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November 2014

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Grant Woods

Mock Scrapes by Grant Woods


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I then simply used a stick to “paw” vegetation and/or duff away below the horizontal limbs. In almost every case bucks and does will begin using the mock scrape within a few days (if the mock scrape is made during the pre rut or rut). Mock scrapes aren’t going to attract deer to areas they […]

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Nocturnal Bucks
Melissa Bachman

Tips For Hunting Nocturnal Bucks


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But, what should you do if you want to hunt now and all your bucks seem to be nocturnal? There is one thing I’ve found that can be extremely helpful, and it makes complete sense. Use what the natural bucks are doing to your advantage. Prior to the rut, the first signs from a buck […]

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Live the Legend

The Tactical Rifle for Home defense


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Shortened, the stock is also easier to maneuver and store. While long distance accuracy is of limited concern to most citizens who find themselves confronted with a threat—studies show most defensive shootings occur at ranges of less than 15 feet—the popularity of AR-style rifles in recent times has found many of these firearms becoming the […]

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Deer Rattling
Grant Woods

Rattling Techniques


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  They tried four sequences of rattling including short and soft, short and loud, long and soft, and long and loud. They observed a substantially higher response rate from bucks to the long and loud rattling sequence! This makes sense. I suspect most of us are more likely to go check out a loud fight […]

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Whitetail Bucks
Melissa Bachman

Improve Whitetail Success with Just One Tip


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The reason for this is simple: the less disruptive you can be to a spot, the better your odds. Sure, it may get slow around noon but if you’re hunting an area that is heavily pressured by neighbors this can also be a huge help. Most people are getting out of their stands and heading […]

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Partition Gold
Live the Legend

Guide to Choosing Slugs for Whitetails


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Fortunately, Winchester has mastered the art and science of helping hunters improve their deer slugging percentage. Favorite Winchester slugs include: BRI The Super-X BRI sabot slug represents one of the best price value slugs in Winchester’s lineup and performs equally well in both fully rifled barrels and smoothbores fitted with a rifled choke tube. When combined with […]

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White Oak Acorn
Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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The combination of the warmer temperatures with rain has caused many of the white oak acorns to sprout. Once they sprout they are not palatable to deer. Literally within a matter of days after the acorns sprout deer will often select a different food source. That’s what happened where I hunt. We were enjoying success […]

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Deer Decoy
Melissa Bachman

Deer Decoy Set Up


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Last year I even had a mature buck come to our decoy and snort wheezed-twice! I have done a lot of whitetail hunting and it’s very seldom to get a buck to do this at 20-yards. It also helps the setup when you’re rattling, grunting, or even doing a snort wheeze. Bucks from all over […]

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