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Entries for October 2012



Not Bad for a Grandma!
-- It all began with my normal opening morning rituals. I awoke long before the boys, put on a pot of coffee and prepared my gear. I eventually woke the boys - my husband, my brother Bruce and my son Quentin. I went out the door long before they w...

New Wildgame Innovations Logo
Wildgame Innovations introduces their new mark for 2013 with a "W" formed into the buck antler logo. A logo embraces the company name and reflects the personality and identity of a brand. The old Wildgame Innovations logo didn't express the progress...

Sage Goats
They are uniquely American - a treasure on this continent, found nowhere else. Antilopcapra Americana doesn't even have any close relative. It is unique among species as the only horned animal that will shed its outer sheath every season, and then...

Sportsmen's dollars targeted
From Arizona Game and Fish Department
 -- A letter from the Department of the Interior has prompted a report to Arizona’s hunters, but the message of interest to hunters in every state.  “The Greatest Story Never Told” is the mantra of the...

A Breach of Trust
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- One more negative outcome of the inability of Congress and the Obama administration to reach an agreement on reducing the federal deficit may be the siphoning off of millions of dollars from wildlif...

Ultimate Hunting
Three days before the 2008 firearms opener, Kelly "K.O." Gustafson and her husband, Rich, saw an enormous buck with split brow tines in their headlights. They were on their way home about 9:30 at night when a couple of deer crossed the dirt road i...

Field Glasses Hat Trick
Here's a tip many hunters from east of the Mississippi might not know about. I'm from Oregon, and I've noticed other hunters from the western United States use this trick frequently because long range hunting requires holding binoculars steady and...

Midnight Mac & Cheese
I've just learned that my great aunt Lendol Bryan passed away at the age of 96. She was one of the sweetest, most gracious ladies I've ever known. Aunt Lendol was well-known around my little hometown in north Alabama for her good humor, her breat...

Decoying, Part Two
Last week we looked at good timing and setups for using decoys. This segment will provide more setup details and general tips, as well as discuss various animal reactions. As I wrote last week, my favorite setup includes two decoys, a bedded doe ...

How Many Does Can a Buck Breed?
On average, how many does can a buck breed in a season? And how far will bucks travel to breed?

Action Shot!
-- I've been hunting since I was 10 years old, and feel I've been very successful through the years, and I've taken many nice deer. Then in 2010, I thought I was the luckiest hunter ever when I shot an 18-point buck with my muzzleloader. It scored ...

No 'Waite' When He Scores a Deer
The state of Ohio has a reputation of growing some of the biggest trophy whitetail racks in the United States, and Ed Waite of Dayton has the numbers to prove it. Waite is one of the first scorers to sign on with Buckmasters Trophy Records nearly ...

Developing Pet Loads
When a new rifle comes out of its box all bright and shiny, your first thought is to shoot it. Go ahead and scratch that itch. But your next move should be to develop loads tailored to the rifle that deliver its best accuracy and hunting potential...

European Chef's Vinegar Tip
When I'm not hunting, I work as a commercial electrician and I've wired many fancy restaurants. About 35 years ago, I had the good fortune to design a kitchen for a chef from Europe. He was fascinated by the fact I was a bowhunter, and said he rou...

It Ain't Over 'til it's Over
Kevin Woods called his dad, Noah, on Saturday, Oct. 18, to see if he wanted to hunt that afternoon at the farm they've come to know well during the past decade. "He was excited to go, so I told him to get ready and I would be over to pick him up p...

Ohio hunters successful
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Muzzleloader hunters killed 314 white-tailed deer during last week’s early muzzleloader season, Oct. 15 to 20. The season was only open at Salt Fork Wildlife Area, Wildcat Hollow and Shawnee State Fore...

NM archery elk licenses available
From New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- Two hundred seventy-five trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale Oct. 31, first-come, first-served, on the Department of Game and Fish website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

EHD outbreak in Michigan
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- Michigan’s DNR is reporting a total of 10,430 white-tailed deer have died from Epozootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) from August 7 through October 16.

Decoying, Part One
If you haven’t added deer decoys to your bowhunting arsenal, you are missing some of the most up-close, exciting encounters you will ever have in the field. But using decoys requires a thought process and added preparation. Decoys are a tool that...

Easton Unveils Hunting Logo
Easton Technical Products, the industry leader in innovative arrows and archery equipment, launches new Easton brand logo geared specifically toward the hunting market.
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