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First Timer

Going back 20 years to 1999. I was in 6th grade, turning 12 that April which was the age i could legally get a hunting license. My birthday is April 6 and my season opened late April, just in time! I took my hunters safety and my parents told me that if i kept up with my homework they would let me take a day off of school to turkey hunt. I kept up with my end of the deal and they kept up with theirs.

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Raising Kids Outdoors

Raising Kids Outdoors Our family after a duck hunt. Last week i touched on my experience being raised outdoors. This week i’m writing about my experience on the other end, raising my own kids outdoors. Raising kids to love the outdoors is so important for the future of hunting, fishing, hiking, conservation, and other outdoors activities. It can be hard to know what activities are good for what age, and there isn’t any set in stone answer. It will vary from parent to parent and child to child. I think the top things to keep in mind when introducing kids to the outdoors is safety, safety, safety, and make it fun! Sometimes hunts will be ruined by a too noisy,...

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8 Mistakes Rookie Coyote Hunters Make

BY BRAD FITZPATRICKDECEMBER 4, 2018 Hear That? It's the Coyotes Laughing at You and Your Hunting Efforts. Eichler and Zepp. They make it look so easy. No matter how many times you watch the coyote-killing team on video, you just can't figure out how to duplicate their success. While those guys seem to bring coyotes running to the gun every time they make a rabbit squeal, you've only managed to call in a few crows and one stray dog looking for an easy meal. You’ve spent a few months' worth of rent on rifles, lights and calls. You’re developing tinnitus from listening to the scream of a dying rabbit over and over. And, still, you haven't gotten a single 'yote to show...

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Fly Fusion Magazine - Episode 1: Exploration

The first of 6 episodes with Fly Fusion. Cohosts Jim McLennan and Derek Bird team up with Paul Samycia in search of Kootenay River bull trout. They face serious challenges as the early spring weather is anything but cooperative, but they eventually discover exactly what they originally desired to find: large bull trout hungry for deeply swung streamers. Join us as we explore this new television terrain and the beauty that surrounds us in the mountains and streams found in the backcountry of Fernie, British Columbia. Cohosts Jim McLennan and Derek Bird team up with Paul Samycia in search of Kootenay River bull trout. They face serious challenges as the early spring weather is anything but cooperative, but they eventually...

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