This week on Cutting the Distance, Remi talks us through calling to bedded bulls and tells the story of his biggest-ever bull elk in New Mexico.
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Back in the early '90s when I drew my first Minnesota gobbler tag, turkey hunting advice was all the same: Yelp three times and shut up. Give the toms time to commit and, whatever you do, don’t over-call.
This advice was mostly bullshit. You can call in toms by yelping three times every hour, but you can also just wait for them to see the decoys and commit. You can call in a tom by scratching in the leaves once in a while too, but where’s the fun...
Deer season is finally here and you’re pumped. You’ve set all your stands, shot your bow a thousand times, and watched so many deer hunting shows and DVDs that you can practically recite the lines as you go (it’s not too hard … “I just shot an awesome Iowa whitetail!”).
By this point you’re raring and ready to go, but sometimes all of that pent up excitement and gusto can be your downfall in the whitetail woods. Especially when it comes to early...
Creeping into the final stages of an approach on a turkey can be adrenaline filled. Controlled micro movements fill space and time, walking with the delicacy of treading on rice paper. It’s time to think about a few things as you close distance, initiate calling and set up for the moment you send pellets downrange. You should consider approachability, visibility and concealment. This trio of hunting dynamics is a fundamental basic in nearly all...