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Extreme blood loss and easy to follow blood trails are what every bowhunter should strive to achieve. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

New Crossbow Broadhead is Something to Behold

It’s almost hard to believe that mechanical broadheads have been entrenched in the bowhunting world for over 20 years now. Wow, time flies almost as fast as these modern arrows! Mechanicals became the rage in the archery industry in the mid-1990s when two things – 3-D archery and high-speed bows – became more popular....

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How to Really Use a Grunt Call to Dupe Big Bucks

When is the best time to use a grunt call to try to bring in a big buck? Is it pre-rut when bucks are splitting up and establishing their territory? During the rut when they’re moving around and seeking willing does? Post-rut when they’re recovering but may still be interested in a doe if...

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Deer Talk Now: Proven Tactics for Hunting Big Bucks

When bucks split up, does start getting frisky and the rut zooms toward the peak when everything goes crazy, what do you do and how do you hunt during this exciting period? If you have a great calendar to keep things squared away for 2015, you can make notes now about what’s happening in...

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3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some nastier weather hitting the northeast and west this week it’s not a bad idea to whip up some venison chili. A hearty bowl of chili, some crusty garlic bread or cornbread, and whatever spicy hot sauce you may want to add … mmmm, mmmm....

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Bowhunters, Archers Have New Public Archery Park

Bowhunters, target shooters and archery enthusiasts have a new practice range thanks to the combined efforts of city, state and national agencies committed to providing outdoors opportunities to the public. Alabama’s 10th community archery park will hold its grand opening at 3 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve in Foley. The facility includes...

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New Mission MXB-Sniper Lite Crossbow Loaded with Features

Mission Archery has bolted out of the gate for 2015 with a stunningly streamlined, cool and feature-packed crossbow: the new MXB-Sniper Lite. This hot crossbow was just announced by Mission Archery. It includes a machined rail with beveled arrow track, integrated rail and scope mount, Smart Guide cable slide to alleviate down pressure on...

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Hey, Don’t Throw Out the Neck From Your Deer

My, oh, my … all the years of watching deer hunters (and myself, I’ll admit) throw away some of the most gorgeous deer meat for some of the dumbest reasons ever. “Ah, it’s too much trouble to fool with.” “Naaa, I don’t have time to mess around with a neck.” “Are you kidding? There’s...

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The Best Deer Hunters Know When to Shift for Hot Rut Strategies

Becoming more knowledgeable about the various phases of the white-tailed deer rut is one of the most enjoyable and challenging things deer hunters can do. While many hunters believe “the rut” is the exciting chasing and breeding period, the actual rut is a months-long process. Learning more about these fascinating, unique phases and how to...