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Big Lake’s Breaker Box

Hugh McLaurin of Big Lake Outdoor Products has been making game calls out of a variety of woods for years, and he knows that dymond wood, a laminate that isn’t easy to come by, is one of the hardest, most-dense woods around, often used in the handles of custom knives. […]

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Henned again? There’s hope!

Sitting on a flat rock, tucked in against the base of a big tree on the slope down the end of a long ridge, the hunter heard exactly what he wanted to hear in response to his first calls as dawn broke.

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Cover: April 2018

Turkey season is in full swing as April arrives, and Mississippi hunters can pick up plenty of tips on tricking gobblers, outwitting bossy hens and making old calls sound like new. Photo by Brian Carroll.

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How to score a turkey

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s formula for scoring a wild gobbler is a combination of weight, spur length and beard length, with multipliers used for emphasis on spur and beard. All measurements are taken in 1/16-inch measurements, and lengths and weight must be converted to decimal form.

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