November 2016

Ron Spomer

Cold Weather Impact on Ballistics – Fact or Fiction?


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As a general rule you don’t need to be concerned about this for general hunting until temperatures dip well below zero. And even then the differences may not be enough to cost you a hit inside of 300 yards. But the only way to determine this for certain is to test fire your rifle and […]

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Scott Bestul

What Effect Does the Moon Have on Whitetails?


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*The moon has zero influence.  Biologists are usually the ones spouting this one, and I don’t buy it, mainly because no one (to my knowledge) has designed and run a study made specifically to examine the topic. Most biologists are not as interested in deer behavior as they are biology/management, so I doubt this topic […]

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Scott Leysath

Backstraps Made Easy – Really


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And maybe a rifle is just a rifle as long as it shoots straight. Some folks really do appreciate it when a delicious plate of food has eye appeal. And it really doesn’t require much extra time to make it happen. Take, for example, the venison loin, the backstrap. Too many processors hack it into […]

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Ron Spomer

A Big Thumper of a Gun


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  The M1866 Yellow Boy and M1873 cycled plenty of mid-power .44 rounds, but were too short for longer, more energetic big game rounds like the .45-70 Govt. cartridge introduced in 1873. Even bigger black powder rounds like the various 50-caliber Sharps were preferred by buffalo hunters. They were shot through big, single-shot rifles. Winchester […]

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Scott Bestul

Effective Tips for Using a Deer Decoy


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With the rut in full swing, there’s never been a better point in the whitetail season to use a decoy. Follow this week’s tip to use and set your decoy right…even if you’re a gun hunter!

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Scott Leysath

The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey: Part 2 by Scott Leysath


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This will also add flavor to the pan drippings.  Once your turkey is nestled comfortably in the pan, place into a preheated 350 degree oven, uncovered,  for 2 – 3 hours, depending on the size of the bird. Let your meat thermometer, not the clock, determine how long the bird will cook. After an hour […]

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Ron Spomer

A Tip to Ensure You’re Never Without a Cartridge


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  Well, most pockets. One in each front pant pocket, one in each side jacket pocket and one in each shirt pocket. Then I put a round in several small pouches in my pack. Why? So I can find one in a panic. I don’t know about you, but anytime I’ve shot my way through […]

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Scott Bestul

How to Avoid Screwing Up the Rut


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*Know your does: One of the most important mistakes hunters make is thinking  the rut is all about knowing the favorite hangouts of bucks (which we do by finding their rubs and scrapes). Wrong. When the rut kicks in, knowing where does eat, sleep, and walk trumps anything you know about individual bucks. Think about […]

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Scott Leysath

How to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey: Part 1 by Scott Leysath


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What you are about to read might not make much sense. Stay with me. My goal is for you to enjoy the best-tasting Thanksgiving turkey ever. As a matter of fact, the method I use to ensure that my holiday turkey is fall-off-the-bone delicious is the same one I use for just about any light-skinned […]

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