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Hot Air Balloon Ruins Hunt

We’ve all had that crazy day in the stand that we’ll never forget. For me, it was that one time when lightning struck in the field beside me. It was that other time when I got lost after dark and didn’t find my way back to the truck until after...


Sign Me Up: Scouting for Fall Turkeys

Wild turkeys, fall and spring, are pretty messy. That's a good thing for us second-season flock chasers. Scout with your eyes on the ground. Study where they've recently traveled. You can read turkey "sign" for a glimpse into their daily movements and to pattern groups. Move slowly. Yes, look ahead...


An Honest Scope

To borrow Ross Seyfried's words, an honest rifle scope is a rare bird in the optical world. What does "honest" mean? Let's begin with what a scope is: It's an aiming device. Scopes aren't for finding game. They aren’t for judging game. They are for putting bullets where bullets are...


5 Questions To Ask Before Opening Day

There’s a difference between a casual hunter and a serious one. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being one or the other. But if you declare yourself on the serious side of the spectrum, listen up. We’ve got a few things to talk about. 1. Do I want to hunt my...


5 Whitetail Tactics You Won't Believe

Let’s cut right to the chase. Deer hunting is a complicated endeavor. It takes serious know-how to be good at it. A good hunter possesses both an analytical and a creative mind. They change things up. They think unconventionally. And they try things that others won’t. 1. Velvet Bucks and...


5 Phases to Hang Stands For

Right now I’m sitting at my desk in an air-conditioned office writing this blog post. I look out the window on occasion and see heat waves rising from the ground. No doubt about it: It’s hotter than a billy’s behind in a ghost chili pepper patch. Nobody wants to go...


Kids and Guns: The Modern Approach

My brother called a few weeks ago, seeking a positive method for introducing a 10-year-old girl to shooting. I know as much about 10-year-old girls as I know about Indonesian currency. For those of you who don’t receive sarcasm, that’s not much. But I do know a little something about...


8 Summer Tasks All Deer Die-Hards Do

July is long gone. August will soon be a fleeting memory. And for some, deer season is on the horizon. It won’t be long before hunters in states such as South Carolina and Kentucky take to the woods. It’s here, folks. And the clock is winding down for those who...


10 Apps All Deer Hunters Need

Some say technology has no place in the deer woods. Others welcome the added advantage and insight. Regardless of where you stand, it’s hard to rebut that modern technology helps even the odds. If you’re the guy who craves the latest and greatest, check out these fine mobile apps for...


Kids and Guns: The Traditional Approach

Teaching kids about hunting and firearms can be tough . So there's something to be said for the modern approach to educating youth on firearms. While I agree with many of its methods, I go about things a bit differently. These days, kids receive instant gratification in everything they do...


6 Reasons Bucks Vanish

It’s a lot like the relationship between a man and his toilet. If a man has a choice, he’ll always pick his toilet over some “foreign throne” in which to do business. (And don’t even act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.) In much the same way, mature...


Hunting is Safer than Bowling

When I was a kid, I remember adults talking about how “dangerous” hunting was . “Go do something safe like playing soccer or riding your bike,” they said. Well, it turns out that a person is 43 times more likely to be injured bicycle riding than hunting, and 54 times...


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