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Create Your Own Whitetail Paradise  
By Todd Amenrud

This buck had almost ten inches of palmate antler mass above his G-2. That’s what caught my eye as he approached through the swamp. My heart was pounding and my left leg was shaking so hard it made the treetop jiggle. He was following a scent trail of Special Golden Estrus that I set up before getting into my treestand. He stopped, did a lip curl, raked the brush with his antlers, and then put his nose to the ground and continued on the tra...
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Remain Undetected With These Five Tips  
By Darin Potter

It starts the minute we set foot outside of our vehicle or home, yet so many bow hunters become careless and traipse to their treestands with a carefree attitude and lack of attention to details. I’m talking about going undetected in the deer woods, becoming ghostlike in every move that we make. As bow hunters this is something that all of us should strive for. With the popularity of bow hunting on the rise, every season deer are becoming m...
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Tactical Gun Handling for Upland Game  
By Mike Keleher

While hunting is not a competitive sport, do you still envy “the other guy” who always seems to be more successful? Of course! Are they really better, or just seem to be lucky? Like any other sport, “luck” is really a combination of extended practice and applied learning. Learning better gun tactics can increase your odds of success.     Early in my hunting life I was not a good shot-gunner. Despite my zeal...
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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 odd...
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 abilit...
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 sound...
Turkeys In The Forest  By Jason Houser
Just think about turkey hunting and your mind races to green fields and forest edges with new leaves and flowers beginning to blossom. This is where many turkeys are killed every year, and is one of the best places to find a turkey.   &nbs...
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...

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