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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RedHead Pro Hunting Team captain Jerry Martin shares his personal experience and tests the RedHead 1856 Collection Fire-Resistant Gun Safe The heat from the fire was unbearable.  The sound—a deafening roar.  Hot tongues of flame licked along the edges of the roof, crawled along the sides, and finally engulfed the entire house. Within minutes the structure seemed to fold into itself.  Everyone inside the house, including the family pets, had escaped without injury.  But, everything inside the house was gone forever. If you’ve ever had to experience a fire, or know someone who has, you understand this kind of devastation. …
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ATVs are a popular tool for modern hunters. Part pack mule, part truck, part tractor – ATVs have so many uses that many hunters s won’t go afield without one. Outfitting one to fit your needs is part of the fun. Just make sure that you’re getting everything you need.  Tips for Taking Care of You and Your ATV Arctic Cat’s new 2015 XR 700 Limited already comes with a winch and some beefy bumpers. All it needs are the few touches you want to add and yourself. 1. One of the main things you need to concern yourself with…
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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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A crisp fall morning, a .22 rifle in hand and squirrels grating on nuts; what a way to spend the day in the woods! Ripe hickory nuts, plentiful acorns, aromatic walnuts and cool fall mornings set the stage for squirrel hunting across the Midwest. These, and other food sources, are the places to spend your time when pursuing squirrels during the fall months. Hunt squirrel around key food sources during the fall months to increase hunting success. 1. Hickory Nuts Hickory Nuts - A variety of hickory species thrive throughout the Midwest. Some, like the small pignut hickory, produce nuts…
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    When you need a super-bright, far-reaching light, a spotlight works best. Navigating a boat at night, viewing wildlife after dark, varmint hunting, frog hunting and emergency signaling are all tasks for which a spotlight is well suited. Before buying a spotlight, however, study these facts that will help you choose a product best suiting your needs. Power Options Power options are important considerations when selecting a spotlight. Some spotlights, like the Brinkmann Q-Beam Blue Max Spotlight and Bass Pro Shops' 3.5 Million Candlepower 12V Corded Spotlight, work only off 12-volt systems, with a plug adaptor for hookup in…
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  Cinnamon teal ducks in flight. Photo credit: Magnus Manske, commons.wikipedia.org   Hunters often look forward to early teal season as the first opportunity to hunt ducks for the year. The reason for the early season is the teal's intolerance of any cold weather, especially the Blue Wing Teal. These little ducks start migrating in mid-August and are usually long gone before most states open regular season hunting. While many hunters jump at the chance for their first duck hunting of the year, they're also prone to making some pretty common mistakes trying to hunt teal. But fear not. Fixing…
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Practice bowhunting in real life hunting situations to help you be more successful when something goes wrong. It’s happened to us all.  Countless hours of planning, scouting, and bow practice boil down to this moment.  Here he comes, not just any deer, the buck that you have had trail camera photos of for two years.  That buck that keeps you up at night trying to second guess his every move, where does he bed, where does he feed, what is his travel corridor?  He is now walking right at you closing distance with every step.  The wind is perfect, hitting…
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Where I live, there's less than three months to the bow hunting season for deer. It's probably not too different where you hunt. With that in mind, here are some basics every bow hunter should be considering now. Licenses. Do you have the licenses required? Have you entered the appropriate game draws? If not, get on it, before it's too late. This determines how and where you hunt. Bookings. If you plan on booking hunt, get on it. We're now entering the last minute period. The right broadhead and arrow. By now you should have settled on your broadhead and…
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