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October 2014

Grant Woods

When to Schedule Vacation Time During Deer Season


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Lindsay did a great job of summarizing detailed scientific research and creating an easy to understand graphic that shows moon phases do not determine when deer breed. Most state agencies collect or have collected data on when deer breed in their area. If your goal is to schedule vacation days to hunt during the peak […]

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Melissa Bachman

The Importance of Viewing Lanes


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This gives an area to watch, and then you will have a little time to be ready when that deer finally steps into the lane. The lane doesn’t need to be as wide and it definitely doesn’t need to be as clear-cut as the shooting lane. However, you should be able to watch this area […]

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Live the Legend

Deer Season with Winchester


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  Winchester has a proven deer load for virtually every big-game sized caliber or firearm. Following are some of the most popular. Ballistic Silvertip — With its polymer tip, alloyed lead core inside a contoured jacket and recognizable black oxide Lubalox coating on the bullet, Ballistic Silvertips have been a popular option for years. The bullet’s […]

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Grant Woods

Scouting For Blind Locations While Scouting


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This tells me that any quality food source after the crops are harvested could be a great stand location. If I’m hunting in an area that is mostly covered with timber and the native vegetation shows signs of being heavily browsed, I know that any medium quality or better food source will certainly be an […]

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Melissa Bachman

Filming Your Own Hunt


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What this means for you as a hunter is the deer looks like a tiny spec, even in close. One company that has really looked at all the shortcomings of other cameras has created a terrific hunting camera – it’s called Tactacam. It zooms in much more than a GoPro, and comes with some amazing […]

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Live the Legend

Power Point – 50 Years


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“Our engineers did this by putting an exposed, alloyed lead tip on the bullet and then adding six notches in the jacket around that nose,” Stock told Spomer. “I like to refer to the Power-Point bullet as ‘two bullets in one.’ The front half gives that rapid energy deposit; it’s lead tip expanding—bam—immediately upon contacting […]

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Grant Woods

The Pre Rut


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If the daytime temperature is normal or (even better) cooler than normal, bucks tend to be more active during daylight hours – or at least active in areas they are not usually active during daylight hours. These factors make the pre rut a prime time to hunt travel corridors where bucks may be traveling between […]

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Melissa Bachman

Deer Season XP – New for 2015 by Melissa Bachman


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You’ll find there is still enough toughness in the jacket that you can still achieve a pass-through on big bucks; however, the devastation left behind in the wound channel will be second to none. In the end, results speak for themselves so make sure when you head out in 2015 on your deer hunt, you’re […]

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