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Heath Wood

Outdoor Writer & Traeger Grills Outdoor Pro

Heath Wood resides with his wife Faron and their son Carson in Mountain View, Missouri. His writings have been published in many major hunting magazines such as Predator Xtreme, Bowhunting World, Deer and Deer Hunting, Gun Digest, Turkey Country, and Game and Fish. As well as several websites and blogs for over 15 years. His favorite topics include, but are not limited to deer, turkey, and predator hunting. 

Wood is a member of the Mossy Oak pro staff where he can often be found sharing tips and stories through his writings on MossyOak.com. He has also appeared on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World TV, Hunters Specialties The Stuff of Legends, Hunters Specialties popular DVD series Cuttin' and Struttin', and NWTF's Turkey Call TV. Heath loves helping introduce newcomers to the sport of hunting and working with the youth in any way possible.

The Fascination of Deer Antler Growth: A Hunter's Guide to Summer Insights

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Hunters have been captivated by the regal spectacle of deer antlers for decades. Whether it's the thrill of spotting a trophy rack while out hunting, the joy of stumbling upon a shed antler during winter hikes, or the meticulous observation of antler growth through game cameras during the summer months, the allure of these magnificent appendages seems to know no bounds. Yet, beyond mere fascination, the summer display of antler growth holds invaluable insights for hunters, providing a window into the upcoming fall hunting season.

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5 Essential Tips for Turkey Hunting with a Bow

turkey hunting

Bowhunting for turkeys during the spring is a thrilling pursuit that promises excitement and challenge. With their keen eyesight and quick movements, turkeys present a challenging target for bowhunters. However, a successful hunt is within reach with careful preparation and knowledge.

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Bridging the Gap Between Deer and Turkey Hunting Gear with ScentLok

ScentLok suit for turkey hunting

By expanding their focus beyond deer, ScentLok can provide hunters with versatile garments that work well in various hunting situations, ensuring they can stay undetected and increase their chances of success no matter the game they pursue. As spring ushers in turkey hunting season, hunters often need specialized gear specifically tailored to pursue gobblers. 

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Understanding Scent Control: Insights from Bowhunting Legend John Eberhart

Bowhunting Legend John Eberhart

In a candid conversation, Eberhart shared his insights into scent control, highlighting its pivotal role in outsmarting whitetails' keen senses. "A whitetail’s nose is the number one tool against avoiding danger," he emphasized. That is why hunters must pay attention to detail. I have interviewed Eberhart in the past and am always intrigued by his opinions and, more importantly, his success with scent control. 

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Unveiling the Art of Shed Hunting: Patience, Timing, and Strategy

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As the hunting season fades, many enthusiasts transition into another thrilling pursuit: shed hunting. The quest for finding antlers left behind by bucks is not just a hobby; it's a testament to patience, timing, and strategy. However, the endeavor often comes with its fair share of frustrations, as eager hunters may start too early, only to come up empty-handed. But fear not; success in shed hunting lies in understanding when, why, and where to look.

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Hidden Gems: The Rewards and Strategies of Shed Hunting

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Shed hunting, searching for discarded antlers, has gained popularity among hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Beyond being a thrilling off-season activity, shed hunting offers many benefits, from providing insights into the local deer population to serving as a valuable scouting tool. Yet, there are still a few insights into shed hunting that hunters should consider before going on their treasure hunt.

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Nurturing Your Winter Deer Herd: The Crucial Role of Food and Supplements

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As winter blankets the landscape, deer enthusiasts and hunters alike turn their attention to the well-being of whitetail deer herds during the colder months. This time of year was once a period for hunters to become bored and often fall victim to a strong case of cabin fever. However, in recent years, hunters have gained respect for the winter months and witnessed their off-season results of taking the time to care for the wildlife pay off

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