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March 2014

turkey breeding decoys
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Turkey Decoy Setup Guide


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As with hunting whitetail deer or elk, hunting wild turkey in the spring can be a very challenging endeavor. The more you know, the better hunter you will be. Seasons come and seasons go but wild turkey, as with deer and elk, have ‘phases’ that relate to breeding. Armed with an understanding of these phases, […]

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Grant Woods

Using Science To Pick Which Stand To Hunt


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Last week I shared the results of some recent research from the University of Georgia. Those researchers found deer opted to spend  more time inside a 105 acre area where coyotes were excluded by a fence, compared to similar areas just outside the fence. Clearly, deer preferred feeding, etc., in areas they believed to have […]

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Melissa Bachman

Hogs On The Loose – Razorback XT


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With the ever-growing enthusiasm for hog hunting, it’s no surprise there has been an increase in people looking for a solid, hard hitting round. These are tough animals and can be tough to take down at times. Hogs have taken over many areas in the south and the destruction they cause to the land and […]

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Pattern Your Turkey Gun


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With the spring’s first turkey seasons already open in our nation’s southernmost reaches of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and several other states, the majority of our nation’s other gobbler hunters are getting antsy with anticipation as their opening days loom just days and weeks ahead. In addition to organizing camo and calls, one of the most important tasks […]

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Grant Woods

Coyote and Deer


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The tough winter conditions this year have caused deer stress throughout the whitetail’s range. Warmer temperatures are finally in the forecast for many states. The warmer temperatures will cause native and planted vegetation to grow and provide quality forage. Does this mean deer are now living stress free? No way! Spring green up means fawning […]

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Melissa Bachman

Wishes and More Dream Hunt


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As a hunter, a big part of the enjoyment comes not just from the hunt itself, but the experiences we have in the outdoors with friends and family. It’s about being close with nature, putting down your cell phone, and just enjoying some of the little things that our busy everyday lives cause us to […]

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A Match Made for an American Classic


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It only took 103 years, but finally, thanks to Winchester, there are now matched range and defensive .45 loads made specifically to perform in John Moses Browning’s famed 1911 semi-auto pistol. The design remains one of the most storied and admired firearms in all of history. Even as countless modern semi-auto designs flood store shelves, […]

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Grant Woods

Stress On Deer – Harsh Winters


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I live in the very southern part of Missouri and as I write this (March 3, 2014) almost all the ground between here and the North Pole is covered by snow and ice. It’s been a brutal winter throughout most of the whitetail’s range. There’s been much research on the impacts of winter weather and […]

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