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February 2014

Piebald deer
Grant Woods

Rare Deer? – The Piebald Deer


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This is why piebald deer often occur at way less than one percent of the population. They are protected in some states and legal for harvest in others. Protecting deer that could possibly pass on low quality genetic traits isn’t good management. However, even in areas where they are protected they rarely exceed one percent of […]

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predator hunting
Melissa Bachman

Predator Hunting Gear and Tips


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Anyone who thinks calling in coyotes is easy has obviously not spent much time out in the field. There are a lot of factors that need to come together for a successful hunt, but I’ve learned a few important things over the years that have helped improve my chances of success regardless of where in […]

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magnum ammo
Live the Legend

Shooting Myths Busted: Flat-Shooting Magnums


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How about a 17 Winchester Super Magnum? A 12 gauge 3-inch magnum?” “Obviously, the word ‘magnum’ sheds little light on bullet trajectory. Shooting flat is a matter of high initial velocity, an extremely high ballistic coefficient, thin air and a lot of wishful thinking.” All firearms, even your flattest shooting, leave a barrel and achieve some arc […]

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antler scoring
Grant Woods

Antler Scoring


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Questions: 1. There are currently 8,568 typical whitetails listed in Boone and Crockett records. What percentage are 8-pointers (eastern count)? 2. Which antler characteristic factors most heavily into the score of a typical whitetail? 3. Continent-wide, what are the odds of a deer hunter collecting and entering a Boone and Crockett-qualifying whitetail? Quiz answers:  1. 2.6 percent. […]

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NWTF convention
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National Wild Turkey Federation Convention 2014


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   This state-of-the-art turkey load is a reliable long-range load that is a very affordable lead shot option to the high-cost tungsten pellets currently on the market. Years of testing produced a resin solution that is poured into the shot cup before pellets are inserted. When pellets are then poured they migrate through the liquid, […]

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


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  It was the first company to step up as a Lifetime Million Dollar Sponsor. Winchester was also the primary investor in the construction of the NWTF’s aptly named Winchester Museum—a modern educational facility designed to educate visitors about wild turkey management and hunting. Winchester is also a huge supporter of the NWTF’s Hunting Heritage Banquet program. Each year, […]

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


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If you have attended in the past, it’s three of the best days of the year. If you have never been before or if this is the first year you will attend, it’s quite the spectacle that precedes turkey season. Winchester has been a proud supporter of conservation, the shooting sports and America’s hunting heritage […]

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coyote hunting
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Varmint Calibers


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.223 With this common chambering for the AR platform, the two together make for probably one of the most versatile and high-performing combinations available to fur hunters. The small, yet high-velocity, high-impact bullet delivers adequate accuracy and killing power as far out as 400-plus yards, depending on the shooter’s abilities. Ammo, even in today’s tight […]

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