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October 2013

deer winter coat
Grant Woods

October Can Be Hot


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I don’t like being hot. This is probably because I work outside as a wildlife biologist. If your job keeps you inside, then an air conditioner keeps you comfy. However when it’s cold I can add more layers/thermal insulation and be comfy. I like being active when it’s colder than normal as the activity helps […]

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bear and trash can
Melissa Bachman

Ontario Bear Hunt


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We’ve had incredible luck predator calling black bears in the past, but it’s always been in Alaska on Prince of Wales Island, and it’s usually in the spring. This season I was planning to start off on a bear hunt in Ontario. The usual method of hunting for this area is done over bait. However, […]

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Grant Woods

Humidity


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As a research biologist I’ve spent a lot of my career studying deer activity patterns. As a hunter, I wanted this information because I thought it would help me be a more successful hunter (that’s one reason I became a biologist!). Through the years I’ve learned a tough lesson – hunting when bucks are most […]

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glassing
Melissa Bachman

Importance of Shooting Sticks


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Making a good, clean, ethical shot is every hunter’s goal. One way I’ve found to help ensure this in the field is by using shooting sticks. You’ve put in the time at the range, you know how your gun and ammo shoot, so make sure you’re giving yourself every advantage in the field. First, utilizing […]

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