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Melissa Bachman

Summertime Game Camera Tips


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Summer is a time when most hunters are starting to feel a little starved for some hunting activities.  I love to shoot my guns, bows, get my gear organized, make lists of things I may want for the upcoming fall, but I also am super-interested in the growth and patterns of whitetails on property I […]

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Melissa Bachman

Work Smarter Not Harder This Summer – Preparing For Fall


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Summer is a time I usually start getting pretty antsy for hunting season to come back into full swing.  I’m always looking for projects to do outside that will help improve my fall if I can’t be out there hunting.   Guess it’s the next best thing and something I enjoy doing as well.  Most stands […]

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Inaccurately Hot Rifle Barrels


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Some people are inappropriately hot. You don’t wear muscle shirts or strapless, no-back evening gowns to church. Some rifle barrels are inappropriately hot. You can recognize these by the way they scatter bullets. Dress them properly and you can alleviate that problem. Hot barrels aren’t a concern for deer hunters. One and done. But they […]

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Melissa Bachman

How to Keep Binos Safe, Secure and Dry


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Your gear can get beat up pretty easily when hunting in a wide variety of weather and terrain. Your primary focus should be on the hunt, not protecting your gear. I’m the perfect example on this. When it’s the end of a stalk and it’s time to get down and belly crawl, most of the […]

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Keeping Varmint Rifle Barrels Clean


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Some wild species — like the furbish lousewort flower and Kirtland’s warbler — are endangered. Others are at plague levels. Certain rodents, for instance. Farmers plagued by rodents in their crops either poison them or let varmint shooters trim the herds. You could be one of those shooters, and on your first shoot this late […]

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Melissa Bachman

The Last Frontier – Alaska Adventure Part III


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With my dad’s black bear tag filled, I was up next and was super excited to have him by my side for the remainder of the hunt.  For years I’ve been coming to Southeast Alaska to hunt black bear and the adventures have been unbelievable.  This was going to be the first time staying in […]

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Melissa Bachman

The Last Frontier – Alaska Adventure Part II


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Spending a week in the backcountry of Alaska is one of my favorite possible hunting trips.  However, I found one way to make it even better.  Bring family.  On this black bear adventure in Southeast Alaska, I decided to bring my dad along for the ride and he was up first. The way we were […]

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That Dreaded Scope Brow Scar And How To Prevent It


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Shooters and hunters often fall prey to their scopes. Bang, whack, ouch. And the blood flows. Sir Isaac Newton explained how this happens: For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. When this lesson is delivered by a recoiling scope hitting your brow, you tend to remember it. But how can you prevent […]

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