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Ross Weber

Buckshots: Firefighter Extinguishes Wisconsin Brute

When Ross Weber got into his stand on Oct. 13, 2015, he was hoping that he might get a chance at a big buck working the area — at the time, though, he didn’t know just how big that buck would end up being. And why would he even think a monster would show up?...

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What Are Your Hunting Ethics When No One is Watching?

The glorious Michigan bowseason has been blazing along ferociously for 20 days now. Well, maybe not actually blazing everyday, and I guess not really all that ferocious most of the time either. I take every day and every weather condition as it comes and do my best to improvise, adapt and overcome. I’m certainly...

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Team DDH Tags Out in Texas to Kick Off Season

The weekend turned out well for Team DDH in Texas at the Patterson Ranch near Aspermont, out in the western part of the state north of Abilene. Jamie Wilkinson and Dan Schmidt were successful on awesome bucks with management tags. Both were hunting with Mossberg Patriot rifles, Hornady ammo, Nikon optics and Ani-Logics Outdoors. Patterson Ranch is...

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10 Great Tips for Decoying Big Bucks

During the pre-rut and rut I love deploying a decoy in my setup and getting aggressive. This seems to be the best time as bucks are on the move, and if they are not with a doe they are usually on edge and ready for a fight at anytime! The buck decoy I use...

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The Gonzo Take on the Mock Scrape Magic

I know nearly all my fellow deerhunting BloodBrothers have read hundreds if not thousands of various  writings from experienced and knowledgeable hunters about the wonderment of hunting over active scrapes and the effectiveness of creating mockscrapes. But bear with me if you will, as I give you the Uncle Ted Backstrap addict Gonzo-take on...

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5 Warning Signs of a Deer Allergy

Signs of a deer allergy aren’t always obvious. This is one case where they were quite recognizable. The popular Kenny Chesney song warns us not to blink, and isn’t that the truth. I’m not sure where the time has gone, but almost 22 years have passed since I realized the dream of combining my...

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Celebrate the Beasts and Fantastic Acornucopia!

Thump! Thud! Pung! Phump! Clunk! Ping! Pang! Pung! I tried counting between the sounds of each acorn hitting the ground all around me but couldn’t get past the number three! With the increasing gusts of wind, it was literally raining acorns! Big, fat, juicy white oak acorns, black oak acorns, red oak acorns, burr...

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New Knife, a Dollar Bill and the Good Luck Buck

It’s hard to believe that prior to 1975 regulated deer hunting did not exist in Connecticut. Landowners, designated persons under a closed system using crop protection permits and poachers were the only people hunting deer in the state. There were not many deer to hunt at that time. Some notorious poachers were connected to the black market, where they illicitly sold their venison in big cities...

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What Happens Now With Bass Pro Shops Buying Cabela’s?

News broke early Oct. 3 about Bass Pro Shops purchasing Cabela’s for what the BPS press release called “an aggregate transaction value of $5.5 billions,” ending rampant speculation and reports dating more than a year about the possible deal. The announcement calls it “a definitive agreement” instead of a purchase or merger. It is, of...