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October 2013

Alaska Bear
Melissa Bachman

Dream Hunt Brown Bear


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My excitement was hard to contain as I was headed to Alaska for my first brown bear hunt. This is a hunt I’ve dreamed of my entire life, and have been planning for years. The day finally arrived, and I was headed to the peninsula for some of the best brown bear hunting in the […]

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minimum impact energy
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Myth Busters: Minimum Impact Energy – Ron Spomer


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Gun writer Ron Spomer helps shooters sift through some of the misinformation, and just plain misunderstandings that are traded among shooters and hunters as fact. In this myth buster from the Winchester catalog, Spomer tackles the misguided notions surrounding “minimum impact energy,” generally as it relates to the humane taking of game. Spomer explains: “In […]

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Deer pre-rut
Grant Woods

Pre-rut


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Throughout most of the whitetails’ range, the last week of October is the pre rut. This is a period during the breeding cycle of whitetails when bucks testosterone levels are high but, most does aren’t feeling the urge to dance. This results in bucks being very active, probably frustrated, and easily aggravated. Most men and […]

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Elk Trophy Kill
Melissa Bachman

One of my Favorites: Elk


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I can’t count the number of times I’ve arrived into a camp and heard, “You just missed the action – or, I’m sure next week things will really be ramped up.” Timing’s seldom perfect, but on this elk trip- my timing couldn’t have been better. Upon arriving in camp, the weather had finally cooled down […]

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Turkey hunting ammo
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Ammunition Selection Made Easy


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Whether you’re an avid hunter or a dedicated target shooter, choosing the right ammunition for your gun and shooting purposes can be a bit overwhelming at times. Just walk down the ammo aisles or peer behind the counter at any gun shop and you’ll find countless brands, product lines, calibers and loads. Even in this […]

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Cold October and Deer
Grant Woods

October Cold Fronts


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Last week I shared my hunting strategy for those days that it’s hotter than normal during October. I hunt when it’s hotter than normal because I love to hunt – not because that’s the best conditions for daytime deer activity. On the other hand, when a strong cold front is forecast during October, I’ve been […]

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Melissa and Mom Antelope Trophy
Melissa Bachman

Antelope Hunt With Mom


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I was extremely lucky to grow up in a family where both parents love to hunt. Most people have been amazed that my mom did just as much as my dad – she’s crazy over hunting. Both mom and dad would take turns bringing we kids out, and really went the extra mile to include […]

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PDX1 Defender
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Ultimate Defense Loads


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With the dangers that lurk about society and that are captured on the news each week, self-defense and protecting one’s family is on a lot of people’s minds these days. Ask any gun shop owner and they’ll tell you, the number one sales driver in their stores are handguns, particularly ones that are suitable for […]

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