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How To Hunt Blacktail Deer

  By Mike Burchett Many of my favorite memories as a child involve stumbling through the mud and brush trying to keep up with my grandpa walking through the woods. I prepared all year just waiting for fall. I could see my trusty wool pants and jacket hanging in the …

Why I Shoot The Ruger 10/22

  By Trampas Swanson It’s no secret that perhaps one of the most versatile firearm platforms throughout the history of the cartridge era of ammunition is the .22 caliber rifle, but what keeps it so popular? One firearm leading the way in that category since its introduction to the market …

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Game Profiles: Diving Ducks

  By Luke Brandenburg Diving ducks are highly-adapted birds that specialize in foraging for food below the water’s surface. Hunting them successfully depends on your knowledge of their behaviors and the differences between the species. Those of us who hunt diving ducks know the excitement of watching them rise and …

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How To Recognize Chronic Wasting Disease

  By David Link Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, is a neurological disease that effects many of the animals that hunters prize like whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, and moose. While hunters may never encounter an animal with CWD in their lifetime, they could just as likely run into one …

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I Am A Hunter

  By Pete Rogers In a world where trophies are celebrated by measuring tapes and adventures, where testosterone trumps skill, and where experience is entrusted to paid guides, I choose to measure my time afield differently. I know I am not alone. I along with a few others measure our …

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Reloading Part 3

  By Seth Nadel At the end of part two, you had sized, deprimed, trimmed, and  reprimed, cases in hand, along with the powder and bullets you want to use. Let’s finish the job, and go shooting! Now that the cases are primed, we need to talk about powders. Not …

How To Field Dress A Deer

  By David Link Field dressing a deer is a rite of passage for every deer hunter, but it can be an intimidating process for the uninitiated. While you can only really learn how to field dress a deer once you’re in the field, you can do some prep work …

Big Game Profile: Pronghorn

  By Tony Martins Known as the speedburner of the western plains, the pronghorn is an interesting animal, and truly an original. They are often called antelope, due to similarities with the true antelopes of Africa and Asia, or goats, presumably because they have a gall bladder like goats – …

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Buck Fever Realities

  Buck fever is a common problem for many hunters, whether they’ll admit it or not. Here’s how to significantly reduce its effect. by John M. Buol Jr. Tales of buck fever pervade hunting literature. We’ve all heard the stories about hunters mounting their rifles and experiencing a “hundred pound …