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Mississippi River - Pools 11-22
(309) 794-4522
P.O. Box 534
Pleasant Valley, IA
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(563) 359-7830
4000 E. 53rd St.
Davenport, IA
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Source Book Store
(563) 324-8941
232 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
Palmer College Of Chiropractic
(563) 884-5000
1000 Brady St
Davenport, IA
(563) 323-7117
1101 W 4th St
Davenport, IA
Barnes & Noble
(563) 445-8760
320 W. Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA
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Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM

(309) 797-8140
John Deere Expressway & 16th St.
Moline, IL
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Faith Explained
(563) 324-2024
114 1/2 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
Superstars & Superheroes
(563) 323-4392
1527 N Harrison St
Davenport, IA
Venus News Inc
(563) 322-7576
902 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA

How to Beat the Wind


Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.

The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay attention to it. However, there are methods that make wind direction slightly more obvious to the hunter.

The next most simple method is to just pick up some dusty soil and toss it into the air. The problem is that the perfect kind of soil for this isn't present everywhere. I have been in some places where there was no bare soil or the soil was to moist and it just wouldn't work. The nice thing about this method is that you don't have to carry any extra gear.

There are commercial products out there that will determine wind direction. Most of them are simple enough; they're normally a small squeeze bottle filled with a white powder that floats on the wind when sprayed into the air. You can easily make one of these by going to your local grocery store and getting yourself baby powder and a small plastic squeeze bottle.

Tooth floss can also be used as a good way to check wind direction. It can be tied to just about anything (rifle barrel, tree stand...

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How to Track Wounded Game


The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.

First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a gut shot. Waiting overnight might be even better on very poorly hit animals. You don't want to push it. Be patient and wait it out. If you push a wounded animal, and he gets adrenaline flowing, the odds are against you finding that animal.

You need to mark the exact spot where the animal was when it was hit. This will save you much time in searching for blood. Also mark the position where you took your shot from in case you have to return to it to regain that perspective. Once you find the trail that the animal took after the hit you should try and identify where you hit that animal. Dark blood can indicate a liver or muscle wound; bright red blood with bubbles in it is a good sign and indicates a hit in the lungs; green liquid or bits of food matter in the blood indicates a gut shot.

Take it slow and mark blotches of blood with flagging tape every 25-50 yards to trace the trail from afar to determine overall direction the animal took. Just remember to go back and pick up the tape when you're done. You should walk to the side of the trail so as to not disturb the sign. If you lose the trail and can't find more blood, start fanning out and walking circles from the last place you had blood.

When tracking a wounded animal it is easy to get caught up in just looking at the ground, trying to find that next speck of blood. You should be aware of what is 100 yards out in front of you as well and be ready for a killing shot if the animal shou...

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Improve Your Archery Skills


Having shot archery for the last 19 years I've been through the stages of frustration time and time again where you tune your bow, shoot it through paper and everything is perfect yet for some reason your groups still won't come under 5 inches. You even have perfect form and are releasing the arrow exactly how you want. You scratch your head and think, man, how in the heck do I get my pattern to where I can hit a quarter every time? I've found that the biggest reason a lot of people can't get their patterns tighter is that most archers aren't thinking small enough. When most guys pick up a bow and aim at their 3D target they're aiming for the vitals. That means an area about the size of a pie plate. If they it within the 8 ring they're happy with it and grab the next arrow. This also carries over to other forms of targets as well. In general if they shoot 20 arrows and half are in the heart and half are in the lungs they consider that a great day, but wouldn't it be great if you could put all 20 in the heart? If you want to get those tighter groups and improve your accuracy try these two tips.

First, shoot distance. I'm not talking 30 yards. I'm talking 60 or 80 yards. I know, I'll never shoot a deer at that distance. I don't expect you to. What I do expect is that you'll get so comfortable shooting at 80 yards that when you come into 30 yards it'll feel like a chip shot. Think of it as a batter who's warming up in the on deck circle swinging a 5 pound bat. When he grabs his 32 ouncer it feels like it doesn't weigh a thing. Same principle. Just think of what a 10 or 20 yard shot feels like to you today. Pretty easy right? Well, there was a time when 20 was a struggle but after shooting at 30 for so long 20 yards doesn't seem so tough. If you shoot 80 yards enough you'll begin to wonder why you ever had trouble at 30.

Second, practice small. Don't be content with a 5 inch grouping. A lot of guys have their only goal being to hit the vitals, and so unknowingly they are giving themselves slack when aiming. The pin usually travels around the entire vital area along with their eyes because in truth that's what they're aiming for. Do yourself a favor and grab a white golf tee. Walk up to the target and stick that tee in the exact spot you want to hit. Now aim at that tee and nothing but that tee. 9 times out of 10 I have seen patterns pull in immediately simply by focusing all of the things you are doing correctly...

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