Field Notes

Early Goose Season

September’s early goose seasons are coming up and hunters are more than ready to unload some steel from the barrel of their favorite shotgun. Dove fields will be active soon but the waterfowl season begins a lot sooner for those that are able to take advantage of this hunting opportunity. Follow these simple tips to help you eliminate nuisance honkers.

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Understanding Your Bullet

If you want to start an in-depth discussion with a hunter or with a gun enthusiast, just bring up the topic of bullets. The truth of the matter is that there’s an array of awesome bullets that are effective for hunting, no matter what your gun or quarry of choice.  As well, there are very few “bad” bullets.  In fact, you’ll find that there are many options that can meet your needs and that can provide the performance characteristics you desire.  

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How To Process Your Own Deer

Quality venison doesn’t require a butcher. Easily process your own deer with simple steps from Lindsay Thomas Jr. of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). These tips guide you to overlooked areas for prime meat, guaranteeing you get the most from your kill.  For the full story, visit Summit Treestands.

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Broadhead Selection

Accuracy is important for bowhunters. Selecting the right broadhead is crucial to a successful hunt, but without the facts, you may waste time and money using the wrong equipment. Deciding between a mechanical and fixed broadhead depends on the type of animal you want to hunt—we’re here with information you need. For the full story, visit SummitStands.com

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Waterfowl Hunting 101

All it takes is watching an action-packed hunt on television or hearing a veteran hunter talk about a frosty morning spent in the blind to trigger a genuine interest in duck hunting. The unique sounds of whistling wings, raspy quacks and duck chatter echoing through a thick blanket of fog can really get into a person’s blood. If you’re thinking about giving duck hunting a whirl this season, then you’ll need a crash course in the basics that will help you get off on the right foot.

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Turkey Vest Essentials

As hardcore turkey hunters, we have a crazy amount of gear, equipment and calls to pack into the woods. The truth is it can be really easy to bring too much or even leave out some vital items that can potentially make or break your hunt. With that being said, let’s break down an essential must-pack list for your turkey vest that will have you more than ready for anything that spring can throw at you this season.

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Gobbler Guide

If you want to tag more gobblers this season, then learn to correctly identify these predictable turkey transitional phases and match your hunting strategies accordingly.

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Call-Shy Solutions

Without question, it can be extremely difficult to tangle with call-shy longbeards that refuse to cooperate and have bad attitudes. Outside factors such as lopsided hen-to-gobbler ratios, periods of intense hunting pressure, increased predator encounters and even the weather can cause gobblers to be tight-beaked or non-responsive.  When facing these tough hunting conditions, you need to switch gears and exploit call-shy longbeards with the following customized calling tactics and strategies that will get the job done.

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6 Steps To Beating Hunting Pressure

Let's face it; most of us don't have unlimited access to large tracts of private land that is intensely managed and receives minimal outside hunting pressure. When turkey hunting during the spring, we've got to target veteran gobblers that have quickly evolved into master escape artists. These bad boys know how to play the game, and they can be extremely difficult to tag on a consistent basis. The good news is there are several high-impact strategies you can use to beat hunting pressure and bust more gobblers this season. When things get rough and tough, utilize this 6-step plan to exploit highly-pressured longbeards in your neck of the woods.  

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Turkey Game Camera Strategies

Don’t put away your game camera once deer season is over. Use it to track turkeys, and you’ll punch more tags than a champion caller. A game camera can uncover a daily pattern of turkey activity including roosting sites, feeding areas, travel routes, and strut-zones. Easily differentiate high-traffic areas from stagnant zones to make your hunting productive, even during late season when gobblers are call-shy and hard to find. From effective calls, to traps and tricks, your strategies are endless when scouting turkeys with a Moultrie game camera and our helpful tips. For the full story, visit MoultrieFeeders.com

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