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From the Agony of Defeat to Glory
By John Says -- It was mid-October 1991, and I had ventured off to a place that I was very familiar with, a place called Shoates Creek Pastures. This is a place I had hunted quite often. I had gotten up early that morning anxious to get to the woods...

Bovine Intervention
By David Gray -- Opening day three years ago, the cows helped this boy go home with a turkey. I had been given permission to hunt some property called Brown Creek. After scouting this ground, I found it to be 80 percent cattle pasture surrounded by ...

A Stroke of Luck
By Jeremy Lange -- It was Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, when I took a vacation day to do some scouting for rifle season, which was set to start on Saturday. My plan was to sit by the river and just do some glassing of the bottoms and hills. It was a beau...

The "Went" Buck
By Richard Bernier -- In the fall of 1964 during Thanksgiving week, two of my uncles, Jerry LeMay and Leonard Allen, invited me to go hunting in Maine with them. I had heard stories of these hunts since I was a kid. My wife had given me a Winchester...

In Memory of Ann
By Jackie Bushman -- Chances are, you didn't know her or have even heard her name. She preferred it that way, always putting the spotlight on others. But as media relations manager of two of the world's largest hunting and fishing organizations, Ann...

Chronicles of a Deer Hunt: Part II
By Chris Peddicord -- 5:30 p.m. - After dropping my dad's deer off at the processors, we head back out for an evening hunting. We decide to sneak into position in a ditch near the alfalfa fields where we had observed so many deer the night before. A...

Chronicles of a Deer Hunt: Part I
By Chris Peddicord -- 09/30/2007 6:30 p.m. - Arrived in Sheridan, Wyo., a bit earlier in the afternoon so we'd have time to do some scouting. From a high point overlooking some alfalfa fields, it is clear there are a bunch of deer here. Over a peri...

Peanut Butter Does the Trick
By Rick Hogge -- My friend, Mark Goodwin, invited me on a bowhunt for black bear in Nova Scotia, Canada. I was joined on the trip by my good friend Tom Cardoza. We packed our coolers and hunting gear in Tom's pickup and drove over to Mark's house. W...

Nine Points of Perfection
By Chris Hinds -- This is the story of my first buck, well for that matter it was my first deer period. Growing up, I lived in the epitome of small-town America. As you know or can imagine, rural southern Oklahoma was abundant with hunting land. At ...

Turkey Adrenaline
By Tommy Allender -- It was my first spring turkey season. I had gotten permission to hunt on 80 acres that had a creek running through the middle of a small alfalfa field and a thicket of woods. I located a big oak tree on the edge of an alfalfa ...

The Disappearing Act
By Tracy Breen -- Outwitting the senses of a whitetail can be difficult. In the past few decades, most diehard deer hunters have done several things to help contain their scent, blend in with their surroundings and go completely undetected in the wo...

A Wyoming Moose to Remember
By Jill Constante -- I harvested my moose Sept. 28, 2007, around 7:40 p.m. It was the coolest experience of my life. After weeks of scouting, hiking and climbing, I saw more than 30 moose. Dustin was the best guide one could ask for. We ran into sev...

Georgia and Florida Ending Reciprocal License Exemption for Seniors
From Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- An agreement between Florida and Georgia that allows senior citizens from either state to hunt and fish in fresh water without licenses in both states is about to end. The agreement, which d...

State Legislators Want Your Ammunition
By Daniel Dye -- Fellow hunters and shooters take notice. Our firearm rights are under attack. However, the issue at hand has nothing to do with eliminating access to hunting land or imposing minimum age limits for hunters. This time the threat com...

Prayers are Answered
By Jayme Campbell -- As deer season approached in 2007, I was reminded of Nov. 11, 2006. That was the day I shot my first deer. Shooting your first deer should be an exciting event and mine definitely was; just not in the way you might think.  ...

Starting a Tradition with Two Bangs
By Bill Barclay -- My daughter, Gina, had accompanied me on deer hunts for more than 15 years. She never cared to carry a rifle but enjoyed the outdoors and the hunt. Then in 2006, she decided that she wanted to hunt. I had my father's 1917 Enfield...

Rut Crazy Bucks
By Joe McNamara -- It was one of those perfect brisk November evenings in the deer woods. On this day, the autumn woods were full of deer activity. The bucks sure seemed to be at the peak of their rut. As always, I was perched high in my stand and ...

Man of Stone
To the uneducated eye, a primitive aboriginal arrowhead or spearhead looks like a piece of sharp rock that was used for hunting and self-protection. But upon closer examination, especially if you have the opportunity to watch someone make an arrowhea...

Ohio Expands 2008-09 Hunting Opportunities
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- September 1 will again kick off the state's fall hunting seasons - with the opening of the squirrel-hunting season that runs through January 31 - under regulations recently approved by the Ohio Wildlife C...

LaCrosse Footwear Raises Funds for Marine Corps Family Foundation
From LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. -- LaCrosse Footwear helped raise $20,450 for the Marine Corps Family Foundation through the Danner and LaCrosse performance sock sale at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in January. The Marine Corps Fa...
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