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Squirrel Talk

Listen, you can hear two gray squirrels and one fox squirrel barking,” I said, whispering to my son after making a young-squirrel-in-distress call. […]

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Million-Dollar Man

Many outdoorsmen believe Greg Hackney of Gonzalez, one of the hottest young bass fisherman on the professional bass-fishing circuit, jumped full blown onto the professional bass-fishing circuit and consider him the next great bass phenom. […]

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Triple Treat

The tripletail, also called the buoy bass, blackfish, chobie or sunfish, derives its name because the oversized dorsal and anal fins sweep back toward the tail to give the fish a three-tailed look. […]

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The Great Bait Debate

Those fish aren’t gonna hit that plastic,” my fishing buddy said emphatically more than a decade ago.

All morning we’d caught speckled trout, some weighing 6 pounds. We almost had our limit of these gorilla-sized specks when we ran out of live finger mullet, mostly 4- to 6-inches long, only slightly longer than the middle finger of a man’s hand. […]

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Rare Jewels

While deer hunting out of a tree stand last year, I learned the productivity for pondering the deep mysteries of life when you’re high above the earth, close to God and free to meditate away from ringing telephones, loud music and people with nothing to do but interrupt your work. […]

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Duck Tactics for Bucks

To take an older, mature buck, you need to set up where he least expects you at a time when he least expects to see you. Leave no trail as you go into the woods or exit the woods. […]

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Free Bucks for All

I met the grizzled hunter at a taxidermy shop when he came in with two huge bucks. One had eight points with tall, heavy antlers. The other, a magnificent 12-pointer, didn’t have antlers quite as heavy, but it had a very wide rack and extremely long tines — much wider and longer than the 8 point’s. […]

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Emotions in Motion

David Hale has used motion-sensor cameras for years.

“I felt it was a good way to inventory the animals I had on my property. I’ve found that many hunters spend hundreds and maybe thousands of hours hunting trophy bucks that don’t exist,” he said. […]

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Bucks Look Up

I could see halfway down ivory antlers that looked wide and heavy moving above the gallberry bushes. I stood quietly, clicked my mechanical release onto the string of my bow and prepared to draw. […]