Quieting Your Bow

Bob D. from Connecticut writes to ask about making his bow quiet. "I
missed a good buck this fall and I believe it was because my bow was rather
loud when I released the arrow. What can I do to quiet my bow?”

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Zukovich’s English Setters

Marty and Debbie Zukovich, Tamaqua, Pa., have developed a line of English Setters that are known far beyond the Schuylkill County Pennsylvania line. The Zukovich’s Pine Hill Setters, trained by Robert Ecker, Hazleton, Pa., are known and respected on the bird dog field trial circuits all over the country. Walk along the kennel, and it seems like every dog should have a paw print in the concrete out in front, a sort-of canine walk of stars.

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The Sounding Of The Drums

Black drum are certainly anything but glamorous. But I’ll tell you what, dog faced or not, they sure are one heck of a fightin’ breed. And from mid-May into late June, black drum move through the waters off southern Jersey and enter the Delaware Bay to spawn, and any smart fisherman knows he has a shot a tying into the huge breeders in the 90-pound to 100-pound variety!

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Hunting Near Roads

Ted A. from New York writes to ask about people hunting near roads. “I believe that a fair number of hunters do not get far from roads. This means that even on public land, if you hike back in, hunt the rough cover, you can find good deer hunting. Is there any data to show this?”

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Scott’s Turkey

Scott and I stood behind our trucks in the darkness, straining our ears to hear a turkey gobble … and we got quickly into our blind. I spotted the perfect arc of turkey tail from a strutting gobbler. Scott had the muzzle of his shotgun pointed out the window … then Scott whispered, “He turned around! He’s going back.”

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Jersey Saltwater Fishing: Sub-Zero Heroes

In mid-February, at some house somewhere in suburban Jersey, a light turns on at 4 a.m. There’s rustling, hustling, and bustling. A fisherman fumbles around, the piping hot coffee is drank quickly, and the car engine heats up. He jumps on his local party boat, and is off into the briny with a heated passion to pull in some fish. There is no weather too cold for him. He is the Sub-Zero Hero.

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Clamming For Raritan Bay Stripers

Every year in early April, striped bass begin infiltrating the waters of Raritan Bay (near the New Jersey, New York coasts) on their early season migratory push. And the bass get real hungry! Clams are the answer to the feeding call of these early-season bass as catches of nearly 35 to 50 stripers will abound on every trip. And the bass range in size from scrapper size to 40 pounds-plus!

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