August 2015

Scott Bestul

How To Get Kids Involved


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Much has been said and written about recruiting young—and first-time—hunters into the whitetail woods. It’s a vital and critical aspect of our sport and I celebrate whenever a youngster takes his first deer, or simply makes the time to hit the whitetail woods with a parent or mentor. Not all of these first-timers will bloom […]

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Scott Leysath

It Must Be Summertime – Deer Dogs


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If you insist on having your perfectly good whitetail turned into sausage, there’s nothing I can do to stop you. Nor do I really want to. If the only whole muscle meats you keep are tenderloins and backstraps, well, I think there are better options, but I’m not here to change you. I just want […]

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Q & A: How is DSXP different than Power-Point?


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Well, really…”How is Deer Season XP more specific for a deer hunter than Power-Point?” Good question as Power-Point’s a pretty good load for hunting deer. Interestingly, Power-Point has now been around for 50 years. 50 years ago, products were developed to accommodate everything under the sun…Power-Point is just that – it’s an “all everything” load. […]

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Ron Spomer

What is a Volcanic Bullet


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Modern cartridges like the .300 Winchester Short Magnum and .17 Winchester Super Magnum didn’t spring out of thin air. They evolved. And it was a slow evolution. After the “discovery” of black powder in the 9th century AD, it took another 200 to 400 years for effective firearms to develop. They were little more than […]

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Scott Bestul

How To Best Plant a Food Plot


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Knowing the exact size of your food plot is a critical step in planting it correctly. You’ll save money and seed, and your plants will grow better if seeded at the proper rate. Follow this week’s tip to learn how to find out the exact size of your food plot (hint: you’re probably overestimating all […]

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Scott Leysath

Street Tacos – Yah!


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My family eats tacos at least once a week. Whether I make them at home or we go to our favorite non-chain, funky taqueria, one of us will say, “Let’s have tacos tonight.” In my house, that usually means, “Dad, make us tacos tonight.” One of the cool things about tacos is that you can […]

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Q & A: Why Did You Offer These Calibers?


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Here you go: .243 Win, .270 Win, .270 Win Short Mag, 7mm Rem Mag, and 4 offerings in .30 Caliber to include .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win Mag and .300 Win Short Mag. Why did Winchester choose these 8 calibers to launch Deer Season XP? Winchester’s 149 years of experience in making ammunition for […]

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Ron Spomer

Recoil Levels


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Gun recoil is somewhat like beauty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Recoil is in the mind of the shooter. Well, partly in the mind. Unlike beauty, gun recoil can be felt and measured. But it isn’t “felt” the same by every shooter. How do you know how much recoil you can tolerate? […]

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Scott Bestul

Manure in Your Future


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Late summer and early fall is the perfect time to plant food plots. And as most of us know, proper soil treatment can turn a so-so food plot into the Garden of Eden. This week’s tip illustrates my favorite type of fertilizer…and the lengths to which I’ll go to apply it, even to a remote […]

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Scott Leysath

Venison Burger – Highs and Lows


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By now, you should be thinking about clearing out your freezer to make room for this season’s giant whitetail. For some of us, that won’t be too much of a problem. The more fortunate minority will have to start moving inventory from the freezer to the grill. And what better way to get it done […]

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