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Team Bone Collector Wins Gamo 2015 Squirrel Master Classic

The second annual Squirrel Master Classic shines a light on the fun of small-game hunting, the versatility of air rifles and the importance of getting kids involved in the outdoors.
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5 Must-Have Traits For The Successful Turkey Hunter

The best turkey hunters are masters of many skill sets. If you want to take more turkeys, here are the must-have attributes you need to work on.
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Five Fast Facts About Deer And Habitat

Quick facts about how many hours a day rutting bucks spend chasing does, the earliest and latest breeding dates on record, and more.
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What Are VLD Bullets?

You might have heard a lot about VLD (very low drag) bullets. But what are they for?
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Carmen Mountain Whitetails

Why You Should Head To Mexico To Hunt Carmen Mountain Whitetails

A cutting-edge hunt in northern Mexico produces one of the most successful and exciting deer hunts the author has ever been on.
Carmen Mountain whitetails offer one heck of a challenging deer hunt for hunters looking to go south of the border.
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Speed Scouting For Longbeards

My questions for you: Are you ready for turkey season? Do you know where you’re going to hunt?
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Squirrel Master Classic Pits Hunter Vs Hunter In Epic Airgun Battle

Gamo Outdoor USA pits teams of hunters against each other in a winner-takes-all airgun competition. Heaviest bag of squirrels at the end of the day wins!
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How To Capitalize On The Archery Boom

As archery’s popularity continues to expand, so should your pro shop’s overall margins. Here’s how some are putting their best foot forward and capitalizing on the current archery boom.
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From The Readers: California Coyote Hunting

A California predator hunter gets a chance to stroll down memory lane with an old relative who has access to coyote paradise.
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The Effects Of UV Brighteners On Ungulates

How Deer See UV Brighteners

The reason that UV brighteners make it easy for deer to spot you isn’t what most people think.
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2013's best crossbows

Interest in crossbow shooting and hunting continues to grow as increasing numbers of states pass legislation allowing crossbows during deer, bear, hog, turkey and other hunting seasons. For example, in 1980 only two states allowed crossbows during the regular archery deer seasons. Today, 20 states consider crossbows as “archery tackle,” and four more states approving crossbows for deer hunting under special regulations. Crossbows are also legal for use during firearms seasons in 13 states. Fifteen states now allow crossbows for all legal game in season.

As more states are expected to approve crossbows for hunting at some level, manufacturers continue to work to provide more efficient, dependable and accurate products designed with the hunter’s needs in mind. The continuing trend in lighter, slimmer, more accurate crossbows is fueling the enthusiasm of hunters who want to branch out beyond sitting in tree stands or blinds to stalking, still-hunting and hit-and-run tactics.

As crossbows hunters look forward to additional hunting opportunities this season, here’s a look at what’s new in crossbows, arrows and accessories in 2013.