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First Hunts

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Run-And-Gun Gobblers

Aggressive mobile tactics are some of the most popular and exciting ways to notch a turkey tag. But like any approach, they need to be done right—and at the right time. Consider these tips before you go.

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The Decoy Dilemma

Use them correctly and decoys will boost your springtime turkey count. But they’re not always the right call.

Make The Choice
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Turkey Vest Dump

When it comes to chasing the king of spring, a vest full of calls and other gear goes a long way toward filling tags. We dump out a turkey addict’s vest to reveal what you need.

See The Gear
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Test & Tinker

Spring and summer might be the off-season according to the calendar, but don’t waste it. Now is the time to find the perfect load for your big game rifle.

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Choosing A Reticle

A great scope and rifle combination doesn’t guarantee accuracy in the field. If you and the reticle aren’t friends, things will go south in a hurry.

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After The Shot

Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob explains what to do in the critical moments after you take the shot on a big game animal. Knowing how to track, field dress and transport the animal makes all the difference.

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A Spot-And-Stalk Guide To Pronghorn

Few things are more fun than chasing antelope, but stalking them comes with more than its share of challenges. Follow these tips to a set of ebony horns and a cooler brimming with meat.

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Preparing For The Shot

If you’ve never fired a shot at a big game animal, there’s a lot to prepare yourself for. From fundamental mechanics to emotions and more, Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob explains what to expect and how to get ready.

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Gear Checklist

If you’re new to hunting, the array of gear available can be overwhelming. Federal ambassador and champion shooter Julie Golob breaks down the selection to the items you really need to hunt effectively.

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Backcountry Basics

When it comes to backcountry trip planning, scouting, marksmanship and hunting gear get all the glory, but success on an adventure hunt is all about meeting more basic needs.

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Sighting In

Whether your firearm is new from the store or coming out of the gun case for the first time since last fall, here’s what you need to do to achieve a perfect zero. 

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The Choke

Spring snow goose hunts demand a choke system tailored to making longer shots. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host Chad Belding reveals the constriction he prefers and why.

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The Magazine

Extended magazines and unplugged guns are some of the hallmarks of spring snow goose season. But Chad Belding, Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host, says most of the shells that fill them go to waste. Here’s how to manage you magazine and put it to best use when a flock comes in this spring.

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Public Ground Gobblers

Hunting longbeards on open-to-anyone dirt can be a difficult chore. Heed these tips and come out of the woods with a fan bobbing over your shoulder.

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The Shot

Pellet size has a tremendous impact on how effective you are on any waterfowl hunt, but it’s especially important for spring snow geese. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host Chad Belding gives up his top payloads in this quick tip.

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The Migration

Juvenile birds make or break the spring snow goose hunt. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host Chad Belding explains how to time your hunt to coincide with the biggest push of juvies this year.

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The Hide

Hunted both up and down the flyway, snow geese have gained an uncanny ability to pick out blinds and avoid them. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host Chad Belding details how and where he sets up to fool the wariest flocks.

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The Ideal Place To Squeal

Picking the right calling location will make or break your next coyote hunt.

Choose Wisely
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Process Your Own Deer Part 1—Quartering

It’s a job many of us pass off to a commercial processor on the drive home from deer camp without a thought. But butchering your own deer is nothing you can’t do, and the rewards are worth it. Here’s how to get started.

Initial Cuts
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Process Your Own Deer Part 2—Butchering

So your deer has been quartered and you’re ready to turn a cooler full of whole parts into trimmed, cut, ready-to-eat meat. We give step-by-step instructions on a fast, simple way to do it.

Make Some Meat