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Shed Hunting Tips

Shed hunting is a great off-season activity. Not only does it help you keep your fitness level up but provides information about bucks that survived the hunting season. Of course it can also help keep you from going stir-crazy waiting

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Landowner Relationships

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Maintaining Landowner Relationships Over the last several years I have gained, and lost, some great hunting ground. Property ownership changes for many reasons that are out of the hunter’s control. Maintaining landowner relationships has become a very important part of

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Hunting – The Deeper Meaning

hunting - the deeper meaning

I remember when I was a kid. We only got to go hunting a couple times a year but man those times with friends and family were priceless.  There was no outdoors television. Heck we only had maybe four channels

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Trophy Deer – What Does It Mean?

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It is hard to define the words, trophy deer. Is it in inches of antler? The age of the buck? Maybe it is something deeper? Experience of the hunt, regardless of what the deer looks like? Time spent at hunting

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Second Rut – Fast and Furious

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While the second rut may be rare to experience, it’s definitely important to be aware of  it. Plus know a few tactics for taking advantage of its occurrence. The possibility of  second rut can do wonders for your attitude and sense

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Deer Blinds

Deer Blinds

Over the years I have seen many different deer blinds.  From using old windmill towers to free sheds placed on trailers.  How to construct one is only limited by your imagination! Building your own deer hunting blind and having a successful

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Pre-Rut Hunting

The pre-rut is the last couple of weeks before the primary rut. Indeed pre-rut hunting is one of the best times to tag a trophy. During this time, bucks become much more active within their home ranges. This is when

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October Lull Hunting

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The October lull can be a frustrating time of year.  Right now, deer are vanishing before our eyes including on our trail cameras. This period of time from about mid-October leading up to the onset of the rut is characterized by

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Hunting Camp

This is the time of year that we all take to the woods and spend quality time at hunting camp.  Whether it’s a couple of days camping with friends while on the hunt or spending a week at the “lodge”. 

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Fair Chase

fair chase

Is it fair chase?  Is it too easy?  Too hard?  Unethical?  We all have our opinions on how we want to hunt animals.  What we think is or is not acceptable.  I’ll be the first to admit it.  I’ve fallen

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