Joseph Gleason

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With a dedicated respect to the environment, I understand the importance of being an informed hunter who learns as he goes. I truly recognize the value in how things were done before and how things are done today. Born and raised in upstate New York, I grew up exposed to skilled hunters who taught me the importance of what responsible hunting can provide both to myself, my family, and to the environment. I continue today to work towards refining my craft and finding new ways to practice the time honored traditions that were passed down to me from those who came before.

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What Are Some Ways to Successfully Call A Deer?

Have you ever been out in the woods hunting and just had no luck at all? Maybe you are wondering how to attract the big deer? You could be hunting in the perfect spot, wearing the perfect camouflage and using the right rifle or bow and still not see a deer the whole hunting trip.  If you were relying on luck to get that big deer to come to you, then chances are you could benefit from learning some basics on calling deer.

A successful deer call can convince deer in your vicinity that there is either a potential mate or, worse yet, a challenger to an alpha deer’s domain. Either way, using the proper deer call at the proper time can help ensure you get the deer you are after.

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Best Bow Sights | Choose To Be The Better Hunter

All hunters who do their hunting with a bow will know that a bow sight is a modern invention that significantly helps in an archer’s shot. Simply put, a bow sight is a handy tool that is attached to the ridge of your bow, which will allow you to see the precise area where your arrow will go. A bow sight will be a huge help for an archer, especially during hunting. But how do you know which are the best bow sights?

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What Does it Mean When Coyotes Howl Alone or Together?

Have you ever heard a coyotes howl? It’s a sound unlike any other, especially if you are unfamiliar with the animal or its calls. Whether alone or in a group, the howl of a coyote is one of the most compelling sounds that can be heard in the wild.

Nowadays, even urban dwellers might wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of a coyote howling, barking, yipping or making another of the many sounds these perseverant canines make. The coyote is not called the song dog for no reason! But what do the coyote’s vocalizations mean? 

Chances are good that if you have heard one coyote call out then you have most likely heard others respond. A pack of coyotes gives the night a chorus unlike any other animal. So this brings us to the question:

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The Best Tactical Knives that will Fit Your Needs

When it comes to choosing a knife which we can use in different kinds of outdoor activities or chores and in most demanding situations, we usually go for a tactical knife. We can use it in cutting ropes, rigging, cutting fish or meat, cutting small branches, and many others. Today, a tactical knife is also being used in hunting for purposes like preparing trap stakes, skinning small animals, or cutting small branches or large leaves to clear your way. When situation demands, we can only use it for self-defense.

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Things You Must Do To Prepare Before A Hunting Trip

Hunting is simply the art of locating, trapping and killing animals. It could be domestic or wild animals. Back in the day, human beings have been hunting for survival. People hunted to put food on the table for their families. Some people hunt for protection as the adage, “destroy an enemy before it destroys you.” was in play. Today hunting has been assimilated to a hobby or sports. Many people plan for hunting trips for fun all the time. Some derive pleasure in killing animals or predators while others do it for business.

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How to Hunt Bears and Do so Safely

Bears are amazing, there’s no arguing about that. But when you’re face to face with a huge grizzly, then that’s something else. Hunting for bears comes with a lot of risks you have to take, and the biggest and most obvious one of all is handling a bear encounter. Personally, I’ve only tried bear hunting once—and here are the things I’ve learned on the way. Without further ado, I present to you how to hunt bears and how to stay safe on the hunt.

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[Infographic] 8 Things a New Hunter Needs

With time great hunters learn the art of belonging in nature. Every twig crunch and branch bush can be heard for quite a distance with astute animal hearing. And during hunting season, they seem to be extra aware. So, when you are new to the sport, what should you know? Here's an infographic from Bucknbearknives that highlights 8 essential things that every hunter should have before they head out to the woods!

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Best Ways to Purify Water in the Wild

Getting stranded in the wild is quite common among hunters. With all other survival tips, keeping your body hydrated is very important. All through my hunting life, I never forgot portable water, when packing my hunting backpack. And same is the case with all the hunting community.

What if you run out of water? The first thing that any hunter would do, is to look around to find water. You would be really lucky, if you find pure water in the wild. What if you don’t? Then you must purify it before using or face the consequences like bacteria, parasites or contamination. So, all the novice hunters must learn various ways to purify water.

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Your Ultimate Survival Guide: How to Find Food in the Forest?

Getting strayed in the forest while hunting, is a complicated situation. Every hunter should be aware of the fundamental survival skills to face such unexpected incidents, while setting out for a hunting trip. If a hunter gets lost, the only thing he should be worrying about is his own survival, until the arrival of rescue. How can a hunter survive in a forest without any resources? Food is the key. As long as you are feeding your body, there is hope. Here is a detailed guide about how to find food in the forest? So that you don’t starve to death.

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