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Canada geese
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Lessons From A Master – Late Season Canada Goose Hunting


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Canada geese have become extremely abundant the last 10 to 15 years with many states extending seasons and loosening up bag limits due to their tremendous population growth. Plus, there are early and late seasons. Anymore, Canada’s can be found nearly everywhere. Due to extended seasons and a greater number of birds, hunting tactics vary […]

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Grant Woods

Patterning Doe Fawns to Kill Mature Bucks


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Most adult does have now been bred throughout most of the whitetails’ range. They are back to a feeding/seeking cover pattern and taking their female fawns in tow with them. Female fawns will enter puberty and become receptive once they weight about 70 pounds. In areas with enough quality forage for all deer in the […]

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Late Season River Hunting For Waterfowl


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Many states now offer waterfowling into the very late season, if not the beginning of the New Year. Too, waterfowling limits are quite liberal with birds above their long-term averages, and some species at all-time highs. In many Northern-tier and Midwestern states, however, winter still makes an appearance with what seems like a good chunk […]

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Deer hunters
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Deer Camp & Winchester: Autumn Traditions


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Over the past couple of weeks and even as the Thanksgiving holidays rolled around, many Americans took to the woods and fields of our great nation to enjoy one of the grandest sporting traditions that occurs each fall—deer season. The whitetail deer is the most hunted species in North America, and in the United States […]

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GPS in high winds
Grant Woods

Where to Hunt in High Winds


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Researchers, including myself, have captured and placed collars with GPS receivers on literally thousands of wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer. The findings from this work added much to my knowledge about deer and how I hunt. I used some of the information from those findings this week. There have been several fronts passing through the Midwestern […]

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Late season hunting
Grant Woods

Late Season Rut Hunting


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Every deer hunter looks forward to hunting the rut. This is a time of increased daytime deer activity and bucks are focused on receptive does and not as alert to predators (hunters). Planning hunting strategies for the rut may often mean hunting areas of thick cover as that’s where receptive does will attempt to escape […]

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Infected Venison meat
Grant Woods

When to Pass on Venison


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My family and I eat a lot of venison each year. In fact, we rarely purchase red meat at the grocery store. Free-ranging wild venison is lean, artificial hormone free, and tasty! Wild deer are amazing healthy critters! One of the reasons they stay so healthy is that they are very selective feeders. The next […]

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bucks
Grant Woods

Taking a Second Look to Age a Buck


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This time of year I receive numerous posts on my Facebook page requesting help with estimating the age of bucks. I receive so many questions on this subject that I’d like to share some tips I use to estimate a buck’s age. I think the tips should be simple as we rarely have more than […]

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