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February 2015

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Grant Woods

Baiting Coyotes by Grant Woods


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A great technique to know coyotes are close by for calling sessions is to stake a road-killed deer in an area that’s in the hunter’s favor. This is especially true during late winter as there’s less food available for coyotes. In Missouri permission is required from the appropriate authorities before taking possession of a road-killed […]

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Melissa Bachman

Two Unique Ways to Process Venison You May Not Have Thought Of


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We do most of the processing of our deer right in my parents garage when possible. This way we can take all the different cuts, and package and separate them how we see fit. Once the different types of cuts have been split up and packaged, we then take all the trim and either make […]

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Live the Legend

Coyotes – Get After ‘Em!


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Coyote hunting also requires minimal gear. Good camo clothing, a call or two, maybe a decoy, and a good flat shooting rifle, scope, ammo combination are all that’s required. You must remember to play the wind at all times when calling coyotes, so make your setups with the wind in your face or at least […]

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Live the Legend

To a Shed Hunting Ethic


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Unfortunately, that same lack of ethics and respect has been threatening the seemingly-benign sport of hunting for shed antlers. I’m not smart enough to figure out the “why,” but I am bright enough to identify some of the issues and comment on them. So that’s what I’ll do in this space, with the annual shed […]

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Melissa Bachman

Getting Women Involved in Hunting


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Others want to provide a healthier and natural food source for their families, and of course many want to just get outdoors and enjoy the animals and scenery Whatever the reasons may be, it’s our duty as hunters to try and help their interest grow to the next step. I’ve thought long and hard about […]

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Live the Legend

Project Childsafe


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In an effort to better educate the public about safe, responsible firearms ownership, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) started Project ChildSafe in 2003 as a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices. A key part of that educational effort is the free distribution of firearm Safety Kits, which include a cable-style […]

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What it All Boils Down to – Meat in the Freezer


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When she turned her head to feed in the picked cornfield I took a perfect quartering-away shot, and within seconds she was lying on her side in the snow. I felt that jump of elation that accompanies a clean kill…And later, when I knelt beside the doe and stroked her flank, that tinge of sadness […]

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