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Turkey School

The best turkey hunters learn something new every day in the woods. But successful hunts serve as the ultimate opportunities to capture valuable knowledge for future use.

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Scout Now!

The off-season scouting method is the same, whether you're looking to buy a 1,000-acre whitetail property or just you're trying to find a new piece of public land.

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Hunting Articles

Freakshow Buck

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A True Griz Story

Live Hunt host Tyler Freel has the real story behind this enormous brown bear.

Best New Knives

We tracked down 12 of the best new knives for hunting, fishing, and survival. Check out...

The Coyote Camp

Hunting Editor Andrew McKean and five of his buddies spent a week chasing coyotes on...

Deadfall Buck

Close up photos of a deadfall buck spotted by Hunting Editor Andrew McKean in...

Animal Attack Stories

Often shocking, sometimes funny, but always true animal attack stories.

  • August 11, 2009

    Is Your Dog Smarter Than Your Toddler? - 11

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    Apparently, my soon-to-be 3-year-old son isn't as smart as my Labrador (though he might be smarter than our bulldog). So says a study by author and dog behaviorist Stanley Coren. And, for the most part, I'd agree with him. The comparison equating children and canine intelligence, however, is a slippery slope that leads into the hands of animal rights activists.

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  • August 9, 2009

    Turkey Permit Time - 7


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    As of this writing, two items dominate Strut Zone turkey news: one to begin buying fall permits and one to offer an opinion on establishing spring hunting dates. Both share the same date: Monday, August 10, 2009.

    First the permits. This year will be the first time turkey hunting is allowed during the November Nebraska firearm deer-hunting season.

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  • August 8, 2009

    Beer-Inspired Gardener Discovers Deer Repellent - 4

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    Have you tried everything from soap shavings to coyote urine to keep hungry deer out of your vegetable garden and flowerbeds? [ Read Full Post ]

  • August 6, 2009

    Best In-Town Training Spots - 3

    Not all of us are lucky enough to own acreage in the country. Most of us don’t even live close enough to public lands like Wildlife Management Areas to get out quickly before or after work in order to train a dog. That doesn’t mean you can’t train a dog in the suburbs, or even in the city. Here are some of my favorite spots to train: [ Read Full Post ]

  • August 6, 2009

    Crying Wolf, Calling Bluff - 7

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    That clicking sound you hear? It’s the oiled-steel rotation of an Old West six-gun, the classic signal of a coming showdown, of a gunman idly wheeling the cylinder before putting it to use.

    It’s been heard all across the West this year, but the sound is getting more incessant. The issue to be resolved in the dust of main street at high noon Whether we get to hunt wolves this fall.

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  • August 5, 2009

    Pizza Parlor’s Hunting & Shooting Arcade Games Too Violent? - 9

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    In a 3-3 vote last week, the Amherst (NY) Town Board denied the renewal of a arcade game license for a Chuck E. Cheese pizza and game parlor because some board members felt its shooting and hunting video games were inappropriate for young children.

    Does someone smell a rat?

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  • August 4, 2009

    Revolutionary: NYC Flintlock Owner Snubs Bloomberg - 7

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    Brooklyn, NY social worker Michael Littlejohn is an avowed history buff and a self-proclaimed student of the Revolutionary War who’s taken part in battle re-enactments in Virginia and Georgia as an adult. [ Read Full Post ]