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6 Rules for Spotting More Game

It takes patience and practice to spot game like a guide. Follow these rules to find more bucks and bulls with your optics, and hone your skills before the hunt.

How to Perfectly Mount a Riflescope

An expensive riflescope is useless if it’s mounted poorly on a rifle. Many hunters pay gunsmiths to mount their scopes, but anyone can do it.

How to Predict and Hunt Gobbling Peaks

To help you tag a turkey this season, Field Editor Frank Miniter shares some helpful tips on how to predict and hunt gobbling peaks.

Know-How: Put the Sneak on Rabbits

Fresh snow presents new opportunities to blast bunnies without stomping brush or running beagles—if you’re stealthy.

Know-How: Treestand Maintenance

Treestands, like other pieces of equipment, need some “winterizing” treatment. Before storing your stands, inspect them for these signs of wear and tear.

How to Fight Decoy Frost

When temperatures fall, the water in the air has a nasty habit of forming a crisp layer of frost over anything that will stand still long enough. You know what stands still? Decoys. What doesn’t: real ducks and geese. And darn it if they can’t spot a frosted-over decoy from a mile away, ending your hunt before it really even begins.

The Right Way to Clean Your Guns

Your beloved deer rifle, duck shotgun and the rest of your firearms want to be faithful and true. They are among the few things we will ever own and use that can be passed down through generations. But they can only survive the hours at the range and the trips into the marshes and forests, no matter the weather, if we care for them properly.

Know-How: Tweak Your Deke

Setting a decoy spread for wary waterfowl requires strategic calculations to pull off a successful ruse. The same is true of decoying whitetail bucks. You can plunk a buck decoy anywhere, but to have it work with precision requires forward thinking. Begin with simple biology.

Bowhunting: How to Deal With Wind

Shooting in wind is one of the most daunting tasks bowhunters face. However, there are a few things archers can do to mitigate the effects of nature’s blow.

How to Hang a Treestand

Follow these five steps to safely hang a treestand by yourself.

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