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July 2014

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Melissa Bachman

Decoys – Seeing Is Believing by Melissa Bachman


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Whether it’s chasing whitetails in South Dakota, stalking antelope in Montana, or bringing in a bugling bull, I’ve found that decoys make any hunt even more exciting. One of the first things many people think when the idea of a decoy is presented is that they’re too big and bulky for their style of hunting. […]

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Affects of Distance and Bullet Performance


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“A hard bullet designed to stop expanding at about one and a half times its shank diameter and retain most of its weight should expand optimally and penetrate well at extremely close-range, where impact velocities are high” says Spomer. This type of bullet is built tough to withstand this kind of high-energy impact. At longer distances, however, […]

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Grant Woods

Keeping Soybean Foraging to a Minimum


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Weeds compete for nutrients and water that the desired crop (in this case, soybeans) can use to produce better food for deer and other forms of wildlife. It is important to watch for signs that the majority of beans in the plot are not being over browsed. Over browsing occurs when the beans are being […]

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Melissa Bachman

Long Range Shooting and Ballistic Turrets


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 It’s extremely easy to use and can be downloaded right to your smart phone. Choose your ammo, conditions, and get immediate ballistics info and data right at your fingertips.Once you understand and know this information, your next step may be to dial in your scope to various ranges. My bow has a tape that gives […]

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Prepare For Hunting Season


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Always check season dates and requirements for the areas and game you will be hunting. Even if you hunt the same land every year, check! Laws and bag limits can change from season to season.  Take a hunter education course now if required. Classes often fill up as seasons draw nearer so sign up for […]

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Grant Woods

Soybeans and Soil Temperature


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University research has shown that soybeans have the best rate of growth when planted while the soil has adequate moisture and the soil temperature is 60 degrees at 9 am at two inches deep. Having adequate soil moisture is obviously an important factor. Remember that seeds are living organisms and all living organisms need moisture. […]

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Melissa Bachman

Summer Scouting Tips


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I’ve found this to be extremely helpful and will give you better quality photos as well as fix any other potential problems. Once the cameras are updated and fresh batteries and cards are installed, I head out to the field. For early season placement, I try to setup my cameras on field edges; specifically anything […]

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Why Ballistically Matched Ammo Matters


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This means a shooter can buy the T (Train) rounds, which utilize full metal jacket bullets, which are best for targets, and have less recoil and made with lead-free primers, and are also generally more economical to shoot when performing high volume trigger time at the range. Ample range time is vital to becoming a […]

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