Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

As the dog days of summer slowly wind to a close and those first early frosts delicately lie upon blades of long grass, I start to feel the itch. As soon as I feel that little tickling between my shoulders, I grab my bow and head out into the cool mornings and warm afternoons of

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The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

When it comes to selecting broadheads for your arrows, you’ll find yourself wading through numerous options, including weight, cutting diameter, number of blades, and finally, mechanical or fixed. Despite all the catchy marketing and product placement on hunting shows, the best place to start your search is at your local archery shop. Still, you should

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TUP Podcast Episode 16: Most parenting advice is bulls&$*

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TUP Podcast Episode 16: Most parenting advice is bulls&$*

 
 
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Most parenting advice is bunk because every child is unique, but that isn’t going to stop Editor-in-Chief Nate Granzow from weighing in on when he thinks the best age is to start a child hunting. He and Karl go on to talk about their forthcoming backcountry elk/bear hunt in Colorado, bullet choices (and why Nate

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The critical importance of being uncomfortable

The critical importance of being uncomfortable

For three days I averaged only a few miserable hours of sleep a night while camped out on the prairie. I alternated time between trying to get comfortable on my thin and far-too-narrow sleeping mat, scratching dozens of fresh mosquito bites, and wiping away the sweat trickling down my chest from the withering heat. Could

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You don’t need a dog to be a good waterfowl hunter

You don't need a dog to be a good waterfowl hunter

I love hunting dogs. I’ve been around them my entire life and have had three myself. Unfortunately, I’ve had bad luck with them. My first dog, a beautiful yellow Labrador, would hurl himself into the water with reckless abandon, retrieved decoys, balls, and even brought me live rabbits and grouse from the woods. He was

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CZ 527 Varmint MTR: A deadly accurate long-range rifle

CZ 527 Varmint MTR: A deadly accurate long-range rifle

Hunting varmints like coyotes, jackrabbits, or prairie dogs doesn’t require anything special to succeed. Just about any rifle, in almost any caliber, can get the job done. But like any pastime, there’s playing and there’s excelling. CZ’s new 527 Varmint MTR—available in .223 Rem or 6.5 Grendel—elevates a shooter’s potential for dead-on accurate shots at

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