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  • Breeding Duck Numbers Decline, But Most Above Long-Term Averages

    North America’s spring breeding duck population decreased in 2018, but Delta Waterfowl said the overall picture remains positive. The 2018 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report, released Monday, and based on surveys conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service, estimated the 2018 breeding duck population...

  • Realtree Guide to Fall Turkey Hunting

    Fall turkey hunting seasons are available in 42 states and even some Canadian provinces. You needn't wait until spring to get on these big birds. Go here for 5 early archery seasons for fall turkeys . The New Hampshire bow season for both turkeys and deer runs for months. Others...

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How to Hunt Fall Turkeys with Dogs

The hunting tactic is simple: A trained dog follows fall turkey scent to find and then scatter autumn flocks. In states where it's legal — nearly 30 as of this writing — the hunter then gathers his or her canine, makes a setup much as he or she would in...


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...


5 Reasons Older Bucks Aren’t Always Harder to Hunt


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25 Tips for Deer Hunting Around Standing Cornfields

Deer hunting in and around standing corn is hard. When the corn is up, success is usually down. The challenges that standing corn presence both gun and bowhunters can be extremely difficult to overcome. But it can be done. And we’ve got a whole bag of tips to help make...


Kandi Kisky Gets Second Chance Shot at Giant 180-Inch Buck

Whitetail Freaks Kandi Kisky is a big-buck killer. She's killed more giant whiteails than most hunters see in a lifetime. Follow along in this filmed hunt as she misses, and then connects on, a huge white-tailed deer. Don't Miss: Secrets to Killing a Record-Class Whitetail Deer Are you a deer...


Watch Phil Roberston Flip Running Deer with Rifle Shot

We all know Phil Robertson as the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander family . But as it turns out, he's a pretty darn good deer hunter, too. Watch as he flips this running whitetail with a long rifle shot. Don't Miss: Are Running Shots Ethical? Are you...


Youth Hunter Gets His First Buck

There's nothing better than getting your first buck. Follow along as this guy gets his first one in a soybean field on a youth hunt. Don't Miss: Youth Deer Hunter Kills Big Buck Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories,...


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Secrets to Killing a Record-Class Whitetail Deer

First and foremost, it’s important to clarify that it’s no easier or harder to kill a 195-inch 5-year-old buck than a 120-inch 5-year-old. Antler size doesn’t directly affect behavior in whitetails. (It can indirectly, because they attract attention. But more on that later.) As for killing these mega-giants, it takes...


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5 Tips to Overcome Target Panic

Target panic is something that practically all archers go through at some point. Even the best shooters go through it. World champions like Levi Morgan and Travis “T-Bone” Turner have experienced it. So, don’t feel like you’re alone if you are too. It happens. And there’s certainly nothing to be...


What Your Waterfowl Hunting Journal Should Reveal

Waterfowl hunting journals let us relive our days afield, reveling in previous success, laughing at past folly and mentally transporting us to treasured places. But if that’s all they accomplish, we might have missed a great opportunity. A complete waterfowl journal should document the facts and circumstances behind every hunt,...


Waterfowl Taxidermy: From the Field to the Wall

Good waterfowl mounts immortalize birds and extend our memories of special days afield. Bad taxidermy, however, only serves to embarrass a substandard artist and perhaps a hunter who wanted to save money. No serious waterfowler wants to be that guy, of course. When we save a bird for taxidermy, we...


The Myth of the Nocturnal Buck

You hear it every season. “Yeah, I’ve got a ton of pictures of him but they’re all at night. He’s nocturnal. Won’t be killing that big guy.” Insert sigh here. I might catch a little flack for saying this — but there’s no such thing as a nocturnal buck. Sure,...


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