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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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American Rifleman Managing Editor Aaron Carter was one of the first sportsmen in America to get a crack at Winchester’s headline making introduction of the .17 Winchester Super Magnum earlier this year. Carter hit the range and offered up the following comparisons to the new round, and other top rimfire and varmint loads. He writes: […]

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deer fibromas
Grant Woods

Fibromas


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This time of year almost every hunter and trail camera are out in the woods. I always receive lots of questions about odd sightings for pictures taken by trail cameras. One of the most common questions is about the numerous brown “tumors” seen on deer asking if it’s a strange new disease that impacts the […]

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Pouring food plot seed
Melissa Bachman

Food Plots


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Food plots can be a very helpful tool when hunting whitetails. They can actually be pretty cost effective, and done without any big equipment. There is a common theme among most people who plant food plots – they want something that will easily grow and can be done on a budget. The type of food […]

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Ballistics silver tip
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Heavy Bullets and Wind Drift


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Even with all of the information available to shooters these days, as well as their own experience at the range and on the field, there remains a lot of misconceptions about loads and firearm performance. According to veteran gun and outdoor writer Ron Spomer, one of the biggest is “the notion that heavy bullets drift […]

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Red Oak Acorns
Grant Woods

Red Oak Acorns


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Last week in this blog I wrote about white oak acorns. Deer prefer white oak acorns because they aren’t as bitter as those from red oaks as they have lower tannic acid content. However, this doesn’t mean you should ignore red oaks when scouting. White oak acorns will usually either sprout or rot within a […]

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Deer rattling
Melissa Bachman

Rattling Tips


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When most people think of hunting whitetails they envision sitting on stand, waiting on deer to come to them. This is one way to go about it, but if you’re hunting deer anytime near the rut in your area, rattling can be a total blast! The last couple of years I’ve spent my Thanksgiving on […]

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Get Ready for 2014!


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With both the new year and the 2014 SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, the outdoor and shooting industry’s largest annual meeting of manufacturers and retailers) less than four months away, it’s not too early to start getting excited about what 2014 might bring in the way of new products for shooters and […]

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White oak acorns
Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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Do oak trees cover half or more of the land where you hunt? If so, you’ve probably noticed that the number of deer seen in fields, crossing the road, etc., has decreased significantly during the past week or so. That’s because deer love acorns – especially white oak acorns. Matter of fact, deer were consuming […]

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