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Shed Hunting During Turkey Season

A hardcore deer guy, a father of three kids and a turkey hunter who couldn’t care less share their perspectives on finding antlers during turkey season Green Hides the Gold Settlers went West in search of precious metal. But there’s a gold rush of another sort every spring, by the...


How to Buy Turkey Hunting Boots

As any seasoned hunter knows, turkey hunting involves a lot more than simply sitting down against a tree. Selecting the right boot shouldn’t be taken lightly. Next to your firearm and your camo pattern, there is no gear decision that is more consequential. Picture this: it’s 5:30 a.m. on a...


The Surprise Gobbler

When a gobbler is very close, you hear things that are indistinguishable when he’s farther away. In this particular gobble, I heard the deep rumble that provides the floor upon which the gobble itself is built. I heard the metallic rattle that starts near the end of the gobble and...


Set Up a Coyote Hunting Shotgun

All we could do was stare at each other. My youngest son and I had set up at the top of a narrow, brushy draw that ran through the center of a picked bean field. Our plan was to hit the call and hopefully catch a coyote using the cover...


6 States to Turkey Hunt in March

While turkey hunting always seems to be on my mind, it weighs particularly heavy this time of year. With the season still a month and a half away in my home state of Kentucky, the thought of leaving winter behind and traveling to somewhere with an early turkey season is...


Call a Hen and Get a Gobbler

You try to play fair. You float some soft, sweet yelps hoping to pull that gobbler to you, right off the roost. He flies down, gets fired up, and then the boss hen strides in out of nowhere and intercepts your bearded bird of future bragging rights. Roosted ain’t roasted,...


Bill Winke’s Deer Show

Legend has it that Bill Winke was born in a Redneck blind. That’s fitting, because today, he’s the founder and head honcho at Midwest Whitetail — a leader in the world of outdoor hunting videos. However, it wasn’t until 1988, at the age of 25, that Winke killed his first...


Game Warden Tips for Stopping Trespassers

Two years ago, a trespasser tried to kill me. While checking treestands, I noticed someone had tampered with a climbing stand that I’d strapped permanently to a tree. Originally, the climbing cables were attached, and a ratchet strap added further stability on the top and bottom sections. It wasn’t going...


The Gobblers of Heart Attack Mountain

The mountain had an official name, which I can no longer remember. But it doesn’t really matter. “Heart Attack” tells you everything you need to know. The spacious flat top was, and no doubt still is, a good place for a gobbler, but it’s not a friendly place for a...


Major League Fishing Pro Jacob Wheeler Dominates Lake Eufaula Event

Off to a dominating 2020 start, Major League Fishing (MLF) pro Jacob Wheeler led all anglers with a Period 3 win in the recent B&W Trailer Hitches Stage One Championship Round. Wheeler, whose sponsors include Academy Sports + Outdoors and Realtree Fishing, caught 24 hard-earned fish. The 68-pound total distanced...


3 Killer Sounds for February Coyote Hunting

William Prescott famously told the boys at the Battle of Bunker Hill, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.” Coyotes don’t have white eyes but if you try these calling tips on your next hunt, you might get to hold fire until they’re in that close, too...


Bill Winke’s Best Post-Season Scouting Tip

Deer season just ended and the blues are multiplying with each passing day. It’s eight to nine months before it reopens, but that’s a good thing. Now you can get out there and do all the things you’ve procrastinated on. And you can do so without pressuring deer. I recently...


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