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Governor Signs Bill Approving Blaze Pink for Hunting

Blaze pink is now approved for hunters following the signing of a legislative bill Feb. 4 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Walker signed Act 131 into law, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow the bright pink color as a safety apparel for hunting. The color was studied by the University...

Parker Ambusher

Hot Gear: Crossbow Hunters Have New Option from Parker

Parker Bows’ new Ambusher Crossbow sets a new standard by being the lightest, most compact, high performance crossbow in the industry. The Ambusher incorporates a revolutionary front-end that features Parker’s proprietary Advanced Split Limb Technology with integrated Micro-Lite Limb Pocket System, making it ultra-compact while sending arrows downrange at over 315 feet per second. The Ambusher...

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Two New Options for Clucks, Yelps and Turkey Talk

Calling turkeys is an integral part of turkey hunting, and is as old as the sport itself. When the first Native Americans started to hunt these birds, they observed favorable responses from well-timed yelps, cutts, clucks and purrs. They used their mouths and “bone flutes” made from turkey wing-bones to finish turkeys in their...

Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...

John Kassera with his stunning Wisconsin bow record that grossed more than 201 inches.

Bow Record Falls with Stunning 201-inch Whitetail

Reports continue to roll in from across the country about giant bucks killed during the 2015-16 season, even from states where the season’s been closed for weeks. Such is the way today’s social media and reporting is done. But when it’s a truly gigantic buck that finds its way into the record book, it’s...

Venison Donated for food banks

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives Significant Grant

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the organizations hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana. Specifically, this grant will positively impact the local community by enabling FHFH to provide nutritious meat from donated deer and livestock to feeding programs...

Tru-Fire Spark release is designed for shooters with smaller hands and wrists.

Hot Gear: Tru-Fire Introduces the Spark Release

Tru-Fire, the leader in the evolution of archery releases, has introduced the new Spark dual-jaw caliper release. Designed as a smaller version of the popular Tru-Fire Smoke release, the new Spark offers a smaller strap design to accommodate archers with smaller hands. The strap will fit wrists 4.5 to 8 inches in circumference. The...

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Shed Hunting: The 4-Point Shed That Grew From the Ground

Antlers are already dropping and some shed hunters are having some early success. Whether or not you plan to get out looking for antlers right now, it’s a good idea to at least get out and scout. Drive around and observe where you see deer right now, particularly antlered bucks. Just like in deer...

Crossbow hunter in treestand

10 Things That Affect Your Crossbow’s Accuracy

Modern crossbows are highly efficient and accurate — amazingly so. Most manufacturers pre-sight their crossbows at the factory before shipping them. When properly cocked with the right bolt and proper shooting mechanics, these crossbows produce consistent bull’s-eyes out of the box at 20, 30 and 40 yards. You might need to tweak them a little...