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Watch a Gobbler Breed a Hen

Some wild turkey breeding facts . . . In spring, a male turkey gobbles to call hens for mating. A gobbler’s strutting is a spring mating display. When willing, a hen squats on the ground before a gobbler. The gobbler, twice her size, climbs on her back and they breed...


Pack of Canadian Wolves Released in National Park to Control Moose Populations

It rippled through the conservation and hunting communities this week when news broke that four Canadian wolves were air-dropped in a national park. According to a recent National Park Service (NPS) news release , the wolves were trapped in Canada and released in the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan...


Crafty Lines to Extend Waterfowl Hunts

You’ve been there: Anticipation of a frenzied first-light flight slowly gives way to empty skies and depression. And minutes later, one of your buddies starts talking about quitting early . Of course, giving up only guarantees failure. But how do you keep your pessimistic friends in the field for a...


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The Best Ammo for Elk and Moose Hunting

Big game hunting bullets are likely the most talked about topic in the hunting world. The research certainly suggests it’s the most talked about. But why? Why are they so captivating? The reason is both simple and complex. There are many avenues of discussion when talking elk and moose bullets...


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6 Ways to Keep Your Archery Skills in Check During the Off-Season

Unless you live in a place where you can bowhunt hogs or exotics during the winter months, you’re likely all too familiar with the off-season void left between the fall and spring hunting seasons. While hunting opportunities may not be abundant during this part of year, there’s no better time...


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5 Expert Shed Hunting Tips You Should Follow


Reminder: Equipment That Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett Won’t Let You Use

Fair chase — it’s a common term that we hunters often refer to. High-fence vs. free-range. Dogs vs. no dogs. This weapon vs. that weapon. It’s an age-old discussion. Nothing new. What is (relatively) new is technology. And according to both Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett, some technology,...


Why Chronic Wasting Disease Shouldn’t Scare You Away from Deer Hunting

You’d think the sky is falling, the earth is crumbling, and the walking dead have risen with the way people are currently behaving. Recent articles deeming whitetails as “zombie deer,” have the uninformed and easily convinced both confused and scared. Should people allow CWD to scare them away from deer...


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10 Post-Season Deer Scouting Tips

Post-season scouting is an important part of preparing for the next one. What you do now has an extensive effect on your success next fall and winter. That’s why it’s important to get out and do the work now so you can enjoy the rewards later. Here are 10 tips...


Just How Bad Has Winter Kill Been on Deer This Year?

Winter kill — it’s a popular term that crops up every year. The frequency of which we hear it depends on the severity and longevity of cold weather, though. It’s been pretty persistent this year. And the chatter backs that up pretty well. We’re hearing (and seeing) reports of people...


Shed Hunting Tips 101

Bonnie led Bill Healy to his first shed antler. He was a graduate student at Penn State, studying the food habits of deer in Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest. Bonnie was a guinea pig — really, a tame, whitetail doe. She wore a harness as Healy followed with a clipboard and...


How to Make Good Goose Hunts Even Better

Waterfowling provides many striking moments, but few can rival the instant when approaching geese set their wings and begin that telltale glide into your lap. Great goose hunts burn into your memory forever. But sometimes, potentially great hunts fall short. Maybe birds don’t act right. Perhaps we goof up a...


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