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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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Cold Weather Hunting
Melissa Bachman

Staying Warm Late Season


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Growing up in Minnesota, I’m no stranger to cold weather. However, it will never keep me from going out hunting. I have learned a few easy tricks to help you stay warm. Here are my top 5 ways to stay warm in the field… 1.Neck Gator – There are a couple things you will always […]

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Alaska Bear
Melissa Bachman

Dream Hunt Brown Bear


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My excitement was hard to contain as I was headed to Alaska for my first brown bear hunt. This is a hunt I’ve dreamed of my entire life, and have been planning for years. The day finally arrived, and I was headed to the peninsula for some of the best brown bear hunting in the […]

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Elk Trophy Kill
Melissa Bachman

One of my Favorites: Elk


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I can’t count the number of times I’ve arrived into a camp and heard, “You just missed the action – or, I’m sure next week things will really be ramped up.” Timing’s seldom perfect, but on this elk trip- my timing couldn’t have been better. Upon arriving in camp, the weather had finally cooled down […]

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Melissa and Mom Antelope Trophy
Melissa Bachman

Antelope Hunt With Mom


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I was extremely lucky to grow up in a family where both parents love to hunt. Most people have been amazed that my mom did just as much as my dad – she’s crazy over hunting. Both mom and dad would take turns bringing we kids out, and really went the extra mile to include […]

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bear and trash can
Melissa Bachman

Ontario Bear Hunt


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We’ve had incredible luck predator calling black bears in the past, but it’s always been in Alaska on Prince of Wales Island, and it’s usually in the spring. This season I was planning to start off on a bear hunt in Ontario. The usual method of hunting for this area is done over bait. However, […]

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Deer rattling
Melissa Bachman

Rattling Tips


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When most people think of hunting whitetails they envision sitting on stand, waiting on deer to come to them. This is one way to go about it, but if you’re hunting deer anytime near the rut in your area, rattling can be a total blast! The last couple of years I’ve spent my Thanksgiving on […]

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