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September 2016

Melissa Bachman

Poison Ivy Prevention – Avoid the Scratch Scratch


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When you’re out spot and stalk hunting there are always obstacles along the way.  The weather, terrain, animals, and yes even the vegetation. On my recent mule deer trip to the Nebraska Sand Hills we ran into more poison ivy than I’ve ever seen.  The ivy literally covered the ground in some locations for as […]

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John Olin – a Significant Part of Winchester History


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A John Olin owned Western Powder Company. Mr. Olin went on to acquire Winchester Firearms. He combined these two companies into what we know today as Winchester – both ammo and guns. Many of Mr. Olin’s personal guns are kept at the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, WY. If you’re traveling through that area, make […]

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A Great Way to Sharpen Skills for the Coming Season – Squirrels


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Hunting seasons are opening around the country and while the bulk of whitetail firearms seasons are still better than a month away, hunters shouldn’t wait until the last minute to sharpen up their marksmanship skills. But while trigger sessions at the range are a fine way to make sure your big game gun’s scope is […]

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How to Hunt in High Winds


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With hunting season upon us, there is no doubt that you will probably be faced with hunting in high winds at some point this season.  We all know that game is often spooky in high winds and many people think it’s the end of a good hunt when the winds pick up.  This can be […]

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Dove Season is Here: Let Your Fall Season Take Wing!


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Few hunting traditions are as rich as the opening day dove shoot. In the South, it can be a badge of local honor to be invited to a top-notch shoot. In many places, hunters plant fields of sunflower, millet and corn and can charge up to a $100 a day or more for hunters to […]

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Snakes and Early Season Hunting – Things to Watch Out For


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As early fall approaches many hunters will be traveling out west for antelope, mule deer, and elk.  With months of preparation and excitement leading up to the trip everyone is hoping for a fun and successful hunt.  However, one bad encounter with a rattlesnake can turn a hunting trip into a complete disaster. I’m no […]

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Herb Parsons – Winchester’s “Showman Shooter”


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For 30 years, Herb Parsons was Winchester’s “Showman Shooter”. His signature feat was throwing by hand and individually breaking seven clay targets with a Winchester Model 12, 12 gauge pump action shotgun. Pretty darn great! Matter of fact, Mr. Parsons was the behind-the-scenes shot maker and technical advisor for Jimmy Stewart’s 1950 movie – “The […]

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History in the Making: Winchester’s First Centerfire Cartridge


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In 1873, when Winchester introduced its famed Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle, the gun that would later become known as “The Gun that Won the West,” it also introduced the .44-40 Winchester Center Fire (.44-40 WCF) at the same time. In fact, the original Model 1873s were chambered in this first metallic centerfire cartridge manufactured […]

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