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The Art of Decoying Waterfowl  
By Troy Smutka

Tips and Strategies from 30 Years of Waterfowling Experience While sitting around a campfire this past summer, my dad, brother, and I were recalling some waterfowl hunting memories with a couple of friends. During the break between a couple of stories, my dad stated, “My favorite part of duck hunting is sitting in the boat and listening to you two boys discussing wind, sun, etc., as you wade around in the dark setting the decoys.” Wh...
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When Deer Numbers are Down Tip the Odds in Your Favor  
By Ray Hansen

I’m facing a situation for the 2014 hunting season common to many other Midwestern bow and arrow deer hunters: reduced deer numbers after 2013’s rough winter. In this article, I’ll pass along some ideas that can help you tip the odds in your favor.   MOVE YOUR STAND     If you have hunted the same spot for several seasons, you can be fairly certain that the adult deer in your area know where your stand is...
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The Most Important Skill In Whitetail Hunting  
By Ken Nordberg

What is the most important skill in whitetail hunting? Is it accuracy with your gun or bow? Is it the ability to recognize a productive stand site? Is it the ability to get to a stand site without alerting or alarming deer? Is it the ability to hike to or from a stand site in total darkness? Is it the ability to avoid being identified by whitetails via scent, sound or sight? Is it the ability to remain comfortable and sit still four to ...
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The Spring Line-Up Scouting For Gobblers  
By Todd Amenrud

Sweat soaked my facemask as I ascended the huge Wisconsin ridge. I was trying to make it to the top to intercept a gobbler that had been answering my calls and I had only 30 minutes of legal shooting time left. When I found a spot to set up, it sounded like he was within 150 yards. He was fired up and I thought this was going to be a “slam-dunk.”     During the next 25 minutes, I brought the tom within 50 to 60 yards ...
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The Making of a Buck Hunter  By Ken Nordberg
First light was minutes away on Sunday morning of our second weekend of our past firearm deer hunting season when my grandson Tyler climbed to the platform of his cousin Ryan's treestand. Ryan was now back in college. About a...
Making Sense Of Scents   By Doug Thalacker
    I was listening to a radio show where a contestant had to tell which was the true story. The topic was products that were designed to help women keep men from hitting on them. One of the suggestions was a set of sprays that smelled...
Ten Tips For Better Shooting  By John Bennett
  There is an old hunting adage that goes like this: “If you ain’t missed an easy shot, you ain’t hunted much.” While there is much truth in that statement, and while I have to admit to missing my share of easy shots, th...
Eight Guidelines For Treestand Success  By Todd Amenrud
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2013 Duck Numbers Remain Strong  By Gene Clifford
Despite slight declines, most species remain well above long-term averages.     The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released its report on 2013 trends in duck breeding populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early J...

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