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7 steps to display beards from gobblers

Years ago, my dad took me on a trip to look for hunting land in the mountains of West Virginia, and on one piece of property, the landowner pulled out an old cigar box to convince us how good the hunting was on the property.

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Bass Fishing

Get up extra early to beat the heat

August temperatures can be pretty rough on fishermen, and not just because of the heat. Lakes and rivers are full of recreational boaters, which can be as big a headache as 95-degree days with 80-percent humidity and no wind.

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Freshwater Fishing

How to double up on crappie

With the exception of largemouth bass and catfish, guide Maynard Edwards of Lexington, N.C., has given up on using just one bait or lure at a time.

“I double-rig everything now,” Maynard said. 

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Bass Fishing

Pro’s tips: Make the most of Senkos

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Davy Hite  makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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Bass Fishing

A spinnerbait primer: Which blades bring glory?

Spinnerbaits are among the most-effective and most-popular lures that bass fishermen carry in their tackle boxes, especially in the spring. But they are also lures that present fishermen with all kinds of options in terms of sizes, colors and the size, shape and colors of the whirling, jangling blades that give them their fish appeal. And that presents fishermen with a lot of questions about which to use, and when.

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Best bets to kill more late-season doves

Most hunters who head for dove fields only around Labor Day weekend might be missing out on the opportunity for some great wing-shooting, because dove seasons in most Southeastern states don’t end until mid-January.

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