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How To Teach Kids Hunting

Want to create a lifelong hunter? Here are 21 tips to get you started on the road to success. by Tom Carpenter We live in a pivotal time for the sport of deer hunting. One of the biggest factors at play is the steady aging of the deer hunting community. According to the National...

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Better Hunter Education Classes Would Create More Hunters

Findings from a recent hunter education study conducted by Responsive Management suggest that fine-tuning current hunter education programs could bolster numbers of licensed hunters. “To capitalize on peak interest, state natural resource agencies should provide information on mentored hunting opportunities as well as maps of public hunting lands during hunter education courses or immediately...

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Find Big Bucks With Mineral Licks

I use mineral licks to obtain photos of as many bucks as possible on each of the properties I plan to hunt. By doing so, I figure out which areas have bucks I would like to harvest, and I can began to learn important characteristics and habits about individual bucks that I might target...

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Riflescopes: Size Does Matter

Most hunters today use scopes, but if you really want to get the most accuracy out of your rifle you need good optics. The old adage was that you should spend as much on your scope as you do your rifle. I don’t know if I always agree with that (depending on the price...

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How Venison Spoils

The key to obtaining top-quality venison starts the very moment you pull the trigger or release an arrow. By Dr. Phillip Bishop The first deer I ever took with a bow and arrow was shot just before dark. I was shooting a fiberglass recurve in those days because compounds were an expensive new development...

Young Hunters, Shooters Influence Peers

The more familiar youth are with individuals their own age who hunt and target shoot, the more likely they will be to support and participate in these activities, according to a research study commissioned by the Hunting Heritage Trust and National Shooting Sports Foundation. This key finding was one of many revealed in the...

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Is It Deer Decoy Season?

It might sound a little strange, but according to Deer & Deer Hunting field editor Les Davenport, now is the the time to think about deer decoys for rut hunts. If that doesn’t compute, here’s why: Man-made products such as deer decoys carry distinct odors, none familiar to deer, Davenport explains. These foreign smells...

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Plan to Update Your Cold Weather Apparel

Once deer season ends we usually store our clothing for several months until the first cool snap stirs memories of chilly mornings or bone-rattling afternoons on the stand. by Alan Clemons Spring and summer darn sure aren’t time for wool, Gore-Tex, heavy jackets and bibs or hoodies. But those months might be a good...

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Daily Updates from Deer Study Group

    SANDESTIN, Fla. – Put some of the top whitetail deer biologists, managers, researchers and enthusiasts together with a little sand, sun and probably a boatload of seafood, and you’ll have the 2012 Southeast Deer Study Group conference in your sights. By Alan Clemons On Monday and Tuesday, biologists, land managers, researchers, students...

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Would You Hunt Deer with One of These?

by Alan Clemons Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission officials have offered a proposal to allow suppressors for hunting game animals, including deer, joining a handful of other states considering the move. Lone Star Outdoor News reported the proposal should have more discussion and possibly some formal action at the TPWC’s next meeting in March. Read...