The 6 Best Fly Patterns For Winter Trout

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If you’re hanging up your waders at the end of fall and stowing your fly tackle, you’re missing out on some of your greatest opportunities for trophy trout. What’s more, fishing pressure is down—or nonexistent—on popular stretches of water, and the trout have had a moment to relax from the onslaught of drift-boat traffic and […]
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6 First-Aid Items That Could Save Your Hunting Dog

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Gun dogs are bred to work hard under tough conditions. That’s why a good first-aid kit for your hunting dog is important. Kristina Mott is a central Wisconsin veterinarian who is also a serious hunter and dog breeder. Consequently, she’s aware of just what can happen to dogs while in the field. “Going without any […]
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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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