8 Tips for bagging more late-season pheasants

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A late-season pheasant is an entirely different bird than those found early on or even in the middle of the season. Hunting them is similar to trying to tag a wary old whitetail buck. They’re paranoid, jumpy, and just plain difficult to get close to. Depending on which state you live in, pheasant season may […]
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How to shoot fast flying birds

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Most hunters move too quickly when a bird flushes. A friend once emptied an unplugged Benelli at a ringneck pheasant that had jumped up at our feet. The rooster was still in range when his gun spit out the last smoking hull. So, I mounted my gun and shot the bird. Take a deep breath […]
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Get Ready for the Fall’s Best Trout and Salmon Fishing

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Cooling temps and rising stream levels mean one thing—trout and landlocked salmon are on the run The Yellow Conehead Woolly Bugger whistles by my ear and plunks in the river on the far side of a white plume. At the end of the swing, it glides into the slack water around my feet. A crimson […]
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Hunting Tactics for 6 Stages of the Whitetail Rut

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A whitetail buck’s urge to breed—preceded by a drive to establish home turf and defend it against competing males—is the only real chink in a buck’s year-round survival armor. How many bucks (especially big ones) would we shoot if whitetails didn’t have a breeding season? Mighty few. On the other hand, how many bucks could […]
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Double Fly Rigs for Winter Trout

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To land more late-season trout, make it a double Lots of trout fly anglers hang up their gear in winter, which is exactly why a lot of other fly guys love the cold season. While most bugs are gone, so are the crowds. The trade-off for having the water all to yourself, of course, is […]
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A Puerto Rican Fishing Road Trip for Silver Kings, Bigmouths, Mullet, and More

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The saints watched from the crook of a massive, gnarled, and knotted tree: Saint Ursula clutched a sword, and beneath her a warrior held her scepter. Ursula, legend holds, was a British princess martyred in Germany in the 4th century, along with as many as 11,000 of her holy companions. Now two-foot-tall statues of the […]
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