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October 2017

Scott Leysath

Mixed bag – a Stew Pot for All


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The best part of the swine population boom – bacon. OK, maybe not bacon exactly as we know it today, but pretty close. Game was plentiful and well-fed. They included wild turkeys, whitetail deer, rabbits, turtles and, when things got a little tough – lizards, snakes and any other protein unlucky enough to get caught. […]

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Live the Legend

Five Tips for Hunting the Rut


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Check Those Cams – Do you have trail cameras set out on your property; at least two or three? You should. You don’t need a super expensive camera anymore to get high-end performance. If you are able to check your cameras at least a couple times a week, do it. But do it in the […]

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Becky Yackley

Shooting events for Women – Give it a Try, Ladies by Becky Yackley


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I’m proud of Cyndi in that she has had recent back surgery. But, I can see her strength and the sense of satisfaction she gets from shooting guns; especially since their family business involves shotguns. Seeing women with their kids while on the range and participating in an event like this is a great thing. […]

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Melissa Bachman

Blind Side – Waterfowlers’ Favorite Ammo by Melissa Bachman


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What impresses me the most is how engineers took something as simple as round pellets and figured out how to think outside the box (or inside the hull in this case). They came upwith the hex-shaped pellets that not only cause more trauma to the waterfowl as they hit, but they also stack better allowing for […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips to Prepare Your Dog for a Long Waterfowl Season


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Getting tuned up and ready to go:  As a hunter we know that we need to practice shooting all summer if we want to hit targets and perform to the best of our abilities. What are some drills and exercises we should be revisiting with our dogs to get them prepared for the season? “This […]

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Scott Leysath

There’s Only One Way to Slice


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Much like a board, there’s a definite direction that those muscle fibers run. Depending on the cut of meat, the fibers may be more or less defined. The more tender cuts like tenderloins and backstraps have muscle fibers that are finer. The tougher cuts, the ones that do more work (or at least they did […]

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Ron Spomer

Light Bullet Verses 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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Understanding and Correcting Parallax


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It is detectable when you move your head or eye around while looking through the scope and the reticle appears to move or swim around the object you at which you are aiming. This can cause the scope to be off target depending on how your eye aligns with the optic and lead to poorly […]

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