The Ghost is Gone

The woods around my house are a little quieter. Or maybe it’s just quieter in my mind. Either way, I’m not sure how I feel about this difference. Not sure what it means.

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It’s not too late to tag your buck

In many Midwestern states, the regular firearms seasons are behind us. A large number of bucks have found their way to fame in hunters’ Facebook feeds, but for those of you still struggling to fill your freezer, don’t give up now. There is still plenty of opportunity left to wrap your tag on a buck. 

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Experiencing Coastal Oregon in pursuit of black-tailed deer

When Lewis and Clark struck out on their expedition to explore the western half of America, they couldn’t have imagined the habitat they’d encounter at the end of their journey. The Pacific Northwest is considered temperate rainforest. The giant trees and endless ferns create a dense jungle like environment. The lush, thick habitat makes it […]

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Four by Seven

For a long time, I hunted waterfowl on public land close to home. A twenty-minute drive at O-dark thirty to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area would give me an opportunity to stand in a dank basement pressed shoulder to shoulder with other, sometimes odiferous hunters, waiting to draw a numbered pill from a box. Draw a […]

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Top 10 best hunting practices for firearm deer

Firearm seasons for deer are open across the Midwest. For many of us, this is the most exciting time of the year. Crowds are filling restaurants in rural towns. Hotels are full of pickup trucks towing trailers loaded with ATVs. Strangers are talking to strangers at the gas station, as long as they are wearing […]

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Never hunt from a treestand without a safety harness

Every deer season, loss of life tragedies could be avoided. We lose hunters each year to falls from treestands. Wearing a safety harness would likely have saved those lives. Safety is paramount when hunting from an elevated perch. Deer hunters across the country who are sitting in treestands owe to their families and friends to […]

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Take Precautions to Avoid Causing Forest Fires During Deer Season

Smoky Bear is scared. This summer was dry, and the fall isn’t shaping up to be much better. The unusually long dry spell this summer has the fields and forests primed for being set ablaze. As we approach firearms portion of deer seasons across the Midwest and hunters begin to flood the forests, extra caution […]

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