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Turkey Hunting Gear List for Beginners

Wild turkeys are one of the most accessible game animals in North America. Their continent-wide distribution and the excitement of their pursuit draws thousands of hunters to the turkey woods each…
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Guide to Turkey Guns

For many hunters, the shotgun is as much a part of the turkey hunting experience as the bird itself. For experienced hunters, dialing in the range of variables now available in turkey guns,…
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Beginner's Guide to Turkey Hunting

At its most essential, turkey hunting success comes down to understanding a handful of variables. Starting with the wild turkey and the places they live and considering the gear and techniques…
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To Call, or Not to Call?

That is the question. For me, the answer is simple: silence is golden. by Fred Eichler Forget about what you read in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The real question when you’re bowhunting for elk should be…
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How Far is Too Far?

Elk deserve our best shot no matter the distance. by Fred Eichler If you’re reading this just to see if you agree or disagree with what I write, I can’t blame you. It’s a touchy subject. But I hope…
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How to Pick the Right Outfitter For You

A good list of questions is as important as your tag by Fred Eichler As an outfitter of 30 years, as well as an avid hunter who has hired multiple outfitters to take me hunting, I’ve been on both…
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On the Hunt for GIANT Bears in North Carolina (podcast)

In this Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World podcast episode from November 2019 with host Rob Keck he is focused on hunting and managing GIANT, record-book black bears. Recorded in the midst of a hunt, step…
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How to Pick the Right Binoculars for You

On any big game hunting trip, and on many outings for small game and waterfowl as well, next to your rifle, shotgun or bow, a good pair of binoculars may be the most important piece of equipment you…
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Inside Cabela's Feature Packed Hunting Boots

Experience the Total Hunting Boot Performance That Gives You a Maximum Hunting Edge The Cabela's Treadfast BOA GORE-TEX Insulated Hunting Boot for Men is tough, yet lightweight with 600-denier…
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11 Pieces of Hunting Gear You’re Probably Forgetting to De-Scent

Most hunters understand the importance of scent control and how to practice it when it comes to your body and hunting clothes. However, many hunters overlook their various pieces of hunting gear,…

Inside the Duck Hunter's Blind Bag

All the Hunting Essentials You’ll Need for a Day of Waterfowling Back in the day, duck hunters didn’t carry blind bags into the field. I know my pop, now 75, and I didn’t. And the reason was simple…
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8 Must-Have Items to Outfit Your ATV for Hunting

ATVs are a popular tool for modern hunters. Part pack mule, part truck, part tractor – ATVs have so many uses that many hunters won’t go afield without one. Outfitting one to fit your needs is part…