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Ron Spomer

An Often Overlooked Game Animal – The Jackrabbit


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   One of North America’s most overlooked game animals are jackrabbits. Up until the 1980s, these big hares were a standard winter game from the Plains states west to California. Excessive conversion of grasslands to croplands has reduced their numbers and range, but they’re still common to abundant — yet few of us hunt them. […]

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How To Hunt Rabbits Without Dogs


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Rabbit hunting is definitely a pastime best enjoyed with a baying pack of brush-crashing beagles, but don’t stay home just because you lack a pack of hounds or enough high-tech gear to make storm trooper jealous. You can go as Spartan and alone as a Jedi and still find success working the thickets on foot […]

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Melissa Bachman

Hunting Is The Ultimate Family Activity


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There’s no denying that my favorite state to hunt big whitetails is Illinois. I spend a ton of time there each year, and just because I’ve had luck in the past doesn’t mean that every year is a slam-dunk. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Sure, the percentage of big deer is probably higher than […]

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Ron Spomer

How To Best Get New Hunter-Shooter Types Into The Sport


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Perhaps one of your loved ones got a new rifle, handgun or shotgun from Santa, probably because they’d expressed an interest in hunting. The trick now is to nurture that interest without starving or overfeeding it. My son-in-law began hinting at an interest in hunting several years ago. When this became consistent, if not persistent, […]

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Melissa Bachman

Tips For Late-Season Whitetail Success


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By many standards, most whitetail hunting has come to an end by late December. However, there’s plenty of states and opportunities that await for some incredible late season hunting if you still have it in you. Over the years I’ve had a large percent of my success during late December and January on whitetails – […]

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Melissa Bachman

Do Whitetail Decoys Also Work On Mule Deer?


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After years of realizing that decoying bucks may be my absolutely favorite way to hunt whitetails, I know that I’m constantly learning. I’ve tried positioning my decoy in various ways hoping to change my shot angle. I’ve set my decoy up near a rub so bucks will have something to show their dominance on while […]

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3 Late-Season Buzzer-Beaters For Whitetail


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Some of the biggest deer every year are taken late in the season, after the rut has ended and bucks, pressured as they are, have resorted to winter feeding patterns. If you’ve yet to fill your tag, don’t panic. These three tips can help you save your season and fill your freezer…and maybe even that […]

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Melissa Bachman

Melissa’s Sandhills Mule Deer Buck


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My hunt in the Sandhills of Nebraska with Deer Meadows Outfitters has been a hunt I look forward to every year. It’ a game rich environment with great company, and this year it was extra special. I was able to bring my mom along for her first mule deer ever. We did it all spot […]

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