Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: Seasoned Shotgun Shells

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Best Hunting Gimmicks Ever: Seasoned Shotgun Shells

A common angling refrain holds that some lures are better designed to catch fishermen than fish. Hunters are no less guilty. In this series, I’m going to highlight the greatest hunting gimmicks of all time. Some might make you feel nostalgic. Others might make you nauseous. My hope is that all of...
Spencer Neuharth Feb 25, 2021
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3 Bird Dog Training Mistakes to Avoid

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3 Bird Dog Training Mistakes to Avoid

There are an infinite number of ways you can screw up a puppy. Common mistakes tend to result in dogs that are just situationally annoying throughout their lives. Examples include the Lab that jumps up on every person it meets or the German shorthair that decides you aren’t being serious when you...
Tony J. Peterson Feb 10, 2021
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4 Waterfowl Shotguns That Have Stood the Test of Time

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4 Waterfowl Shotguns That Have Stood the Test of Time

Our parents and grandparents hunted ducks and geese with walnut-stocked,  fixed-choke shotguns without complaint. Those old guns keep you in touch with waterfowling’s past in a way that a plastic-stocked, camo gun never can. Hunting with older guns is like hunting with hand-carved decoys—it’s a...
Phil Bourjaily Feb 8, 2021
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Reelfoot Lake Double Homicide Suspect David Vowell Found Dead

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Reelfoot Lake Double Homicide Suspect David Vowell Found Dead

On Jan. 30, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced they recovered the body of David Vowell in Reelfoot Lake. According to the Tennessee River Valley News, Vowell was discovered by a hunting guide in an area locals refer to as Grassy Island. The 70-year-old suspect was accused of killing...
Spencer Neuharth Feb 1, 2021
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New Details Emerge on Reelfoot Lake Double Homicide

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New Details Emerge on Reelfoot Lake Double Homicide

Earlier this week we reported on the death of Zach Grooms, 25, and Chance Black, 26. They were fatally shot by 70-year-old David Vowell while duck hunting on Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee. New details emerged yesterday surrounding the incident. Jeffrey Crabtree, who was in the duck blind with Grooms...
Spencer Neuharth Jan 28, 2021
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Authorities Searching for Suspect in Duck Hunting Double Homicide

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Authorities Searching for Suspect in Duck Hunting Double Homicide

UPDATE: January 27, 1:40 MT District Attorney Tommy Thomas released more information today on the Reelfoot Lake shooting. He said David Vowell approached the three waterfowlers from a nearby blind and asked if he could hunt with them. Shortly thereafter, with no explanation, he shot Black and Grooms...
Spencer Neuharth Jan 26, 2021
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4 Ways to Save Money at the Vet

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4 Ways to Save Money at the Vet

If you’ve spent enough years in the good company of fine dogs, there’s no escaping one attribute they all share: Hunting dogs are expensive. If you haven’t depopulated your wallet or set fire to your credit card on behalf of your hunting companion, you should know that your time is coming. From gear...
Dr. Seth Bynum Jan 7, 2021
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How to Stay Hidden from Ducks and Geese

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How to Stay Hidden from Ducks and Geese

Outside of actually finding the birds and securing a place to hunt, there is no single factor more important to consistently killing ducks and geese than staying hidden. Effective concealment involves a whole lot more than simply picking a pattern of camouflage for your coat, hat, and gloves. If you...
John Pollmann Dec 29, 2020
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How To Jump Shoot a Limit of Ducks

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How To Jump Shoot a Limit of Ducks

Out of necessity, I started my waterfowling life as a jump shooter. It’s the simplest, least gear-intensive form of the sport, and all I had was a shotgun, $10 PVC barn boots, and a taste for wild duck. I also had ponds and creeks on our farm that held wood ducks early and mallards late. I’d make a...
Phil Bourjaily Dec 9, 2020
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Should I Give My Dog CBD?

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Should I Give My Dog CBD?

The therapeutic benefits of cannabis have been well documented in human medicine, from aiding in the control of seizures and management of arthritis, to adjunct treatment for mood disorders and anxiety. As our understanding of this plant and its medicinal and recreational uses expands, so does our...
Dr. Seth Bynum Dec 5, 2020
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3 Never-Fail Duck Decoy Setups for Small Water

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3 Never-Fail Duck Decoy Setups for Small Water

Duck hunters use a whole range of letters to describe decoy spreads. I can’t speak for all of them, but I doubt the grammarians of the 16th century had any clue their contributions to the alphabet would inspire the tactics of 21st-century waterfowlers. Regardless, the bird’s eye view of these select...
Sean Weaver Nov 17, 2020
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