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  • 5 Duck Hunters You'll Meet This Off-Season

    Until you share a blind or field with someone, you don’t know what kind of waterfowl hunter he or she is. You’ll get some hints here and there, of course. And cell-phone or social-media pictures can provide clues about the type of campaign those folks enjoyed. But until you actually...

  • Atlantic Flyway Report: Ducks, Geese Arrive in Force

    Date: Jan. 19 Location: New York south to the Carolinas and Georgia Weather Trends A severe cold front in mid-December brought gobs of ducks and geese into the mid-Atlantic, where hunters loaded up on everything from puddle ducks and divers to Canada geese . The cold didn’t stay, though. As...

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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...


Mississippi Flyway Report: Birds Abundant, Success Mixed

Date: Jan. 19 Location: southern portions of the flyway Major Weather Trends Massive December storms and bone-chilling cold fronts pushed ducks and geese to traditional wintering grounds, but the weather has been mixed in January — cold for a spell but then unseasonably warm again. Not surprisingly, hunting success has...


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12 Muzzleloaders from the 2017 SHOT Show

Muzzleloaders are really popular right now. All of the new technology being poured into them has truly improved the performance of modern muzzleloaders. That’s why we’ve been finding all of them that we can here at the 2017 SHOT Show. In the gallery below you’ll find awesome models from Thompson/Center,...


Video: Thompson/Center Muzzleloaders at the 2017 SHOT Show

There just isn’t much quite like hunting big game — especially whitetails — with a smoke pole. There’s just something about taking a muzzleloader to the woods that feels right. That’s why Thompson/Center is offering some sweet new products. Check out what TC has new for 2017 in the video...


Video: CVA Muzzleloaders at SHOT Show

Muzzleloaders have come a long way in the last 20 years — even the last 10 years for that matter. The technological advances companies like CVA are making are incredible, and they’re getting more people in the field because of it. Check out what CVA has new for 2017 in...


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Predator Hunting Guns from the 2017 SHOT Show

Predator hunters are a breed of outdoorsmen who love their toys — maybe even more than deer hunters and waterfowlers. And rightfully so. There are plenty of them out there to take to the woods and test out on coyotes, bobcats and other unsuspecting game. That’s why we walked the...


Video: Carhartt at the 2017 SHOT Show

Are you into new hunting clothes? Like the heritage Carhartt brings to the table? Then check out some of its new hunting clothing and apparel. Click here for more deer hunting articles and videos. Follow us on Facebook .


Duck Decoy Mixer: One Hunter's Method

Most duck hunters have strong opinions on what they consider to be the best decoys. If you’re honest, you might simply choose the blocks you used to shoot your latest limit. But the choices go deeper than that, of course. Modern manufacturers have given us an array of fakes, including...


Video: Frogg Toggs Waders at SHOT Show

Need a new pair of waders? Maybe yours has a hole in 10 different places and is leaking like nobody’s business? Check out this new set from Frogg Toggs. Click here for more waterfowl hunting articles and videos. Follow us on Facebook .


A Post-Rut Monster Buck

Bowhunter Blaine Lotz first learned of a world-class buck roamed his property on July 8, 2016. “His rack wasn’t fully developed, but he definitely stood out,” Lotz said. “My trail cameras captured thousands of images of another shooter non-typical buck and him together.” Trail-camera images of the giant subsided on...


Video: How to Lure a Buck Away from an Estrus Doe

Sometimes you have to take chances in life. Deer hunting is no different. Oftentimes it’s those hunters who aren’t afraid to try something aggressive or different who are most successful. Many deer hunters don’t realize just how vocal whitetails are. In fact, they’re very vocal — especially in areas where...


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ATA Show: New Trail Cameras, Food Plot Seed and Attractants

I’ve been a trail camera junkie for seven or eight years now. I run a lot of them because I see the unparalleled advantage they provide. And in states where it’s legal, planting food plots and providing attractants can help get deer in front of those trail cameras — even...


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