How to Call in Late-Season Canada Geese

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Nine expert hunters share their secrets for outsmarting the spookiest late-season honkers How wary are late-season geese? “I’ve seen them flare from a field full of live birds because a nearby clump of cornstalks looked too much like a hunter’s blind,” says Hard Core Decoys pro staffer Matt Ward. Avery pro ­Laurence Mauck adds that a […]
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The Spin Doctor: How to Rig a Mega Spinning Decoy Spread

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Here's how a noted waterfowl guide brings in flocks ducks, geese, and cranes with a spread of spinners Habitat Flats guide Arliss Reed kills limits of ducks, geese, and cranes from Saskatchewan to Missouri, and New York to Arkansas. The secret is in the setup. When a mixed bag of birds is in the area, […]
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Camo-Plate Specials: The Best Diner Breakfast Recipes for Hunting Season

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Four all-American diners share their favorite breakfast recipes that you can cook at camp Breakfast should be the official meal of opening day. You can get it at many local fish-and-game clubs on the opener. You can get it at deer camp, as long as someone gets up to cook. And you can get it […]
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Expert Late Season Deer Hunting Tactics

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Ask the country’s best whitetail guides, and they’ll tell you that the late season is a killer time to drop a great buck. They’ll also tell you that when the mercury plummets, even the wariest deer will hit the best food sources during daylight. They’ll tell you where to set up, what to bring, whether […]
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A Recipe for Corned Wild Turkey Breast

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Served with a side of charred cabbage, this riff on a classic spring dish is a gobbler game-changer This turkey isn’t technically “corned,” or preserved, but a three-​day steep in a pickling-spice-infused brine gives it the unmistakable tang of corned beef, that springtime staple. The ­ultra-​­gentle poaching technique—​cooking the meat at less than a simmer—​yields […]
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How to Hunt Public Land Ducks from a Kayak

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Many public-land hunters are used to setting up well before legal light to claim their spot. I used to motor out and set my decoys in the dark, allowing plenty of time for the marsh to settle down after I cut off my two-stroke outboard. Usually, I’d see a flurry of ducks that were gone […]
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