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VIDEOS


Turkey Calling Tips, Lesson 1: How to Call Henned-Up Toms

Calling to toms that have a flock of hens can be frustrating. They'll gobble back to your calls, but most of the time, they won't come any closer. The key is to call to the hens—and to have plenty of patience. Here's Aaron Warbritton from The Hunting Public sharing his tips on hunting henned-up toms. 


How to Build a Bowfishing Boat

Build a bowfishing deck for your boat with all this downtime, and you’ll be ready to self-isolate on the water come May, when big fish are love drunk in the shallows—and begging to be shot.