The Ups and Downs of a Mentored Turkey Hunt

Up at 4:30 AM, out the door by 5:00 AM, and in the blind before 5:30. Is this what turkey hunting is like? If so, I love it and I hate it all at the same time. We get to sit in these tiny stools, as still as possible, watching this field for the next 6 hours. And unfortunately, we didn’t bring enough coffee. But as soon as the sun came up, we started hearing gobbles in all directions, along with the chorus of songbirds. I start feeling like maybe this was going to happen.

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Podcast: Episode 317: University Students Battle for Hunting Club Creation

In this episode, Justin and Kory talk with Chris, Krzysztof, and Alex – Founders of Hunting, Archery and Shooting Club which was proposed to be established at the University of Pennsylvania in March 2020. They discuss the year long battle, roadblocks, silence, and lack of interest the University has shown them which led to reaching out for help from civil rights groups and the NRA.

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Podcast: Episode 316, Adventures for Food – Spartan Forays into Goose Hunting

In this episode, join Field Staff Writer Shawn West on his first goose hunt back many years ago. Lead shot was still legal, decoys were uncommon, and calls were not as popular. A foggy still morning created experiences that have inspired a lifelong love for the pursuit of Canada geese.

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Waste Not Want Not

This season I set out on my very first Fallow deer, also known as Piebald deer, hunt in the woods of Oklahoma. Fallow deer are an unusually beautiful invasive species that in a lot of places don’t require tags to hunt. I had seen only one in the wild before and that is what spiked my curiosity.

After setting out to learn more about this unique species, I found out that Fallow deer are of Eurasian decent however, they are on most continents. These magnificent creatures have four color patterns; light brown with white spots, dark brown with spots, solid dark brown and pure white.

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