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October 2015

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Grant Woods

A Definition Of Staging Area Food Plots by Grant Woods


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  It’s much easier for a hunter to predict where deer will enter and exit these small plots compared to large plots or agriculture fields. It’s also much easier for the hunter to enter and exit stands near hidey hole plots without alerting deer compared to stands along the edge of large fields. Are you […]

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Melissa Bachman

Installment II – Hunting The Yukon


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During the peak of the rut most bulls come down to the lower areas where the cows and calves are gathering. Bulls do all they can to gather these cows and calves. Once they have them rounded up they push them up to the higher country and attempt to keep other bulls away. The tough […]

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Live the Legend

You Must Be Wise When Rattling In Big Bucks


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My favorite situations are to have either a river or decent sized creek behind me. Bucks are not going to cross a river to get downwind. They may circle some and come in from the side, but they should not get your wind. You can use a fencerow, major terrain change, or even crops to […]

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Deer Must Eat Feverishly Before the Heat Of The Rut by Grant Woods


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Once the first doe becomes receptive in an area, bucks spend less time feeding and more time seeking out a receptive partner. Due to this behavior shift, bucks often lose up to 30% of their body weight during the rut. No wonder they feed like crazy just before the breeding season! Growing Deer together, Grant

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Melissa Bachman

The Yukon Adventure Begins!


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A horseback hunt would have been something new for me, but a river hunt was new as well. We were the last group heading out for the season so the weather was starting to get cold and unpredictable, but we were hopeful that we would run into a chance with a big bull moose. The […]

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Live the Legend

Size Isn’t Everything – The Coue’s Deer


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Their grayish brown coats blend in perfectly with the arid landscape they inhabit in the mountains and foothills of Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. These areas can be quite brushy, and thus these small deer are very hard to spot. A typical Coue’s hunt finds hunters spending lots of time behind quality binoculars and spotting […]

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Grant Woods

Find Daylight Rubs!


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  This is a great example of the difference between finding sign and finding sign in an area where deer are likely to be active during daylight hours! Lessons learned during that research changed the focus of my scouting to intentionally look for sign in locations that deer will likely use during daylight hours. Growing […]

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Melissa Bachman

Maps Of Your Hunting Property – You May Not Have Thought Of This


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This may seem like something easy and a waste of time, but ensuring everyone on your property is hunting the correct stands with the correct winds can make a huge difference on the overall success of the property. This goes for not only the hunter at the time, but for everyone that hunts the stand […]

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