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Like clockwork, shed hunters are out in droves in the springtime.  Not only is it great exercise, it is a fun way to spend some time outdoors in otherwise “off”…
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As with booking anything, doing your homework will pay out in spades when it comes to selecting an outfitter for your turkey hunt. We have all made great selections; and…
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Hunters love to eat wild game. Clearly, it is the main reason we do what we do. That said, there is no denying that each and every one of us…
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Ahhh, turkey season! For most of us, the anticipation is much like that of a 5-year old trying to sleep on Christmas Eve. While turkey hunting is crazy fun, care…
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As any readers of the Mossberg blogs know, I have an undying love for fall turkey hunting. It’s the chase, the challenge of out-smarting these birds and learning to call.…
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Purchasing a shotgun is an exciting prospect!  Shotguns are very versatile as they can be used for hunting, competition and even home defense. If you are new to the shotgun…
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We’ve all been there. Glassing hard at that buck while trying to make a quick decision as to whether this particular buck is the buck you want to shoot. It…
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Any big game hunt in the west requires glassing. In fact, it requires glassing before the season begins, once the season begins and every minute you are in the backcountry. Good…
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I simply love fall turkey hunting. It isn’t just a great reason to get outside as the fall hunts are starting to roll. It is another great way to put some meat…
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It’s no secret that female hunters are the fastest-growing demographic in the hunting arena, despite a drop in the overall number of hunters. Women are taking to the field and…
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I recently organized and attended a ladies only axis deer hunt in Texas with International Adventures Unlimited and had the time of my life. The scenery, hunting, and camaraderie were…
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I am by no means a shotgun aficionado. I don’t claim to be an expert in any way, shape or form. However, I do shoot and hunt frequently and finding…
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It’s that time again. Time for another Ladies-Only Hunt. This time, we are embarking on free-range axis deer in the Hill Country of Texas with International Adventures Unlimited. The outfitter,…
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Turkey hunting in Colorado is essentially a run and gun method. Unless you have birds nearby that are patterned, you will be spending a lot of time on the run.…
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‘Tis the season for turkey! Indeed, it is time to start dusting off the turkey calls and making some noise. Now, if you are an experienced turkey hunter, you have most…
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I love bird hunting. It’s not just being in the field, watching my dog on point, waiting for the flush, or connecting with a bird mid-flight. It is also the…
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While female hunters are the fastest growing demographic in the industry, it is very important to consider the best ways to talk to and mentor female hunters. As much as…
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It took me a while to learn from my dog in the field. While the dog was constantly doing the work, I kept my focus elsewhere. The sky. The edges…
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There is nothing like the sound of geese setting their wings as they willow leaf into your spread. To me, that sound is even more incredible from the pit. There…
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Pheasant season is upon us and experiencing that time in the field with a working dog is one of the greatest hunting pleasures. While most hunting excursions are uneventful, it…
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I admit it. I have a terrible sense of direction. And terrible seems to be a delicate term for my situation. It honestly doesn’t matter if I am driving in…
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Developing a pup into a top-notch hunting dog is an act of love and commitment. While impeccable breeding is paramount in choosing your pup, how you mold your puppy in…
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Let’s face it: Some hunters just grab the nearest box of ammo that fits in their shotgun and go without a second thought of how to choose shot sizes. I…
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High altitude hunting can definitely be a challenge, especially if the hunter has not adequately planned and prepared for this excursion. Often, hunters cash in countless acquired points on a…
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I was recently in the market to purchase a new scope for my rifle. After reading what seems like hundreds of reviews, I realized that there is literally a scope…
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What exactly is bore sighting?  Simply put: it is aligning the crosshairs of your new scope with the barrel of your rifle. Yep. That’s it. I am at a point…
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Sadly, home defense is a reality. And while the debate ensues as to whether hand guns or shotguns are better options for home defense, I am going out on a…
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We've all been there: You have a fresh kill, but don't want to make the same 'ol meals out of it... Well, Mossberg has the solution: Wild Game Gourmet: The…
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From the time I learned what an Aoudad was, it was immediately on my bucket list. I’m not sure what the initial appeal was, to be honest. I just really wanted…
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If you are anything like me, you have a huge (and in fact, growing) bucket list of hunts.  It seems that each time I tick one off, I add two…
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I have had aoudad on my bucket list for years. And now I finally get the chance to go with Justin Grosse of Hunting Adventures International. The experience was fantastic…
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I am approaching this piece in my typical tongue-in-cheek method.  Creating a story that goes no where, that is filled with laughs and self-deprecating insights as well as lessons learned. …
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As I have gained hunting experience, I have found the confidence to get out and hunt by myself.  I actually really enjoy it at times.... I started solo hunting for…
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Fall turkey hunting.  While many hunters do not have the interest in hunting turkeys in the fall, I personally highly recommend it. I cannot speak for other hunters but I…
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  "The African Safari: This is a line item on most hunters’ bucket list. It is often said that once you hunt in Africa, it gets in your blood and a…
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Typically, as I offload my packs and gear at the end of one particular hunting season, I am simultaneously re-packing and organizing for the next hunt (which is never far…