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Boning Your Animal In The Field

I hear this complaint almost everyday during hunting season. We had a great time hunting, but it was so much work dragging our animal to the pickup. My question is always why did you drag your animal to the pickup? Overview Hunters have it ingrained in their minds that they have to gut their harvested animal and then drag it whole to their transportation. It is very difficult lifting a whole animal minus it’s guts into the back of the pickup. Then hunters generally want to hang their animal. The idea is that it will be easier to skin the animal, which it is, and perhaps age the meat. Aging the meat can be argued either way. However, most hunters do not have a way ...

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How To Increase Your Rifle Hunting Success

Many of the techniques we have discussed for bow hunting in previous articles will also benefit rifle hunters. Although it easier to harvest an animal with a rifle than it is a bow, often times rifle hunters face stiff competition for hunting areas. There are more rifle hunters in the field than bow hunters. For some reason game animals tend to become more cautious after the first shot of the rifle season is fired. Get Comfortable With Your Rifle Before the season starts make sure you sight in your rifle in with the exact ammunition you plan to use during the season. I will tape the ballistic information on the side of my rifle butt for various distances out to 500 yards. This is information ...

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Bow Hunting Large Whitetail Bucks

This article is all about bow hunting large whitetail bucks. A large buck can be a very challenging to harvest. As a buck gets older, he increasingly grows smarter and often times more nocturnal. If it wasn’t for the rut, harvesting a large whitetail buck may be nearly impossible. I have stalked elk and even mule deer, but have never had any luck sneaking up on a whitetail buck. That is not to say it can’t be done, just saying I have never done it. Generally speaking whitetails hide in dense cover, which means the spot and stalk technique is not useful with whitetails unless your a ninja. That leaves us with planting our butts and letting a big buck come to us. We can ...

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The Thrill Of The Hunt: Extra Bow Hunting Gear

So far in the Thrill of The Hunt we have discussed bow hunting equipment and what to wear. In this article we will discuss the extras that should always be with you on the hunt. Many of the items I will discuss are important for bow hunting or rifle hunting. Baby Powder Always carry a small squeeze bottle of baby powder to determine the wind direction. A hunter can fool an animals eyes and ears, but you will never fool its’ nose. I plan to write an entire article on this topic soon, but until then always make sure you know the wind direction. I carry a small bottle of baby powder in my front pocket on all hunts except bird hunts. I check the ...

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