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  • 5 Ducks You'll Miss This Season

    We practice all summer, focusing hard on those clay targets, following proper form and swinging through the bird after we slap the trigger. Our score sheets look great, and confidence swells. Then we go out opening day and blow at least one or two opportunities. Hey, it happens. But why?...

  • 12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

    Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.

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Duck Hunting Decoy Debate: Big Spread, Small Spread?

Decoy setups often reflect the space in your boat, the amount of walking and lugging you’re willing to accept, or the size of the water or field you plan to hunt . As a result, you commonly see spreads of two- to six-dozen blocks dotting America’s marshes, lakes and corn...


13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


Timber2Table Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Guide for the Wild-Game Dad

Father's Day has a way of sneaking up on you. It doesn't get the press that Mother's Day gets, and there are fish to catch, turtles to clean and frogs to gig this time of year. I understand, happens to all of us. If the dad in your life loves...


10 Things Your Deer Hunting Mentor Hates

The future of hunting depends on us sharing the outdoors with those who may not have the knowledge, means or access to do it on their own. So there’s no greater act in the outdoor lifestyle than introducing someone to hunting. If you’re new to hunting, and have a mentor...


7 Deer Hunting Tactics That Don't Work Like They Did

Deer are pretty smart animals. They adapt quickly. Subtle changes in their environment don’t go unnoticed. Their senses are unparalleled. So it seems fitting and theoretically accurate to believe that certain hunting tactics might start losing their effectiveness over time. Maybe these are backed by fact. Maybe they’re just my...


15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


7 Bucks I Couldn't Kill and Why

I’m not an expert deer hunter. I’ve never claimed to be. Sure, I’ve been fortunate to take some nice deer throughout the years. But a fair number of big bucks have escaped due to my blunders, too. I can’t lie. My nerves have gotten the best of me on more...


How to Miss a Decoying Duck

Hanging over the decoys in perfect range, a cupped, committed duck or goose is probably the easiest target in waterfowl hunting. So why do we miss those gimme shots so often? Various factors combine to turn ideal decoying shots into embarrassing whiffs or panicked follow-up volleys. Let’s examine how cake...


Ohio Spring Turkey Season Kill Tops 21,000 Birds

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) shared some great news about this past spring turkey season: Ohio hunters checked a total of 21,015 wild turkeys during the combined 2017 spring wild turkey south zone hunting season; northeast zone hunting season; and the youth wild turkey hunting season, April 22-May...


Remarkable Game Camera Footage Shows Mountain Lion Killing Deer

Everyone hopes to capture amazing footage on their game camera. One California man's game camera filmed such a rare occurrence that even wildlife officials are fascinated. Randy Spade's game camera recorded the moment a mountain lion attacked and killed a deer on a ranch in a small California town called...


2017 Realtree Father's Day Gift Guide

Your dad might be the "World's Best Dad," but he doesn't need a coffee mug declaring that fact. This Father's Day, get him something he'll truly love and use during his time in the outdoors. We've made shopping easy for you this year with a selection of item's he's sure...


Pickle Brined Pheasant with Blackberry Sorghum Glaze

We don't see a lot of pheasants down in our neck of the woods, but when we get a few, they always make it to the dinner table. One of the main issues with cooking pheasant is that the meat can dry out in a hurry. To overcome that, we...


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