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Mallard Duck (Anseriformes)

Artikel auf Deutsch lesen Order: Anseriformes (Anseriformes) Family: Ducks (Anatidae) Subfamily: Anatinae Tribus: Dabbling ducks (Anatini) Genus: Actual ducks (Anas) Type: Mallard Appearance: The breeding plumage of the drake is gray with a brown breast, brownish black back and upper and lower tail coverts. The head is a metallic green with a white collar below the…

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Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

By Kyle Shaffer The Rocky Mountain goat or mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) is not really a true goat. It belongs to a small family of goat/antelopes whose members include the European Chamois and have been restricted to North America for the last 100,000 years. They live in the mountains of the American and Canadian west…

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Hunting Marksmanship in the Hills and Mountains

By Kyle Shaffer As I peered over the edge of the shelf on the side of Pyramid Mountain, I found what I had been looking for. My plan worked, I was finally above the orange colored Sitka Blacktail Buck that we had seen from below two hours earlier.  He had only fled around the side…

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

Figure 1 “Photo” Coyote in the wild, photo from outdoorsman-Fotolia.com By Dale Kiser Where in the world do you find coyotes: Coyotes are found in North and Central America ranging from Panama in the south to north throughout the United States and Mexico. How long do coyotes live: Coyotes may live 10 years in the wild…

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Fifteen Minutes to Becoming an Expert Hunter

By Craig Foreman Most seasoned hunters are well aware of the joys and disappointments of a successful harvest. But, if you are just starting out or considering taking up hunting, because it looked like fun on an overpriced DVD (to have 15 kill shots in 25 minutes) then read on. Everybody has to start somewhere.…

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Caribou (Reindeer) (Rangifer tarandus)

Caribou in North America are found in Canada and Alaska. Reindeer are found in Norway, Finland, Siberia and Greenland. These consist of two major groups: tundra reindeer and woodland reindeer. Figure 1 “Photo” A Caribou in it’s natural habitat, photo from ©-Earl-Robbins-Fotolia.com Both sexes grow antlers. Typically two separate groupings of points consisting of a…

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One Great Year

By Stephen Reed The 2009 deer season will stand out in my memory till the day I die! Not only did I kill my biggest firearm buck to date, but I started several great friendships. One in particular will last as long as the memory of that great season. I hadn’t been hunting in a…

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Tundra Adventure

By Dason Lasater The beads of sweat ran down my forehead stinging my eyes with their salty touch. My fingers were doing their best impersonation of wiper blades trying desperately to keep the salty invaders from blocking any possible visual cue of my target. I continued uphill as fast as I possibly could. My intended…

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Flip Flop Doe

By Lindsay Bedwell Schmeltz We bought our property in the summer of 2007. It was a bank repossession that we got for what at the time, seemed like a steal. What we ended up buying was actually five acres of low quality ground, no mature timber, a house that was falling in, two garages that…

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A Father’s Dream Hunt

By Charles Moore It’s always a great feeling when you raise a young man to appreciate God’s words and his great outdoors. Levi asked me again today, how many days till I can go turkey hunting? I told him it starts tomorrow morning son. I got dressed and went to roost the turkeys. They flew…