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September 2014

Live the Legend

Packing Tips For The Traveling Hunter


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I follow the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) philosophy when it comes to packing, which means taking what gear is needed, but little more. This is particularly important when it comes to clothing. If clothes can be washed where you are going, pack appropriately and take fewer clothes. It is worth the time to wash […]

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Grant Woods

Scouting Whitetails During Season


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  Changes in habitat due to crops being harvested and the resulting changes in areas of a deer’s home range often require hunters to scout during season. The same can be true for hunters, like me, that hunt in areas primarily covered by timber. Acorns started falling last week here in southern Missouri, and within […]

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Melissa Bachman

Simple Tree Stand Safety Tips


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A couple tips I’ve learned over the years to keep safe on stand are simple things anyone can do. First, I like to take off my gloves when going up and down the ladder or sticks. It will ensure a good grip on the ladder or sticks, and could really help out in case you […]

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Grant Woods

Scouting The Rain


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This feedback may be a close call with a predator (two or four legged) or other stimulus that would cause a buck to avoid an area all together or avoid it during specific times. It’s important to note that the more limited critical resources there are, (food, cover, water) the more tolerant deer are to […]

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Melissa Bachman

4 Tips When Early Season Elk Are Silent


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  Stay Longer. It’s really important to stay on your setups longer than you think would be needed. Find a place with good visibility and stay setup a little longer than normal. I’ve fond setting up doing cow calls and then just waiting a solid 15 min in silence can be extremely helpful. 30 minutes […]

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Live the Legend

Hunting Coyotes Can Improve Your Whitetail Herd


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Initial data from one research project at Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile U.S. Department of Energy nuclear processing facility, and conducted by U.S. Forest Service Research Wildlife Biologist John Kilgo, revealed few concerns with mature deer. The larger problem is with fawns, particularly those less than a week old, when they are most vulnerable. The […]

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Grant Woods

Lots of Fawns Should Mean Big Bucks


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  In addition, if most fawns survived it means the local predator population is in check and they are not causing a huge amount of stress to mature bucks. Bucks that are constantly being harassed or stressed by predators won’t express their full potential. Bucks that are not stressed will express more of their antler […]

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Melissa Bachman

Winchester’s New AA TrAAcker Load


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In the past when shooting at clay targets, one only knew if there was a hit or a miss. It’s impossible to see where a shot string is going when it’s traveling at 1,200 feet per second. One could only guess if the shot was low, high, behind, etc., and it took a lot longer […]

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