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Tips for Hunting the Prime Time of the Rut


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As October transitions into November, temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing color and falling from trees and whitetail bucks through most of their range are feeling the rut kick into high gear. Accordingly, hunters are taking vacation days and kicking their time in the woods into high gear as well as this is definitely the […]

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Melissa Bachman

Canada Waterfowl Hunting – Some of the Finest Available


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Earlier this year I booked a waterfowl hunt in Saskatchewan with Buck Paradise Outfitters.  I met Grant, the owner at the Minnesota Outdoor News show, and instantly knew this was the place to go.  He has monster bucks, big bear, and incredible waterfowl hunting. Growing up, we spent many weekends hunting ducks and geese on […]

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Melissa Bachman

Some Good Time Gator Hunting


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Each year I try to setup a few hunts where I bring family members along on hunts with me.  There are a couple reasons for this.  First, I feel like it’s a great way to say thanks for all the years they made an effort to take me along on hunts when I was a […]

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Melissa Bachman

10 Spot and Stalk Tactics Sure to up Your Game


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Spot & stalk hunting for mule deer can be super-rewarding, but also incredibly frustrating! Some days it feels like every decision made is wrong, yet one must adapt and learn from mistakes.  Many of these tips can be used for any type of spot & stalk hunting, but I find them especially effective on mule […]

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Fall Turkey Hunting – Tips & Tactics


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Although turkey hunting today is most associated with the warmer weather of spring, sportsmen who count themselves among this select group, have the added benefit of pursuing their game in the fall as well. In fact, more than 40 states permit some sort of either sex turkey hunting in the fall and winter providing abundant […]

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Melissa Bachman

Hunting – Make it a Family and Friend Affair


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With fall drawing near, many states offer incredible youth hunting opportunities. If you’re a hunter I hope each and every person will consider taking a kid out hunting at some point this fall.  The tags are generally cheap, the hunt will be an experience, and the memories are sure to last a lifetime.  This is […]

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Fall Turkey Hunting – How to Locate Birds


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One of the best things about hunting wild turkeys, except for the fact that it’s a heck of a lot of fun, is that in most states, you can also hunt them two different times of the year. Where deer, waterfowl and many other large beasts such as elk and pronghorn can only be hunted […]

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Melissa Bachman

Poison Ivy Prevention – Avoid the Scratch Scratch


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When you’re out spot and stalk hunting there are always obstacles along the way.  The weather, terrain, animals, and yes even the vegetation. On my recent mule deer trip to the Nebraska Sand Hills we ran into more poison ivy than I’ve ever seen.  The ivy literally covered the ground in some locations for as […]

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