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Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting: Part 2

Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting: Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog, I covered taking an inventory of your trail cameras and accessories so you know how many of both that you may need to scout for the upcoming deer season. Now that you have a better idea, it’s time to get those trail cameras out and put them to good use! But before you hang your trail cameras, consider these simple tips. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.) Continue reading

Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting - Part 1

Simple Tips to Prepare for Summer Trail Camera Scouting - Part 1

It’s almost summertime, and that means it’s time to get your trail cameras in the field to start scouting for the upcoming deer season! But before you get your trail cameras out, there are some things to consider in order to get the most out of your scouting this summer. Here are a few simple tips that will ensure everything runs smoothly for you heading into fall deer season. (Click blog title to view complete blog post.)

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Elk Chili Recipe

Elk meat has always been a favorite of mine, and after my last hunt, I still have some in the freezer ready to go. I love trying out new recipes, and this is one I keep coming back to. It’s especially great to eat in a bread bowl with all the toppings added. Make a large pot for the whole week or the whole family!

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Bald Eagle Recovery Sweeps Across States

Seeing a bald eagle soaring high above is a magical experience for most Americans. I never take seeing an eagle for granted because generations of Missourians who came before us rarely had a chance to see an eagle in the wild. As sightings of our nation’s symbol of freedom continue to increase, we cannot forget the dire straights these magnificent creatures once faced.

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Scout Now for a Successful Turkey Season

By Brandon Butler:

Missouri’s Youth Turkey Season and regular Spring Turkey Season is approaching fast. With about a month to go, there are many preparations to be made…most importantly, locating some birds. This is accomplished by scouting. There are those lucky folks who basically return to the same tree year after year to tag out each spring. But most of us mere mortals aren’t so lucky and need to spend some time searching for this year’s flock.

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Bowhunting: 5 Tips for Early Season Success

Hunting early season whitetails has its advantages. Their pattern is more predictable and they haven’t been pressured yet by other hunters in the woods: two key factors to harvesting a mature buck in the first few weeks of season opener. But, there are still challenges that come with hunting in early fall. Below are 5 tips that helped me capitalize on a mature, early season whitetail.

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The “30/30” Trail Camera Setting

Just a couple weeks ago I made my first series of mock scrapes for the year and placed my Browning Trail Cameras on all of them using what I call the “30/30 setting”: Video mode set on 30 second clips with 30 sec delay). It didn't take long before the first mature buck found one in less than 24 hours of being made, and within a couple days they all started to heat up. I noticed one series of the three was showing more activity from a specific deer than the others. I knew right away this was a deer I wanted to target, but how was I going to be able to do so?

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