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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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How to Move on a Gobbler


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Killing a spring gobbler can be one of the biggest challenges in all of North American hunting and as a result, a good deal of mysticism has arisen among hunters on the survival abilities of wild turkeys. Because from the moment of birth, a turkey is vulnerable to being killed or eaten by a host […]

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Melissa Bachman

Can Your Turkey Pattern be Better? Find Out in a Few Short Clicks


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As turkey season starts winding down for many of us, this is a great time to really analyze how your equipment worked for you in the field this spring.  Most importantly, how impressive were your patterns?  Did you take time to shoot much before season?  Have you been using the same gun/ammo combination for years?  […]

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