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December 2014

Melissa Bachman

Kelly’s Dream Hunt


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That has hardly been the case and the longer I sit, the harder I work, it seems luck has not been on my side. This, unfortunately, was also the case for Kelly’s hunt. We had put in our time scouting, setting stands, checking cameras and everything was ready. The guides at GTW even moved the […]

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Proper Shotgun Fit
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Shotgun Shooting is Personal


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The key to accomplishing this is finding a gun that fits your physique. And this isn’t always easy. Your forearms might be a half inch longer than normal, your neck an inch shorter, your cheeks two inches fatter, etc. Just as a subtle line here, a less than graceful curve there and a bit too […]

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Grant Woods

Mature Bucks During Daylight by Grant Woods


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Food plots planted with crops such as soybeans, corn, or brassicas can be hot spots during the late season for patterning mature bucks during daylight. The colder the temperatures, the more calories a buck needs daily. Cold temperatures can result in mature bucks using food plots during daylight hours more than any other time of […]

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Melissa Bachman

Food Plot Shooting Trick


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I love how big it is, because it will guarantee to last through the end of the Illinois season and be able to sustain the number of hungry deer in the area. The one problem with the size, however, is trying to decide what is in range and what the drop will be with a […]

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The Best Loads For Geese
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The Best Loads For Geese


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Before you head to your next layout blind or goose pit session, be sure you’re using the best load for the job at hand. Here’s a quick guide of choosing the best 12-gauge Winchester shotshells to help you fill your bag limit every time out. Blind Side Magnum Waterfowl—In either 3- or 3½-inch shells, go […]

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Grant Woods

Minerals Now by Grant Woods


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Don’t overlook the importance of ensuring does have a source of quality trace minerals during the late winter. Providing quality trace minerals while does are carrying fawns (during the late winter) is a way to ensure developing bucks can express their full antler growth potential. This may be especially true in areas where deer don’t […]

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Hunting with Kids
Melissa Bachman

The 10 Most Important Things to Remember When Hunting With Kids


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Look At The Weather. If you live in an area where weather conditions can get downright brutal, check the forecast before making a plan to take a kid hunting. If it’s extremely windy, cold or rainy this, doesn’t make for the most fun hunting. Of course as adults we know this can be a good time, […]

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22 Win Mag
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.22 Win. Mag. — A History of Rimfire Success


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That’s because by the mid-20th century, long after centerfire ammunition development took precedence over the weaker rimfires, you could only find .22 BB Cap, CB Cap, Short, Long and Long Rifle rimfires. The .22 was on life support. By the time Elvis started wailing, “you ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog” in 1956, it appeared […]

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