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“The most successful hunters I know, work the hardest at scouting.”

–Fred Zink, 12 Rules for Decoying Ducks and Geese


Early-Season Buck Down in Wisconsin / The Early Game, Chapter 2: The Opener 

Josh Dahlke of HuntStand media and Alex Robinson started out hunting extremely carefully during the first week of the Wisconsin archery season. 

First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint

The Waypoint comes in four different configurations and is available in four different chamberings. It can be had in 6.5 PRC, .308 Win., 6.5mm Creedmoor, and 6mm Creedmoor, and comes with either a steel or carbon-fiber barrel, and a stock with an adjustable cheek piece or one that is fixed.