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The typical pieces of sign left behind by deer such as rubs, scrapes, and beds often get the lion’s share of attention from hunters and hunting writers. But oftentimes one of the most important clues left by deer are ignored. Tracks. If you learn to look at deer tracks through a careful eye, Read More…

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How much ammo do you need to buy? At what cost can you afford to add to your stores? First, consider what type of shooter you are and at what level your shooting demands are. It might make a huge difference on the effect the ammo market has on your purchases if you are a[.....]

Almost any decoy that moves in a lifelike fashion is more likely to draw game closer than a motionless decoy. From geese and ducks, to deer, antelope, and turkeys, a decoy with a little shake, shimmy, wiggle, and wobble is the one most likely to get attention from wild critters and bring them close. Read More…

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Owning a specialized shotgun perfectly suited to hunting turkeys is a measure of pride among many hunters. A gun that shoots tight patterns to 40 yards, is lightweight, accurate, and fast handling is something every turkey hunter yearns for, and when such a gun is discovered by a discerning Read More…

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There’s no better time than now; this is your opportunity to use some time to plan for your best turkey season yet. Hunting Turkeys from ground blinds are becoming increasingly popular among turkey hunters. Blinds are an absolute must for archery hunters. But shotgun turkey hunters are also using Read More…

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There’s an old yarn from veteran gobbler hunters that goes something like this: “Anyone who hasn’t missed a turkey, hasn’t shot at many.” It’s an eye-opening truism that cuts right to the bare bone, through all the hype and frivolous baggage that comes with Read More…

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If a sportsman follows a few simple turkey rules of engagement, his success with decoys soars. The following tips help when using decoys. Visibility Put decoys in places where turkeys can spot fake birds from long range. Hill tops are choice, especially in low-vegetation areas like agricultural Read More…

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See that buck standing at the edge of wood land cover? His head is tipped upward and his nostrils are flared. His ears are turned toward you, and his tongue is flicking in and out like that of a lizard. He’s using various senses to detect any dangers. He’s fueled by the sights and scents[.....]

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If you’re an avid deer hunter or turkey hunter, you’ve probably noticed that more tree stand companies are offering pop-up ground blinds. Many companies are jumping on the ground blind band wagon because the average deer hunter is aging, and hunting turkeys from a blind is booming. I have been Read More…

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I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with decoys over the years. Granted, some lovesick toms run to fakes. But I’ve watched far too many birds stop 50 yards out, explode into strut, and wait for the “hen” to walk the rest of the way to them. Here’s a good way to cut down on Read More…