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November 2013

GPS in high winds
Grant Woods

Where to Hunt in High Winds


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Researchers, including myself, have captured and placed collars with GPS receivers on literally thousands of wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer. The findings from this work added much to my knowledge about deer and how I hunt. I used some of the information from those findings this week. There have been several fronts passing through the Midwestern […]

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Blind Side in 20 gauge


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Winchester’s Blind Side ammunition for waterfowlers is now available in 20 gauge. The revolutionary ammunition that set the waterfowling-world on its side now comes in #2s and #5s in 3” loads. With velocity at 1300 foot per second, Blind Side in 20 gauge is certain to become a favorite load for youth, women, and guys […]

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choose right load
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Choose the Right Load


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Walk down the ammo aisle in any sporting goods store, and selecting the right load can be more daunting than the actual hunt you’re buying them for. Bullet designs and weights, materials, powders, primers, you name it, there is a lot to choose from. So unless you become a ballistician, what is the best way […]

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Late season hunting
Grant Woods

Late Season Rut Hunting


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Every deer hunter looks forward to hunting the rut. This is a time of increased daytime deer activity and bucks are focused on receptive does and not as alert to predators (hunters). Planning hunting strategies for the rut may often mean hunting areas of thick cover as that’s where receptive does will attempt to escape […]

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Infected Venison meat
Grant Woods

When to Pass on Venison


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My family and I eat a lot of venison each year. In fact, we rarely purchase red meat at the grocery store. Free-ranging wild venison is lean, artificial hormone free, and tasty! Wild deer are amazing healthy critters! One of the reasons they stay so healthy is that they are very selective feeders. The next […]

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Ballistic Silvertip for Whitetail
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Ballistic Silver Tip Is Perfect For Whitetails


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Whether you spend thousands on that deer hunt you’ve always dreamed about—booking the best outfitter, buying expensive nonresident tags and purchasing airline tickets or gas for your vehicle to travel the long distance to get there—or hundreds or more each year simply paying for hunt club dues, lease payments or to manage the land you […]

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bucks
Grant Woods

Taking a Second Look to Age a Buck


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This time of year I receive numerous posts on my Facebook page requesting help with estimating the age of bucks. I receive so many questions on this subject that I’d like to share some tips I use to estimate a buck’s age. I think the tips should be simple as we rarely have more than […]

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Melissa Bachman

Making Range Shooting More Fun


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Now that hunting season is in full force around the country, I’m sure there have been a few people out there who’ve realized that they should have put in a little more time in at the range during the offseason. Practice is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you have […]

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