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October 2013

Alaska Bear
Melissa Bachman

Dream Hunt Brown Bear


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This is the type of hunt I love, but it’s not for everybody. The weather gets nasty, there are no showers, we eat freeze-dried food everyday, but that’s the price you pay for hunting in the complete wilderness. In my opinion, it’s one of the best adventures a hunter can have. I could hardly believe […]

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


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The problem is, they couldn’t all agree on what those minimums should be. Some opted to outlaw bullets for deer-sized game smaller than .243. Others sought to restrict ammunition that didn’t generate at least 1,000 ft.-lbs. of muzzle energy. Somewhere a consensus grew that 1,000 ft.-lbs. was the minimum energy needed to reliably kill a […]

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Deer pre-rut
Grant Woods

Hunting the Pre-Rut


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  During this stage of the rut bucks will be cruising in the area or just downwind of the area where they expect does to be. When I was in high school and wanted to ask a girl out, I didn’t hang around the boys’ locker room. I strolled through the lunch room (food plots), […]

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Elk Trophy Kill
Melissa Bachman

One of My Favorites – Elk


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Either way, I knew we were going to have a blast, but by the sound of it we were going to have an incredible elk hunt. I decided to use my Winchester Model 70 .300 Win. Mag with a 180-grain Winchester Ballistic Silvertip. Our goal was to bring elk in as close as possible, but […]

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Turkey hunting ammo
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Ammunition Selection Made Easy


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Fortunately for shooters, Winchester is making it easier to select the right ammunition. One of the biggest things Winchester is doing to make it easier for hunters to choose the right load/bullet combination is so simple it’s genius. This past year, they began putting icons of various animals—deer, elk, bear, moose, etc.—on the end flaps […]

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Cold October and Deer
Grant Woods

October Cold Fronts


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They tend to stoke that furnace by eating more than normal during daylight hours, which is the best of news for hunters. In addition, bucks are thinking about does this time of year. If the daytime temperatures are hotter than normal, bucks don’t tend to begin rutting behavior too many days in advance before the […]

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Melissa and Mom Antelope Trophy
Melissa Bachman

Antelope Hunt With Mom


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  This was going to be my mom’s first antelope trip. Needless to say, she was pretty excited for the hunt. She had been practicing daily since spring, and was confident in her shooting ability to take a goat out to about 35-yards. I was hoping to bring a buck in nice and close. We […]

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PDX1 Defender
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Ultimate Defense Loads


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Fortunately, no matter what firearm you use to keep your family safe, Winchester makes a load for you. The company’s PDX1 Defender line of self-defense ammunition (starting in 2014 it will be known solely as the Defender line of ammo) boasts a complete line-up of loads designed expressly for defensive uses. If you own or […]

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