duck Decoys
by Naomi K. Shapiro There are some simple, yet very effective, ways to carry all of those duck decoys you'll need when hunting. Where you are hunting...

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08
 Duck Hunting Boats
by Naomi K. Shapiro When it comes to duck hunting, there are many ways to find ducks... it's getting to them that can be difficult because of their l...

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08
 Goose Calls- Basic Tips For Calling Geese
by Naomi K. Shapiro Like all hunting, various individual parts make up the scenario of success when brought together properly. That's certainly tr...

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Posted in: Gear
08
 Stealth Duck Boats
by Stuart Spitz When it comes to duck hunting, the typical hunter doesn't think that much about transportation when they're on the water. They think ...

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08
"Calling All Ducks" - The Proper Use of Duck Calls
by Naomi K. Shapiro According to guide Phil Schweik, duck hunting is not usually a sport for the uninitiated hunter. Yes, someone can go out and p...

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Posted in: Waterflow Hunting
08
Steel Shot For Duck Hunters
Most duck hunters are quite use to shooting with steel shot. The general consense is to buy the cheapest steel shotgun shells and then go hunting. But...

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08
Five Tips For Novice Mule Deer Hunters
By Cole Daniels Mule deer hunting is an experience like no other. Western scenery is unmatched by anything else in the country. Mule deer are big, wa...

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07
By Naomi K. Shapiro A lot of turkey hunters don't realize how important it is for them to know about the turkeys' winter food sources. Where these so...

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07
Of Turkey Hunts Loved And Lost
By Chris Larsen Buying a turkey tag is sort of like getting married. We don’t buy them with the expectation of it ending badly. Still, the st...

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07
by Naomi K. Shapiro With wild turkeys becoming prolific (populations are growing rapidly, even in areas that never were a major base for the birds)...

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07
Turkey Hunting Terms and Definitions
Compound Bow ATA Standard draw length- A method of measurement has been established to provide an industry standard of draw length and eliminate the v...

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07
Nat and Cat Vs The Devil Bird
By Gary Gilchrist Persistence, determination, hard headedness, call it what you want. My buddy Nat Smith and I do not like to fail at anything...

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07
By John Simeone “As you know I hate kids, but this doesn’t do any good because they keep following me around anyway.” I stepped...

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07
My First Turkey
By Gary Gilchrist It was late April 2001. I was laying on the heart doctor’s table hooked up to one of his machines. There was a viewer ...

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07
Turkey Hunting- Pop and Old Triple
By Gary Gilchrist Pop and I sat against an intertwined oak and hackberry. The turkey kept gobbling and moving back and forth about one hundr...

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07
The Cow Pie
   by Gary Gilchrist Mark pulled his boat up to the Grand River landing.  We had hunted the Atchafalaya basin this morning and had be...

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07
An Eastern Wild Turkey Adventure
By Chris Larsen It certainly wasn’t a textbook turkey harvest but there he was laying in the place I last saw him, a dandy Eastern gobbler. ...

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07
The Secret Life Of Winter Turkeys
by Cole Daniels We pursue them with passion in the spring. Some chase them in the fall. But many hunters just observe them while waiting for whitetai...

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07
The Honey Hole
 by Gary Gilchrist   It was pitch black and foggy. Mark and I were headed up Bayou Sorrel to hunt the Board Road Hunting Club.  I...

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07
Turkey Hunting Tips From A Calling Expert
Press Play To Listen   ...

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07
Spring Turkey Hunting
By Sully Chaudry Spring turkey hunting is an exciting sport that is growing in popularity. Nothing quite beats the warm breeze of spring, beautiful ...

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07
The Mystique of the Wild Turkey- Hunting These Birds Should Be Easy But It's Not
The 70 yard turkey, yes I really did it but it was pure luck. This 3 bearded turkey appeared to be closer in my scope, as it cause and optical illusio...

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07
“Winning is an all time thing, but it doesn’t have anything to do with hunting.”..Uncle John…….. He was 16 now with h...

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07
National Wild Turkey Federation Helps Give Youth A Shot At The Outdoors
By Burt Carey Courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation Despite an era of slow change, when bureaucratic red tape seemingly takes foreve...

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07
The Old Time Turkey Shoot
By John Simeone “From the time of the Pilgrims, to the days of the Good Ole Boys, the turkey shoot is America’s oldest shooting sport.&rd...

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07
Are Food Plots For Hunting Ethical?
Planting A Food Plot By: Greg Kuper Is it legal/ethical? There is some debate on whether a food plot is considered baiting or not. My feelings are th...

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07
Creating Wild Turkey Habitat
by Naomi K. Shapiro If you're a wild turkey hunter, you may want to forego hunting public- or permitted-private land like a farm, and create your o...

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07
Food Plots For Turkeys
Turkeys prefer foraging on the edge of small clearings in wooded areas. SO, when choosing a location for a food plot for turkeys, you want to be near ...

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07
by Cole Daniels The wild turkey is one of the most mysterious game animals hunters pursue. They are as adaptable as the whitetail. They are as unpred...

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07
Aging A Wild Turkey
by Cole Daniels It’s not the classic turkey habitat most hunters think of. The hardwood ridges of my native Southwest Wisconsin are hundreds of...

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07
Scoring A Wild Turkey
by Cole Daniels Not too long ago an eight pointer was an eight pointer and a 12-pointer was a sight to behold. Deer hunting has evolved. Now when you...

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07
By Chris Larsen A few years ago, I put a very nice fall gobbler on the ground. Any mature tom is a trophy in the fall. This bird was the total packag...

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07
Wild Turkeys and Predators
Predators and Wild Turkeys by Chris Larsen Turkey hunting is a tough game. Many states have hunter success rates as low as ten percent. In the bes...

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07
 Why Do Turkeys Fight?
By Will Allen It seems like every year a photo of two or even three giant bucks locked together and found dead is circulated across the internet. Wh...

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07
Taking Better Turkey Hunting Photos
By Chris Larsen We have all seen it. Just about everyone has one. The photo of a dead turkey laying in the back of a truck. After all the time, mo...

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07
 Three Ways To Mess Up A Turkey Hunt
By Cole Daniels Turkey hunting is hard. Even in prime turkey hunting states, hunter success rates are only around 25%. Turkeys have great hearing b...

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07
How To Age A Wild Turkey
By Will Allen It seems like every time someone is lucky enough to get a turkey they try to age the bird right away. I’ve seen hunters at regis...

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07
Gould’s Wild Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo mexicana)  The fifth recognized, but least known, wild turkey subspecies is the Gould's found in portions of Arizona and New...

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07
(Meleagris gallopavo osceola) One the most hunted and sought-after game species in Florida. This unique turkey is known for its location, strictly in ...

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07
Hunting The Rio Grande Turkey
by Cole Daniels The Eastern wild turkey subspecies is by far the most prolific. Most turkey hunting articles are aimed at Easterns and those who hunt...

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07
Eastern Wild Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo silvestris)This subspecies of wild turkey is the most numerous and hunted species and is also the most widely distributed of all ...

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07
Filming Your Turkey Hunts Like A Pro
by Chris Larsen As the price of quality cameras continue to drop, more hunters are opting to film their hunts. The term “filming” was an ...

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07
Is All Of This Gear Really Necessary?
By Cole Daniels Turkey hunting is a gear intensive sport. There are fancy vests with seats attached, a laundry list of calls, all kinds of crazy deco...

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07
by Chris Larsen How many times have you heard the phrase “this isn’t my first turkey hunt”? Well, for some people it is their firs...

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Posted in: Gear
07
Insiders Guide To Turkey Decoys
by Naomi K. Shapiro As wild-turkey hunting becomes more and more popular (wild turkey populations are exploding), the turkeys are becoming smarter an...

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07
Turkey Hunting Seats
by Naomi K. Shapiro Comfort. Comfort. COMFORT! That's an axiom to which turkey hunters should adhere when setting up. Don't think for one minute t...

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07
Subtle Turkey Decoy Tweaks For Trophy Toms
As the starlit sky began to retreat, smiles covered our faces. The woods came alive with gobbles from seemingly every tree around us. Those gobbles we...

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07
The Challenge of a Wild Turkey with a Crossbow
By John Simeone As the war to fully legalize the crossbow in Louisiana comes to a final close, hunters get a special new challenge with “Uncle ...

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07
Turkey Hunting with a Bow and Guillotine Arrow
By Naomi K. Shapiro While most hunters will take the comparatively "easy route" and use a gun to hunt wild turkeys, there are good numbers of intr...

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07
Turkey Hunting Clothing
By Naomi K. Shapiro When it comes to clothing for turkey hunting, first and foremost, you want to be comfortable. If you're not comfortable, you're g...

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07
 Play Time Is Over- Turkey Shells
By John Simeone I have heard so many people tell me about turkey shells, all I have to say is prove it. Here is the test that I put many different sh...

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Posted in: Gear
07
Wild turkey hunting is challenging and fun and it requires a lot of preparation and the proper equipment. Although the stereotype of wild turkeys is ...

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Posted in: Gear
07
Extended Range Turkey Kills
By Chris Larsen Turkey hunting gear continues to advance. We have better calls, waterproof jackets and boots, decoys that move and have actual feathe...

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07
Converting An Ordinary Shotgun Into The Ultimate Turkey Gun
By Ben Gustafson If you are a hunter who has a limited budget to spend on hunting gear, you don’t have the resources to go out and buy a new sh...

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07
Patterning A Shotgun For Turkey Hunting
by Justin Davis When getting ready for the spring turkey hunt, patterning your shotgun should be the first thing on your mind. Patterning is a common...

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07
By Cole Daniels I’ll never forget my Southern Wisconsin gobbler from last season. He diligently worked a harem of hens in a hayfield about a hu...

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Posted in: Gear
07
Shotgun Patterning For Turkey Hunting
By Chris Larsen It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned veteran or a turkey hunting newbie, shotgun patterning is a must before heading to...

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07
Whether it’s car repairs, home improvement, or turkey hunting, having the right tool for the job is vital to success. No tool is more important ...

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Posted in: Gear
07
Turkey Gun Science
By John Simeone We are going to get a little technical for this article in preparation for the upcoming turkey season. Over the last 15 years or so m...

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07
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07
Selecting A Turkey Call
by Justin Davis With increased interest in turkey hunting, the market has become flooded with new turkey calls and gimmicks. A hunter can go to a spo...

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07
Slate Call Maintenance
By Cole Daniels Slate calls may be the most effective calls for turkey hunting. Why? You can make a wider variety of turkey sounds with a slate call ...

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07
Box Call Maintenance
By Cole Daniels I may be biased, but box calls are my favorite turkey calls. Maybe it’s because a box call was my first “real” turk...

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07
by Cole Daniels The tell tale red waddles moving down the ridge gave me plenty of time to prepare myself for the shot. After just a few yelps on my b...

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07
What's New At Quaker Boy Game Calls
We had the chance to visit with Ernie Calandrelli from Quaker Boy Game Calls at the 2011 ATA show.  Quaker Boy has always been one of my favorite...

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07
Making A Turkey Call From A Turkey Wing Bone
This first video gives you a pretty good idea on how to get the wing bone parts you need out of the turkey and the following video will give you some ...

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07
Wild turkey calling is a detailed technique that takes time and effort to learn. Knowing the basics of wild turkey is crucial to being able to use di...

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07
How to use diaphragm turkey call (Using A Turkey Mouth Call)
  An Article By Foremost Hunting Pro Staff Member Archer Learning to use a mouth call can be a very difficult and frustrating experience for mo...

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07
How to make homemade turkey calls
One of the questions I am asked most often when it comes to turkey hunting is: How do you make your own turkey call? Learning how to make a home-ma...

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07
   Killing a turkey with a bow is one of hunting’s greatest challenges. Successfully hunting turkeys is difficult enough with a shotg...

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07
by Chris Larsen   Motion decoys have been used in waterfowl hunting for quite some time now. Most waterfowl hunters either own a spinning w...

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07
Turkey Hunting From A Ground Blind
By Cole Daniels Ground blinds are becoming increasingly popular among turkey hunters. Blinds are an absolute must for archery hunters. But shotgun tu...

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06
Using diaphragm calls, also called mouth calls, for turkey hunting can be one of the most challenging things for aspiring turkey hunters to learn. Man...

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06
by Chris Larsen When it comes to applying for turkey permits, my last few seasons have been a comedy of errors. I’ve either forgotten to apply ...

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06
Fall Turkey Strategies
by Cole Daniels Fall turkey hunting is a completely different sport than spring turkey hunts. Gobblers are not loaded with testosterone. Fall turkey ...

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06
By Naomi K. Shapiro Turkey hunting is a very exciting sport, and many hunters have taken to the woods hoping to get that big tom during our current...

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06
Gobbler Goofs: Avoiding Common Turkey Hunting Mistakes
Spring is about rebirth. Flowers bloom, trees bud, and grass greens. Better yet, hunting season is back. Turkey seasons across the country open and...

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06
Turkey Hunting For Beginners
by Chris Larsen Turkey hunting carries it’s share of mystique. Veteran turkey hunters speak of wily toms as if they were ghosts; beings put on...

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06
Ten O’clock Toms- What to do after your pre dawn set up strikes out
By Chris Larsen Our first setup of the day struck out. The birds we roosted the night before put on quite a show but just wouldn’t move withi...

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06
SPRING TURKEY HUNTING/WEATHER CONDITIONS
By: Greg Kuper Ah, spring is approaching, and with it comes spring turkey hunting season. Hunting turkeys isn’t that much different in the s...

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06
Turkey Hunting Weather Conditions
by Naomi K. Shapiro "I just love it when you get the call," says Guide Phil Schweik: "Hey, it's raining cats-and-dogs, do you think I should cancel ...

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06
Different Turkey Hunting Methods.
by Naomi K. Shapiro There are two different methods Guide Phil Schweik uses to hunt wild turkey.  In the normal scheme of things most hunters wi...

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06
TURKEY HUNTING FOR DUMMIES
By: Greg Kuper The Wild Turkey can be found virtually everywhere in the U.S. and has few predators in the wild. The predators they do have are usual...

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06
Wild Turkey Decoys and Placement
When it comes to turkey decoys, there are two schools of thought: One group of turkey hunters will swear BY decoys, and the other groups of turkey hu...

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06
Spring Turkey Hunting Tips
With the burgeoning explosion of wild turkey populations, most hunters think that you can just jump in your car and go out and quick-like get a 25-pou...

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06
Turkey Hunting Quick Tips:
To make your spring gobbler hunt successful and safe, hunters need to take some basic precautions to protect themselves and protect others. Always let...

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06
How To Talk To Turkeys
By Cole Daniels With a light tug of the trigger and the boom of the Benelli, it was over. I pulled my facemask down and wiped the sweat off my brow. ...

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06
Archery Turkey Hunting
by Cole Daniels Turkey hunting is a humbling sport. Most hunters end the season shaking their heads and talking about next season. The challenge is p...

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06
Roosting Turkeys
By Cole Daniels Shooting turkeys during midday isn’t impossible, but there is no doubt the vast majority of gobblers are shot within the first ...

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by Chris Larsen Pursuing turkeys is one of the most exciting forms of hunting. The birds are tough to hunt yet engaging. Hunters can be conversationa...

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06
Run And Gun Turkey Tactics
By Cole Daniels There are a lot of turkey hunters who have no problem with hunting the same decoy set all morning or even all day long. Staying plant...

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06
Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics
By Chris Larsen Pursuing wild turkeys is one of the most rewarding hunting experiences. It’s typically done on the ground and in close quarter...

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06
Outside The Box Ideas For Turkey Hunting
by Chris Larsen In most states turkey hunters success rates range from twenty to thirty percent. That means the odds of being successful this season ...

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06
By Cole Daniels Hunkering down against a tree and waiting for a turkey is textbook turkey hunting. Mix in a hen decoy and some yelps & purrs and ...

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06
Hunting Call Shy Turkeys
by Cole Daniels The term “call shy” is often used by hunters trying to make sense of turkeys that won’t budge no matter what we do ...

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06
Using Locator Calls For Turkey Hunting
By Cole Daniels When speaking of the perfect turkey hunt, most hunters would describe hunting gobblers off the roost. The boss tom flies off his perc...

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06
Ninth Inning Gobblers
By Cole Daniels It’s a situation played out by turkey hunters across the nation… a desperate attempt to avoid eating tag soup with the l...

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06
Introducing Youth To Turkey Hunting
by Cole Daniels As hunter participation continues to drop, it is more important than ever to introduce youngsters to hunting. Turkey hunting is one o...

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06
What To Do When Turkeys Hang Up
by Chris Larsen This article has nothing to do with telephones. Turkeys that "hang up" stop just short of shotgun or bow range. They just won't budge...

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06
Tips For Public Land Turkey Hunting
By Cole Daniels The thought of hunting on public land makes some hunters cringe. But it’s reality for many hunters. Land access is getting more...

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Press Play To Listen Thank ...

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Bowhunting For Turkeys
Press Play To Listen Thank ...

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06
Three Tactics For Hunting Quiet Gobblers
By Cole Daniels As a hint of sunlight crested above the eastern horizon the first gobble rang out. In moments it seemed as though the entire valley ...

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06
Four Tips For Late Season Turkey Hunting
As turkey season approaches, hunters get excited to hit the woods as early as possible. Opening day is a holiday for serious gobbler chasers. There ar...

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06
 Is Breaking Up The Flock A Good Idea?
By Will Allen After watching the same group of turkeys on the same hillside two evenings in a row, I decided it was time to put some meat in the skil...

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06
Scouting Wild Turkeys
by Cole Daniels As the morning sun greeted the treetops, movement confirmed my beliefs.  An early alarm bell sent me to this location well b...

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06
Turkey Hunting On Public Land
By Ben Gustafson If you are like a lot of other hunters who don’t have access to private land for turkey hunting, rather than going door to doo...

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by Cole Daniels I learned the value of scouting turkeys on my very first turkey hunt. A good friend of mine had kept an eye on a flock of turkeys all...

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06
Decoy Placement For Turkey Hunting
By Justin Davis When people think of turkey hunting, decoy placement seems to get over shadowed by calling, scouting and roosting. All of these are v...

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06
Hunting Fly-Up Turkeys
by Cole Daniels When most turkey hunters imagine the perfect hunt, they think about setting up on a roosted bird, calling him in, and putting him on ...

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06
 Four Turkey Hunting Tips To Get Your Gobbler
By Cole Daniels It was one of the toughest turkey hunts I’ve ever had and it was about to come to an abrupt end. A gobbler sporting an eight in...

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06
After the Hunt Cleaning a Wild Turkey
by Naomi K. Shapiro Cleaning a wild turkey is not something every hunter looks forward to, but, with a little patience and the right tool(s), it can ...

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06
First time turkey hunters are often intimidated when it comes time to clean the the first turkey they shoot. Wild Turkey just like a chicken, phe...

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Understanding Wild Turkey Habits for Improved Hunting
Wild Turkey HabitsWild turkeys roost in trees at night. They fly to their roosts at about sunset and fly to the ground at first light where they feed ...

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Some safety rules for hunting wild turkeys include:     The colors of the gobbler turkey include red, black white and blue. E...

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Scouting for Wild Turkey
Finding Land To Hunt Turkeys Ask 100 land owners if they will let you hunt deer on their property and you will probably get 99 no's.  Ask 100 la...

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05
Amateur Deer Hunting Videos, Professional Results
By Chris Larsen Outdoor television shows are a hot commodity these days. There are several networks featuring outdoor programming exclusively. Deer h...

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2010 Wisconsin Deer Hunting Outlook
By Cole Daniels Wisconsin is a premiere destination for deer hunters. 2009 was considered a down year with a total harvest of over 325,000 deer. This...

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The World's Fastest Deer Hunt
by Chris Larsen With the bark of a .30-06, this hunt was over before it began. Foremost Outdoor Television field producers, Dan Larsen and Jesse Wind...

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by Naomi K. Shapiro Many hunters never think about the potential for an accident while deer hunting. The adrenalin is flowing, the mind is envision...

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Cracking The Code: Whitetail Body Language
Some of my favorite encounters in the wild occur when I’m face to face with animals I have no intention of pulling the trigger on. It seems lik...

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Whitetail Antler Growth and What It Can Tell a Hunter
by Naomi K. Shapiro   Throughout the year whitetail bucks and the occasional doe grow antlers. The antlers start growing in early sprin...

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by Chris Larsen Having an opportunity to bag a trophy class buck is rare for most hunters. With family and work commitments cutting into valuable hu...

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The Blue Handled Pocket Knife
By John Simeone Boys and Girls, let me tell you something, this is not an advertisement, “If you ain’t got a Case pocket knife, you are j...

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Surviving Deer Camp – and Still Get Your Deer
by Naomi K. Shapiro Every year hunters take to the woods in search of their trophy deer. Some are successful, some are not. But to many hunters, ...

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Hunting Wild- The Story Of Real Deer Hunting
By John Simeone One hundred and thirty five deer ago, on a very cold November morning in 1969 I woke up before daylight, too early because the ligh...

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by Chris Larsen Gun deer season in Wisconsin is a holiday. It comes with all the anticipation, preparation, and dedication of holidays celebrated by ...

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The Enigma of Dwell Time
By John Simeone The big fox squirrel had been tormenting my old Basset Hound in the back yard long enough. Each day the squirrel would run up to th...

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Ladies & Youth Deer Rifles
By John Simeone The shot was perfect, I knew that when I heard the crack of the 243 down at Kade’s stand. I met him walking back, with a disg...

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Wild Buck Fever
By John Simeone “In football winning is an all time thing, in deer hunting it may come only once in a lifetime”….Uncle John ...

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Grey Sky In The Morning
By John Simeone “They deserved each other, wild and uncultivated, things that legends are made of”…..Uncle John  &nbs...

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  Frankenstein’s Buck Monster
Editorial By John Simeone Each year in September I religiously look over my state hunting regulation pamphlet. Somehow, I think I may be one of the o...

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Claim Jumper
        I settled into my treestand making final preparations for my evening hunt excitedly thinking that this was going to be...

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A Vegetarian Hunter?
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Should You Score Your Buck?
By Chris Larsen Moments after the great buck was hoisted to the rafters by his rear haunches, people started coming over to see him. The neighbors h...

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   The Misadventures of A New Bowhunter
By Chris Larsen Editor's Note: Video of Chris' hunt is at the bottom of the page. After a few years of watching deer movement on my family’s p...

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My goal: Get ready to ride.  Preparation For An Elk Hunting Trip
By Mark Torinus Ride thirteen hours, that is, into the Bob Marshall Wilderness with five good friends and a bunch of tobacco-tanned cowboy guides. ...

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BUCK FEVER, THERE AIN’T NO CURE
By John Simeone Civilization must have been created for the survival of idiots… normal, resourceful, intelligent people will find a way to a...

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The Old Christmas Tree- The Importance of being an Outdoor Mentor
By John Simeone Winner of the 2006 Excellence in Craft Award for Short Feature Story, Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association The idea of being an...

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 Best Crops For Fall Food Plots
With much of the country in the midst of a drought, fall food plots are going to be more important than ever. Many Midwest cornfields, which often si...

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Using Mineral Licks To Attract Bucks
  By Will Allen   It seems that just about every serious deer hunter with his own patch of property to hunt is hooked on food plots. &nbs...

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Why Plant Food Plots?
by Cole Daniels Whitetail hunting is an obsession for many.  Thanks to long archery seasons and additional firearms opportunities, deer hunting ...

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Strategic Food Plot Planning
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     Low Budget Food Plots
By Cole Daniels It’s no secret that a lot of people are in a financial pinch these days. Higher prices at the gas pump and everywhere else have...

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Food Plot Basics For Deer Hunters
by Chris Larsen Planting food plots accomplishes a variety of objectives for deer hunters. It attracts deer to a given area, improves deer nutrition ...

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Where Did The Deer Go?  Using water to attract deer to your land.
Early Season Thoughts..You have worked all spring and summer keeping your feeders filled, building new deer stands or fixing old ones, planting food p...

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Santa Landed in My Food Plot
By John Simeone 'Twas the day before Christmas, and on my old hunting lease, not a creature was stirring, especially the deer. My Food Plot stood t...

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Soil Testing For Food Plots
By Chris Larsen More hunters are adding food plots to their favorite hunting hole than ever before. As hunters look to gain an edge in the antler gam...

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Planting a Food Plot For Deer Hunting
By Naomi K. Shapiro With the popularity of deer hunting at all-time highs; restrictions on baiting getting stronger and stronger; and, with the l...

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Spring Food Plots Pay Off In Big Fall Bucks
By Todd Bohm As the smells, sights and sounds of spring begin to signal the end of a long and cold winter, outdoor enthusiasts envision northward...

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Get the Dirt on Dirt-  Great food plots start with great soil.
By Matt Coffey Courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation Although the spring season has passed and deer hunting is on the minds of most hunter...

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Eight Tips for Big Results With Food Plots on Small Properties
By Brian Purtymun Courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation We all want to help wildlife, but not everyone owns a large tract of land. Are the...

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Raising Green Without Spending Green   Putting In Food Plots On A Budget
Raising Green Without Spending Green Putting In Food Plots On A Budget By P.J. Perea Courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation  ...

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So You Want To Put In A Food Plot?
Establishing food plots on your land is not a difficult process and can usually be accomplished in a few weekends with a relatively sma...

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By Henry Chidgey CoFounder Wildlife Analytical Labs- January 2008 Any of us that are at all involved with trophy game mammals are frequently asked &l...

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Whitetail Deer Antler Facts
Unlike horns on cattle which are permanent, male deer lose and re-grow their antlers every year.  In the whitetail deer family only bucks over 1 ...

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Definitions of commonly used deer hunting terms:. Abomasum- the fourth, or digesting, chamber of the stomach of a cud-chewing animal, like the whit...

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The Skeleton of a Whitetail Deer
Many hunters do not know much about bones or the skeleton whitetail deer have under their skin.  The bone structure is important when determining...

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Become A Better Deer Hunter- Deer Biology
You may not need to know what species and class the deer belongs to but some of the information on this page will help you become a better deer hunter...

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Best States For Boone & Crockett Bucks
Some hunters don’t care. For others, shooting a Boone & Crockett whitetail buck is the holy grail of hunting. In order to be considered a ...

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Deer Hunting Myths Debunked
By Will Allen Belly up to just about any tavern in deer hunting territory and you’re bound to hear some real whoppers. Everybody seems to have ...

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What Are Deer Scrapes?
By Cole Daniels Even a novice deer hunter can easily point out a rub. They’re tough to miss. Scrapes are a little more difficult to spot but ...

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What Is EHD?
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is a viral disease found in whitetailed deer and in some other ruminants. Unlike Chronic Wasting Disease, EHD is ...

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by Cole Daniels I often hear hunters debate the best time to kill does. Most are deathly afraid of scaring off bucks during opening weekend and duri...

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The Best Time To Kill Does
by Cole Daniels I often hear hunters debate the best time to kill does. Most are deathly afraid of scaring off bucks during opening weekend and duri...

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Hunting The Rut Transition
By Cole Daniels When most hunters think of hunting the rut, they think of big ol’ bucks cruising the woods in search of hot does. That period ...

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Whitetail Deer Facts
Impress your friends with these unusual deer facts.  For more information on whitetail deer behavior and biology please visit our deer hunting ti...

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By Will Allen Buying a new bow is about as close to the Christmas morning feel as you’ll get for a bow hunter. When you were eight years old, ...

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Extending Your Bow Range
by Will Allen One of the most challenging aspects of archery whitetail hunting is staying within your range. Most archers have a maximum ethical ran...

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Buying Your First Compound Bow
By Chris Larsen Hunting is a growing sport and one of the biggest segments of growth is archery. Bowhunter numbers are rising for many reasons. Qua...

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While there are still a few holdouts, by now most archers use a release aid of some kind. Releases make it more comfortable to shoot and improve accu...

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Release Aids For Bowhunting
Some bowhunters think nothing of spending eight or nine hundred dollars on a bow, then scoff at the idea of laying down more than thirty or forty doll...

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  Tree Stand Shots: Know The Angles
By Cole Daniels The leaves had just blown off most of the trees a few days earlier. The view from my tree stand was significantly different from wha...

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Target Panic For Archers
By Chris Larsen Podca...

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Calculating Kinetic Energy For Archers
By Cole Daniels Back in the days of the long bow, calculating kinetic energy was pretty important. Modern compounds and arrows have virtually elimina...

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What Is Ozonics?
  Ozonics is an ozone creating machine used to eliminate a hunter’s scent while hunting. Ozone is a naturally occurring gas found in the a...

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     Eye Dominance For Archers
  One of the first factors that needs to be addressed is whether to buy a left-handed or right-handed bow. Instead of focusing on if you are rig...

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Lighted Nocks
    Lighted nocks are looked at by some archers as a novelty. In fact, the Pope & Young Club disqualifies animals taken with lighted n...

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Choosing Mechanical Broadheads
    Mechanical broadheads are all the rage these days and for good reason. Mechanicals are the most accurate broadhead you can shoot. But ...

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Basic Deer Hunting Equipment for the Novice Bow Hunter
by Naomi K. Shapiro There are hundreds of articles about what a novice bow hunter needs to deer hunt. This one will be using the "KISS" theory...

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 The Bowsmith Bow Tuning Tool
Howard Tripp from Real Avid demonstrates his new Bow Tuning Multi tool, the Bowsmith: The Bowsmith is a multi tool designed specifically for bow hu...

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 PSE Dream Season EVO
Blake Shelby shows us the hot new bow on the market from PSE- The PSE EVO.  The EVO uses X Force technology and takes it to the next level to cre...

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How Much Draw Weight Do I Need?
In compound bows, draw weight is the maximum amount of weight an archer will pull when drawing the bow. Many target bows and youth bows have draw weig...

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      Every bow hunter would love to pick up the latest and greatest bow to hit the shelves of their favorite pro shop. Unfortun...

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In this edition of biggamelogic.com’s Archery Journal, Dan Ellyson of A1 Archery in Hudson, Wisconsin explains how to find the right arrow for y...

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 Gearing Up For Deer Hunting
by Chris Larsen For deer, especially mature bucks, making mistakes is simply inexcusable. They constantly fight for survival. They fight the elements...

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Whitetail Ground Blind Hunting
by Naomi K. Shapiro When it comes to whitetail hunting, lots of hunters like to be elevated in tree stands. The human scent is above the deer...

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Deer Decoys
by Naomi K. Shapiro When hunters hear the word "decoys," the first thing they usually think about are ducks, wild turkeys, and geese. Well, while m...

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Daypack Hunting Essentials- What To Pack While Hunting
One of the mot important things I make certain I have with me while heading out into the field, is a positive mental attitude. It is important to have...

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Dressed for Hunting Success- Choosing The Right Outdoor Clothing
Luck, as we all will agree, seems to play just as an important role in hunting as knowledge and experience. That said, I truly think that to a certain...

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Choosing the Best Deer Rifle
by Naomi K. Shapiro and Stuart Spitz   If there's one hunting subject that engenders different opinions, it's which deer rifle to choose. Le...

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Where To Put Your Trail Cameras
By Cole Daniels A trail camera can be one of the most important pieces in your hunting tool box. They watch what is happening on your property when ...

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Trail Camera Tactics
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What To Look For When Buying A Trail Camera
  by Chris Larsen Buying a trail camera can be a little intimidating. There are dozens of choices on the shelves in big box stores, in archery ...

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by Naomi K. Shapiro OK – you're an experienced hunter. You done all the "right things" -- you scouted, you read sign, you checked all the sc...

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Review of the Flextone Buck Collector Deer Call
By Chris Larsen Like a lot of deer hunters, I was once afraid to call deer. I had read about calling deer and wondered if it was really effective. ...

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Using A Grunt Tube For Whitetails
  By Will Allen   Calling a mature whitetail buck to your treestand with a grunt may be one of the most rewarding experiences a hunter wi...

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What Is The Best Time To Hang Stands?
By Cole Daniels What is the perfect time to hang deer stands? Well, that is a tough question with many varying opinions. I usually hang them in mid...

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Three Stands For Early Season Bowhunting Success
by Cole Daniels Early season deer hunting is a hotly debated topic among deer hunters. Some can’t wait to get in the woods and operate as if e...

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Treestand Hunting Tips For Beginners
By Chris Larsen My first hunting forays took place on Midwest marshes in pursuit of waterfowl and in the Rocky Mountain foothills chasing mule deer. ...

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Harnesses For Hunters
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Choosing A Tree Stand Site
By Will Allen One of the most important decisions you can make as a deer hunter is where to hang your stand. Deciding the perfect spot should be de...

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By Will Allen It doesn’t matter if you’re an antler fanatic looking for your next trophy buck or solely on a mission to fill the freeze...

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Buying The Right Safety Harness
By Cole Daniels If you ride motorcycles you have no doubt heard the phrase, “If you have a five dollar head, protect it with a five dollar he...

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By Chris Larsen Hunting from tree stands is the most popular way to hunt deer, especially east of the Mississippi. Being off the ground offers seve...

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There are literally 100's of different deer stand styles on the market today from many different manufactures with many different price points. So how...

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Video Tour Of Ol'Man Tree Stand Products
John McNeil from Ol'Man Outdoors takes us on a guided tour of the Ol'Man Treestand line up including the new AlumaLite CTS which is the first major re...

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  The gang from Foremost Hunting caught up with Chis Smith from Amacker Outdoors at the 2011 ATA show. Chris was kind enough to show us the Amac...

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 Deer Stand Safety
by Naomi K. Shapiro When deer hunting, it's usually a good idea to be elevated. There's a better view of the surrounding area, it keeps you out of ...

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The deer hunting tree stand is a piece of hunting equipment no deer hunter should be without. Tree stands provide the deer hunter with a better view o...

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Binoculars Tips For Deer Hunters
by Will Allen Binoculars may be the most important optional piece of hunting equipment in a hunter’s arsenal. In fact, I wouldn’t conside...

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Tink's Deer Decoys
  If you’re thinking about hunting with a deer decoy  this season, Tink’s has a few new offerings that may be what you’re...

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Big Game Logic: Scouting Tool & More
Press Play To Listen   Thank You To Jeff Schmitz For The Great Podcast! Technology is ...

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Basics Of Muzzleloading
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By Chris Larsen I was first introduced to Real Avid back in 2011 at the Archery Trade Association(ATA) Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. There, I met R...

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As deer hunters continue to look for ways to extend their season, shed hunting is becoming increasing popular. It didn’t take long for shed hunt...

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Shed hunting is a great way to extend your deer season. Most deer hunters, especially in the North, are suffering from a severe case of cabin fever by...

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Getting In Shape For Big Game Hunting
By Mike Hawkridge Hunts are crammed with challenges well beyond our control; weather, terrain, and uncooperative big game can all be factors we are...

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Three Tips For Better Bow Hunting This Season
By Cole Daniels After 45 minutes of slowly making her way down the fence line, the doe was approaching affective range of my Mathews. She was a goo...

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Tactics For Winter Whitetail Hunting
By Cole Daniels As New Year’s Eve approaches, most deer hunters have hung it up for the season. They have either bagged their deer or are tired...

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A Place of Your Own: Buying Deer Hunting Property
by Chris Larsen Some states have plenty of public hunting land. Some of it can be very rewarding to hunt and some of it is downright frustrating. Bad...

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Low Impact Deer Hunting
by Cole Daniels As a hunter, I often find myself in conversations with other hunters. It doesn’t matter if I know them or not. Hunters have a...

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Deer Driving Tips & Techniques
by Chris Larsen Talk to most whitetail deer hunters and they will tell you the way to shoot deer is by sitting all day. Don’t go in for lunch...

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 Last Minute Preparation for the Gun Deer Season
By Naomi K. Shapiro "T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the house. . ." Whoops, wrong night! Let's change to the day and night befor...

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Deer Hunting Courtesy
By Stuart Spitz In most every aspect of life, there are certain unwritten rules, taboos, or "don'ts," which people recognize. No less the case with...

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Maximizing Opening Day Deer Hunting Success
By Naomi K. Shapiro Yippee! The gun deer season is just a couple of days away. You've already loaded up the truck with all the needed trappings; de...

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Hunting Trophy Whitetail Bucks
By Cole Daniels As the rut approaches, many deer hunters have visions of monster bucks dancing in their heads. Everyone wants a chance at the buck ...

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Deer Hunting Scent Myths Debunked
By Cole Daniels There are a lot of companies making a lot of money on hunter’s fears about scent and the wind. In many cases, scent control i...

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Sighting In Your Rifle For Deer Season
OK, you've just bought a super-duper rifle just in time for deer season and you're dreaming of getting the big buck everyone else has been bragging ab...

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Shoot To kill
By John Simeone “A deer has no bulls eye, you must know its anatomy, while a laser range finder helps.” I have killed a deer at every po...

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Stand Placement For Trophy Whitetails
by Chris Larsen After sitting in the stand for what seemed like weeks, the quiet crunch of four legs passing over stiff snow pulled my chin out of my...

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Sky High Tree Stands
by Chris Larsen It’s tree stand setting time. Hunters will put a lot of effort into tree selection based on trail camera info, terrain, deer ...

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Deer Hunting Tips For Beginners
by Chris Larsen Most deer hunting articles have titles like "Advanced Techniques" and "Beyond The Basics". These articles are targeting folks who h...

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Food And Drink For Hunting
By Stuart Spitz Most hunters think they know it all, particularly when it comes to what type of food and drink to take with them on the hunt. We've...

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Establishing A Deer Refuge On Your Property
By Chris Larsen Here at biggamelogic.com we often get questions about riding ATV’s on hunting property. Many people use their property for a ...

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Asking Permission To Hunt
For many years I was content to hunt the few pieces of private land that I had access to through friends and family and I supplemented this with trips...

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Observing Signs & Weather Conditions Makes You A Bette
Lou taught me the basics and said I'd figure out the rest in a few years....Uncle John Many of our readers have asked me to gather a list of the way ...

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 Choosing Your Most Opportune Times to Gun Hunt Deer
by Naomi K. Shapiro There are some nifty, but simple, "trade secrets" to use when choosing the best time to gun deer hunt, which, if followed, will...

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The Ten Dumb Things We Do to Miss a Deer
By: John Simeone         I guess no one told you, riding around on a four-wheeler all day will vibrate your sco...

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Damage Control:  Improve your Technique to Take Whitetails Cleanly
by J. Oswald “He’s DOWN!” hailed the cry through the maze of standing corn. Hustling between rows toward the field edge marking the...

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Tracking: What I've learned Over the Years
By: Duane Fronek If you hunt, no matter how good a shot you are, there will come a time you'll not only need to know how to track, you’ll ultim...

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Recovering Gut Shot Deer
By Will Allen No one wants to put an arrow in the guts of a deer. It takes much longer for a deer to expire from this type of wound which is obviou...

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Finding A Wounded Deer
By Cole Daniels You’ve been putting in long hours at the range. You set stands, scouted, and somehow snuck in without being detected by the bu...

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Aging Venison
By Will Allen How long should you let your deer hang before cutting up meat? That’s a tough question. The best answer is, it depends. A lo...

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The Hour Glass Rule:  Deer Recovery Made Simple
by Cole Daniels “Thwack!” My arrow blasted into the side of a dandy doe on this crisp Saturday morning. She kicked her hind legs high i...

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AFTER THE SHOT- TRACKING WOUNDED WHITETAIL DEER
by Stuart Spitz The first thing any good hunter knows about tracking a wounded deer is that tracking starts way before you take your shot! Make sur...

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Field dressing a deer is some kind of job. You've got to have a very strong constitution for it. It's all blood and guts, after all. But you've decide...

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DETERMINING THE AGE OF DEER BY TOOTH WEAR
By: Greg Kuper A deer rarely exceeds its average life expectancy of five years of age in the wild. They are capable of living over ten years but th...

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Deer Tracking and Recovery-  Tracking a Wounded Deer
You’ve just shot the deer that you’ve patiently waited hours to find. You’re excited and your anticipation is high, but you know tha...

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 Using A Tracking Stick By Kim A. Cabrera
The following article is reproduced with permission by Kim Cabrera. for more information on tracking check out Kim's website at www.bear-tracker.com....

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Tracking Wounded Whitetail Deer
Ethical hunters should always do their best to deliver a clean lethal shot that ends the life of game quickly. We should "pass up" shots that are less...

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Tink's is by far one of the most recognized names when it comes to deer scent. We had a chance to chat with Terry Rohm from Tink's at the 2011 ATA sh...

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Using Scents For Deer Hunting
Press Play To Listen Thank You To Rob Chi...

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A trip to your local sporting goods store to purchase deer scents can be a confusing ordeal. One of the questions I most often receive from hunters i...

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