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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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2017 North American Deer Summit: Threats to Hunter Access

Hunter access continues to be a big issue throughout the country. Habitat loss. The sale of public lands. Private lands closed to all hunting. The list goes on. And hunters are finding it harder and harder to find a place to enjoy the outdoors. It’s because of conservation organizations such...


2017 North American Deer Summit: CWD Is Worse Than We Thought

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) continues to worry deer biologists, managers and hunters across the country. It isn’t going away. It’s only getting worse . Many people aren’t aware of CWD, or simply don’t understand the full breadth of the threat it poses. CWD is caused by an abnormal protein referred...


2017 North American Deer Summit: State of the Whitetail

The white-tailed deer is an extremely adaptable species. Throughout time, it’s learned how to adapt and inhabit a large variety of habitats throughout North America. But as resilient as it is, today it faces a variety of threats that pose problems for the future of the species. That’s one of...


How to Scout for Early Season Honkers Right Now

OK, any thoughts on serious scouting for early season honkers might be premature. Still, hardcore goose nuts can take some early steps toward finding potential hotspots for late-summer and early fall Canada goose hotspots long before it’s time to place decoys. Narrow the Food Search In many areas, early season...


Fried Backstrap Breakfast Bánh Mí

Bánh Mí is the Vietnamese word for bread, but the term has grown to describe any traditional Vietnamese-style sandwich. Think of Bánh Mí as a Vietnamese Po Boy. Fillings are traditionally pork, chicken, pate, or steak, usually marinated in a soy or fish sauce based Asian-style marinade, then grilled or...


5 Lessons Learned from Bucks I’ve Killed

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. Even when seasons close for the year, the preparation and work for next season begins. You never stop learning. The best deer hunters I know continuously seek knowledge to improve their understanding of the white-tailed deer. They get it. We all should. When I...


3 Public-Land Duck Tactics That Really Work

Public property offers an uncountable amount of waterfowling opportunity throughout the country. Trouble is, many folks don’t take advantage because they don’t want to compete with crowds or stare at a shot-out marsh. It shouldn’t be that way. True, hunting publicly accessible land or water isn’t like walking into an...


5 Things to Do Since Turkey Hunting Season is Over

It's official. Turkey hunting season is over. Part of you feels a little sad it all ended, and part of you is probably relieved . You've been running for weeks, working hard to cover the monthly bills, trying to locate birds for the morning fly-down, roosting turkeys and surely getting...


Want to Work with Wildlife or in the Outdoors? Check Out This Amazing Job Board

I just stumbled upon the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board posted by Texas A&M University's Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences and am flipping out. If you've ever wanted to work with wildlife, in the hunting field or in conservation and habitat preservation, look no further than...


The 2017 North American Deer Summit

The National Deer Alliance (NDA) is an organization designed by hunters for hunters. But more importantly, it’s an organization designed for deer. The NDA fights the battles that the resource can’t. It isn’t your typical deer hunting organization. And while we love what the Quality Deer Management Association , Whitetails...


Elk Hunting: The Affordable Drop Camp Elk Hunt

By: Patrick Meitin Maybe you've drawn an elk tag in a prime area, or just have big plans to bowhunt in an over-the-counter state such as Colorado or Idaho. You likely have a vague idea where you're headed, even where you'll hunt, but details still remain a touch vague. Your...


Ways to Fine Tune Your Bow

By: Patrick Meitin If your still with me in this journey to a perfectly tuned bow outfit you have only a few details to complete to create a hunting-deadly bow. Beyond basic sighting you might want to take a closer look at the sight system you currently use and whether...


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