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Bowhunters Unite for the Future of Our Sport!

Super Detroit Rocker (son of MotorCity Madman?!) Kid Rock called awhile back and asked if I would teach him the fine art of bowhunting. He said Jerry Lee Lewis taught him to play piano so why not the old MotorCity WhackMaster StrapAssassin1 baptize him into the stimulating world of the mystical flight of the...

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Intro to Archery: Technology and Hunting

The amount of technology infiltrating the hunting industry is ever expanding. What once was different sized fletching or unique radioactive pin sights now has given way to full fledged computer technology in our hunting equipment. Everywhere I turn, there is some new gadget or device touted as the next big “game changer” that will...

Buckeye is one of the first plants to bloom in spring in Alabama and one of the prettiest.

Turkey Tuesday: Signs of Spring, Predation and History

I’m fortunate to have a good friend with property who lets me hunt there a few times each season, and after several years I’ve learned a lot about the terrain and turkeys. In short, I think his Alabama turkeys have lockjaw. They are among the most quiet birds I’ve ever encountered. I know they...

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Busts Clays, Hunts Deer

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...

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Deerhunters Do Not Live By Deerhunting Alone!

I think we can all agree on another hunting lifestyle truism; deerhunters do not live by deerhunting alone! Every deerhunter I know lives this wonderful hunting lifestyle in every way we can possibly manipulate our schedules and responsibilities and lives overall to get out there as much as humanly possible to hunt every species...

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This Happens to 2,200 Deer Hunters Every Year!

    There are more than 11 million whitetail hunters in the U.S., and a good portion of those hunters head for their favorite tree stand when bow and gun seasons start in autumn. Did you know that several thousand of these hunters make a fatal mistake each and every year? Sadly, that’s true....