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Can Family Farms Help Rekindle America's Hunting Spirit? - p. 24

BY BRAD FENSON

SEE IT: A DUCK
HUNTER'S DREAM
MORNING IN
LOUISIANA
HOW TO HUNT COYOTE
COUNTRY AGAINST
THE COMPETITION

Tips & Tactics
To Bag
December
Birds

❑ Herman

IT'S NEVER
TOO LATE
FOR A
PHEASANT
HUNT

❑ #_____

RECIPE: SNOW GOOSE PÂTÉ
36 Pâté is French for "paste" not "liver," regardless what most
people think of the recipe. Here's a great way to make the white
birds taste great.

Official Journal of the National Rifle Association

KNOW-HOW
CONVINCE
DUCKS TO
DROP INTO
LOW-VIS SETUPS
REWARD A
YOUNG DOG'S
PERFORMANCE
MAKE SNOW
PÂ
ÂT
GOOSE P
ÂTÉ
PÂTÉ

❑ Revised

BY RON SPOMER

December 2020

❑ Bier

BY JEFF JOHNSTON

GUNDOG-SEASON SMARTS
35 Don't let hunting season become your dog's "backsliding
season." Remain alert for opportunities to reinforce good performance, and be sure to avoid reinforcing the bad. Here's how to
focus on the right moments after the shooting starts.

DIGITAL OPERATIONS

ILA Report

❑ Mehall ❑ Olmsted

PULL DUCKS IN LOW VISIBILITY
32 Filling your strap with ducks can be difficult if you can't
see the birds and they can't see your spread. Consider this
advice when hunting brush-choked ponds, wooded creeks and
flooded timber and even in fog to convince ducks to drop in.

Senior Photographer
Forrest MacCormack

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KNOW-HOW

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❑ Final

BY MARK KAYSER

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Lucas Goss

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❑ Rough

10 REASONS TO BECOME A HUNTER
30 Do you know a family member, friend or neighbor who may
consider joining the hunt? Here's a long list of reasons that may
convince them to do so. Pick the one that fills the bill then watch
the drive to hunt kick in after the pursuit begins.

Creative Director
Mark Weaver

Standing Guard

BY JOHN ZENT

JOIN THE HUNT

ART

Armed Citizen

TAH Proof

FIRST LIGHT

CAN FAMILY FARMS HELP REKINDLE
AMERICA'S HUNTING SPIRIT?
24 Many families have returned to the land in the 21st century-and many of them are considering agritourism as another
means to make their family farm pay for itself. Many American
hunters benefit from this new market. It may not be hunting like
many of us used to know, but plenty of our peers are finding
good fits for the way they want to hunt and for their budgets.

EDITORIAL

Says You
8

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Senior Firearms Inventory Manager
Larry Quandahl

www.AmericanHunter.org

WARNING:
All technical data in this publication,
especially for handloading, reflect the
limited experience of individuals using
specific tools, products, equipment and
components under specific conditions
and circumstances not necessarily
reported in the article and over which
the National Rifle Association (NRA)
has no control. The data have not
otherwise been tested or verified by the
NRA. The NRA, its agents, officers and
employees accept no responsibility for
the results obtained by persons using
such data and disclaim all liability for any
consequential injuries or damages. See
asterisked * section, page 6.

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