Experienced turkey hunters like Brian Lovett all have a few turkey calls that they rely on every time they hit the woods. Image courtesy Brian Lovett.
Long road trips are a great opportunity to try out new turkey calls—hands-free, of course. Although you might get a few sideways looks from other drivers at four-way-stops, kee-keeing and yelping on a new mouth call is more satisfying than just watching the yellow lines tick by. This otherwise monotonous time is better spent deciding which diaphragm calls will make it into my vest this spring, and conversely, which are going to be left behind.
Truth be told, mouth calls are not my “go-to”—I actually prefer a custom-made slate, but let’s face it, the stars have to align with a combination of perfect weather, ample cover, and a hot-to-trot gobbler to successfully use a...
Snow geese have become so overpopulated that they are destroying their own habitat. Unlimited shooting of geese in the spring is encouraged in order to bring the population under control. Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited.
If you’re a waterfowl hunter, you’re accustomed to a plug in your gun’s magazine that limits you to three shots at a time. You’re also used to strict bag limits and possession limits. But a hunter pursuing snow geese in the spring has no such restrictions. From Arkansas to the Canadian border, snow geese make their way north each spring in numbers that are hard to fathom. Goose hunters lie in wait all along the way, hoping to make a dent in the incredibly high population.
It wasn’t always this way. Snow geese rebounded from very low populations and the middle part of the 1900s. But by the end of the century...
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Have you started planning your food plot locations yet for this planting season? Here are 4 Food Plot Location Strategies that are critical to your success:
1. The "Get a Soil Map" Myth
It has been many years since I can remember watching the hunting show on cable TV that gave the advice, "Get a soil map to determine the best location for your food plots". Even then I cringed because I learned nearly 20 years ago that poor soil should never get in the way of a good food plot location.
2. Hidden Forages
When you walk onto your land to hunt, do you have to walk through any of your food plots? It may appear that the deer don't mind. The random does and fawns that sprint 50 yards, stop and then watch you walk by...
To see the entire article with a detailed description of each Top 10 Myth you can click here: http://www.whitetailhabitatsolutions...-top-10-myths/
But, what I love to do most...and do for a living, is scout deer parcels. Bedding areas, rubs and habitat attractions are some of my favorite things to look for, but in general I just love to observe whitetails like most of the rest of you. This year I will visit my 500th client in 19 states and believe it or not, it doesn't matter what state I have been too, what type of parcel I have been on...each and every parcel helps to add to the understanding of how whitetails move, eat, sleep, drink and relate to both each other and hunters. It's an incredibly rewarding career that I also enjoy writing about and sharing with others. That "sharing with others"...
High-fence hunting has been a controversial issue in Indiana for more than a decade, but a recent court decision sided with deer breeders over the state wildlife agency.
On Monday the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) does not have the authority to prohibit high-fence deer hunting, or the hunting of captive animals. This decision is a new wrinkle in the decade-long fight between wildlife officials and private breeders to either ban or allow captive hunts.
In 2005, the DNR ordered more than a dozen high-fence hunting facilities in the state to shut down, due in part to worries over the spread of infectious diseases...
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