Jimmy McKinney

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How to Get Access to Private Land

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NO LAND TO HUNT ON? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THAT I think a lot of hunters, especially those who are new to the obsession, are in the same boat that I found myself in not so long ago. They have a love and a passion for hunting, but no permission to hunt or land […]

How to Overcome Target Panic

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Backyard archery competitions with my brother were always intense. In the early 2000s, my brother, Josh, and I were sporting the latest Ben Pearson bows shooting circles around my dad’s Fred Bear compound that had a wooden riser. Our carbon arrows were the latest new fangled technology coupled with sleek vanes that made my dad’s […]

Blood Trailing with a Bow

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So you’re probably thinking, oh this just another article telling me to back out if I think I made a bad shot. Well… you’re wrong and right. This time you’re going to learn about the evidence your arrow leaves you, and how this is the most important information you have. I had a personal problem […]

Arizona Hunting: Over the Counter Elk?

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You’re telling me you don’t have to get drawn? Yes, it is possible you can buy a tag to hunt elk at any properly vetted license and tag dealer (cough, WalMart) and go elk hunting all year.  Now of course I’ll dive into the specifics and the catches of this hunt because usually if it […]

Cervicide Fieldstaff Bow & Arrow

Photography Basics: Capturing Captivating Pictures

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I recently published a blog on our sister company angler-pros.com about taking cinematic photos. In the age of digital where there are so many things shared, it’s nice to have content that you are proud of. There is no excuse for grainy, out-of-focus, boring photos as the technology we have at our fingertips makes it […]

Beating the Heat for Late Summer Reds

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The sun had just broken the treeline when I dropped the second Red of the day into the icebox. I had been fishing for about twenty minutes and had not even begin to sweat, despite it being midsummer in south Alabama. The best part about it, with it being so early, no one was around […]

Involving Your Children in the Outdoors

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Our children are our legacy. I have seen too many times that kids would rather sit inside with their heads plugged into some sort of technology. I remember when I was just a young lad running around outside – climbing trees, playing with sticks, throwing rocks and just being a little boy. The amount of […]

The Ruthless Rut

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My uncle moved to Champagne, IL when I was in early high school. He lived there several years and came back with a 180’ 16-point Illinois giant along with several other Pope and Young caliber deer. After seeing those, I knew that I had to one-day hunt in Illinois. It became a dream and some […]

Cervicide Plot Planting

Four Tips to Maximize This Offseason

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Turkey season is starting to slow down in most of the country as we head into the latter part of May and begin to enjoy the warm weather. This is an important part of the year that whitetail hunters have a little extra time to put towards things that will help them finally close the […]

The Power of a Notebook

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There is no shortage of new age technology when it comes to tracking and planning hunts. With countless hunting apps and satellite services like Google Earth, sometimes we forget how things have been done for hundreds of years – with good old pen and paper. I’ve always preferred to use a brand called “Rite in […]

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