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Hunting Land: It’s Only as Good as You Make It

A slow walk down the dew-covered trail at dawn renews your spirit. It’s deer season, but you have no intentions of shooting anything. Maybe you’ll check some trail cameras or just lean up against a tree and watch deer funnel back through to their bedding areas. There are no worries of disturbing other hunters. You...

Be sure to wear a fall restraint system full body harness every time you're elevated to help ensure safety and prevent accidents or death.

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Safe Hunting

Jake (not his real name) had planned an afternoon Pennsylvania deer hunt. He had watched his young son ascend a tree in their brand-new climber. Jake had coached his son a great deal on hunting safety and the safe use of bows, guns, ATVs and tree stands. Jake and his son were comfortable with...

With riflescopes, bigger is not always better. (Photo: Wayne Van Zwoll)

VIDEO: Fundamentals of Ballistics in Simple Terms

What is ballistics? Well, like love it’s, complicated. But if you have around 20 minutes, this video of a vintage U.S. Army training film does a pretty good job of demystifying the multifaceted subject. The film, circa 1949, touches on all three forms of ballistics – internal, external and terminal. And it gets into...

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5 Post-Season Scouting Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

With the exception of a few late dates here and there, deer season has ended in the United States, and thoughts already are turning toward the new season that begins in a few months. Florida’s southernmost zone opens in late July, along with blacktail deer season in California, parts of South Carolina in August and mule...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Prescribed Fire in Mixed Pine-Hardwood Forests

Prescribed fire is a useful tool to help manage for timber and wildlife if implemented appropriately. While blackening of a tree’s bark is perceived by the public as damaging to the tree, this is generally untrue and only aesthetically unpleasant for a short time. By Brandon Howell, Area Biologist Alabama Division of Wildlife and...