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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 Special Meaning Behind Firearms Deer Season

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A special feeling surrounds the opening morning of the firearms deer season. Memories of past hunts race back on the opening morning of the season. As the sun rises and the light shines on your surroundings, a first shot is heard in the distance, and in your heart, you know that your time is coming.

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3 Reasons A Box Blind Is Best For The Rut

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The popularity of hunting from elevated blinds has dramatically increased in recent years. Hunters are finding a better success rate by using a stationary blind to spend most of their hunts. Could this trend be only that - A trend? Or could a box blind be the simple answer to many hunters' worries about where they should hunt? Is a box blind the best place to hunt during the rut?

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Summer Bowhunting Projects: Give Deer a Path of Least Resistance

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The summer is a great time to improve hunting areas. By working several months before the hunting season, deer have time to adjust to and take advantage of the changes that have been made. You can make improvements that result in more predictable deer travel on your own hunting property. Put in a bit of work now and start looking forward to the rewards to be realized once the season begins.

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Broadheads

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There is no correct answer as to which type of broadhead is the best for hunting whitetail deer because everyone shoots different equipment, has different opinions, and has been in different hunting scenarios. What we do know, however, is that both have their pros and cons.

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3 Obstacles That Could End Your Turkey Hunt, But Shouldn't

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Man and mother nature delivers many objects that can detour a hunt from going the way the hunter has planned. When these incidents happen, turkey hunters often want to throw their hands up and wait until another day. Instead, hunters need to shake it off and keep hunting with perseverance. Below are three obstacles that could end a turkey hunt, but why they shouldn't.

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Turkey Hunting: Good Scouting Can Reduce Gobbler Hang Ups

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Whatever the reasons, most hunters agree that the gobbling of a mature tom is what keeps their blood pumping in the spring turkey woods. One of the only times a hunter does not enjoy the sound of a turkey gobbling is after sitting for a decent length of time while calling, only to realize that the gobbler is hung up and won’t come any closer. Several things can cause a gobbler to hang up or not respond to calls, but let’s talk about ways to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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