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March 2015

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Winchester Deer Season XP – the perfect deer load


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Deer Season XP, Winchester’s Perfect Deer Load A plethora of rifle offerings have been made over the decades for deer and big game, but this year, Winchester has released a new load that is whitetail specific. Deer Season XP was not designed for deer and larger, thicker-skinned and heavier boned animals, it was developed for […]

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Grant Woods

Winter’s Impact On Deer


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Ever wonder why deer in some areas paw through snow to find food and in other areas stay in winter deer yards? It has to do with the quality of food available and the amount of energy required getting the food. By placing collars on deer that have a GPS unit, researchers have learned that […]

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Melissa Bachman

Curiosity Won’t Kill The Turkey Hunter


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Turkey hunters are constantly trying to up their game and create the perfect gun, choke and ammo combination. We all want the perfect balance for those extremely close shots yet still have the opportunity to take a bird if it happens to hang up. Spending countless hours at the range is great, but sometimes we […]

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Turkey Hunting’s Great Debate


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If you walk into a diner in the South during mid-April around lunchtime and ask the general population, “What is the best shot size to hunt turkeys with?,” you may just start a full scale riot. If not, you will surely spark a heated discussion that will vary with every opinion, and one that could […]

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Grant Woods

Big Buck Tracks?


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I enjoy following deer tracks in the snow. It’s a great way to learn where deer prefer to bed, eat, etc., during late winter conditions. I shared a picture of some deer tracks in snow on my Facebook page recently and someone commented that I was following a “big buck because of the feet drag […]

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Melissa Bachman

Turkey Vest Essentials


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I’ll be the first to admit that I usually carry too much gear whether I’m turkey hunting or deer hunting. Over the years, however, I’ve learned having a few essential items in the vest at all times can make a hunt not only more enjoyable, but more successful as well. This is all subjective, but […]

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Late Season Whitetail – Don’t Give Up!


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Late Season Whitetail, Don’t Give up! In many areas where whitetails reside the rut falls sometime in the month of December, and many folks consider deer season over post rut. Some of the country’s best deer hunting can be had in the months of December and January, but you can’t give up after Thanksgiving. Prime […]

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Grant Woods

Timing of Antler Shedding


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The timing of antler shedding is determined by changes in hormones, primarily a reduction in testosterone, normally triggered by increasing day length. However, injury or other factors that impact testosterone levels can affect the timing of antler shedding for individual bucks. The amount of daylight begins increasing December 22nd each year. This triggers the potential for […]

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