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June 2014

feral hog hunting
Live the Legend

Feral Hogs: Gateway of Hunting Opportunity


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In Texas alone, these wild porkers are responsible for causing more than $400 million in crop damage and in other places such as Florida, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia they are despised for the destruction they cause to not just crops, but yards, food plots and nearly anywhere they can root for food. In the […]

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ticks
Grant Woods

Good Tick Habitat!


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  The most natural method to remove the duff layer and relatively short growing vegetation is prescribed fire. In fact, growing season wild fires and those set by Native Americans were very frequent until fire suppression gained popularity. This is probably why the early explorers/settlers didn’t describe constant problems with ticks or massive tick loads […]

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shooting show
Melissa Bachman

12 Questions You Should Ask Before Booking a Guided Hunt


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As far as finding an outfitter, I usually ask around for recommendations from friends and family first and then visit various websites and try to narrow it down. Lastly, once I have it narrowed down to a few, I will call and talk with them on the phone. If possible, I like to meet them […]

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shooting range
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Find a Place to Shoot This Summer


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Winchester is a proud supporter of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry. The organization has been around since 1961 and today boasts a membership of more than 8,000 manufactures, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsman’s organizations and publishers. Its primary mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the […]

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deer ticks
Grant Woods

More Ticks After A Cold Winter!


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There’s a better chance of ticks being killed during winters with alternating periods of cold and warm temperatures. Ticks will move above the duff and seek a host during warm winter days. If cold temperatures occur suddenly they can be caught away from cover and succumb to the cold temperatures. Many areas experienced consistently cold […]

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hanging deer stand
Melissa Bachman

Marking and Checking Stands in The Off Season


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  I’ve also found that by doing this you may realize that deer have switched trails and you can make the adjustments to your stand setups accordingly. By walking trails it also helps you understand what deer are doing, where they are coming from, and what routes they are taking to get from food to […]

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


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He goes on to explain: Some clean, dry barrels throw the first shot high, but some throw it low. Or left or right. What’s important is knowing if and how your rifle and ammo respond to cold and hot barrels. Most settle down after two or three fouling shots and then shoot to the same […]

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squirrel hunting
Grant Woods

Squirrel Hunting


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They are often eating maple seeds or soft fruit (grapes, etc.) high in trees. This makes finding them and an open/safe shot very difficult. One of the best things about squirrel hunting is taking a new hunter.  Unlike deer hunting, squirrel hunters aren’t worried about their scent and often have several shot opportunities during each […]

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