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May 2017

Nikki Boxler

Seven Benefits to Shooting Clays Birds This Summer


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7.) Master the follow through. Swinging through your shot may sound easy, but it’s harder than you might think. While aiming at a moving target, your body will naturally want to stop the swing while pulling the trigger resulting in a miss. Shooting clay birds will help you learn to lead your target and continue […]

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Live the Legend

Looking for Some Spring and Summer Fun – Grab Your .22 Rimfire!


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For rural plinkers and suburban range junkies, memories of the .22-caliber ammo shortage just a few years back still burn fresh in the mind. At the time, shooters were lurking about Wal-Marts watching for deliveries of the precious commodity so as soon as it was loggedinto inventory, they could grab up what was permitted. Many […]

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Melissa Bachman

How to Set-Up Your Shotgun to Take Turkey, Coyote and Pig on the Same Trip


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I love having the ability to take multiple species when I’m hunting a specific area.  One of the reasons I so enjoy going to Texas is for this specifically. My goal on this trip was to hunt turkey in the mornings, hog and coyote mid-day and then turkey again in the evening.  I knew most […]

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Nikki Boxler

Spruce up Your Home With Some Wild Turkey Decor


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Quick and Easy Rustic Turkey Wreath Did you have a successful turkey season? Then save those turkey feathers and use them to spruce up your home with this quick and easy-to-make rustic turkey feather wreath! Here is what you’ll need: burlap ribbon  turkey feathers craft wire  twigs  grape vine wreath Step 1: Begin by tying […]

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Hot Fun in the Summertime – Hunting Opportunities Still Exist


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If you’re a hunter, but you think summer is only for fishing, camping, golf and barbecuing in the backyard, think again. Sure, you can still enjoy all of those fun activities as well, but there is no need to leave your shotgun or rifle neglected in the gun safe, just waiting for the fall to […]

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Becky Yackley

The Shooting and Hunting Sports See a Surge in Female and Youth Participation


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There’s an adage about hands that rock cradles ruling the world. As American households evolve into more female heads of household, we see fewer people putting women on a pedestal so to speak, and more women in the trenches. But it’s okay, because that cradle-rocking hand can’t do it from a pedestal – women who […]

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Melissa Bachman

Try the 20 for Late-Season Toms or Next Year’s Gobbler


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When it comes to dealing with recoil, I think many would agree turkey loads take the cake. I have always loved shooting 3.5 inch 5 shot because of the incredible pattern, but there is no question that punch comes with a bit of a kick. If you’re looking to get someone new into hunting or […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips to Best Dry and Stretch Your Turkey Fan


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Ah yes…tom turkey is in the bag. Now what to do if you’re not going to do a full-body mount of your trophy? Well, may as well save the feet, beard and fan. Here is a great video blog from Winchester Life co-host Nikki Boxler who will explain and show just how to properly go […]

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