Hunting Tips

  • Waterfowl Calls and Duck Blind Set Ups

    Outdoor News JPT Coach Brody Boese made a trip to Game Fair in August 2021, and visited with Champion Waterfowl Caller, Nick Johnson. In this video, Nick shared his expert tips on selecting the right goose or duck call, plus some useful advice on how to hone your own calling…

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  • Youth Hunting: A Smart Parent’s Guide to Hunting with Kids

    Hunting educates children on how to aim, shoot, and field dress an animal. It also arouses a lifelong passion for harvesting their own food, being in nature, and conserving the world around them. It's one of the most beneficial hobbies to instill in a child because it develops courage, determination,…

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  • Turkey Hunting Tips: Preparing for the spring hunt

    Warmer temps are upon us and soon we will be able to chase some spring gobblers, but before heading out there are a few things to do to prepare. First, read the turkey hunting regulations and purchase the proper licenses and stamps that are required. You need a place to…

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  • 3 Turkey Decoy Tips

    If you've read the Outdoor News Hunting and Fishing Report, you've likely noticed the "Pro Tip" feature. (In the Minnesota edition of Outdoor News, you'll find one every week!). In a recent edition, turkey hunting legend, Dick Alford, shared some valuable tips for spring turkey hunters. Dick has 45 years…

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  • Firearm safety tips to remember

    Top 10 Firearm Safety Tips! By JPT Captain, Clay Ellis-Escobar In the off season during the summer months, you may be getting out to the Sporting Clays Course or trap field to work on your wingshooting skills. This is a good time to also brush up on your shotgun safety…

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  • Try Something New, Like a Sporting Clays Course

    By JPT Captain Clay Ellis-Escobar What is a Sporting Clays Course? A sporting clays course is a course for shotguns. It involves multiple stations that shoot out sporting clays from a machine. There are a different number of stations for each club that you go to. The easiest way to…

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  • Turkey Identification Tips

    When you are out turkey hunting, before you take the shot - look for the beard to be sure! From Outdoor News Contributing Writer There are several reasons why turkey hunting is one of the more accident-prone of the field sports: Everyone out there is camouflaged from head to toe;…

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  • JPT Member’s First Solo Turkey Hunt

    My first solo turkey hunt! By Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Member Isaac Chiodo April 2020 It was opening day of the 2020 MN Turkey Season and I set out on my first ever solo turkey hunt. I headed to the blind around 1:00pm and within an hour there was…

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  • Key to Early-Season Turkey-Hunting Success?

    Patience Often the Key to Early-Season Turkey-Hunting Success Avoid mistakes by watching, listening and adapting By Josh Lantz Most turkey hunters believe the opening days of the spring turkey-hunting season offer the best chances at taking a bird. It’s probably true. Gobblers that haven’t been hunted in months can up…

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  • Preparing for the upcoming duck season

    Summer is winding down, fall will be here before you know it and that means waterfowl seasons are just around the corner. In some areas early goose seasons have already begun. If you haven’t started yet now is the time to practice up on your calling, shooting skills and gather…

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  • Waterfowl hunting tip, staying camouflaged is key to a successful hunt

    By: JPT Captain, Gabby Olson Next time you head out waterfowl hunting pay attention to your surroundings and blend in the best you can to give yourself the best chance at being successful. Using a camo pattern in the colors of your surroundings will work best to help keep your…

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  • Hunting tips: Building consistent bow accuracy

    By: JPT Member Andrew P. Gawin When I started shooting a compound bow 4 or 5 years ago, I practiced at every opportunity and shot okay...at ten yards…which slowly improved till I was good at ten yards, then twenty, but only good, not great. That meant missing the target on…

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  • Better turkey timing via trail cameras

    The cool thing about a lot of states, Minnesota included, is that the amount of days we can turkey hunt has increased the past several years. For both shotgun hunters and bowhunters alike, the number of potential days afield is higher than ever, and that’s a good thing. The only…

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  • Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

    Now is the time to pull out all your turkey hunting gear and check that it is all in good working order and ready for your spring hunt. Get out there and pattern your shotgun so you know what to expect when you pull the trigger. Shoot it at everything…

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  • Tips for finding shed antlers

    If you didn’t get that big buck you saw during the deer season chances are he still might be out there and hopefully he has stuck around your area so you can locate the antlers he has or is soon to drop. Knowing when to look: After the rut the…

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