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September 2013

17 Winchester Super Magnum
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.17 Winchester Super Mag by the Numbers


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And that’s exactly what shooters got in 2013 with the introduction of the .17 Winchester Super Mag. Specifications for the new cartridge called for a 20- and 25-grain bullet, both polymer-tipped, driven to 3,000 fps and 2,600 fps, respectively, as well as a 20-grain JHP (jacketed hollow point). Compared to the .17 HMR, which is […]

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deer fibromas
Grant Woods

Fibromas (brown tumors attached to deer)


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  Fibromas usually don’t cause deer problems. However, some Fibromas can grow to 8+ inches! They can be located to obstruct a deer’s vision or mobility. It’s also possible, but rare, that Fibromas can be injured and become infected. Infected Fibromas can cause secondary infections that do harm the deer, and potentially make the venison […]

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Pouring food plot seed
Melissa Bachman

Food Plots


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There is very little maintenance you need to do with clover, and deer have a hard time eating it down to dirt unlike corn and beans if you have a high deer density in your area. Turnips will grow in almost any type of soil. I usually put these in during mid-August and they will […]

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Ballistics silver tip
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Heavy Bullets and Wind Drift


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It may surprise some shooters, but a smaller 55-grain Ballistic Silvertip shot from a .22-250 drifts less than a 125-grain Pointed Soft Point fired from a .30-06. The difference can be as much as 2 inches less at 300 yards and 4 inches less at 400—not a lot, but enough to illustrate the point. Most […]

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Red Oak Acorns
Grant Woods

Red Oak Acorns


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By this time the red oak acorns are becoming less bitter and a preferred food source. Remember that deer are very selective feeders, and they will seek the best food in their range they don’t associate with fear. So, if there is a failure or shortage of white oak acorns one year, deer may begin […]

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Deer rattling
Melissa Bachman

Rattling Tips


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I’ve been very fortunate to have a lot of luck rattling in a variety of states and have come up with 7 big mistakes that are often made, but could be avoided: 1.Leave Setup Too Early – A set of rattling antlers can carry sound over a great distance. Because of this, bucks may come […]

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Get Ready for 2014!


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  As this is posted, Winchester Ammunition’s sales force is gathering in East Alton, Ill., to meet with product managers and other staff to learn what exciting new products will be unveiled in 2014 that will change the way many of us shoot and hunt. If the coming year is anything like 2013, there will […]

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White oak acorns
Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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That’s because deer love acorns – especially white oak acorns. Matter of fact, deer were consuming acorns literally 100’s of years before the first soybean was planted in the U.S.A. (soybeans are from northern China). Deer will abandon almost every type of forage crop and eat acorns, especially this time of year when freshly ripe […]

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