You’ve invested hundreds of hours on dog training to perfect its performance. However, for your hunting dog to perform at its highest level, you need to feed it a high-caliber, high-nutrition diet. Look for the following. With over 80 brands of dry dog food on the market, it’s hard to know what to feed this hardworking gun dog. Read the label carefully and make an investment in a food choice that provides high levels of protein and fat. Fulfill the Formula Quality gun dogs are the sum of good genetics, training and nutrition. If any one of these elements is…
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Silence is sometimes golden, and when the woods are full of loud bugling and constantly mewing elk hunters, pressured elk simply go silent—and hunker deep into thick cover. Maybe you should also go silent and move less. The less you do, the greater your chances of filling an elk tag.   Staying silent and moving less while scouring the area for antler tips, moving ears and shiny eyes can help elk hunters fill their tag.  1) Know the Turf: Study all available topographical maps and carry a handheld GPS unit (with fresh batteries in your pocket), so you know what’s…
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With duck populations at the peak of long-term averages, expectations for every hunt are always high. The reality is, even when ducks are plentiful, hunts can fall short of expectations. And it may be due to the fact that hunters are making one of the four mistakes outlined below. However, the good news is, these blunders can be easily fixed. Blowing that duck call and watching ducks react is what makes hunting them so fun. Be honest with yourself, though. Is your calling wretched or reassuring? Too Much Movement in the Blind It sounds silly. Every duck hunter knows you…
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 “Dr. Babcock will be sick all next week,” the University of South Carolina bulletin board note read in the fall of 1926. The famous author and USC English professor predicted his onset of quail hunting disease. His passion for quail hunting equaled his passion for education and teaching, often causing conflicts in his career. Tales of Quails ‘n Such became one of Babcock’s most popular books, as he described the heyday of hunting the “King of the South, the bobwhite quail. Though quail hunting isn’t as easy to do as it once was, the rewards of spending a day afield with…
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It’s early in our bow season. I’ve got my stands placed and have watched a few deer show up under it. I haven’t arrowed an animal yet because I’m being selective in terms of size. When it comes to deer hunting, I’m all about collecting enough venison to supplement my family’s diet throughout the upcoming year. To collect venison, a hunter – especially a solo hunter like me – needs to be prepared. Otherwise, you’ll leave the bush with a product that’s less than palatable. The following equipment suggestions will make your job easier. Using a hoist and gambrel allows…
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Plus, seminars by the authors will be conducted at Bass Pro Shops Springfield, Columbia and Independence, Missouri stores. Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri – A Model of Collaboration book cover. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio welcomes two big names in the world of waterfowl conservation – Ken Babcock and Dale Humburg. They will be discussing their new book Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri – A Model of Collaboration. The show will air Saturday, October 11 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80. Babcock and Humburg, two of the…
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As elk hunters across America head afield in search of bugling bulls, the one elk hunting dilemma every hunter faces is deciding whether or not to make a move to get closer or stay locked in place and try to call the bull in. What to do, what do?   Look ahead, into shadows and all around you. Elk can be anywhere as they move. Study and plan a route and keep good quality binoculars on a sholder harness. These rules will help elk chasers everywhere make the moves that help them fill their tag: 1) Watch the winds. While…
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Coyotes can be hunted year round in most states, and if you have problem coyotes keeping your local deer herds (or the family pets) on high alert, then maybe it’s time to turn the tables. There are many good reasons to hunt coyote during early fall as the first frosts begin to sweep the land. The following tips will help make your trips afield more effective. To fool sharp-eyed coyotes, make sure you’re in head-to-toe camouflage, including your hands and face. 1) Bigger coyote packs are easier to spot: During fall months, coyote groups are still close knit and the…
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Spend time scouting in the area you intend to hunt turkey and look for sign. With the resurgence in wild turkey populations across the country in the last 30 years, many states have opened fall turkey hunting seasons in addition to spring seasons. Although fall turkey hunting has not grown in popularity like the spring season, it is, according to turkey hunting guru Ray Eye, "the best time of the year to be in the turkey woods." However, a lack of information about fall hunting strategies is what holds a lot of hunters back. The following tips from Ray Eye…
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RedHead® Pro Hunting Team members John Paul Morris and Allen Treadwell will share their big game hunting tips on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio. The show will air Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80. Morris, an accomplished bowhunter and general manager of Bass Pro Shops online store, will share his secrets for pursuing elk, deer, mountain goats and other big game with a bow. Treadwell, a former member of the United States Olympic skeet team and national record holder in international skeet, will give his advice about hunting…
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