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Five Tips for Hunting the Rut


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Check Those Cams – Do you have trail cameras set out on your property; at least two or three? You should. You don’t need a super expensive camera anymore to get high-end performance. If you are able to check your cameras at least a couple times a week, do it. But do it in the […]

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Melissa Bachman

Blind Side – Waterfowlers’ Favorite Ammo by Melissa Bachman


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What impresses me the most is how engineers took something as simple as round pellets and figured out how to think outside the box (or inside the hull in this case). They came upwith the hex-shaped pellets that not only cause more trauma to the waterfowl as they hit, but they also stack better allowing for […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips to Prepare Your Dog for a Long Waterfowl Season


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Getting tuned up and ready to go:  As a hunter we know that we need to practice shooting all summer if we want to hit targets and perform to the best of our abilities. What are some drills and exercises we should be revisiting with our dogs to get them prepared for the season? “This […]

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Scott Leysath

There’s Only One Way to Slice


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Much like a board, there’s a definite direction that those muscle fibers run. Depending on the cut of meat, the fibers may be more or less defined. The more tender cuts like tenderloins and backstraps have muscle fibers that are finer. The tougher cuts, the ones that do more work (or at least they did […]

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Ron Spomer

Light Bullet Verses 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

Pack Your Truck Now for the Upcoming Big Game Season


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  On another note, one very important thing to keep in mind is to replace these items. There’s nothing worse than knowing you had it, but realize you used the last of it and never replaced it. A big part of hunting is being prepared. With these items you can avoid running all the way […]

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Scott Leysath

Fun for Fall – Cooking With Barley


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Barley is good stuff all by itself, but it gets even better when floating around in a flavorful broth alongside tender game meat and seasonal vegetables. It’s easy to cook. No need to measure anything. Pour some pearled barley, that’s the stuff with the outer shell removed, into a pot. Cover with water. Bring to […]

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Ron Spomer

Bearable Cartridges for Black Bear


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In our enthusiasm for cartridges we often forget that the bullet is the real work horse here. You can run it through the fanciest, most advanced, most accurate rifle in the world and push it to hyper velocity, but if it’s not built right, you lose. A good bear bullet needs to be stout, something […]

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