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January 2015

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Grant Woods

Late Season Scrapes


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Do you hunt scrapes during the late season? You might after watching this video! This scrape is located on a narrow ridge top that connects a feeding and bedding area. Several deer use this ridge top as a travel corridor during the late season. Female fawns often reach puberty and become receptive if they reach […]

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Melissa Bachman

Froze Over in South Dakota – Hunt Smarter to Stay Warm


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As an avid whitetail hunter, if there is a season open I’m usually trying to figure a way to go hunting. When the temps drop down below zero it can become downright brutal to hunt in, but if you can find ways to make it work, it can also be some of the best hunting […]

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Best Late Season Fowl Tip – Blind Side Them


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The 2014-2015 duck season is winding down and waterfowlers everywhere are going to be hitting what open water isn’t frozen up for that last chance at downing some ducks. But the hunting can get tough for sure. By now, as divers and dabblers have worked their way down the flyways, they’ve been called to, decoyed […]

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Grant Woods

Do You Believe Scent Control is Necessary When Hunting Deer?


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Watch the doe in this video sniffing the vegetation, etc. Most dead and/or moist vegetation readily holds lots of scent molecules. Deer, especially mature deer, seem to be constantly checking for predators (two or four legged) by using their nose. I live and primarily hunt in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. The relative humidity […]

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Live the Legend

North American Big Game – Is There One Perfect Caliber


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Over the past 30 years I have been fortunate enough to hunt over 40 US States, almost all the Canadian provinces, 6 Mexican states, and 12 other countries around the globe in pursuit of a large variety of big game animals. While not claiming to be the world’s foremost expert, I have learned a thing […]

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Balancing the Predator, Prey Equation


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Ask any hunter from the usual Western habitats to once-predator-rare Eastern habitats and you will hear the same thing, predators seem to be everywhere and they are making an impact. Winchester World of Whitetail host Ron Spomer offers this take on what is needed to ensure a safe balance between predators and the many game species we […]

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Grant Woods

Aging a Buck on the Hoof – in 6 Seconds


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It can be challenging to accurately estimate a buck’s age on the hoof during the late season. Bucks often lose 25% or more of their body weight by the late season due to calories burnt chasing does, lower quality food resources, etc. This decreased weight can change some of the characteristics commonly used to estimate […]

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Melissa Bachman

Back To My Minnesota Roots – Duck Hunting


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Somewhere between college and now I’ve missed out on the chance to go duck hunting much. After getting an invite to do a late season Missouri duck hunt, I’m glad I didn’t pass up the opportunity. I was lucky enough to hunt with the Flack brothers and some friends near Mound City, Missouri with Bucks […]

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