Call Shy Capers

Turkey hunters are quick to blame lack of success on “call-shy” gobblers. Gobblers already with hens and gobbling jakes that lack the nerve to make a final approach mimic truly call-shy birds. Unless you see them you never know. Nevertheless, … Continued

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Useful Turkey Gear

With all the new hunting equipment available, how much of it is really useful to a turkey hunter? I find much of it to be very useful indeed.

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The Boom In Turkey Guns

Good hearing is a very important asset for the turkey hunter. Whether listening for a distant gobble or the stealthy rustle in the leaves made by a cautiously approaching tom, good ears are critical to turkey hunting success. Turkey hunters … Continued

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Post-Season Deer Scouting

Perhaps the most useful thing we can learn from post-season deer scouting is where the deer, and particularly the bucks, end up. If, all season long, you played catch-up (and not too well) on local deer movement and habitat and … Continued

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The Do-It-Yourself Coffee Can Survival Kit

This is a compact kit that can be carried in the car, on the boat, or in a pack for hunting, hiking, exploring, etc. Most of the contents will fit in a one-pound coffee can which doubles as a pot for melting snow and device with which to dig an emergency snow shelter.

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Simplifying The Ever-Technical Backpack

Backpacks can be saturated with features that only a mountain climber can understand. But for most Americans who cycle, hike or backpack for just a day or two at a time, pricey, rugged gear is not needed. Affordable quality will do. Here are some tips on what to look for before you purchase a backpack.

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