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September 2017

Nikki Boxler

Tips to Help ID Waterfowl on the Wing


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The simple act of observing birds allowed me to gain confidence when identifying waterfowl. As a hunter we must make sure that we can properly identify our game to help ensure proper harvest limits and avoid wantonly wasting any undesired birds. I’ve found that learning to identify ducks adds to the enjoyment of waterfowling. Even […]

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Scott Leysath

A Venison Meatball Sandwich Made Easy


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Toss it onto a hot grill and cook it until the internal temperature is between 130 and 135 degrees. After a short rest, slice the meat ACROSS THE GRAIN, take a bite and hit yourself for turning it into burger in the past. Any ground game can be made into meatballs, but the antlered species […]

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Ron Spomer

Elk Stopping Cartridges


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I wouldn’t recommend it. Yes, under ideal conditions you can tip over the biggest bull with the smallest cartridge. But do you really want to risk all your marbles on catching ideal conditions? Most of us find our fleeting shooting opportunities when the wind is howling, the angle is steep, the range is long, there […]

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Live the Legend

Understanding Shot Sizes for Ducks and Geese


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Winchester makes the following recommendations when it comes to choose the right size shot, choke and choosing the proper yardage for making shots at waterfowl. Winchester Waterfowl Shot Guide: SPECIES IDEAL RANGE SHOT SIZE CHOKE GAUGE Small Ducks 15-40 yds 4, 5, 6 IC/Mod 12, 20 Large Ducks 10-40 yds BB,1, 2, 3 Mod/Imp. Mod […]

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Ron Spomer

Light Bullet Versus Heavy Bullet: Which to Choose?


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Winchester, for instance, offers 30-06 ammunition with six different bullet weights. The little 308 Winchester gets six, too, and the 223 Remington is offered in nine! Why so many options? And which should you choose for what kind of shooting? As a general rule, the heavier the game you hunt, the heavier your bullet should […]

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Melissa Bachman

Winchester Blind Side and Early Goose Season


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Sometimes geese come right into a decoy spread and are truly committed. The fun and anticipation of shooting close birds that are literally locked into decoys is something that will get any hunter excited. The weather is also amazing, so the entire experience is fun and action-packed. Another thing I love about early goose hunting […]

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Nikki Boxler

Long-Range Shooting, Part II


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Last week I recounted my trip to West Virginia so this week I thought I’d take some time to share some of the basic tips and tricks that helped me to improve my long range accuracy. I am confident they will help you as well! Get Back to the Basics Keep it simple. I know I am often guilty of not […]

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