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Doing predator control for hogs or other critters and blazing new trails to stand sites in the humid summer heat can be very taxing on your body. Drink plenty of fluids, wear performance clothing that wicks moisture and don't overdo it. Know your limits. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

Don’t Let Humidity Hurt Your Deer Season Preparations

My brother joined me and Barry Estes, owner of Alabama Hog Control, for a little hunting and feral hog eradication last weekend down in central Alabama. The property we were on was a giant cattle farm that’s leased for deer and turkey hunting. A main creek with some smaller creeks, all in hardwoods, wend...

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Tasty Venison Jerky Easy to Make on Your 4th of July Break

With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Friday this year, that means a long weekend and, most likely, more food consumed than normal with folks bugging out a day earlier to take advantage of the break. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, there is such an organization) estimates that more...

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Is Concealed Carry Necessary When Deer Hunting?

Deer hunters sometimes wonder whether they should carry a handgun for protection when venturing into public hunting land or when they may be coming out late at night in unfamiliar surroundings. Others carry all the time, no matter what and no matter what their state laws say about guns and hunting. They’d rather be...

Bowhunting Practice (Shane Indrebo)

Top Tips for Tighter Arrow Groups

I’m fortunate enough to have three great archery shops in my town, all run by great folks with about a bazillion years of experience with the stick and string. Full Draw Archery, Custom Archery Center and Backwater Outdoors serve a city of a couple of hundred thousand folks. There’s a bunch of bowhunters around...

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Shop Special: Scout Smarter with this Tiny Cam

One of the best things about today’s proliferation of game cameras is the variety of options for high definition photos, video, extended times, flash or infrared and even size, with “micro” cameras now available from a few manufacturers. What this means is hunters and landowners are able to pick and choose what they need...

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Are You Shooting the Best Crossbow Arrow for Your Bow?

Selecting the correct arrow for your crossbow can be challenging if you’re unaware of some basic ideas about how you want to use it, what you’ll be hunting and your bow’s setup. Just as with any other deer hunting bow or firearm, your crossbow needs to have the appropriate items to make it work...

Five private land bonus hunts are set for Oklahoma youngsters this season. (Photo: The Oklahoman)

Hunting, Target Shooting Generates Billions in Annual Revenue

National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

Deer Talk Now: Your Hunting Season Questions Answered!

Are you getting ready for deer hunting season? If so, we’re answering your questions on Deer Talk Now about stands, bows, strategy, food plots and more! Join Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks for the show where they take your questions and then lend years of insight and experience along with some new product information....

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Deer Hunters Have a New Range for Shooting Practice

Finding a quality shooting range where you can enjoy sighting in a deer rifle or plinking with the youngsters sometimes can be a challenge, but many state wildlife agencies offer quality sites MDWFP is pleased to announce the opening of Mississippi’s newest public shooting range. McHenry Shooting Range, located in South Mississippi near Perkinston,...