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Melissa Bachman

Gobbler Battle Royale


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After spending weeks on end turkey hunting, you’re bound to see some crazy things. An Illinois turkey hunt we got in on a couple gobblers that were completely locked up in an all-out-brawl!  When these two originally came out of the trees I couldn’t quite tell if it was one turkey or two or what […]

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Live the Legend

Late Season Gobbler Tactics


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The hunting season is winding down in the northern reaches of the wild turkey’s range and as the last days and weeks of Spring 2014 wind down, it’s mission critical time for hunters who have yet to fill a tag. To make sure you don’t enter the summer season with little to show for your […]

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Melissa Bachman

Amazing Alligator Recipe- Alligator Sauce Picante


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For years I’ve enjoyed hunting alligators across the country from South Carolina to Florida to Louisiana so it’s by no surprise I’ve run across a few good recipes and a couple tips to make your gator hunting experience even better. First – the one tip I cannot stress enough is to know your caliber and […]

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Best Loads for Black Bear: The “Other” Spring Hunting


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For all of the excitement over turkey hunting among the camouflaged masses in spring, chasing gobblers isn’t the only game worth pursuing at this more mild-weathered time of year. Hunting for much larger game—black bears to be specific—is a favorite hunt in portions of the western United States and the vast untamed wilderness of Canada, […]

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alligator hunting
Melissa Bachman

Successful Gator Hunting


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One of the first questions many people ask me in regards to alligator hunting is where on earth do you shoot a big gator? It’s not in the heart or lungs like many other animals and the reason is simple. Most alligators that you shoot with a rifle are laid up on shore sunning themselves, […]

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youth season
Melissa Bachman

Importance of Youth Hunting Seasons


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Growing up in central Minnesota I can still remember the excitement of youth day duck hunts. It opened a week earlier than the regular season and my parents took my brother and me out to our favorite public hunting location and sat with us one on one, teaching us everything we needed to know. In […]

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Grant Woods

Antlers and Fawns


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Turkey season is winding down in some states. Many of us are putting up our turkey hunting gear and are starting to think about deer season. Ok, I admit I think about deer season year round! For me, it’s a very exciting time of year because antlers are growing and the first fawns are being […]

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Melissa Bachman

Spring Snowgeese


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When it comes to spring hunting, one of my all time favorites is snow geese. Seeing hundreds of thousands of birds in one area is incredible, and just the sound of all the geese gives me chills. Growing up we did a lot of waterfowl hunting around central Minnesota, but it’s become harder and harder […]

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