Today’s Bows Draw Hunters Back

I was beginning to feel uncomfortable, and that the guys were thinking I was a poor representative of the female hunter. I was on a spring bear hunt in Alberta, Canada. A bunch of us were getting ready to shoot our bows, and attention was focused on my set-up: a new Mathews Outback bow set at 52 pounds, Carbon Impact arrows with 2-inch plastic fletching, tipped with 75-grain Muzzy broadheads. Somebody said, “Hey, did those arrows come with a Barbie set?” It was time to defend myself.

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Using A Full Body Harness

Wade N. from Pennsylvania writes to ask if wearing a full body harness while hunting from a treestand makes that much difference compared to wearing a safety belt.

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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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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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Advice On Buying Whitetail Hunting Property

Denny B. from Pennsylvania
writes to ask about managing a property for whitetails. “I’d like to buy a
small farm, either alone, or with a few friends, and manage it for deer.
However, I know next to nothing about the ins-and-outs of doing that. Do you have any good ideas on how to go about this or where I can information?”

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Viva la Viv!

In the litter of seven (German shorthairs), one puppy was noticeably smaller than the rest and within a few hours, noticeably failing. The next weeks became a blur as I moved a mattress downstairs and fed the puppy every three hours. My vet suggested euthanizing her, but I couldn’t do it. Her will to live was just too strong.

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All About Groundhogs

Groundhog hunting doesn’t elicit the same obsession as say, the whitetail. You won’t find coffee-table books with a title, say, “Moon Phases and Their Effect on Groundhog Hunting.” There are no Boone & Crockett standards for groundhogs, a.k.a. woodchucks, whistle pigs and even, land beavers. But most groundhog hunters are a fount of information about groundhogs, and use that information to hunt them.

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