Gobbler Guide

March 25, 2014

Want to bag more turkeys this season? If you follow their predictable transitional phases and use the right calls, you can effectively target prime gobblers. During early transition, gobblers are looking for love, so activity occurs after fly-down and on the roost. Peak transition—the best time to hunt—is when you can use calls to provoke a longbeard’s instinctive desire to fight and increase your chances for a good shot. Once late season arrives, longbeards may be call-shy and harder to catch without the right tactics. Fortunately, we offer calling strategies for every phase of the season. For the full story, visit KnightandHale.com.  Read More

6 Steps To Beating Hunting Pressure

March 25, 2014

During the late season, call-shy gobblers know your usual strategies and how to escape them. Develop a new plan with their predictable patterns in mind, and you’ll overcome barriers most hunters face. Hunt in hard-to-access areas and stay away from roads to catch unsuspecting longbeards. Use woodpecker or hawk calls to elicit a response from turkeys that more popular calls won’t—gobblers recognize and avoid owl and crow calls by this time of year. Want four more tips for beating hunting pressure? Read the full story at KnightandHale.com.            Read More

Protect Your Game Camera Investment

March 6, 2014

Game cameras are one of the hunter's greatest tools for patterning and managing game.  Many of the common issues that hunters experience with their game cameras can be fixed with a little care and maintenence.  Follow these camera care tips and you can ensure that you game camera will be working like new for seasons to come. Read More

5 High-Impact Spring Food Plots

March 5, 2014

With the recent food plot and game management craze, it’s extremely important to plant and provide year-round nutrition on your hunting property or lease. Failing to plant food plots and provide attractants can result in your game animals wondering off your property and onto your neighbor’s land. In order to prevent this dreaded scenario from unfolding, try planting these five high-impact spring food plots to attract and hold more game on your land this season. Read More

Post Taxidermy Tips

March 5, 2014

After leaving the taxidermist, your prize-winning buck requires special care so that you can display it for years to come. We’ve got a few tips to keep your trophy looking good. Tip #1: Be careful when transporting your whitetail; it’s easy to drop and damage if handled improperly. Place your hands on the plaque or the back of the mount for safe handling. Tip #2: Find a secure location to hang the mount that’s away from direct sunlight—often the cause of discoloration and dry out in deer hide. Want more great tips for preserving your trophy buck? Read the full story at SummitStands.com. Read More

Costly Mistakes = Bad Tasting Venison

March 5, 2014

Want great tasting venison? Follow our easy steps to avoid potential mistakes that render it inedible. Use a trusted wild game butcher, or cut meat yourself, to ensure uncontaminated, quality venison. When trimming deer meat, remove excess fat, connecting tissues, and sinew, or meat will taste bitter and be hard to cut. Remember to marinate meat for at least a full day to keep venison from tasting strong or wild. For more advice on getting delicious deer meat, read the full story at SummitStands.com. Read More

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