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Melissa Bachman

A Fun Late-Season Whitetail Hunt by Melissa Bachman


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This program allows youth who have NOT yet taken a hunter safety program to try it out, However. they must be at least 10-years old, but not older than 15 at the time of hunting. They must have a parent or guardian who is a resident of South Dakota AND have taken the hunter safety […]

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Live the Legend

Quick-Hitting Tips for Late Season Waterfowl


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Dial Down the Calling—Ducks have heard everything by this point of the season and will be suspect of excessively loud or aggressive calling. Call only when they are coming or when they are leaving and stay quiet as they circle checking out the source of the calling. Choke Up—Go to a tight patterning full choke […]

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Nikki Boxler

Sometimes Your Best Hunt is Near Your Backyard


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New York bow season came with unseasonably warm temperatures which made it feel more like summer than fall. Thankfully the temperatures began to cool the second week of November and the rut was kicking in. I began getting pictures of bucks moving during daylight hours and was able to get a video of my buck […]

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Melissa Bachman

How to Winterize Ground Blinds for the Late Season


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  Instead, there is a solution to winterizing them so you can rest assured your blind will be in tip top condition when you return. First, cut a 2×4 right around the height of your blind. Many blinds are 6′ 4″, so you can make them a little bit longer. Drill a hole in the top […]

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Nikki Boxler

Late-Season Whitetail Tips & Tactics


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Often times I will have a great feeling about a certain spot, but if the wind isn’t blowing in my favor it is critical to adapt and change up the game plan. I am a firm believer in hunting the wind. If I have the slightest hesitation about wind, I will move to a different […]

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Live the Legend

Four Late Season Deer Tips


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Food plots barren of deer activity during daylight hours may find a buck cruising them in search of food to make it through the winter weather on days where hunters are typically absent. If nothing else, if still simply looking for meat for the freezer, does may certainly show up. Hunt Those Hidden Pockets – […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips on How Best to Stay Warm in the Late Season


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Headgear I am sure everyone is aware that a nice warm hat keeps heat in as temperatures drop. But what about the neck and face? Considering heat escapes through the head and neck, I like to wear an extra-long face mask that doubles as a neck warmer. That way, it’s long enough to tuck into […]

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Nikki Boxler

How to Best Prepare for the Late Waterfowl Season


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In order to adapt, we need to go back to the drawing board and switch up tactics for late season waterfowl hunting. Matt and I touched on several concepts including strategies for scouting, decoys setups, and concealment. Below is a little Q & A I recently had with him: Scouting As a whitetail hunter I […]

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