Posts in Hunting
Spring Turkey Season: Tips for Before, During and after the Hunt

It’s officially spring. Everything is coming to life again. The days are getting longer. And it means it’s turkey season…the most exciting time of the year! Hunters across the country are getting prepped to get back out into the woods after a couple months of downtown, decked out in camo and ready to bag a big ol’ tom.

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Turkey Hunting; Gear List and Tips

Turkey hunting is so fun, and its delicious too. I have always hunted big game, but I found turkey hunting was really fun, not to mention its usually warmer, and a good way to add another hunt to your year.  A few things I have learned is that no two hunts are exactly the same. Turkeys have nowhere to go and all day to get there, and just when you think you have them figured out, you don’t. 

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If You Hunt and Fish, Get Familiar with R3

Explaining it as marketing for the outdoor industry, R3 is an initiative geared towards recruiting, retaining, and reactivating (R3) participation in hunting. State wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, and similar groups have started to get on board too

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Yes, Hunters Should Serve on Trump's Wildlife Council

There has been a lot of misinformation surrounding the selection of hunters to serve on the Department of Interior's newly-formed International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC). The council was established last November to be under the purview of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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My First Hunt and the Biggest Lesson

Simultaneously a memory floods my brain—a memory of my first hunt and the lesson that I learned that day. Those of us who are avid hunters will always remember our first hunt and usually the lesson that comes along with the experience. My lesson wasn’t about field dressing or tracking. It was much more than that.

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Is your Harvest Organic?

First off, what is the definition of organic? In order to be considered USDA organic, the contents must be 95% free of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, dyes, genetic engineering, industrial solvents… The list can go on. Also in order for the stamp of approval, there are many rigorous tests and paperwork that needs to be filed for it to be legitimate.

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My First Turkey

It was a chilly, April morning in 2016 when we got up and ready to go hunt. Once my brother and niece arrived, we loaded up and headed out. The sun was rising when we got to our location, so my husband started calling to try and locate the birds. We slowly made our way down to the bottoms where we though they'd be. Once we heard that first gobble, we knew they were close, so we got set up in a hurry.

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My First Buck

It was a warm, sunny afternoon in November of 2014. I was still new to hunting since it was my first year doing it. My husband decided to join me on this hunt. We weren't sure if we'd see anything but we wouldn't know unless we tried. After gearing up and spraying down, we headed out to the blind. Once we got out there, he hung up two scent bombs while I got set up. After he got in and settled, I got the gun up and ready just in case a buck came out.

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