LOH Story: First Successful Whitetail Archery Hunt.
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When I was a teenager I grew up on one of the best deer hunting locations in Minnesota. My family was blessed to own a few hundred acres of land. Half of which was wooded and the other half tillable farm land. This combination led to a wonderful deer haven! Once in the winter my […]

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That Guy: “The Marksmen”
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– Today’s “That Guy” is brought to us by a special guest writer; Gary Barrett. –  I was new to deer hunting and still using a borrowed rifle. The “Marksmen” whom I never met helped me decide what type of action I would eventually purchase for my own deer rifle. It was Saturday morning and […]

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Six Duck Identification Factors: Mallard
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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Probably the most well-known, at least to the masses, of all ducks is the Mallard and rightfully so!  Its North American population puts the Mallard at around 11.6 million breeding birds (2015 DU traditional area survey).  This ranks the Mallard as having the largest duck population in North America. One of the […]

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The How-To For Decoys: Turkey
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As we pursue turkeys, ducks, deer, or any other animal we may use them for, decoys serve one purpose; to get our target within range.   The idea is very simple.  We place fake animals in a place where the real animals will see them and, for one reason or another, approach them.  But is the […]

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Call Like A Hen: Talking Turkey
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As hunters, we take every opportunity available to increase our chances of success.  In its simplest form, we use tools to play on animal’s senses; scents to lure in the big buck, decoys so ducks see a “safe” place to land, food plots to draw deer where we want, or calls to produce sounds that attract […]

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LOH Story: A Mothers Perspective On Hunting.
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LOH Story #2 Submitted by Deb Williams Here at Love Of Hunting we are passionate about the outdoors.  Whether it’s sitting in a deer stand or duck blind, chasing turkeys, or just watching the sun rise or set, we simply love being outside. One of our favorite aspects of spending time outdoors is getting to […]

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“That Guy”: The Plopper
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Dont Be That Guy… I have had the opportunity (we’ll call it that…) to hunt public land my entire life.  Whether it was for ducks, deer, or pheasants, I have hunted them all on public land.  Sometimes my experience has been great and other times not so great.  I can handle a slow day or […]

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Getting Started With A Diaphragm Call
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The art of calling can be the most enjoyable or most frustrating aspect of turkey hunting.  When done right it can bring in the weariest of toms; when done wrong it can clear the woods.  Because of the low-cost and ability to effectively, and without movement, reproduce the various sounds turkeys make, the diaphragm call […]

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Hunting Dog: Take a Chance, Make the Commitment
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Since I was a little kid I had always wanted a hunting dog. Specifically a black lab. My Father had a black lab named Drake that he bought when he was a single man. When my brothers and I came along Drake was already old. Unfortunately Drake passed away when I was about five years […]

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LOH Story: Highs and Lows
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LOH Story #1 Submitted by Matt Barrett  A cold, windy Sunday afternoon in 2011, Kent and I sat together in my favorite stand facing east over a strip of farm land.  The strip, about 100 yards straight across, is lined with woods on both sides; heavy on the west, where we sat, and lighter on […]

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