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Video Footage Shows 12-Foot Alligator in New Florida Home

Building a new home often comes with a host of unexpected issues, but a large intruding alligator is not likely to be one of them, unless the home you’re building is in south Florida. A roughly 12-foot-long alligator was recently discovered hanging out in the master bedroom of a newly...


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6 Recipes for Those Other Turkey Parts

Everyone loves wild turkey breast, and more and more hunters each spring are discovering just how great the legs and thighs from their birds taste, but what about the other edible parts of a wild turkey? If you are asking yourself “what other parts?” then read on. If you can...


Texas Biologists Capture Footage of Extremely Rare Melanistic Mule Deer Fawn

Texas biologists say they’ve captured video footage of the “rarest of rare” animals during a recent wildlife survey. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officers spotted a melanistic — black-haired — mule deer fawn while conducting surveys from a helicopter in the Trans-Pecos region...


Strut Report: Southern Turkeys are Red Hot

Though season is still a few weeks away in some parts of the country, down south the woods are firing up with strutting and gobbling. From Texas to Tennessee, southern turkey hunters have turned in glowing reports this week. In Alabama, where the hunting recently kicked off, Spring Thunder and...


Why Mouth Calls are Overrated for Turkey Hunting

If you’re a novice turkey caller learning to use a mouth call, a good thing to do is buy a box call or pot and learn that instead. I say this because mouth calls can be dangerous. This is because they’re easy to swallow but hard to digest. Plus, you...


Never Miss a Gobbler Again

A gobbler comes on a string, breaking a magnificent strut to run out his neck and rattle the foliage with a double gobble. You cluck. He stops and sticks up his red neck. You press the trigger. With improbable speed and grace for a gangly 20-pounder, the bird leaps into...


No Ammo? No Problem

Some hunters never practice with their firearms until the weekend before opening day, when they take it out and shoot a few rounds to ensure it’s still sighted in. Even if the gun is still on, the hunter’s skills might not be. Shooting skills are perishable, but currently, firing a...


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7 Favorite Recipes for Wild Turkey Legs and Thighs

I’m always sad when I hear hunters say they leave the legs and thighs from their wild turkeys behind when they kill a longbeard. That’s about half the meat on a turkey. Thing is, most of these hunters would never dream of killing a deer and taking only the backstraps...


How to Rig an Aluminum Bass Boat

For decades, bass fishermen have been obsessed with their boats. Shiny, poly-flaked chariots, demanding a thorough wipe-down at days end, and an annual wax job to buff out the scratches. But the stereotype is changing. Today, more bass fishermen are learning the advantages aluminum boats present to their fishing and...


Denver Donates 33 Bison to Indigenous Tribes

For the second year in a row, Denver has donated bison to Native American tribes in an effort to help support bison reintroduction and conservation efforts on tribal lands. According to 9 News , the City and County of Denver gave 15 American bison to the Northern Arapaho Tribe of...


Find a Deadhead Buck? Keep it Legal

To you thousands of COVID-19 newbies that have joined our ranks to hunt deer in the fall and shed antlers in the spring, here is something you’ll find interesting. A “deadhead” is the commonly used term for a buck deer carcass that you might stumble across in the woods, with...


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10 Favorite Wild Turkey Breast Recipes

Whenever I talk wild turkey recipes with other hunters, the first one to come up is always fried. Turkey nuggets, turkey strips, the recipes may be slightly different, but it always seems to end up fried to a delicious, crunchy golden brown. And there ain’t a thing wrong with that...


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