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November 2013

GPS in high winds
Grant Woods

Strong Winds and Hunting


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The winds were out of the north so I sat on the south side of a narrow valley and looked north – into a south-facing slope. I was in the wind (coming from the north) and watched a south-facing slope. South-facing slopes are naturally protected from north winds. I watched deer work their way across […]

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Blind Side in 20 gauge


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The shot isn’t dumped into the shot cup like most shotshells, but literally stacked to maximize the amount of shot per shell. This provides an expanded kill-zone, delivers more trauma-inducing pellets than ever before, meaning quick kill shots…at the target. Matter of fact, Blind Side gives 250 percent more trauma than most competitive waterfowling loads. […]

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choose right load
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Choose the Right Load


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From online and in-store resources to easy-to-understand graphics on the actual packaging that indicate what type of game the ammo is designed for, Winchester is helping hunters become more educated shooters. Let’s take a look at the key factors involved in choosing the right ammo for some of America’s most popular game: Whitetail When it […]

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Late season hunting
Grant Woods

Late Season Rut Hunting


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The gestation period for white-tailed deer is 200 days. November 30th is the 334th day of the year. 200 days from November 30 is June 18th. Nearly all fawns will have been born by June 18th throughout most of the whitetail’s range. Which means that most does have been bred by November 30th each year. […]

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Infected Venison meat
Grant Woods

When to Pass on Venison


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However, deer can and do get sick and/or injured. Hunters rarely notice these injuries unless they are severe or after the harvest when the hunter is dressing the deer. Some injuries, such as a healed broken leg, don’t impact the quality of the meat and the venison is perfect to consume. Many hunters are reporting […]

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Ballistic Silvertip for Whitetail
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Ballistic Silver Tip Is Perfect For Whitetails


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The bullet you fire is, after all, the one thing—the only thing—that actually comes in contact with the deer. The bullet is to the hunter, what the line is to the angler. Of everything you carry into the field with you, it is undoubtedly one of the most important. So when it comes time to […]

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bucks
Grant Woods

Taking a Second Look to Age a Buck


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  Ignore the antlers! Body shape is a much better indicator of age than antlers. If you have to convince yourself the buck is old enough, he probably isn’t. If the situation permits, always wait for the buck to change position. If the chest is obviously buffalo shaped – so much so that if you […]

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Melissa Bachman

Making Range Shooting More Fun


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This summer when getting ready for my upcoming fall hunts, I decided to change things up a bit at the range and have a little fun! I did an entire day worth of shooting and had a blast…plus got in some valuable practice. You don’t have to shoot fruit to get in practice of course, […]

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