Hunting Tips

  • 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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  • Scouting for turkeys in the fall from the deer stand

    There’s plenty to be learned about birds while you’re sitting in a tree It’s been too long since I’ve sat in a bow stand, taking in the sights and sounds that the gun-hunters of November never get to experience. They miss some of the heat and mosquitoes, for sure, but…

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  • Fall turkey hunting tips: how to get covered in birds

    There are plenty of myths and misconceptions in the hunting world when it comes to deer and other big game. Fall turkeys, while they don’t get a whole lot of love, also are plagued by false beliefs.  The old standbys are, of course, that they don’t make any noise, you…

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  • Waterfowl hunting time: scouting small-water ducks

    By: Tony Peterson When it comes to duck hunting, I’m certainly not an expert. I entered the world of waterfowl late in life and have been playing a game of catch-up for about five years. Any greenhead is still a trophy to me, as is a Canada goose. That’s one…

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  • Turkey hunting tips: make adjustments for success during late season

    Late season turkey hunting often gets a bad rap. If you change your perspective and make a few adjustments you can still have a successful hunt. Location is a key component. Late season means green leaves and more vegetation making it harder to see and hear birds in the woods.…

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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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  • Animal Tracks

    Learn how to identify what animals are hanging out in your area by the tracks you see.

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  • Small game hunting tips: Habitats and haunts for squirrels and rabbits

    by: Tony Peterson Bushy-tail and bunny tactics and locations Small-game hunting seems easy, and it can provide fast shooting and results. It can also be a frustrating endeavor that leaves you humbled, because after all, who can’t pop a few squirrels with a .22 any time they want? The answer?…

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