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Blog - Tips to Make Any Beginner Hunt like a Pro

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Hunting is a sport that takes great skill and a hobby that everyone should experience at least once in their life. Here are some tips to help beginning hunters get started and stay safe in the woods.

Safety is priority #1

Make sure someone knows where you are going to be hunting and when you’ll be checking-in with them. Seek out a local hunter’s Safety Course and learn, and practice, gun safety. Always watch out for those you are hunting with.

Pack a survival kit

Take essentials with you including a compass so you can find your way in and out of the hunting area, food, water, fire starters, shelter and a way to signal for help.

Understand scents

Whitetail deer have an extremely keen sense of smell. Be aware of wind conditions and that your sent may travel up to a mile. Masking your smell with scent controls or hunting from a deer blind can make a successful hunting experience.

Don’t go overboard on your gear

Don’t carry things you don’t need. Keep your supplies limited to the essentials of what you need to stay safe and bring back meat after harvesting your animal.

Double-check your local hunting laws

Be aware of your local tag, licensing and hunting laws.

Find a mentor

Ask those that you know and work with. Hunting forums and facebook can be great ways to find experienced hunters who are willing to share their experiences.

Scouting

Becoming familiar with the hunting area in advance will help you detect signs of wildlife before and during the hunt. Seek out the best places to set-up blinds, plant food plots, set-up wildlife feeders and look for game trails in advance.

Have a plan for after the shot

Think about your responsibilities after the shot. Be prepared to track that buck after the shot and how you will mark the trail so you can get back. Know how to field dress your animal and how you will transport it out of the woods and process the meat.

Keep an eye on the weather

Monitor the weather forecast for the area you’ll be hunting, several days in advance and monitor weather conditions during your hunt.

Be prepared for opening day

Opening day is not the time to make final adjustments to your scope, or take care of that squeaky office chair in your blind. Make sure all of your gear is in working order before you go out hunting. Texas Hunter Shooters’ Chairs feature a 360-degree silent outdoor swivel and can make sitting for a few hours in a blind much more comfortable.

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Blog - "Solid Shots" Part 6

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Blog - Dove Hunting with Kids

Dove hunting with kids can be some of the best fun you’ll have to kickoff your hunting season. Youth dove hunts can also be a straight disaster, one that can turn from a fun day in the field to nothing but silence in the truck on the way home, if you aren’t careful. Here’s the brutal [...]

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Blog - 7 Bizarre Dove Scouting Tips

In most parts of the country, dove hunting is the most challenging wing shooting you will find. They fly high, use evasive maneuvers, and are small targets. In this article we will show you how to ensure you find the doves and bring home as many as possible. As a child, my first experience with bird [...]

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Blog - New 5' x 7' Wrangler Camo Hunting Blinds

For more than 65 years, Texas Hunter Products has manufactured premium deer blinds.  The newest additions to the company’s line are the Wrangler Camo Hunting Blinds. The heart of the Wrangler Blind is its 5’x7’ octagonal shape and maintenance-free 20-gauge  TrueTimber® aluminum exterior with rigid internal steel frame.  These blinds offer plenty of room for multiple hunters. Carpeted ceiling and walls dampen the sound inside while providing an [...]

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Blog - Spring Turkey Season

As spring turkey season approaches, hunters all over will be heading into the woods. Some are seasoned hunters and others will be on their first adventure. There is nothing more exciting than a gobbler sounding off from the roost in the pre-dawn light, or the sight of those beautiful tail feathers fanned out while he struts around the hens! Whether [...]

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7 Tips to Bag More Dove

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Product Review - Swivel Shooters Stool

Just in time for Dove Season. Check out this great product review from our friends at the Texas Sporting Journal on the Texas Hunter Products Swivel Shooters Stool Another trick to staying transparent to flying doves is to stay low. Being that I am in the older generation category, kneeling or bending does not work well [...]

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Turkey Hunter's Checklist

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