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August 2013

walking to deer stand
Grant Woods

Approaching the Food Plot


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Bucks will feed at the best food source that they don’t associate with fear within their home range. This is why Hidey Hole food plots work so well! Hidey Hole plots are small (approximately ¼ acre) food plots created in areas that haven’t been previously hunted. Bucks will find these plots and usually feed at them during daylight hours […]

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Weighing hunting gear
Melissa Bachman

Tips for Traveling with Your Hunting Gear


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You get everything packed in your big tough case, but once you arrive on the hunt you probably don’t want to be lugging that in and out of the field. I’ve started putting a soft case in my bag or even packing the gun in a soft case before placing it in the hard case. […]

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Live the Legend

Winchester’s Cool Digital Tools


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Social Tools Social media is one of the key ways through which people communicate these days, and Winchester is there. Today, Winchester can be found on social media favorite Facebook with nearly 85,000 likes where shooters can learn the latest about new products, get tips for improving their shooting and even enter to win cool […]

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Food plot
Grant Woods

How to Plant Killing Food Plots


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  My Hidey Hole plots are usually about a quarter acre in size (approximately 30 yards x 30 yards). I simply remove any leaves, sticks, etc., from the area so the seed can make seed to soil contact. Remember, the mission of this plot is simply to attract bucks – not to produce enough forage […]

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Trail Camera Looking Down
Melissa Bachman

Trail Cameras as Scouting Tools


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I also like checking the cameras for pure entertainment because you get to watch bucks in their natural setting doing what they do, and when they do it. A new feature that I have really come to love is the video mode on the Cuddeback Attack. The camera still takes an image, but is then […]

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Kim Rhode
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Bust More Clays – Tips from a 6-Time Olympic Medalist, Kim Rhode


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  1. Check to See Which Eye is Dominant — Before ever picking up a firearm, determine whether you are left- or right-eye dominant. You can do this by overlapping your hands, thumbs extended, to form a small opening. Look at a distant object through the opening with both eyes open, and continuing to focus […]

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Hidey Hole
Grant Woods

Hidey Hole Food Plots


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I call such plots ‘Hidey Holes.’  They are one of my favorite tools to tag mature bucks.  There are three criteria that must be met for Hidey Hole plots to help hunters meet their mission of tagging a mature buck: The Hidey Hole plot must be located within the range of one or more mature bucks.  You can’t tag what’s not […]

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Spraying clothes for ticks
Melissa Bachman

Staying Tick Free


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It is a bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of one of several types of ticks. The number of confirmed cases has ranged from nearly 20,000 in 2004 to a high of approximately 30,000 in 2009. Even when armed all this information, we must do our best to take every precaution possible because, […]

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