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Scott Leysath

Early Season (Warm Weather) Game Processing


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Ice…and lots of it. Not cold water where there used to be ice…ice. To keep my ice frozen, I use ice extenders like Arctic Ice. They keep the ice lasting much longer, especially when the weather is better suited for dove hunting than a deer hunt. A good cooler is essential. The farther you have […]

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Live the Legend

Early Goose Season Tips


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A drive by any golf course, shopping mall green space or public park will provide all the anecdotal evidence you need to confirm goose populations are thriving just fine. In fact, so many geese had taken over one Virginia Beach, Va., neighborhood where hunting wasn’t practical so government trappers stepped in and euthanized 103. Indeed, […]

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Nikki Boxler

Turkey Scouting and Early Season Techniques


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To do the crime you must put in the time Preseason scouting is essential to turkey hunting success. Since turkey leave many clues as to where they hang out, they are not overly difficult to locate. Start off by looking for roosting trees, then walk through the woods and look for tracks and upturned leaves […]

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Melissa Bachman

Snakes and Early Season Hunting – Things to Watch Out For


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When it comes to snakes, your first line of defense is awareness. Most rattlesnakes don’t want to be bothered and will only strike if they feel severely threatened.  Usually they will rattle, and this gives you time to slowly back away.  Little baby rattlesnakes are actually the worst as they haven’t learned to control the […]

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Grant Woods

The End of Bachelor Groups by Grant Woods


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  This doesn’t mean that most bucks leave their home range. Rather, it means they often change the portion of their home range they are using. I rarely place stands where I see buck bachelor groups feeding during July or early August. Instead, I scout during that time to see what bucks are in the […]

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Grant Woods

The October Lull


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It’s mid-October and still a week or so before the whitetail pre rut in most areas. Often, this portion of the season is referred to as the October Lull. I’ve certainly experienced some hunts during this time of year when it seemed there were no deer in the area. I’ve also experienced some great hunts […]

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