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February 2014

Piebald deer
Grant Woods

Rare Deer? – The Piebald Deer


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Recently several folks have posted questions and pictures on my Facebook page about deer that are mostly white. These deer have a rare genetic trait that is called piebald anomaly. Piebald deer usually have between 15 and 90% white hair. They also usually have either or all of the following characteristics: Roman nose, short legs, […]

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predator hunting
Melissa Bachman

Predator Hunting Gear and Tips


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Growing up in central Minnesota, hunting fox and coyotes during the winter was a common occurrence in our family. My dad would take my brother and me out hunting with him throughout the winter months. Our legs were too short to keep up, so he would pull us in a sled behind him as he […]

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magnum ammo
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Shooting Myths Busted: Flat-Shooting Magnums


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How many times have you been in a discussion of how flat-shooting a magnum is compared to a standard caliber load and had magnum fans make claims such as “a magnum shoots dead flat out to 500 yards.” When broached with the idea, shooting and hunting expert Ron Spomer says, “Yah, glue feathers on a pig and […]

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antler scoring
Grant Woods

Antler Scoring


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There are gads of deer shows this time of year and most of them have an antler scoring/judging contest. Want an advantage of guessing the score over your buddies? The Boone and Crockett Club published a book titled Records of North American Whitetail Deer that’s full of great information and tips about antler scores. They also […]

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NWTF convention
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National Wild Turkey Federation Convention 2014


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The 38th annual National Wild Turkey Convention and sport show is off to a rip-roaring start in Nashville, TN. The convention runs from February 14 through the 16th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. It is open to the public. If you are in the area, come on over. If you have never been, you will need to add […]

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Turkey Hunt
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Winchester & NWTF: Win a Chance to Turkey Hunt


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The 38th National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Convention and Sports Show just concluded in Nashville, Tenn., where thousands of wild turkey hunting enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the magnificent game bird and the efforts to bring it back from the brink of extinction. Today, the wild turkey is one of the most well distributed—and hunted—game birds in North America. […]

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Turkey hunting
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NWTF’s 38th Annual Convention and Sport Show


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If you already have your tickets and have registered for the convention…good. If not, you better get cracking. The 38th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show begins this Friday (February, the 14th) in Nashville, TN. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to grab your sweetheart and take her or him to the Gaylord Opryland and Resort for a few days […]

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coyote hunting
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Varmint Calibers


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Wintertime is the time for predator hunters looking to cash in on quality pelts. As more sportsmen take to the snowy woods and plains with firearms rather than traps, there is often a lot of debate over which calibers are best for the plentiful canines. For newcomers—and there a lot of them as predator hunting […]

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