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Strategies for a safe and successful early ice fishing trip

Early ice can offer the hard water angler some of the best fishing of the year, but can also be quite dangerous. Understanding the body of water you will fish and how to test ... read more...


Itís time for the year-round sportsman to change gears

Being a year-round sportsman can have its perks, but can also be problematic at times. Organization is one of the most important tasks of the outdoorsman, it will surely save ... read more...


Single-shot strategies for smoke pole hunters

Itís hard to believe that deer season is nearly over. For those hoping to harvest a last-minute deer, be sure to properly load and store your muzzleloader. Hunting with a muz... read more...


Deer hunters cannot expect to bag a trophy every year

Hunting can be challenging or downright frustrating at times. If you are expecting to shoot a big buck every season, you may be in for a rude awakening. It seems that if you ... read more...


One shot on target, four shots in the wind

Most of us have heard the old saying five shots in the wind. It refers to missing all five shots taken, likely under a high stress situation. Deer hunters understand the st... read more...


The rut is hot right now, unfortunately, so is the weather

The rut is finally in full swing. Hunters look forward to this natural cycle all year, and excitedly await its arrival. Weather and temperature have a tremendous effect on how... read more...


Change is in the air, so be ready

Experienced hunters spend the entire year looking forward to the next two weeks. Bucks are beginning to move during daylight hours offering hunters their best opportunity to t... read more...


Halloween is a marker day for hunters

Many hunters recognize Halloween as the kickoff of the rut. Although to some hunters, it may be viewed as the only day of the year they fit in. Most years, by the last day of... read more...


Keep your head up and stay in the game

As with other sports, hunters and fisherman have to be prepared for failure. In a sport that leans in the furry and finned competitorís favor, one must learn to deal with seco... read more...


Tree stands vs. ground blinds: Whatís the score?

I was surprised to see so many comments pertaining to last weekís column. I wrote about how I felt you had an advantage hunting from the ground. With most things in life, you ... read more...


You can brush yourself in, just donít brush yourself out

Opinions vary widely on the topic of cover. Many never seem to have enough, while hunters like myself prefer to use the least amount possible. Hunting revolves around your ab... read more...


For deer hunters, scrapes and bruisers go hand in hand

For city and woodland travels, it helps to be able to read the signs. In some cases, your ability to read territorial markers may also be just as important. A couple weeks ba... read more...


Tips and techniques used to recover game animals

For anyone who hunts, recovering game should be the most important task. New hunters that have no one to aid them are almost sure to lose an animal due to their lack of tracki... read more...


How to pick the perfect stand site

Picking the perfect stand location can be confusing for even the educated hunter. On top of that, is arranging the site in a way that offers the best shot opportunity. For hu... read more...


Hunting for hordes of honkers

It's no secret that the goose population in New York is on the rise. This has many land owners and state parks looking for a solution to the problem. When it comes to out-of-... read more...



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