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May 2017

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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Live the Legend

Ammunition for Self-Defense Training


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Between 2007 and 2015, the number of concealed carry permits grew from 4.6 million to 12.8, with 1.7 million added in 2015, the largest single increase in history at the time. And while the motivation for many of these permit holders is to improve their opportunity to protect themselves in the event of a violent […]

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Melissa Bachman

Tips and Tactics for Late-Season Turkey Success


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When it comes to late season turkey hunting, you’re dealing with some very wary birds! These guys have heard and seen it all, so tread lightly!  Less is more! One of the first tips I will try late season while hunting turkeys is to get out of the blind.  The more mobile you are, the […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips to Stay in Shape for Fall Hunts


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Fall and fall hunting will be here before we know it. It’s best to start planning for it now, and planning to get your body and its conditioning in shape. Start today – be the finely-tuned hunter you want to be tomorrow. Here are a few basic (and simple – yes!) exercises I use and […]

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Live the Legend

How to Select the Proper Choke Tube


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While selecting a quality shotshell is critical to getting top performance from your shotgun, to get the most out of that ammunition, choosing the right choke is critical. Most shotguns today utilize screw-in choke tubes to change the constriction at the muzzle end of the barrel. The purpose of the choke is to improve the […]

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Melissa Bachman

Turkey Hunting for Kids Made Easy – Here is How


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When it comes to bringing kids out hunting, going after turkeys is one of my favorite places to begin.  Turkey hunting is an interactive experience and lends itself well to hunting with kids.  First, I like to start by hunting out of a blind.  This helps with the early mornings and allows them to lay […]

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