About 6 weeks before turkey season one year, I had a young man in his late 20s tell me he’d like to start turkey hunting. I told him a few things and gave him a couple of videos to watch and a book to read. I told him to come back and see me in about 2 weeks after he’d watched the videos and read the book, which he did.… Read more
by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary
Pigs we didn’t get to shoot and typical brush country
After drawing a blank on deer in New Mexico, we decided to head to south Texas in search of trophy whitetail deer. As usual, we took along an assortment of products which we had reviewed throughout the year. Even though all of these products performed well in our earlier field tests, there is nothing like using them on the sometimes harsh conditions of a hunting trip.
We began our preparations a month in advance, deciding on which pieces of equipment to take and making sure that our muzzleloaders were sighted in. Yep, we again decided to use muzzleloaders for the entire hunt.… Read more
“Stay with the process, get better every day, do everything right each day, and the outcome will take care of itself,” is a gospel Coach Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama, preaches to his football team daily. Each year, his teams produce the opportunity for being champions.… Read more
Dr. Robert Sheppard, an instructor for deer-hunting schools, has become addicted to watching the Weather Channel during hunting season. Each morning when he gets up, he watches the Weather Channel to see what direction the wind is supposed to be blowing that day, looks for storm fronts and tries to predict when a storm will hit the area he’s hunting. “I always carry a raincoat with me when I see a storm approaching,” Sheppard explains.… Read more
I’ve seen a shift in consumer response to attractants. They’ve gone from being really excited about using attractants to having a lower expectation of deer lures to perform. In the last few years, there’s been a huge influx of deer attractants on the market. The hunter is somewhat confused on how to use deer attractants effectively, and some attractants have been less effective than others.… Read more