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March 2015

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Winchester Deer Season XP – the Perfect Deer Load


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So how did they achieve this, and what are the keys that make this a perfect whitetail load? First, we need to look at the bullet construction. Deer Season XP is topped with an Extreme Point Bullet that was designed for knock down and good penetration. Those are the two factors that are most important […]

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Winter’s Impact On Deer by Grant Woods


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  In areas where the snow rarely exceeds one foot deep deer tend to simply limit their movement until the snow levels decline. There have been some unusually deep snows in states such as Kentucky this year. Folks in those areas may not see many deer or deer tracks for a few days until the […]

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Melissa Bachman

Curiosity Won’t Kill The Turkey Hunter


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Well Winchester just came out with the new Pattern Board App, which was specifically designed with turkey hunters in mind. Once you download it on your laptop or phone it allows you to basically test out different turkey loads, chokes, shell lengths, pellet size, gauge and see how they pattern at a variety of distances […]

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Turkey Hunting’s Great Debate


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  No doubt any of these shot sizes will anchor a gobbler if they penetrate his skull or spinal column. As far as size and weight go, #4 lead is.13”, 11 gd (grams/cubic centimeter), #5 lead is .12”, 11 gd,  #6 lead is .11”, 11 gd.  The relative weight is the same, but the size […]

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Big Buck Tracks? By Grant Woods


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This doe is walking in fresh snow at my place in southwestern Missouri. She is clearly dragging her feet in the relatively shallow snow. Notice that her front feet actually drag in the snow more than her back feet. Without this video it might have been easy to assume those tracks were made by a […]

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Melissa Bachman

Turkey Vest Essentials


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  Predator Call- One item I never leave home without is a predator call. I absolutely love to predator hunt as well, and I can’t count the number of coyotes I’ve spotted while turkey hunting. For this reason, my predator call is never far away and I get just as excited about calling in a coyote […]

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Late Season Whitetail – Don’t Give Up!


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After rut, bucks are run down physically. Some estimates are that they can run 30-40% of their body weight off during the breeding season. So when the rut is over, they simply want to rest and eat.  In many locations, they have been pressured and only move at night to feed, for a while anyway. […]

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Timing of Antler Shedding by Grant Woods


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Antlers shed due to a decrease in testosterone and the impact this has on the special cells that bind antlers to the buck’s pedicles. It’s important to note that increasing day length only allows the testosterone level in bucks to change. It isn’t the sole cause. If the bucks are healthy, they often retain a […]

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