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During the height of the rut, there often is no rhyme or reason as to where and how bucks are traveling during their “chase” mode for does. For this reason a rifleman’s best bet to whack a whopper whitetail is to choose a spot where he has a long field of view. Remember you’re using[.....]

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Anywhere there are family groups of does and yearlings is a good place to take a stand during the rut. Locate a thicket where a dozen or more does are habitually bedding, and you can’t find a better spot to watch for a good buck when the rut kicks in. Make your hunting stand in[.....]

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You don’t have to be Daniel Boone to slip through the woods and get close enough to a buster buck to shoot him–at least during the rut when even monster whitetails are vulnerable. You can combine stand hunting with stalking by being on stand at dawn and dusk and stalking during mid-day Read More…

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“Most puddle ducks decoy great to a mallard spread, but woodies seem very species-specific and prefer dropping into a set of wood-duck dekes,” says Bill Cooksey, a lifelong duck hunter from Memphis and director of media relations for Avery Outdoors. “My best results are when I Read More…

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Yesterday’s nearly extinct wood duck is among today’s most abundant, best-managed waterfowl species. The small, colorful woody is found in places now where just 50 years ago it was nonexistent. Thanks to years of closed-harvest seasons, wood duck nest-box building projects, and better Read More…

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I’m not into trying to shame people into voting. You gotta vote how and if your conscience allows. So if you feel you should vote, then vote. And if you’ve decided that it’s a waste of time because the Deep State or Russian hackers or whoever else has already decided the outcome, Read More…

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A man who stopped along South Florida’s Alligator Alley to catch a glimpse of the area’s famous reptiles was air-lifted to an emergency care unit after he stepped on a cottonmouth water moccasin snake he didn’t see. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said the Read More…

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When Terry Nowakowski, 20, broke down the door of his Zephyrhills, Fla. home to confront his girlfriend during a heated argument, Chelsea Harrison grabbed the nearest thing she could find to defend herself: a mounted deer head. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reported she “began striking him Read More…