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Finally got a bird. After hunting here and there the past two weeks and not heard a single gobble but saw Gobblers w/ hens the past week I felt like it would be a skunked season. Until I walked out the door this morning and within minutes of getting to my spot had 4 Toms gobbling their heads off at me. Every little call Id make it was a race to see which gobbler could respond first. I was setup on a mowed path in some tall grass and within 20 minutes they came around the corner strutting. Basically without hesitating I took the first opportunity I had and dropped the first gobbler with my 12 ga. Benelli. Got him back to the house measured and weighed. 23 lbs. 26mm spurs 11in. beard. Pretty happy for only my second bird and the first ever taken on our new property.
I had a great hunt yesterday the last day of our regular gun season. The 14 point Buck that has shown up on a few of my trial cams and that has haunted me in my dreams since late September has been let go till next year. I had a great early Bow season seen more deer than last year Let a few nice 3 year old Bucks pass by 1 really good 10 pointer opening day of gun.I kept hoping the Big Boy on the trial cam would pass by, I only saw him once in the day light in my cornfield 300 yards away last week.
but yesterday I was hunting on my other ground I haven't hunted in awhile and I had this nice heavy 8 pointer roll in chasing a big doe and grunting his head off I was really pumped up watching all this rutting activity so late in the season, I didn't have much time to judge him but I could tell he was heavy and tall he was running but I got him to stop after grunting at him I had a 40 yard...
It’s opening day of archery season. Do you have everything you need in your truck? How many times have you awoken in a cold sweat, having had that nightmare that opening day comes and you’re not ready? Don’t let that happen to you! Go to Cabela’s and get everything you need to have the best archery hunting season yet.
Cabela’s Carbon Stalker Xtreme Arrows with Blazer Vanes – $49.99 per six...
A hunting trip can involve a lot of miles walked and a lot of hard work to be successful. Splitting the workload with a partner can be a big benefit, but that also means you have to split up the best hunting spots.
I am somewhat of a loner—I have taken more than 20 bowhunting road trips and on the majority of them, I’ve gone it alone. I partnered up with my buddy Ron on three occasions, twice to North Dakota and once to Missouri. I have found there are pros and cons to both scenarios. Let’s take a look at both sides of the equation and hopefully help you make an informed decision on your next trip.
Many people like to have someone to share the highs and lows of hunting with them. It can be nice have someone lay a high-five on you when you put a good buck on the ground after days of working at...
Indiana's problem bear may be headed home for winter.
Wildlife officials believe that the only wild bear in Indiana may have returned to its home state, and this time for good. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)Â originally reported in June that a young male black bear wandered across the state line from Michigan and moved into St. Joseph County. It quickly caused a stir as the first confirmed bear sighting in the state since 1871.
âWith black bears in some surrounding states, we were expecting a bear to show up eventually,â Mitch Marcus, Wildlife Section chief for the DNR...
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