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Picking out the Best E-Collar for Your Hunting Dog

Avid waterfowl hunters alike understand the importance of a loyal hunting dog. There’s nothing quite like having your four legged pal swim through the freezing cold water to retrieve a duck you just shot. In order to make this happen, you must train your dog the importance of obedience at a young age. The use of an electronic collar is absolutely critical in order to make this happen. Before you(…)

Deer Hunting Gear Essentials

Find all your deer hunting gear essentials at Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With November underway, deer hunting season is upon us. Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced hunter, there are deer hunting gear essentials you’ll need for a successful hunt. The Basics Firearm or Archery Equipment – Deer hunting can be done a few different ways. There’s the gun season, where hunters use shotguns or rifles. In December, there’s(…)

Identifying Different Types of Deer Bedding Areas

Mapping out buck bedding areas on your property is the key to any successful ambush or deer drive all season long. Print off an aerial photo of the land you are scouting so you can make note of areas you spot deer beds. This is a crucial element in patterning the deer to give you a sense of their habits and behaviors. While scouting, also keep an eye out for other(…)

What Are the Hunter Orange Requirements?

Find out how much hunter orange you need to legally hunt in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. If you’re doing any kind of firearm hunting, you’ll need to wear hunter orange. Hunter orange, often referred to as blaze orange, is worn so you’re seen by other hunters. The amount of hunter orange you need varies state to state, and even by the type of game you’re hunting. We’ve rounded what(…)

2018 Archery Deer Hunt Details – WI, MI, IA, IL

Wisconsin Archery Hunt Season Dates Metro Sub-Units: September 15 – January 31 All Other Areas: September 15 – January 6 License Options:  Complete List of Hunting Licenses Find Public Land in Wisconsin Deer Management Zone Map Michigan Archery Hunt Season Dates Early Split: October 1 – November 14 Late Split: December 1 – January 1 License Options: *Base License must be purchased with either the Deer Tag or Deer Combo Tag(…)

Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons

Winter is finally over and turkey hunting is here! As the turkey population has continued to increase, so has the amount of turkey hunters. There are now more than 7 million wild turkey in the United States. This is in large part due to the success of planting these wild birds in hand-selected suitable habitats, such as Wisconsin, and watching them thrive. Also, the spring turkey hunt limits hunters to(…)

5 Packing Tips for a Backpack Hunting Trip

Learn how to pack your backpack for a hunting trip with Realtree and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. There are plenty of ways to hunt – you can set up for the day in a ground blind, make a whole weekend of it at deer camp. Or you can become a backpack hunter. While backpack hunting isn’t for everyone, some hunters enjoy being out in the wilderness with only the bare(…)

5 Ways to Use Your Meat Slicer Smarter

Learn how to utilize your meat slicer with these tips from Weston and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you process your own meat from hunting, or you just like freshly-sliced meat, a meat slicer is a versatile tool to have in any kitchen. Of course, there’s more than one way to use a meat slicer – plenty of tips for using it correctly. Weston has five ways to use your(…)

How to Find Buck Bedding Areas

Learn about the bedding habits of mature deer with Realtree and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Fall means deer hunting season, and getting close to a prized mature buck is no easy task. It’s important to pay attention to even the smallest details, including buck bedding behavior. You have to know the right terrain, feeding areas and more to find deer bedding areas. Realtree has eight common bedding habits that mature(…)

Early Season Deer Hunting Tactics

Get some early season deer hunting tactics from Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Scent-Lok. Fall is fast-approaching, and that means some early season opportunities for deer hunting. There are plenty of tips, tricks and tactics out there from seasoned hunters. From scouting out the perfect hunting spot to using the right early season hunting equipment, there’s a lot that goes into early season hunting tactics. Scent-Lok and Blain’s Farm &(…)

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