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Michael Waddell Shoots Massive Bull Elk with a Bow

Michael Waddell knows what's up when it comes to elk hunting. He also knows how to use a bow. Check out this awesome hunt where Waddell goes sprinting across the meadow just prior to arrowing a giant bull elk. Don't Miss: How to Elk Hunt on a Budget Are you...


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7 Weird Whitetail Oddities

There are a lot of weird things that occur in the world of whitetails. That goes without saying. But I’m willing to bet that there are some occurrences that many of you may have never heard of before. Here are seven. Ever seen any of these in the wild?


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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...


How to Screw Up Your Duck and Goose Decoys

You can goof up waterfowl hunts in many fashions (as I’ve pointed out frequently via painful personal experience). Sometimes, that involves overlooking seemingly tiny decoy considerations. So, if you’re interested in blowing potentially great mornings and giving yourself headaches, use these tips to screw up your decoy spreads next season...


6 Ways for Turkey Hunting Multiple States on the Road

There are turkey hunters, and there are turkey hunting addicts. My wife Jill Easton and I fall into the latter category. We learned long ago the hunting opportunities provided by a single state just don’t quench the fire. So we travel. Boy, do we travel. In 2016, we hunted turkeys...


Turkey Hunting: How to Tag a Gobbler You Just Missed

You’ve called a strutting spring gobbler into range, aimed at his fist-sized head and fired. Problem is, the bird flopped then got up like a boxer in the ring with some fight left in him, and is running, or worse: flying off. It’s your move, now or never. Most of...


Plan B for Turkey Hunting Opening Morning

Long-awaited opening morning is here. You dreamed of turkeys flying off the roost, working toward your perfectly located tree. Your calls are prepped and waiting. Your shotgun cleaned, patterned and cleaned again. Your overloaded turkey vest is straining the coat hook by the back door. License, check. Everything is ready...


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Turkey Hunting: How to Set Up on a Spring Gobbler

There are many intricacies involved in a successful turkey hunt. Calling, camouflage, the right gun and ammunition all contribute to putting a gobbler on your shoulder for the walk back to the truck. One thing that is often overlooked is how you sit to a turkey. By sit to a...


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Turkey Hunting: Gobbler Body Language and What It Means

Wild turkeys communicate three ways — vocalization, body language and behavior. Beyond mastering turkey calls and their messages, an understanding of turkey body language and behaviors can be a strategic tool when hunting. Turkey “talk” in all forms communicates mood, status and/or intent. Some signals are subtle. Some not so...


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How to Make a Turkey Hunting Tote from a Deer Antler and Paracord

You’ve been after him since daylight. He flew down the wrong direction, avoided you on the next two sets, and finally committed the fourth time you got in front of him. Trouble is, you are now a mile or more from the truck. And this old bird is big. Really...


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Why Turkey Hunting Beard Lengths are Controversial

Beard lengths matter to turkey hunters. You know how we hunters like to measure everything. One of the first things a turkey hunter does – after giving thanks and feeling all is well with the world – is to check the length of a gobbler's beard (or yes, in some...


The 10 Commandments of Public Land Turkey Hunting

Some folks have private honey holes. Filling spring gobbler tags without too much outside hunting pressure is pretty much assured. And then there's the rest of us. The guys who hunt public land turkeys with everyone else. It’s busy. It’s crowded. Some strategies are in order. So let's get to...


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