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June 2014

feral hog hunting
Live the Legend

Feral Hogs: Gateway of Hunting Opportunity


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Hunting in America may be more identified with the cooler weather of autumn and winter, but despite the soaring mercury of summer, for many serious outdoorsman, thoughts of this great tradition are never far away. Fortunately, for sportsmen looking to satisfy that in-the-woods itch behind their favorite firearm, hog hunting provides some serious year-round opportunity. With current […]

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ticks
Grant Woods

Good Tick Habitat!


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Why would anyone want to know what’s good tick habitat? So they can alter it and reduce the tick population! Good tick habitat exists in most hardwood forests, grasslands or anywhere with a constant layer of duff (dead vegetation) and growing vegetation. Ticks prefer the duff layer as it usually holds moisture. Without moisture ticks […]

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shooting show
Melissa Bachman

12 Questions You Should Ask Before Booking a Guided Hunt


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Over the years one of the number one questions people email me about is how to book a guided hunt. You’ve worked hard for your money and time is precious so if you decide to go ahead and try a guided hunt remember that communication is key. The more questions you ask the better off […]

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shooting range
Live the Legend

Find a Place to Shoot This Summer


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Swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, hitting the beach—all traditional summer activities—are great ways to spend your free time this season, but so is one other very popular activity—shooting.  Whether it’s tuning up before traditional fall hunting seasons, developing defensive skills or simply enjoying a little warm weather fun, finding a good place to shoot can be […]

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deer ticks
Grant Woods

More Ticks After A Cold Winter!


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It seems I’ve had more questions/comments about ticks this spring than during past years. This is especially true from areas that had extended snow cover and/or cold temperatures last winter. It seems logical that there would be fewer ticks following a harsh winter. However, the opposite can be true. If the winter conditions are constantly […]

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hanging deer stand
Melissa Bachman

Marking and Checking Stands in The Off Season


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I’m a firm believer in the importance of checking, tweaking, and moving treestands each year to ensure you are keeping up with any changes in deer patterns. This doesn’t take a ton of time, but it can really help increase your odds of success in the fall. Before you get started, there are a few things you […]

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shooting cold barrel
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Shooting Myths Busted: Bullets Shoot High from Cold Barrels


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In the 2014 Winchester Ammunition Catalog, shooting writer Ron Spomer tackles some of the more common shooting myths he and recreational shooters like you have most likely heard. This week we’ll allow Spomer to set the record straight on the widely accepted misconception that “bullets always strike higher when fired from a cold, clean barrel,” a belief that can […]

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squirrel hunting
Grant Woods

Squirrel Hunting


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Have you ever been squirrel hunting? If you haven’t, you are missing a great opportunity for hunting fun during the summer! Seeing squirrels on the lawn is like seeing deer in a city park. They are so conditioned to humans they rarely seek cover when we approach.  However, hunting squirrels in the “wild” is a […]

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