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May 2014

newborn fawn
Grant Woods

Fawn Survival


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Some scientists and hunters estimate a deer herd’s future population based on the number of fetuses found in road kill and/or harvested does. It is common for does to have two fetuses. However, it is very rare for a doe to raise two fawns that survive till they are six months of age. Fawns spend […]

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Melissa Bachman

Easy Food Plots- Options & Choices


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When it comes to attracting and holding big bucks, most successful properties have a few of the same attributes; low pressure, thick cover, and a plentiful food supply. Luckily you can help control most of these and create a deer hunting paradise with just a little hard work and planning. When many people think food […]

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Live the Legend

Bust More Clays, Shoot More Birds


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With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time of year than now to hit the clays course with some friends and begin working on becoming a better wing shot. Whether your end game is more quail, pheasants or ducks in the fall or simply busting more clays every time you step on the skeet […]

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Grant Woods

Trigger Finger Management


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Last week I shared that 90% of bucks that are a year old or older tend to survive till senility except for those harvested by hunters. Said another way, hunter harvest is the largest source of mortality for bucks. So if your goal is to harvest mature bucks, it’s important to hunt where other hunters […]

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Melissa Bachman

Gobbler Battle Royale


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After spending weeks on end turkey hunting, you’re bound to see some crazy things. An Illinois turkey hunt we got in on a couple gobblers that were completely locked up in an all-out-brawl!  When these two originally came out of the trees I couldn’t quite tell if it was one turkey or two or what […]

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Live the Legend

Late Season Gobbler Tactics


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The hunting season is winding down in the northern reaches of the wild turkey’s range and as the last days and weeks of Spring 2014 wind down, it’s mission critical time for hunters who have yet to fill a tag. To make sure you don’t enter the summer season with little to show for your […]

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mature bucks
Grant Woods

Where to Find Mature Bucks


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Last week I shared Mississippi State’s research about the relationship between age and antler size. Clearly, a buck’s antler size increases as he ages until he reaches senility. So where are older/mature bucks? The answer may surprise you. Several studies have shown that about 10% of each age class of bucks, once they are more […]

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Melissa Bachman

Amazing Alligator Recipe- Alligator Sauce Picante


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For years I’ve enjoyed hunting alligators across the country from South Carolina to Florida to Louisiana so it’s by no surprise I’ve run across a few good recipes and a couple tips to make your gator hunting experience even better. First – the one tip I cannot stress enough is to know your caliber and […]

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