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8 Tips for Better Big Game Hunting

Before you hit the trail, you'd better wrap your mind around these hunt-savers. The West is no joke. It can be overwhelming if you let it be. Make sure you're prepared before you embark on the hunt of a lifetime. The Right Camouflage Camouflage patterns have become extremely effective in...


10 Tips for Deer Hunting in the South

Deer hunting in the South is a completely different animal than hunting in the northern half of the country. I won’t say that it’s harder. But it’s different. And what might work in one location might not in another. It takes a lot of trial and error to kill a...


Predator Control and Why It Matters for the Future of Deer Hunting

Wildlife populations are constantly in flux. Both predator and prey populations rise and fall. That’s the natural cycle. However, just as whitetail population management is important, so is predator control. Jeff Davis of Whitetails Unlimited has spent the majority of his life in Minnesota where predator control is an ongoing...


10 Bowhunting Tips for Big Game

Big game hunting is hard. Big game hunting with a bow is even tougher. Here are 10 tips to help you prepare for next season. It's a starting point, and up to you to take it from here. 1. What to Glass For Stalking western big game is hunting's greatest...


10 Things You Need to Know About Late-Season Deer Hunting

Deer season is already over for some. It's nearing its end for others. If you're among the latter, here are 10 different tidbits of information that might help you seal the deal in the final days of deer season. 1. Faster (and Cheaper) Sighting In Want a quicker method of...


6 Ways for Turkey Hunting Multiple States on the Road

There are turkey hunters, and there are turkey hunting addicts. My wife Jill Easton and I fall into the latter category. We learned long ago the hunting opportunities provided by a single state just don’t quench the fire. So we travel. Boy, do we travel. In 2016, we hunted turkeys...


Turkey Hunting: How to Tag a Gobbler You Just Missed

You’ve called a strutting spring gobbler into range, aimed at his fist-sized head and fired. Problem is, the bird flopped then got up like a boxer in the ring with some fight left in him, and is running, or worse: flying off. It’s your move, now or never. Most of...


Plan B for Turkey Hunting Opening Morning

Long-awaited opening morning is here. You dreamed of turkeys flying off the roost, working toward your perfectly located tree. Your calls are prepped and waiting. Your shotgun cleaned, patterned and cleaned again. Your overloaded turkey vest is straining the coat hook by the back door. License, check. Everything is ready...


The 10 Commandments of Public Land Turkey Hunting

Some folks have private honey holes. Filling spring gobbler tags without too much outside hunting pressure is pretty much assured. And then there's the rest of us. The guys who hunt public land turkeys with everyone else. It’s busy. It’s crowded. Some strategies are in order. So let's get to...


The Waterfowling Problem Solvers

Like most folks, waterfowlers have problems; some — that is, me — more than others, but that’s a story for another time. But back to the subject. From time to time, waterfowlers get frustrated. This doesn’t work. That doesn’t work. No, we’re not looking for easy, simple answers. But wouldn’t...


Beat Duck Depression with These Waterfowling Projects

That bare spot in the driveway tears at your soul. Your duck boat was parked there for several months, brimming with decoys and blind panels, and coated with muck, feathers and black dog hair. Now, only the driveway remains. You’ve entered post-duck-season depression. Your feelings are normal. Most hardcore waterfowl...


2019 SHOT Show: The Benjamin Pioneer Airbow in Realtree Camo

Crossbows are the new buzz in archery, and several new crossbows and crossbow accessories were on display at the trade shows this year. Brand new technologies. Innovative designs. Affordable pricing. No this particular one isn’t a crossbow. It’s an airbow. And I’ve never seen anything else like it. It’s made...


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