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  • 6 Tips for the New Huntress

    February 18, 2016 Comments (0) Featured, Why Hunt?, Women Hunters

    These 6 tips help break the stigma that a new huntress may face. (1) Don’t be afraid to be different.  Hunting was always something I wanted to do. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to hunting at a young age.  I grew up with trained rabbit beagles, wooded land, and a living room full …

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  • Turkey Hunting Safety

    turkey hunting safety

    February 14, 2016 Comments (0) Turkey Hunting

    The first rule of hunting is always safety and in this case turkey hunting safety. Turkey hunting is an excellent option for beginners looking to get into the sport of hunting. Turkey hunting is action packed and full of excitement making it the perfect option for beginners looking for something to keep their

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  • 20 Gauge to Hunt Turkeys

    20 gauge to hunt turkeys

    January 7, 2016 Comments (0) Shotguns, Turkey Hunting

    Can I use a 20 Gauge to Hunt Turkeys? Yes, yes, yes. I grew up in a family that was all about the 12 gauge. As a small framed hunter, I have always been partial towards the first gun I ever got as a kid, a 20GA youth model shotgun. Nevertheless, the hunters in my …

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  • Turkey Calling Retreat

    turkey calling retreat method

    January 6, 2016 Comments (0) Turkey Hunting

    This article originally appeared in Woods & Waters April 2010 on Turkey Calling. Turkey calling in high pressured areas can be one of the most frustrating situations. Their weariness to come into turkey calling and need for visual stimulus to feel safe in an approach can make some near impossible. Like most

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  • I Want to be a Hunter

    January 6, 2016 Comments (0) Why Hunt?

    *This article original appeared on The Urban Deer Complex Blog. The most common remark I am met with is “I want to be a hunter.” I’ve never felt that there was a direct response that could easily point people in the right direction and simultaneously still encourage them to start hunting. When we, as hunters,

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  • Why do you want to hunt?

    January 6, 2016 Comments (0) Featured, Why Hunt?

    Why? “Why do you want to hunt?” It is a question that I have been asked more than a few times by friends and family. While it’s a completely reasonable question considering no one in my family hunts, I know what they really are asking is  “why do you want to go out and kill …

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  • 3 Basic Steps to Decent Grouse Covert

    grouse covert

    January 6, 2016 Comments (0) Ruffed Grouse

    Decoding the mystery of Grouse Covert Not to long ago while filming a documentary about cutting trees for forest health (and grouse habitat), I asked Northeast Regional Biologist of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Andy Weik one basic question. How do you know this is a good grouse covert? Maybe this question seems a bit

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  • Does Scent Control Matter?

    December 30, 2015 Comments (0) Deer Hunting, Deer Hunting Gear

    Years ago when writing my book ‘The Urban Deer Complex’ I took a different approach to this topic. Many spend the time to try and argue a science that’s for the most part very loose. With that in mind my short answer to the question does scent control matter is “Yes”. So what are my …

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  • Wait Times- After the Shot

    December 30, 2015 Comments (0) After the Shot, Deer Hunting

    For hunters the time from when the initial shot takes place until the deer is recovered can be an emotional roller coaster. Determining how long to wait before beginning the recovery process can vary depending on the shot placement, blood characteristics and reaction of the deer after the shot. Understanding the

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  • Project Upland – Official Trailer

    December 30, 2015 Comments (0) Video

    ‘Project Upland’ is a film initiative to help promote the future of upland bird hunting and the non-profit The Ruffed Grouse Society. Geared to not only capture the essence of the “Grouse Woods” it seeks to inspire a future generation of upland bird hunters. Find out more at www.projectupland.com – See

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