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September 2017

Nikki Boxler

TIPS TO HELP IDENTIFY WATERFOWL ON THE WING


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In recent years I began waterfowl hunting and quickly realized how difficult it is for a beginner to be able to identify waterfowl in the field, and how important it is when over decoys. Yes, if you show me a picture of a duck I can identify it immediately. However as with most things in […]

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Becky Yackley

HOW TO CLEAN AN AR PLATFORM RIFLE


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The AR platform rifle has not only become extremely popular in the shooting sports world, it is also gaining acceptability for deer hunting. Come along on this Winchester video blog with Becky Yackley to learn how to easily and quickly clean your AR platform rifle. Deer season is fast-approaching…you’ll be glad you did.

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Scott Leysath

VENISON MEATBALL SANDWICHES MADE EASY


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For some, deer season is still several weeks away. Others have already had the chance to get out and, hopefully, bring home some of the best meat around. Chances are, you’ve got some ground game in the freezer from years’ past and perhaps you’re just a little tired of chili and tacos. Some of us […]

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Ron Spomer

ELK STOPPING CARTRIDGES


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You’ll get arguments aplenty on this topic, but I feel confident declaring NO cartridge or bullet has the knockdown power to anchor any bull elk — unless you strike his central nervous system or get lucky with “hydrostatic shock.” But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use enough gun. The confusing thing about elk is that […]

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Live the Legend

UNDERSTANDING SHOT SIZES FOR DUCKS AND GEESE


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When it comes to choosing the right load and shot size when waterfowling, there are huge differences between shooting incoming early season teal and pass shooting wary geese in January. Not only are distances away from the shooter and speed of the targets factors a hunter must consider, but having the right shot size for […]

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Ron Spomer

LIGHT BULLET VERSUS HEAVY BULLET: WHICH TO CHOOSE


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Selecting hunting bullets is something like ordering restaurant meals: do you want the heavy meal or “lite”? Heavy bullets have been trusted for hundreds of years for obvious reasons: dropping a bowling ball on your foot hurts a lot more than a golf ball! Ah, but whack that golf ball with a 100-miles-per-hour club swing […]

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Melissa Bachman

WINCHESTER BLIND SIDE AND EARLY GOOSE SEASON


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One hunt that I look forward to year after year come September is the start of early season goose season. Growing up in Minnesota my family spent a lot of time waterfowl hunting so this has always been one of the first hunts of the season. Although I don’t get much time to hunt with […]

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Nikki Boxler

LONG RANGE SHOOTING – PART II:


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Sitting at the shooting bench staring down range at my targets, thoughts like “That’s so far, how can I possibly hit that?” always seem to come to mind.  Being new to the long range shooting world and surrounded by classmates and instructors observing my every move, I found myself overthinking and under confident. If mean, if I can’t keep calm when people are watching, what I […]

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