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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

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Oak Duke: Gobbler hunting can be like fishing

Sometimes it is a long time between gobbles for a turkey hunter, kind of like a long time between bites for a fisherman. Our confidence wanes, especially poignant when on an out-of-state hunt.
I barely heard that West Virginia bird gobble. Just this side of the imagination. Any fainter and it’d be a daydream. But this gobble was real. The faint gobble resonated the eardrum.

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Oak Duke: Examining the chasing phase of the whitetail rut

We call it the rut.
Many of us deer hunters wait, plan, dream, and pine for this time. It seems simple and is when we see the most bucks, not only hunting but on trail cams too. Bucks chase does for the most obvious of reasons, right? But as in many things in nature, once we peel back the layers of the onion, things are a bit more complex out there than first imagined.

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Oak Duke: Some advice for filling a late-season deer tag in New York

Gone are the early archery days… falling leaves, mild times, along with opening day of gun season and all its camaraderie logged now in the Book of Past Memories. 
Now the page is turned. The tail end of this deer season waves an unfilled tag like a flag. Is it time to throw in the towel… clean the muzzleloader for the final time?

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New York Outdoor News 2023 Rut Tracker: The time is now

It’s here! Deer hunting’s Holy Grail. The rut blossoms. Bucks are on their feet in the daytime, nighttime, and anytime in between! They’re testing their home range’s outer rim, not just chasing does, but as often — other bucks, fighting and sparring reach a peak.
Time to shake, rattle, and bleat! The 2023 full hunter’s moon was Oct. 28 and spans Halloween into early November. Northern Zone gun season is in full swing, Southern Zone crossbow season begins Nov. 4.

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Battle of the bucks: Now is the time to put those tines together

Clack, clack-ity, clack, clack…clack.
Pause.
“Clack, clack-ity, clack, clack…clack.” 
A strange woodland sound drifted up through early November’s trees. I climbed quietly down from of my stand, bow in hand and ever so carefully stalked to the edge of a meadow. And there I was treated to my first buck fight.
That was back in the 1970s and ever since, I’ve been drawn to that “clack-ity clack” woodland sound.

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