Tag: 2018

Do Deer Decoys Work? These Are a Few Situations Where They Do, and Some Where They Don’t

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Deer Decoys

This is when you should and shouldn’t utilize decoys to attract deer. Using decoys is a popular way of hunting for many species like waterfowl and predators. But it’s far less popular for whitetail deer. Deer hunting enthusiasts and enthusiasts of other big game just don’t take advantage of decoying like they should. If you […]

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How to Hunt Blacktail Deer

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Blacktail Deer Hunting

Blacktail deer hunting is a true test for any hunter! What’s the most challenging deer species to hunt in North America? Many hunters will argue it’s the blacktail deer. There are two subspecies, the Columbian blacktail deer and the Sitka blacktail deer. Both subspecies are native to states and provinces of the Pacific Northwest. It really doesn’t matter which […]

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Alligator Hunting Season: Where, When, and How to Hunt Gators in the American South


Alligator Hunting Season

Looking for something new this season? It’s time to give alligator hunting a try! Feeling adventurous this year and want to try hunting for something different? The American alligator may be just the challenge you’re looking for. Alligator hunting season brings about a whole new set of challenges different than hunting a deer or turkey in […]

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How to Hunt Pressured Mule Deer

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Hunt Pressured Mule Deer

How to hunt pressured mule deer. Deer hunting is always tough. But put a bunch of hunters in the field and the difficulty factor goes up several notches. Hunting pressure is one of the most difficult things to overcome in search of that big mule deer buck. Especially on public land. When the going gets […]

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Flashback to the Tennessee Woman Landed the Catfish of a Lifetime

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This angler will never forget reeling in an 88-pound catfish. Paula Cathey Smith of Waverly, Tennessee, had been in a nearly month-long fishing dry spell. She hadn’t caught much to brag about but that all changed just as 2018 was ending and the new year was about to begin. On Dec. 30, she hooked and […]

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Crock-Pot Venison Pot Roast Recipe to Add to Your Wild Game Cookbook


Your new favorite venison pot roast recipe is not only delicious, but it’s simple and takes little time. I love to cook but with my busy schedule, sometimes it’s just easier to go out and grab a meal from the local restaurant. When I have a full day off but know I’m going to be […]

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Four Sheep, Four Cartridges, One Nosler Complete North American Grand Slam


What’s the Nosler Sheep Slam? See what John Nosler accomplished and you’ll get the idea. For sheep hunters, the pinnacle of their pursuit is completing a North American Grand Slam. But not every hunter has the time, patience, and most importantly, the stamina to successfully harvest Dall, Stone, Rocky Mountain bighorn and Desert bighorn sheep

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Indiana Deer Hunting: An Underrated State to Bag a Big Buck


Indiana Deer Hunting

This what you need to know to hunt deer in Indiana. The state of Indiana is often overlooked by deer hunters. We get it. The Hoosier state is quite unassuming in both terrain and features. It is also sandwiched between two far more famous whitetail deer states in Illinois and Ohio. Even Kentucky, which borders

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Poacher Who Killed Over 500 Elephants Gets 30 Years in Congo’s First Wildlife Trafficker Conviction


Elephant Poacher

The Congo’s most notorious elephant poacher will serve 30 years in prison. One of the more frustrating aspects about wildlife crime is when violators get away with a slap on the wrist for their crimes. Prison sentences are exceedingly rare, but one poacher in the Republic of Congo has been ordered to serve 30 years

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