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Follow ‘Rule of Halves’ in Managing for Turkeys

Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract and keep wild turkeys on your property.

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Florida Camouflage: Cool and Concealed

The art of avoiding detection has has been highly refined over the years, and few have studied it as thoroughly as military organizations. Their studies have concluded that the keys to becoming invisible are “The Three Ss”—Shape, Silhouette and Shine.

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Secrets to Tracking the Best Hunting Leases

It’s peak season to begin finding a backwoods getaway to call your own. Here’s how to do it. The exchange between the landowner and the hunter can be difficult to navigate. Finding a lease, evaluating the property and negotiating terms all have their challenges. But finding a good lease is possible.

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Breed Clubs in Florida

In the September 2013 issue of Florida Sportsman magazine, feature writer Carolee Anita Boyles discusses the most popular breeds for use while duck hunting in the field and marsh of Florida. Below, these breeds are listed along with their associated clubs.

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Homework For Florida Deer Hunters

The white-tailed deer is the most heavily hunted of all Florida’s game species. During the 2011-2012 hunting season, approximately 137,000 hunters in Florida spent more than 2.8 million days afield.

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FS Classics: Vic Dunaway, Trail of the Jaguar Pt. II

The sweat that drenched my back suddenly turned cold with anticipation and, I now have to admit, at least a little fear…

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Turkey Call Basics

Forum member mcnallyoutdoors posted a very informative video on the use Slate Turkey Calls. Preston Pittman shows some tips and techniques to help new turkey hunters get their call down!

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Florida Varmint Hunting

Mention varmint hunting to the seasoned outdoors person and the talk will turn to prairie dogs, coyotes in the snow, and other critters of the mountains and prairies. Even many seasoned varmint hunters don’t realize that Florida, too, can be a good place for this style of hunting.

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Putting It to Bed

No knowledgeable boater would park a boat in the garage for nine months and expect it to perform flawlessly at the next launch if they didn’t do some basic pre-storage maintenance to the electronics, engine and fuel system.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp features 165 lumens and a burn time of 150 hours.

New Lights for Outdoors

Tech improvements in LED lights and batteries open a new era in lighting gear. The new LED bulbs that manufacturers use in these lights run cooler, use less energy and throw light that heightens color better than conventional incandescent bulbs.

Florida Sportsman Member Fish Addict (left) took this fine Osceola on public land in South Florida. The report is posted in the General Hunting Forum, under FINALLY bird down.

Advice on Managing Land for Longbeards

Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys to your property …

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The Best Gator Hunting In Florida, Plus, Hogs Too

Florida is known for its alligators, some of which grow to monstrous proportions. The central portion of the state offers some great gator hunting in Florida and no one knows this country better than outfitter Corby Durrell of Indian River Outfitters based in Vero Beach.

Wild turkey taken on Dexter/Marys Farm WMA. Many Florida public lands are managed on a Limited Entry basis.

Talkin’ Turkey

Hopefully, you’ve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it’s time to talk turkey and I, for one, am in full turkey mode!

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Bird Dog

When you’re bird hunting, nothing beats a good dog at your side. Whether it’s a pointer for quail or a retriever for upland birds and waterfowl, a well-trained dog can make your day afield more productive and more fun.

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Bowhunting in Florida: It’s a Rush!

A virtual tribute to bowhunting in the Sunshine State is emerging in an ongoing thread [...]

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Asymmetrical Antler Development: What Gives?

It’s a timeless question stemming from hunters’ ongoing fascination with whitetail racks. Why do some develop differently than others? Recently…»