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7 Hot Tips for Hunting Squirrels

Squirrels

7 Hot Tips for Hunting Squirrels

Squirrels torment me every deer season, moving over the leaves as if they’re imitating a big buck sneaking through the woods. Every winter after I’ve punched my tag, I vow to come back to get my revenge on the bushy-tailed scoundrels. It helps that they taste damn good, too. Whatever your motivation...
David Hart Dec 20, 2019
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Can Logging Help Game Populations in the East?

Public Lands & Waters

Can Logging Help Game Populations in the East?

By most accounts, the 1970s and ’80s were the good ol’ days for public land hunters in the East. Deer and hunter numbers, along with success rates, were booming on national forest land in the region. These days, the hunting cultures that once thrived in places like the George Washington, Pisgah, and...
David Hart Oct 23, 2019
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Why Are Humans Scared of Snakes?

Natural History

Why Are Humans Scared of Snakes?

Post a photo of a live snake on social media and see what happens. Odds are, the comments will follow a common theme: “Kill it.” A photo of a one-foot garter snake basking on the edge of a dock and a full-grown rattlesnake ready to strike will often draw the same response: “The only good snake is a...
David Hart Aug 13, 2019
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Do Waterfowl Limits Matter?

Ducks

Do Waterfowl Limits Matter?

Does hunting mortality have significant long-term influence on waterfowl populations? This debate continues within both the hunting and biological research communities, but the answer isn’t as simple as some hunters might like. Some biologists believe hunting to be additive. That is, birds killed by...
David Hart Jul 25, 2019
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