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October 2013

deer winter coat
Grant Woods

October Can Be Hot


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  Deer shed (its called molt) their summer coat beginning about August and replace it with hair that is much longer and darker. The longer hair helps trap in body heat and the darker color helps deer absorb the sun’s energy. Deer can also cause their hair to stand up and trap more of their […]

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bear and trash can
Melissa Bachman

Ontario Bear Hunt


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  One of the main reasons people hunt over bait in this area is because of how thick brush is, and how huge of an area there is to hunt. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly where bear are found, and at what time. So, we spent our mornings driving around and checking all […]

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Grant Woods

How to Gauge Humidity for Best Whitetail Hunting Conditions


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    We all know that deer use their nose to detect danger more than their eyes. In fact, deer commonly are the most active when conditions are best for detecting scent. This occurs when the air has an adequate amount of moisture – humidity. This is easily illustrated by considering hunting dogs. Quail dogs […]

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glassing
Melissa Bachman

Importance of Shooting Sticks


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  The next, and probably most obvious, advantage is the increased stability shooting sticks offer. I personally like using tripod shooting sticks for maximum stability but anything is better than nothing. I get pretty excited on any hunt when it comes time to shoot, so by having my gun resting on shooting sticks, I can […]

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