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A Hunting Honeymoon = The Perfect Honeymoon
1/14/2015
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A Hunting Honeymoon = The Perfect Honeymoon In just a few days, some friends of ours will celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary and of course, seeing their anniversary on the calendar reminded me of their wedding back in 2008. The groom is an avid hunter…and the bride was (and still is) his perfe... Read the full story
Are Deer Drives a Thing of The Past?
1/13/2015
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Are Deer Drives a Thing of The Past? “Loop around this wooded funnel in the corn field and walk through, push something to me.” My father had just given a near holy task to me as a 12 year old boy, push a deer to him. As a young boy, spending a morning freezing with my dad was darn special... Read the full story
Building Your Waterfowl Blind Bag
1/13/2015
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Building Your Waterfowl Blind Bag Building Your Blind Bag Wind howling, my brother and I looked at each other and traded our gear out quickly. Taking the bows out of the truck, we loaded our duck decoys, shotguns, boats and headed for the swamps. Mallards flew high, teal whistled b... Read the full story
Deer Hunting with a Climber Tree Stand
1/13/2015
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Deer Hunting with a Climber Tree Stand Breaking from traditional stands and venturing to new areas offers hunters the chance to discover un-pressured animals and territory. Often times your traditional spots go cold part way through the season leaving you frustrated and discouraged. Don't... Read the full story
Duck Hunting Tips
1/13/2015
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Duck Hunting Tips Waiting on legal shooting light under the cover of darkness with a hot thermos of coffee, busting chops with your buddies and watching those first few ducks tuck into your spread or fly dangerously close above your head. There is something about the wait... Read the full story
Tips for Picking the Right Climber Tree for Deer Hunting
1/13/2015
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Tips for Picking the Right Climber Tree for Deer Hunting Tips for picking the right climber tree. Look, picking that one tree out of a million others in which you will hopefully arrow a deer is perhaps one of the most frustrating and maddening aspects of deer hunting. Thoughts, strategy, and second guesses... Read the full story
Four Keys to Opening Weekend of Whitetail Gun Season
11/15/2014
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Four Keys to Opening Weekend of Whitetail Gun Season 4 keys to Opening Weekend of Gun Season Opening Weekend of gun season has a special engrained meaning in the hearts of all hunters. Food, fellowship, anticipation for the first light of opening morning. When the initial shot crashes the air... Read the full story
3.5 Things to Do When You Kill a Doe
10/22/2014
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3.5 Things to Do When You Kill a Doe 3.5 things to do when you kill a doe Shooting does, we understand the importance for herd management, the fantastic eating and confidence boosters. We also understand what they mean to big bucks. But are we really taking full advantage of does on... Read the full story
The Tools for Deer Scrape Manipulation
10/22/2014
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The Tools for Deer Scrape Manipulation The Tools for Deer Scrape Manipulation Nurse……Scalpel. You hear line this in many TV hospital dramas. Doctors have many instruments to choose from when in the operating room and when it comes time to doctoring a scrape, do you have the proper instru... Read the full story
Checking A Tree Stand
9/30/2014
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Checking A Stand In theory, we should all have checked our tree stands before the hunting season starts, to cut shooting lanes, and to check on the status of your stands. But what if you haven’t had time? I fully understand many hunters do not have... Read the full story
Don’t Standout In A Layout Blind
9/30/2014
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Don’t Standout In A Layout Blind Don’t Standout In A Layout. Excited honks crashed the air waves as we responded with calm groans and single clucks back to the group of geese circling our spread. Just a few yards closer is all we really needed for the birds to be in range but as t... Read the full story
Three Ways To Introduce A Kid To Hunting
9/29/2014
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Three Ways To Introduce A Kid To Hunting Three Ways To Introduce A Kid To Hunting Sun fading brightly in the western sky, the clouds bled vibrant pink and orange. The group of deer milling under the stand of my father and I had nary... Read the full story
Tips for Picking the Right Tree When Using a Climber Stand
9/18/2014
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Tips for Picking the Right Tree When Using a Climber Stand Tips for picking the right climber tree. Look, picking that one tree out of a million others in which you will hopefully arrow a deer is perhaps one of the most frustrating and maddening aspects of deer hunting. Thoughts, strategy, and second guesses... Read the full story
Local Archer Shooting for the Stars
8/23/2014
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LOCAL ARCHER SHOOTING FOR THE STARS Northeast Missouri teenager Brooke Miller took up the sport of archery 4 years ago. Since then, she has won multiple local, state and national titles. The rural Ewing, Missouri archer now has her sights set on something even higher, a spot on the USA... Read the full story
Lining Up For Ducks - Understanding Long Line Decoying
1/28/2014
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Lining Up For Ducks - Understanding Long Line Decoying We were not chasing typical high flying mallards or whistling wood ducks. These were wildly colored diving ducks. Pushing down from the arctic as the deadly weather of winter encompasses the landscape, bluebills, goldeneyes, redheads, old squaws and the... Read the full story
Watch for Trailing Bucks During the Whitetail Rut
12/3/2013
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Nothing gets a whitetail hunter’s blood flowing faster than an all-out rut fest. Does flying out from every inch of brush like they were shot out of a pinball machine and bucks act as barriers trying to corral them. Logs snap like tooth picks and any o... Read the full story
Building Brush Blinds for Whitetail Deer Hunting
11/17/2013
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Building Brush Blinds for Whitetail Deer Hunting Building Brush Blinds Where and how to properly build a brush blind Scrub brush, briars, vines and saplings growing wildly well above the head of a grown person create near impenetrable landscapes for huma... Read the full story
Early Season Whitetail Deer Hunting.
11/17/2013
Early Season Whitetail Deer Hunting. Early season hunting. Play aggressive or conservative. Thoughts from both sides of the discussion. Early archery season especially for whitetails is a crap shoot. Weather periodically fluctuates from Indian summers to November like... Read the full story
Following The Contours of The Land for Whietail Hunting Success.
11/17/2013
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Following The Contours of The Land for Whietail Hunting Success. Following the contours of the land to success. Hunting a relatively unknown area is exciting and frustrating. Exciting in discovering untouched areas and frustrating because you are in an unknown area. Packing a climber and bare essentials into a ne... Read the full story
Hunting Around the Full Moon and The Pre-Rut
11/17/2013
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Hunting Around the Full Moon and The Pre-Rut Hunting Around the Full Moon and the Pre-Rut Sneaking along a field edge my watch read 5:01 am yet the light protruding from the near full moon created no need for my Black Diamond Headlamp. Each... Read the full story
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