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Brian E. Halchak

Picking Your Next Bird Dog – Two Stories That Defy The “Standard”

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Hunter – My First Bird Dog Growing up, my parents never had a dog, let alone a hunting dog. My only knowledge of hunting dogs were the plentiful stories my grandfather would tell me about his Springer Spaniels eagerly plowing through the thick brush on the trail of ruffed grouse, pheasants, and rabbits. His stories […]

Understanding “Pinch Points” and Using Them in Hunting Situations

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One of the most important features that I look at when determining areas to hunt are funnels and pinch points. Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, but there are differences between the two. A funnel is a location where animals begin to congregate to move from point A to point B. A funnel can be […]

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Beating “Buck Fever” – Strategies and Techniques to Overcome Nerves When It Matters Most

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Beating “Buck Fever” Buck Fever – we who have a love and passion for hunting have all felt this at one time and often still do when seeing or getting ready for a shot at an animal. We call it buck fever, but it can really happen for any kind of animal, or not even […]

Making the Perfect Wild Game Kielbasa

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Whether you are a beginner or a pro, getting into processing your own wild game meat or have been doing it your whole life, this guide to making kielbasa will have all your friends and family thinking you bought it from a professional meat processing shop! When thinking of how I wanted to convey this […]