Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Legends or Life Lessons?

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Fall’s stories from the past have meaning today STORY BY SCOTT LINDEN Like a bird-dog puppy, we are learning all the time. But unlike that cuddly ball of fluff, most of us quickly figure out where...

Yes, You Can Hunt Elk On Your Own

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You and your buddies have talked about it for years. Well, no more excuses. Pack up your rig, point it west and hunt elk. Here’s how. STORY BY PJ DelHomme At 0430 last September, I poked...

Signal 11 Lures

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Attracting bucks and rock stars alike. REVIEW BY JOHN J. RADZWILLA During pre-rut and especially during the rut, I often try deer attractants to increase my chances, and with so many out there, from the mass-produced...

Bowhunting Tips 101: Tradition and Tactics

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Meet your Bowhunting Professor, Jim Shockey on bowhunting tips, tactics, and traditions. More than a century ago, our Father of Conservation and American President, Theodore Roosevelt, had it right when he rather eloquently quipped, ”I...

Bowhunting with Thermal: NO LONGER OPTIONAL

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Pulsar’s Axion is a bowhunter’s walk, wait, and recovery problem solver. The Walk Trekking across unfamiliar ground in the dead of night is no small task; of course, my knack for picking out the loudest twigs...
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Deer Scouting 101

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How To:  Deer Scouting 101  If you wish to be a great whitetail hunter, learn where bucks live and feed in your hunting area, how they move, and where to strategically position yourself. It’s called...

Fly Fishing…The Next Big Thing?

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Fly fishing is back—and bigger than ever. “It’s gonna happen sooner or later—you’ll hook yourself or you’ll hook a friend, so pinch down your barbs.”  I’m knee-deep in the Battenkill River when I remember that advice from instructor Jackie Kutzer, one of three anglers...

Be Prepared, Pt. 2

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by: Talon Smith, US NAVY Corpsman In the last issue of Hook & Barrel, I lightly touched on preparing for the worst case scenario. There is a plethora of knowledge I didn’t hit on and...

Fishing with Colt McCoy

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COLT’S FAVORITE FISHING HOLES Colt McCoy has a new favorite fishing spot. He just hasn’t found it yet. “I’ve fished on the (Texas) coast, I fished in lakes, I fished in the Great Lakes for walleyes...

The Battle Against Ticks

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The Atlanta-based Centers For Disease Control (CDC) predicts that 2018 will see diseases transmitted through the bites of mosquitos, fleas and ticks to be a “growing public health problem” this year. The relatively mild...

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