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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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Melissa Bachman

The Last Frontier – Alaska Adventure Part I


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Anytime an upcoming trip involves the state of Alaska, I usually have a big smile on my face.  This spring was double the smiles as I was bringing my dad along for an incredible black bear hunt on Prince of Wales Island.  As kids, my parents had taken my brother and me to Alaska and […]

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Melissa Bachman

How to Make Hunting Fun For Your Children


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Spring is an amazing time of year for hunters all over the country.  Temps are finally warming up, the turkeys are gobbling and the ground is littered with treasures to be found both shed hunting and mushroom hunting.  With everything going on so many people forget that these simple things need to be shared.  Sure […]

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