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March, 2014 Archive

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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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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Post Taxidermy Tips

Want to preserve your trophy buck? Follow our tips and protect your prizewinner long after it leaves the taxidermist. To remove dust and cobwebs, reverse your vacuum’s suction, and blow air along the animal’s hair pattern—not against it. Use liquid wood cleaner to polish antlers, and clean hair with a soft rag dampened with Windex. Place your trophy in a location away from direct sunlight and heat to prevent dry out and discoloration. For more advice on caring for your buck, read the full story at SummitStands.com.

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Costly Mistakes = Bad Tasting Venison

Great tasting venison is a delicious pay-off after waiting hours for the perfect whitetail. Mistakes made during and after the hunt can ruin meat, but our tips will ensure you get quality cuts. Tip #1: After field-dressing the deer, allow meat to cool quickly to keep internal bleeding, bacteria, and gases from spoiling its taste. Tip #2: Properly wrap venison in freezer paper or a vacuum-sealed container to prevent freezer burn—always date and label your packages. To check out more of our advice, read the full story at SummitStands.com

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