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Writer’s Contest: Turkey Trot! When Turkeys Become Fast Food

By John N. Felsher As turkey seasons open across the country, thousands of sportsmen will sit still and quietly under trees or in blinds, occasionally calling to bring the wily birds closer toward them, but I bet none of them will use a 3,000-pound call! Growing up hunting ducks and small game, we didn’t know much about hunting wild turkeys, a rather uncommon and mysterious game bird to us back then. With wild turkey numbers not yet restored, few people hunted them around my part of the country. The ones who did usually kept their places secret and their...

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Adventure On A Budget: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

By Michelle Scheuermann Explore an active volcano, see magnificent vistas, offering low-cost-high-value and just a short drive from a major U.S. airport? Yes, please! Mount Rainier National Park, located just south of Seattle, is the perfect weekend getaway or side diversion for a longer stay on the Washington coast. It was recently named one of the “Ten Best National Parks” in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, but I like Mount Rainier because of my family’s history in the area. My grandfather was a logger in these very woods many years ago and my mom grew up, as...

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Video Product Review: Zeiss Conquest V4

The Conquest V4 is in the mid-level pricing of the Zeiss scope family, but there is nothing mid-level about this 4-times magnification scope. The 90 percent light transmission will have you clearly seeing targets well past the time when it is legal to shoot. It come in numerous different models as well as reticle options to accommodate every field and tactical situation one could ever imagine. Each scope has a 30mm tube and .25 MOA click values except for the 1-4X24 which is .50 MOA. They are all set with a second focal plane which means that your reticle...

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Video Product Review: Sig TANGO6 Tactical Riflescope

For medium to long range tactical engagements or hunting game with a modern sporting rifle or a bolt action gun, the Sig TANGO6 provides innovative features, high end glass, and a wide range of adjustment to get you on target. Featuring an anodized aircraft aluminum 34mm main tube, the TANGO6 provides excellent light gathering and image optimization. The HDX lenses feature High Definition (ED) and High Transmission (HT) glass for the truest of resolutions and light transmission with unbeatable optical clarity. LENSARMOR and LENSHIELD coatings protect your lenses and keep them from streaking, smudging, or scratching. Additionally, the lenses...

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Tales from Turkey Hunting Pioneers

Turkey hunting tactics have evolved over the years and the equipment we now rely on to close the deal has become much more advanced. At the same time, it’s still just as challenging to sweet talk a wary old gobbler into the back of your vest. The following is what Harold Knight and David Hale have to say about how things have changed since back in the day. Anyone who has ever yelped or cutt on a slate call during the spring is probably familiar with Knight and Hale. In 1971, these two die-hard hunters and innovative call makers...

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