30 Shots in 30 Seconds [VIDEO]

This video will get your heart pumping.

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The guys at Bone Collector have put together a video to get you ready for deer season. (Although I doubt you really need a video though to get motivated.)

As hunters, we’ve patiently been waiting for deer season to arrive. Now that it’s underway for many of us, and will be opening within the next few weeks for the rest of us, it time to get pumped. This video will certainly do just that. Thirty arrows in thirty seconds! Check it out.

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Keep Your Whitetail Mounts Looking Great

These tips will keep your mounts looking great.

Let’s face it, taking a deer to a taxidermist to get a shoulder mount is not cheap.  Several hundred dollars will come out of your pocket for the finished mount.

With thatkind of money on the line, you want to be able to proudly display your deer for years to come.

But, through the years, time takes a toll on even the best taxidermy work.

Field & Streams Greg Staggs has some useful information that will help keep your mount looking new.

Bring the shine back to a mount that has lost its luster by applying Laser Sheen equine hair polish, available at feed stores. To maintain a sheen, lightly spray your mount occasionally with Skin So Soft Bath Oil, which you can find at drugstores. With either product, use a soft-bristled brush, and stroke with the grain of the hair, never against. [CONTINUED]

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This Crossbow Takes Serious Abuse and Still Performs Perfectly [Video]

This crossbow can take a lot of abuse.

I would never throw my crossbow, and expect it to perform. Until now.

I witnessed firsthand a CamX X330 Crossbow be thrown multiple times, picked up, and still enable the user to hit the bullseye at 30 yards. 

I’ve always been taught to take care of my gear, and I will continue to do so. But it’s nice to know there’s a crossbow that can withstand the typical hunter’s everyday abuse and still perform the way we expect.

Check out this video to see the crossbow in action. If you want more information, visit CamX Crossbows.

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Photo: CamX Crossbows 

How to Age a Whitetail Buck

This advice will make it easier to judge the age of whitetail bucks.

So much is said about shooting old, mature bucks. Some outfitters even have a minimum age that they’ll permit their charges to shoot. But is there a guaranteed way to age a deer?

While you can’t guarantee determining the exact age, there’s a good way to make a very educated guess. Field & Stream‘s Dave Hurteau explains how to do it.

Hardly any hunter would criticize you for shooting a 3 1⁄2-year-old buck. But if you’re setting a higher bar for yourself and want to down a fully mature whitetail—one that’s 4 1⁄2 years old or older—you have to learn the subtle differences between big and bigger.

Next time a potential shooter approaches, look for the key features listed below to decide if you should take the shot or wait for a more mature buck…[Continued]

 

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A Must Have First Aid Kit

As hunters, trappers, campers, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts, we don’t always think about our safety.

Many of these activities take place away from civilization.  So, what do you do when an accident happens?

Hopefully, an accident will not require medical aid, but when it does, you have to be prepared.

That is where the first aid kit from 12 Survivors comes into play.  It has everything you need for minor injuries, and might save your life on serious injuries until you are able to reach medical help.

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How to Field Dress a Deer Upside Down [VIDEO]

Field dressing a deer upside down might be easier than you think. The deer is upside down, not the hunter.

Are you looking for an effective way to skin the next whitetail you kill? There’s a better way to field dress your deer than doing it in the field among the dirt and grime that can contaminate the meat.

Marty Davison of Total Outdoor Programming shows you how to skin and field dress a deer upside down. It might seem a little weird, but it really is a quick, clean, and easy solution. Check it out.

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How to Be a Better Butcher

Visiting a butcher shop will make you better at butchering your next deer.

Do you process your own deer and other big-game animals? If so, there’s always room for improvement. And with deer season right around the corner, there’s no better time than right now to take a little refresher course.

Outdoor Life‘s PJ Delhomme visited Yellowstone Processing in Montana to find out what it takes to be good at butchering deer.
As the sun starts to set on another weekend of Montana’s hunting season, there is a lull in the action at the shop. The successful morning hunters are long gone. The successful evening hunters are still afield, packing out their elk and deer, and calling all their buddies. For the workers, it’s a time to grab a quick dinner, a smoke, or a cup of coffee….[Continued]
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