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Target Angle For Hunters

  By John Buol Shot placement trumps all concerns about equipment. This begins with marksmanship skill and continues with anatomy knowledge. To be effective in the field, hunters must remember the vital zone of their quarry is a three-dimensional mass of internal organs located inside the chest cavity. The hunter …

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Get To Know Concealed Carry: The Regulations

  By David Link So you’ve decided to investigate concealed carry options in your state. Just searching “concealed carry” on the web can lead to a myriad of different sites, some good and some that will throw you off track. What if you just want the story of concealed carry …

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How Do I Choose the Right Shotgun for Me?

  By Luke Brandenburg Although the world of modern firearms offers thousands of different options, very few guns can stand toe-to-toe with the raw power, extreme versatility and true effectiveness of the shotgun. However, due to a wide array of available options, choosing the right shotgun for you can be …

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Twenty-Two Training

  By John Buol Although commonly viewed as just a plinker, shooting .22s can make for serious marksmanship training. “The game of of the small-bore consists in shooting at ranges from 50 feet to 200 yards with .22-caliber rifles… It is the nearest possible approach to bringing rifle shooting to …

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Late Goose Season – Frozen, Fast, and Furious

  By Jason Herbert The fact that we were liberally sipping coffee and hot coco helped take the stinging winter chill off our minds. Most normal people at this time of year are still in bed, sleeping off their holiday meals- but not us! We’re goose hunters and this late …

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Predator Hunting Basics

  By Pete Rogers My distressed cottontail mouth call carried in the predawn morning. Frost covered the winter grazing grounds that stretched out before me. After a few minutes of calling, I settled in to watch and look for movement. At a little over two hundred yards the red fox …

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Understanding Different Types Of Bullets

  By David Link When you’re shopping for the right ammunition, it pays to have a good understanding of the different bullet types out there. The differences can be drastic, and if you select the wrong ammo for the job, you could end up placing yourself as well as others …

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Understanding Dove Flight Paths and How to Use Them to Fill Your Limit

  By Luke Brandenburg Did you know that more Americans shoot a gun on the opening day of dove season than any other day of the year? In Texas alone, over 250,000 people will take aim. With more and more states opening a dove season every year, this busy hunting …

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Building Skill With Dry Practice

By John Buol How much improvement can a shooter gain with just fifteen minutes of daily dry practice? Highly skilled capabilities are possible only to those willing to invest time in training and practice. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell spelled out the “10,000-Hour Rule” repeatedly stating that the key to success …