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  • Spring Duck Numbers Look Promising

    With many duck seasons just weeks away, hunters have received great news: Spring 2017 duck numbers were strong, and some species showed gains. The 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey , released Aug. 15, put the breeding duck population at about 47.27 million birds, just 2 percent lower than...

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    7 Ducks You’ll Loathe This Season

    Duck hunting doesn’t usually produce the kind of resentment inherent in deer or turkey hunting. After all, waterfowlers don’t often have multiple encounters with one bird or buck that consistently thwarts them. But let’s admit that some general duck behavior traits might leave you shaking your head or even cussing...

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5 Bows Under $700 for 2017

Not everyone can or wants to spend a thousand-plus dollars on a compound bow. And honestly, they shouldn’t have to. There should be options out there that offer a solid bow at lower price points. Luckily, there are. Bow manufacturers are recognizing this and responding accordingly. Here are five great...


Deer Hunting Gear: The Field and Stream Product Lineup

Field & Stream is offering truly innovative and effective products. I’ve been testing many of them for the last 12 months, and let me tell you, they’re holding their own. Here is a very brief look at some of what they’re offering for 2017.


No Trespassing

Hunts are supposed to be exciting and a bit nerve-wracking, but that excitement is supposed to come from the hunter’s encounter with a game animal – not a trespasser. I’ll never forget the day I was turkey hunting on private land in Florida with the landowner when he suddenly told...


Review: Spartan GoCam

The Spartan GoCam is an excellent trail camera choice. If you're in the market for a cellular camera, consider this as a great option. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us on Facebook ...


The Death of Deer Hunting?

Words and phrases like "only option," "decimate," "picket lines," "eradicate," and yes, even "aerial shooting" are being bantered about in deer hunting and deer management circles with increasing fervor. While certainly strong language, could we be too late? Too late for what you ask? Chronic Wasting Disease, that's what. Up...


Online Waterfowl Band Reporting System Offers Convenience

If you have to refer back to this blog, chances are you’ve been lucky. That is, you’ve likely shot a banded duck or goose and want to know how to report it. The answer is pretty simple: www.reportband.gov , the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Bird Banding Laboratory’s website for reporting...


How to Hunt Crows

Crow hunting is a bit like duck hunting, as decoys and calling can often pull birds in for a shot from a camouflaged or natural blind. Crow hunting is also completely different from anything else you may have done. And yes, because some of you are no doubt wondering, I’ve...


How to Trap Raccoons Video

Why trap raccoons? As Roger Culpepper says in the video, "The turkeys appreciate it . . ." Raccoons are among the many egg-eating predators out there. Wildlife management on your property can help wild turkeys thrive better. As the late great Lovett E. Williams, Jr. wrote in his classic book...


Choosing the Right Public Land for Deer Hunting

As sportsmen and women in this country, we’re fortunate enough to have access to millions of acres of land that are open to hunting. Selecting one or two areas to focus on can be an overwhelming task. However, these tips should help make the process a bit easier while providing...


10 Tips for Getting Permission to Deer Hunt

Each season it becomes harder to gain access to private land deer hunting . If you are not a landowner or blessed with family members and friends who are; you are at a serious disadvantage on finding prime real estate. With the intense competition between hunters; it is ever increasingly...


How to Plant a Fall Micro Kill Plot for Deer

Planting micro kill plots for deer is a great way to increase the odds when it comes to filling tags. Do you plant them? If you don't already know, here's how to do it. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's...


How to Use Natural and Man-Made Barriers for Deer Hunting

When it comes to deer hunting , you have to do what you can to stack the odds more in your favor. Deer are smart critters. They’ve learned how to adapt to hunting pressure and avoid hunters. Their ability to recognize and react is unparalleled. And that’s why hunters, and...


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