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Refuges Seeking Input on Possible Quota Hunt Fee Increases

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase quota hunt permit fees for three national wildlife refuges, citing increasing administrative costs and lack of an increase in almost 20 years. The refuges are Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge and Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge....

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Deer Talk Now: Have Anti-Hunters Written Our Game Laws?

He’s outspoken, passionate and never at a loss for words when it comes to defending hunting and hunting rights against any arguments that are uninformed, without fact or, to be honest, downright stupid. In our interview with firebrand rocker and diehard hunter Ted Nugent, we address several hot-button topics that always stir debate among...

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The Most Versatile Deer Call for Your Big Buck Success

We talk about practicing at the range with our rifle or muzzleloader, or working on bow shots from different angles in the yard, in order to become more proficient when the season rolls around. Why do we take for granted working on our deer grunt calls? Because, usually, we think they will just magically...

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Bushnell Elite Series: Best Bargain for Deer Hunting Scopes?

Bushnell Optics has retooled its popular Elite Series line of scopes to make it easier for you to find the best scope for deer hunting. You’ll get the great features of the Bushnell Elite line such as Rainguard HD coating, top quality optical glass and rugged housings in 1-inch or 30mm tube sizes. This...

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4 Ways to Shoot Your Deer Rifle Better This Year

Now that deer season is over, what are you doing to ensure that you’ll be on top of your game next autumn when you return to the woods? Do you just store your bow, rifle, clothing and gear until late summer and then dust it off to head out again? Do you clean everything...

If you put in the time and effort, chances are high that you will score on most out-of-state deer hunts. John Vaca found that out in a big way on Day 2 of our trip.

Deer, Big Game Hunting License Application Deadlines Draw Near

If you’re planning to travel this year for a deer hunting trip in some of the western states, it’s high time to get on the stick and get in your applications. Hunting season application deadlines are drawing near in some states. In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed, for example, that Utah’s application...

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Fantastic Venison Burgers with a Spicy Zing!

Stacy Harris, one of our favorite authors and outdoors supporters, dropped us a note about a super venison burger dish she makes that has a little extra kick to it. Harris whips up great venison dishes each year along with lip-smacking meals with fresh veggies and fruit from the family gardens. She’s always interested...

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Maximize Your Success During the Rut to Kill Big Bucks

Finding out if bucks are hitting your mock scrapes is akin to opening presents on Christmas morning, because while you’re confident something you want is under the tree there’s no guarantee. For the last two seasons I’ve¬†used¬†Smokey’s Preorbital gland lure on the licking branches of mock scrapes I created on a tract I hunt...

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Amazing Fight Between Two Incredibly Tough Bucks

Why do bucks fight? Myriad reasons, of course, including hormones, aggression, defending turf and in late summer playful jousting to sort of set the pecking order among the group. These bucks are flat-out gettin’ after it, though, and it’s a cool fight to watch between two giant deer. One is a 10-point and the...