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November 2014

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Grant Woods

Mock Scrapes


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Have you ever tried using a mock scrape to attract and/or position bucks for a shot? If not, I encourage you to give them a try. Based on my experience, the most important characteristic about a mock scrape is its location. Check out this video. It’s a great example of the effectiveness of mock scrapes. […]

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Nocturnal Bucks
Melissa Bachman

Tips For Hunting Nocturnal Bucks


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Deer hunters around the country seem to run into one common problem when chasing big mature bucks. Many of these big bruisers seem to be completely nocturnal. Trail cameras have been a huge help in showing us what bucks are in our hunting area, but when the pictures consistently show up at night it can […]

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WinDefender223
Live the Legend

The Tactical Rifle for Home defense


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It has been said that if a person can own only one firearm to defend themselves, a tactical rifle is probably the ultimate option. After all, it is reliable at close range, while having the ability to reach out accurately at longer distances in an unlikely, yet serious threat. Outfitted with rails, the gunowner can […]

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Deer Rattling
Grant Woods

Rattling Techniques


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Ever wonder what rattling sequence bucks are most likely to respond to? My friend, fellow hunter, and research biologist, Dr. Mick Hellickson had a great opportunity to test different types of rattling sequences and monitor the response from bucks. Mick had placed radio collars on several wild, free-ranging bucks that roamed an area that had […]

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Whitetail Bucks
Melissa Bachman

Improve Whitetail Success with Just One Tip


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Regardless of where you’re hunting around the country, November is a time whitetail hunters wait for. The weather is finally cooling down, the rut is ramping up and every hunter is trying to come up with new ways to improve their success. Sure, there is a ton of great gear that can help make you […]

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Partition Gold
Live the Legend

Guide to Choosing Slugs for Whitetails


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 As many as 25 percent of the states in our nation restrict firearms deer hunters to the use of shotguns—some in only part of the state, but many throughout their entirety. This includes such renowned big buck states as Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Ohio, which are completely shotgun only, and Minnesota and Michigan, which have […]

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White Oak Acorn
Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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There was a fairly good crop of white oak acorns this year throughout much of the whitetail’s range. Deer seek and eat fresh white oak acorns. They will abandon most crop fields, food plots, etc., when fresh white oak acorns are available. Folks that scouted and placed stands near white oaks reported to have good […]

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Deer Decoy
Melissa Bachman

Deer Decoy Set Up


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Hunting the rut can be one of the most exciting times of the year for a whitetail hunter! One thing I’ve added into my setup to make things even better is a decoy. With a decoy, even small bucks that come in put on an incredible show. First off, your choice on the buck decoy […]

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