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Coping With a Loss — Wounded Deer

Failing to recover a wounded animal hurts on many levels and stirs a plethora of emotions. Join this hunter on his journey with the ups and downs of tracking a wounded buck.

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Camping & Survival

Tackling Tick Prevention

The best way to reduce the risk of contracting tick-borne diseases is to avoid tick-infested habitat in the first place. An idea that is great in concept but impossible in reality. Particularly, this is not an option for big- and small-game hunters, hikers and morel mushroom hunters, listed below are a few simple precautions that can reduce the chances of a tick encounter.

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What is the Maximum Ethical Distance for a Shot When Bowhunting?

Not long after sunrise, a beautiful 10-point emerged from the treeline and began feeding along the narrow strip of the cut. He wandered between 50 and 55 yards from my hide. My heart was beating out of my chest and the adrenaline coursing my veins was off the charts. I was on the ground in a blind and had a firm footing for a shot. The laser rangefinder ensured the range, and I knew I could make the 55-yard shot all day long—so I drew and let one fly.

Camping & Survival

Gizmos & Gadgets — Bear Spray

Pepper spray or Oleoresin of Capsicum is a great defense against bears if deployed properly. Of course a .300 Weatherby or .454 Casull is preferential, but not always as practical or legal. Bear spray is effective for stopping a charge and deterring a bear when encountered. Beyond random encounters, there are a few scenarios when you are more likely to face a bear.