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April 2016

Melissa Bachman

Turkey Scouting Tips – Think Whitetail


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If you run into these same issues, remember that some of the tactics used in deer hunting can also be used for turkeys.  Trail cameras are a huge part of my turkey hunting setup; especially in Minnesota and Illinois.  I generally have a good idea of where birds like to frequent, but it always helps […]

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Puttin’ Out The Turkey Smack – Using Two Calls At The Same Time To Up Your Odds


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Maybe you should. The problem with solo calling is that toms don’t always fall for a lone voice shouting in the wilderness. Sometimes they’re looking for a double date or a big party. So offer it to them. Double calling can be done by two hunters at once, which is fairly common, or by one […]

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Celebrating 150 Years of Winchester: The First 50 Years


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1866 – On May 22, Oliver Winchester establishes the Winchester Repeating Arms Com­pany to build the finest guns and ammunition possible. 1873 – The Model 1873 lever-action rifle is introduced in .44-40 WCF. Known as the “Gun that Won the West,” more than 700,000 are produced. 1877 – Rival brand shotshell components for reloaders are first made by […]

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150 Years of Celebrating Things we Hunters Like to Celebrate


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For me, I never honestly thought there would be a possibility of having a pet. I travel so much that I can’t even keep plants alive, let alone a dog. After some long thought I decided…too bad. I wanted a dog of my own and a travel companion – so along came my new hunting […]

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Celebrating 150 Years of Winchester: Riding Shotgun


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  After the M97 came the hammerless and equally beloved Model 12 of 1912, arguably the best pump shotgun ever built. This rugged pump served Amer­ican hunters through most of the 20th century and paved the way for today’s fully modern, equally durable but even faster Super X Pump guns. While Winchester pumps reduced demand for double […]

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Innovations For Waterfowl Hunters From an Iconic American Brand


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First – let’s understand exactly what has changed. Instead of using regular pellets Winchester utilized cube shaped hex pellets. The reason why? This innovative design gives the shot multiple edges meaning more trauma, actually 250% more trauma to be exact. This design also allows for 15% more shot to be packed into the cartridge. Its […]

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Finding The Right Combination of Choke And Turkey Load


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Now, to save those expensive Long Beard XR and Double X turkey shells, here’s my little secret for punching paper targets at 60, 40, 30 and 20 yards — with ONE shot: Post your paper turkey target at 60 yards and aim your empty gun at it (Action open! Trigger lock or cable lock to […]

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