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Ron Spomer

Light Bullet Versus Heavy Bullet: Which to Choose?


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Winchester, for instance, offers 30-06 ammunition with six different bullet weights. The little 308 Winchester gets six, too, and the 223 Remington is offered in nine! Why so many options? And which should you choose for what kind of shooting? As a general rule, the heavier the game you hunt, the heavier your bullet should […]

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Melissa Bachman

Winchester Blind Side and Early Goose Season


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Sometimes geese come right into a decoy spread and are truly committed. The fun and anticipation of shooting close birds that are literally locked into decoys is something that will get any hunter excited. The weather is also amazing, so the entire experience is fun and action-packed. Another thing I love about early goose hunting […]

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Scott Leysath

Making Sauces From Game Stock by Scott Leysath


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Stocks can be reduced by simmering at low temperature in an uncovered pot. Once reduced, the flavor is much more concentrated. One of the benefits of reducing stocks prior to freezing is that it takes up much less room in the freezer. For a simple pan sauce, simply add a few tablespoons of the reduced […]

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Melissa Bachman

Pattern Your Waterfowl Gun Now – Here is How by Melissa Bachman


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When patterning a shotgun, I like to get the entirepatterned perfectly around the dot I’m aiming at. Some people like a certain percentage of the pattern high, but for me I want it dead on. I tried shooting my shotgun at 30-yards using both Winchester Blindside in BB and 3-inch 2 shot. I like to […]

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Scott Leysath

Don’t Waste Critters- Making Stock From the “Remains” Made Easy by Scott Leysath


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I don’t think that it’s malicious, I do think that they just don’t know what to do with the other parts. When it comes to animals, whether it’s what’s left of a store-bought roasted chicken or a Thanksgiving turkey carcass or deer bones, I always turn scraps into stocks. You have to agree that a […]

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Ron Spomer

Animal Targets Cure Buck Fever


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Build the muscle memory of raising it to your face with both eyes open and focused on your target until it appears in the scope. Don’t focus on the scope. Focus on the target. Keeping scope power turned low helps in the beginning because of the wider field of view. You don’t need ammo for […]

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Melissa Bachman

Tips for Hunting From a Ground Blind by Melissa Bachman


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Get the blind out early: if possible, put the blind out at least a month ahead of time if your schedule and hunting property allows. I don’t always have this luxury but if hunting somewhere that this is possible, take the time to get the blind out early. Brush it in: once the blind is […]

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Scott Leysath

Easy Solutions for Making Tough Meat More Tender


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And since we didn’t have the time to let it hang for a week or so before processing, I removed part of a backstrap and tossed it on the grill with some local produce. Some of the other people from our group joined us for a taste test. “You know, I thought it would be […]

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