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Tom in the Field – Fanning And Stalking Turkeys

  By Jason Herbert This ghost tom lives out his days, taunting us from the middle of the field, running away laughing at us every time we try a stalk, rendering himself immune from hunters. Or is he? Many people are trying a new trick this spring. For western hunters, …

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Self-Defense When Your Handgun Is Unavailable

  By Linda M. Gilbertson www.ladiesdayllc.com This article assumes that either my handgun is in the shop or has been knocked from my hand during a scuffle, or I forgot and left it at home or in my car.  This article assumes that I might not have a back-up handgun …

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How To Mount An Airgun Scope

  Air rifles provide the perfect platform for beginners to learn basic marksmanship skills, but they are equally serious, highly competitive rifles that fit well in both hunting and precision target shooting pursuits. Whether you’re a beginner or an air rifle pro, airgun scope mounting is a vital portion of …

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Scouting Turkeys

  By Pete Rogers I am one of the few who enjoy winter. The fourth season is full of cool air to breath, barren landscape that reveals all the foliage hides. Migrating flocks filling the sky with their music. Drifts of snow, or frost covered fields brighten every sunrise. As …

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Guide to Roadside Wildlife for Watchers & Photographers

  By Tony Martins I’m often asked about my wildlife photography, particularly how to get close enough to wild animals to take decent quality photo images. While good stalking skills out in the field are an important asset in this pursuit, truth be told, many of my best wildlife photos …

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Firearms Etiquette

  By Seth R. Nadel Whenever you are around firearms, there is a certain way they are to be handled, both for safety and as a matter of decorum. Some new gun owners have never been exposed to these methods, so a review is in order. The first consideration and …

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The Right Firearms Training For A Woman

  By Linda M. Gilbertson www.ladiesdayllc.com I believe in training, but only if it’s the right training.  If you buy a car you should know how to drive, understanding what you can and cannot do.  If you are a contractor you should know how to build, so that what you …

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Unconventional Shooting Positions

  By Guy J. Sagi Hunters often find themselves dealing with varied terrain and wrestling through thick brush that makes delivering an accurate, single-and-humane shot a challenge. Yet, many of us restrict our practice to a comfortably seated bench with the rifle anchored solidly in a rest or on sandbags, …

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Helping Wildlife Through the Winter

  By Jason Herbert Each year the rigors of the fall rut take their toll on any self-respecting buck. Sadly Mother Nature’s cruel timing of winter also doesn’t help either. When the bitter winds and piling snow start whipping in, especially right after these animals have just been through an …