deer hunting funnels

Hunter Highlight – Hunting the Funnel for Big Whitetails


Across much of the Midwest, the cold chill of fall has finally arrived. With that brings most hunter’s favorite time of the year, the whitetail rut. Though there are a variety of tactics that will land you a big buck this fall, one of the most effective is hunting a funnel. A funnel is any natural barrier that funnels animal…

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Licking Branch Whitetail Deer

Licking Branch Basics for Whitetail


Everyone knows big bucks are wary, intelligent critters. Getting inside a bucks head to figure out what he is thinking can be a frustrating process. Just when we think we have our target buck figured out, he turns around and makes us look like a fool. All deer hunters know exactly what I am talking about. Most deer hunters know…

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first time hunting

Hunter Highlight – My First Time Hunting


Cameron Blevins tells us about his first time hunting with his grandfather. My first hunting trip must’ve been nearly 20 years ago now. I couldn’t have been much older than 8 and I can remember biting at the bit to use my new .410. It wasn’t much to look at back then, but it was my first “real” gun. A…

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OTW Rifle Scope Review

Rifle Scope Review – OTW 3-12X40 From Amazon


You get what you pay for. This rifle scope review proves it. When it comes to spending money, I’ll admit, I’m cheap. That also goes for buying hunting and fishing equipment. I just can’t ever justify spending the money it takes to buy high-end quality gear. Sometimes that works very well for me and other times it bites me in…

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fishing for brown trout illinois

Chasing Legends – Brown Trout in Northern Illinois


“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand” Neil Armstrong By Justin James: In my neck of the woods, there is a myth that ranks up there with Bigfoot or the Holy Grail. I’ve always heard of someone’s uncle catching brown trout from some mythical and little-known stream in northern Illinois. So I started doing…

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A CONCISE LIST OF TIPS AND TRICKS TO LEARN HOW TO FISH


Will you agree with me if I highlight “fishing” as a rewarding sport? I assume many of you would not agree with me because you would be filled with the thought that fishing would be just sitting around in a boat or on the bank expecting a bobber to go under and so on. But that’s not all about fishing.…

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Barricade HD Steel Running Boards Installed 2009 F150 AverageHunter Install

Upgrading the Yak Wagon with Barricade XD Running Boards


How many of you own a car, truck or jeep and all you think about is what can I do to upgrade it?  I know I do and no matter how long I keep a vehicle, those thoughts never stop. So over the years since I got my 2009 Ford F150, there’s been a few things that have always bothered…

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Kayak Fishing Accessories

The Ultimate Checklist of Accessories for Kayak Fishing


Planning for a kayak fishing trip is often exciting. You’re anxious to urge on the water and you’re dreaming of your kayak being the force around with an enormous fish on the road. We’ve been there 100 times and brought in an exceedingly few of these important people, too! But, we’re ready to land a few more if we tend…

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