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June 2015

Live the Legend

Recreational Shooting Is A Great Way To Unwind


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While writers who cover the outdoors and recreational shooting are often quick to tout the benefits of sharing our hunting and shooting passion with family and friends, it’s important to note, these same pursuits are perfect ways to spend some quality time alone, too. Indeed, many hunters, particularly those who hunt deer, squirrels and turkeys—often […]

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Grant Woods

Nest Predators Everywhere


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Most folks know that raccoons, opossums, coyotes, snakes, rats, etc., are turkey nest predators. The mammal predators probably find the nest by trailing the hen. Wet hens have such a strong odor that even I can smell them. There is an entirely different class of predators that uses a totally different technique. Crows primarily use […]

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Melissa Bachman

Plink Till You Can Plink No More


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There are a wide variety of ways to improve your shooting. However, one of my all time favorites is to spend the day plinking with a .22. This can be a great way to get a new kid involved in shooting, or even spend a day improving your own shooting. Plinking is an inexpensive way […]

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5 Keys to Long-Range Accuracy: Shooting Skills, Part II


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Last week’s blog post looked at five keys to ensuring your long-range shooting equipment is up to snuff and ready to go the distance. This week, we offer five shooting tips that will keep you on target, no matter how far away that target might be. Body Alignment—Square the body off behind the rifle so […]

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Grant Woods

Changing Patterns of Mature Bucks


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Are you spending the off-season wishing you had changed your hunting tactics? Many of us have experienced the frustration of hunting an elusive, mature buck. Research shows each year more hunters are passing immature bucks. More than 60% of bucks harvested in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma were 3.5 years old or older (Quality Deer Management […]

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Melissa Bachman

What trail camera is best for your setup? IR, Flash, or Black Flash?


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As the bucks begin their antler growth, it’s time to get your cameras back on deer trails, fields, and over mineral sites. If you’re in the market for a new camera, there are a few things you should consider before you make a purchase. First, with the advancement in technology cameras have come a long […]

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5 Keys to Long-Range Accuracy: Your Equipment


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The recent movie American Sniper rekindled many recreational shooters’ fantasies and appreciation of long-range shooting. Indeed, many people dream of having the skills necessary to make 1,000-yard shots, while others can actually do it. It’s a great skill to master and a lot of fun to do whether competing or simply plinking targets. Whether you’re a novice […]

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Grant Woods

Using Trail Cameras During the Summer


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Turkey season has closed and my thoughts have switched to creating better habitat and to the coming deer season. Patterning bucks is one reason I keep my trail cameras out during the summer. Not only do I enjoy watching antlers develop, but the cameras help me learn about travel patterns that may be helpful during […]

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