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I mentioned it last month and I’ll say it again: The wind is a hunter’s best friend and worst enemy, potentially all in the same minute. Wind direction and velocity can change quickly and it just takes one gust from the wrong direction to foil a plan that had been working perfectly. For many close-range hunters on the ground, constantly checking the wind and adapting is a must. Last weekend, I decided to try coyote hunting with my crossbow. My chosen location was in the bow zone, with many occupied dwellings close by, so I figured a quiet crossbow was … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Keep your shooting skills sharp with this thrilling hunt I could hardly believe my eyes as the coyote came out of the ravine, tearing up the real estate between us, on a dead run towards me. I had only sat down in the snow on the edge of the brush mere minutes earlier and gave one short burst of calls from my faithful mouth call before the action started. When deer season comes to an end in late November or early December, most hunters reluctantly put away their … Read more »

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I felt the subtle tap of another fish on my fly and I instinctively set the hook. My fly rod bowed under the weight of the fish as I worked my fly line back onto my reel. The fish instantly came to the surface, trying to spit the hook. But I could see he was hooked well in the top of his mouth and I now had all my line back on my reel. Moments later, I landed the first whitefish of the day. We’re into December and the hunting season is all but over. With any luck, your freezers … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! Find the best locations for hunting post-rut elk In the fading daylight, we used our spotting scope to confirm a herd of elk feeding in a clover field almost two kilometres away. The animals used the huge field to their advantage, knowing most hunters would never spot them in low light. The fact of the matter was, we had seen and shot elk there before and knew it was worth a second look. In the morning we were set up on the edge of the forest with close to … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Anyone can bow hunt in warm weather, but when the mercury drops, the snow and cold impose immense challenges for even the most committed hunting archers As the calendar flips from October to November, hardcore deer hunters pray for snow and cold. When the temperature drops and snow covers the ground, find the food and you will find the deer. Seems simple, right? Then there’s the added bonus of the rut. While warm weather suppresses visible daytime rut activity, at the other end of the spectrum, cold weather turns it on. … Read more »

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