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  • Duck and Goose Call Clinic: What's On Your Lanyard?

    I own way too many duck and goose calls. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but only a few of those qualify as indispensable tools on my lanyards for various waterfowling situations. That got me thinking. My favorite combinations were forged through personal experience, but I wondered what the...

  • Getting Real: Duck and Goose Hunting Goals

    I laugh at the 22-year-old me. Oh, he was a decent fellow. Naïve and maybe a bit temperamental, sure, but not a bad dude. But he (OK, I) was extremely goal-oriented in those days, especially when it came to hunting . “I’m going to shoot 40 more ducks next year,”...

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Kill a Late-Season Stud in 5 Days

That strong north wind is carrying more than just cold weather. The end of deer season is right behind it. You still haven’t killed a buck. And you burned most of your vacation days during the rut. But you don’t need much more time off to kill a big, old...


Tips for Gun Stock Replacement

When it comes to the rifle or shotgun that every hunter carries, there are some upgrades that could possibly turn that standard firearm into a greater firearm or better performer in the field. I’m not knocking wood (pun intended) but one upgrade is a synthetic stock. These stocks tend to...


Goose Hunting with Micro-Spreads

It’s common wherever goose hunting is popular. And in this modern age, it’s tough to find a place where goose hunting isn’t popular. I’m speaking of the monster spread; decoys — full-bodies, mind you — that seemingly stretch from horizon to horizon. Trucks, trailers and man-power; they’re part of the...


How to Hunt Winter Wild Turkeys

You'll never see more turkeys together than between now and the so-called spring dispersal. Winter flocks are typically big, from dozens to hundreds of birds, young and old. This time of the year, turkeys will be concentrated near the best food sources: picked-over crop fields, cow pastures and feedlots (they...


Ice Ducks: Waterfowling's Frozen Challenge

Waterfowl seasons occur during a period of great change. Depending on your location, you might start the campaign by shooting local ducks during summer-like conditions. Farther south, folks wait for the first blast of winter to move migrants into their area. But wherever you hunt, you’ll probably wake one morning...


Highlights of 2016 and Anticipation of the Year Ahead

2016 has been an incredibly productive year on the fox control side of things. To date, I have shot 158 foxes, much to the appreciation of local farmers, gamekeepers and chicken keepers. My custom built Brock & Norris 6mm .284 has been my foxing rifle of choice. It has behaved...


United in Pursuit: Waterfowl Hunting Crews

Throughout your waterfowling career, you’ll likely be part of many groups; folks who come together to share time in a blind, duck boat, cut cornfield or other hunting venues. Such outings are enjoyable, but you realize after a few years that groups quickly come and go. Folks shake hands after...


7 Best Late-Season Food Sources for Deer

The late season can be a bear. It’s hard to find deer during the latter parts of the season. It doesn’t matter if you’re chasing giant bucks or fawns with milk-staches on their fuzzy lips (they taste pretty darn good). It’s tough, especially if you don’t have a dynamite spot...


A Year In Review - Eamonn Mahoney

Well as the year draws to a close, my vermin control has stepped up a notch. This year many gun clubs around the island have noticed a “disappearance” of pheasants on the ground. Vermin control is being carried out yet there remains a huge void in relation to small game...


How to Hunt Coastal Mule Deer

As a well-traveled bowhunter , I’ve hunted a lot of game in a lot of places, but I’m drawn to bowhunting these deer like nothing else — they offer an extreme challenge in rare mountain habitat that I have yet to find elsewhere. Few archers even know these deer exist,...


Land-Bound Ducks: Hunting Divers From Shore

Funny thing about big-water ducks : They like big water. In fact, they prefer to stay there most days. That’s no problem if you can hunt open water. But if you’re on a point or shoreline, the game changes. Don’t despair, though. You can still experience quality diver hunting from...


5 Tips for Hunting Public Land Coyotes

Many coyote hunters shy away from public land, believing it overrun with hunters, and that all the young, uneducated coyotes were killed early. Any surviving coyotes have either left the area or are super wary, having learned from previous run-ins with hunters just what those rabbit-distress sounds really mean. Don’t...


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