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Turkey Patterning 101: Bagging the Gobbler Begins Here

  The Wild Turkey landscape is where hunters are flocking (more than three million hunters a year, to be exact). With the ever-increasing popularity of turkey hunting has come the desire and drive to bring that gobbler home. Unfortunately, whether in the bottomlands or forests, it has been a truth that many hunters come home […]

Hunting Season Ends but the New Sport of Shedding Begins!

The thrill of the hunt; the challenge of the chase; sitting in a tree in the extremely biting cold winds of winter to wait for that whitetail to come forth and present itself – all of this is an adrenaline rush. But when the snow ceases to fall, searching the woods in the springtime for […]

Winchester, Who? A Look at Why Colt & Remington Remain

  Believe it or not, this is a debate that is right up there with the new gun law legislation, Colorado news, and more. (And this is a debate that has gone on much longer than that whole Edward versus Jacob thing that most likely your teens were talking about). There are still the avid […]

The Missing Link – When it Comes to Mineral Licks

As most know, a mineral lick is a natural mineral deposit that deer and other animals are readily drawn to; they provide the essential minerals and nutrients that the animal needs for their overall wellness. Salt/mineral licks often occur naturally in an ecosystem, providing the sodium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and zinc that are all necessary […]

Add Years to the Life of Your OutBoard with Fresh Water Flushing

  Most of us take good care of our marine equipment. We wash and wax our boats and outboards, change the oil and oil filter regularly, and replace the fuel filters, but what about your outboard’s cooling system. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked in a maintenance regimen. During the course of normal use, the water […]

What Makes a Shotgun into a Turkey Shotgun?

  The sun rises…the sound of the turkeys gobbling amongst themselves while hiding in the tall grass is like a melody in the hunter’s ear…The season will come upon one and all and the stress of the 9-to-5 and all other worries will subside, as the fun comes back into the outdoorsman’s (and woman’s) life. […]

Mother Nature’s Way of Proving the Earth’s Power

Natural habitats are destroyed by nature, even though scientists have pointed out that nature definitely offers signs that these eruptions are coming well in advance. When it comes to everything from tsunamis to landslides – cliffs, mountains, plant life, vegetation – everything is effected when Mother Nature decides to crumble. But is it just nature […]

Wood Duck – An Extremely Brave Species

  The multi-colored iridescent plumage, the red eyes, the white flash of color down the neck – these traits encompass the male Wood Duck. The white eye-ring, the white throat – this alerts one and all that the female has arrived. Those familiar calls of “geeeeee,” “do-weep do-weep,” and that call of alarm – “cr-r-ek, […]

GameSled Takes the ‘Drag’ Out of Hunting

A true hunter wants nothing more than to find that perfect game and have a triumphant day. However, when the prey is caught, the bagging and tagging of the creature is not the problem. Being able to get the deer, or bear, etc., from the forest to the home or taxidermist is extremely difficult.   […]

The Hardest Turkey’s Teach the Best Lessons

The Hardest Turkey’s Teach the Best Lessons By Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland As easy as “easy turkeys” can be, “hard turkeys” can be just as hard. I have seen grown men turned into zombie-like creatures that can’t concentrate, behave or even function as a human due to a lengthy encounter with a hard bird. What constitutes […]