That Stubborn Longbeard

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in TKO News | 0 comments

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That Stubborn Long Beard
 Growing up I have always had a fascination with spring gobblers. Believe it or not I actually have taught myself everything i know about turkey hunting. I quickly learned that turkey hunting requires patience,the ability to adapt quickly,skills, the ability to walk/go after that bird gobbling 2 ridges over and stealthiness.As hunters, when we are hunting spring gobblers we are actually doing the opposite of how nature works in the turkey world. By this I mean, during spring gobbler ( A turkeys form of rut) the gobbler gobbles to the sound of a ready hen. In the turkey world when the gobbler gobbles he is letting the hen that is looking to be bred know of his location and she is supposed to come to him. That’s where as hunters we need to perfect our skills. So instead of the hen meeting up with the gobbler we now must bring the gobbler to us. This can be very difficult at times. If you have ever hunted turkeys at some point you have had a gobbler on fire while he is on roost and then as soon as daylight hits and he flys down he shuts up. This can happen for a variety of reason but the most common is because he has flown down and got with hens. Now some hunters will give up and head in search of another bird. In my opinion that is a BIG mistake. Like i said previously turkey hunting takes patience.If you made your presence known off the roost after that tom has bred the hens he flew down too you can bet hes going to come back looking for that hot hen he heard in the morning. Another frustrating situation we run into as turkey hunters is that bird who just seems to hang up. Each situation is different however here is a few things I try and do. First thing I do is shut up (curiosity will usually get to them). If that doesn’t work I will back up about 50-60 yards call and act as though I’m walking away and even in some cases gobble to make that tom think there is another player on his turf. Shoot! that didn’t work! Here is where your stealthiness and ability to think quickly comes into play.Think about the layout of the land you are hunting. Can you get ahead of him? If so, this may be your best choice.Attempt to get ahead of him and wait him out or even make him think a hotter hen heard him and is coming to him from a different location.Decoys or no decoys? Once again I believe this comes down to the situation. I have had mature toms come running into decoys and other walk the other way. I have found that 2 hens to a jake or strutting tom works best. Be careful when putting  out a strutting decoy as sometimes if the bird is not mature he will see the strutting tom and quickly leave.Every situation differs but i hope this little blog helps you bring in that stubborn longbeard!
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The IQ Bow Sight

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in TKO News | 0 comments

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When it comes to archery hunting or even target shooting we all look for ways to improve our abilities. For me I have always struggled with hand torque with a bow until recently. I recently put an IQ Bow Sight on my bow and must admit at first I was a little skeptical. Could a sight really change how well I held a group? The answer is yes! Over the years I have shot a variety of different sights and really never increased my accuracy. For the longest time I shot .1o pins due to the fact I could see more of the target and animal. In my mind this gave me a more precise aiming point. So when I got the IQ going up to a .19 pin was a big change. I also noticed that the face of the sight was much larger than i was used to and was closer to my riser. At first it seemed to be just another sight. You still sighted in the same way only this time my small peep was too small for the sight face. So what I did was actually went to a 1/4 peep. (actually they claim once dialed in you don’t even need a peep) Yes that’s a big one but let me finish. So once the peep was in, I now could see the entire sight. Once I dialed in at 20 yards,( the micro adjust makes sighting in a breeze) the same way we all have been taught, I then adjusted the Retina Lock dot and almost instantly saw tighter groups. The sight forces you to hold and look the same way every time. I honestly couldn’t believe it. Just like that I was already getting tighter groups. So I decided to take it to a 3D course to see if there was an improvement. The answer once again was YES! I actually shot better than I have in a long time. Now granted there were some shooter mistakes that had nothing to do with the sight. I would highly suggest you try out an IQ Bow Sight whether you purchase it or go to your local shop and try one out! I bet you make the change…..

 

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* Featured Show*

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in TKO News | 0 comments

S3 EP5
Runtime
18:53
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Follow along with as Zac Prickett and Jared Hall, take us to Ohio to go on a muzzleloader hunt followed up an early season bow hunt!

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*Featured Show*

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

S3 EP 4
Runtime
18:21
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Pro Staffer Denny Witt heads out in search of an early season doe followed by Denny taking his son on a Pa rifle hunt

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*Featured Product*

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

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If the saying is true that; “simplicity brings a certain beauty to everything it touches.” The new Point Pack,  just got groped� No zippers to blow out, no unnecessary B.S. to deal with, this pack is all business.  It loads from the top to keep out the elements, it carries sheds like nothing else in the world. All while transferring weight as efficiently as any pack ever built.

Specs

Features

  • AirTrack™ Suspension
  • Top loading
  • Beaver Tail design
Capacity: 2000 ci Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz
Rifle/Bow: Yes / Yes Point Available in APX swatch Point Available in MAX-1 swatch
Bladder Size: Dimensions: 21″ X 11″ X 12″

Check out this pack and all the other awesome gear at www.badlandspacks.com

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*Featured Product*

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

Nockturnal Lighted Nocks
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TECHNOLOGY
  • Exclusive Patent pending bow string activated linear switch
  • For fool proof operation in any conditions
  • Long Life Lithium Battery
  • Super Bright LEDs for superior illumination
  • One Piece Lightweight Construction
  • Water and Weather Proof
  • Unsurpassed Reliability
WHY NOCKTURNAL?
HIGH VISIBILITY LIGHTS

Shoot it at dusk, and with 20+ hours of battery life, you can still find your arrow the next day.

NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Nocks can go straight form the package to the shaft in fully operational condition. No prep work needed. Just insert it, and you are ready to shoot.

MOST RELIABLE LIGHTED NOCK

Piston driven contact switch ensures L.E.D. illumination every time. Waterproof and shock resistant design is second to none.

LONG LASTING LITHIUM BATTERIES

Shoot it at dusk, and with 20+ hours of battery life, you can still find your arrow the next day

Be sure to check out the variety of nocks at www.nockturnal.com

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*New Pro Staff Members*

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

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Please give a big TKO welcome to the *NEWEST* members of Team KnockOut. Jeremiah Voithofer and Dan Orrahood! Also be on the look of for Dan’s son Hunter on some film this year. I am very excited they will be joining us this season . Be sure to check out the website later this week to read up on our new team additions and their bios!

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*Featured Product*

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

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Wild Game Buffet is their best-selling perennial seed blend.

This all-purpose mix takes into account most growing conditions and soil types (sun/shade, wet/dry).  It is shade tolerant so it does especially well on trails and small openings within the woods.   Contains primarily clovers and some cold hearty alfalfa along with a small percentage of brassicas as a cover crop.  These annuals provide protection from over grazing and additional forage during the first season while the perennials become established.   As with most all perennial blends you will see your best growth the following seasons due to the plants putting down their roots the first year.

Wild Game Buffet can also be planted with minimal and often no-tilling of the soil as long as the existing vegetation is killed off with a non-selective herbicide such as glyphosate (RoundUp).   This planting method is ideal for trails and remote plots or if you do not have access to equipment.

Seeding rate 8-10 lbs/acre. Plant Spring or late Summer.  Grows well in both sun and shade.

 

Contains:  Ladino, White Dutch, Medium Red, Mammoth Red, and Alsike clovers, along with alfalfa, forage turnips, forage rape, & Daikon Radish.

 

Check out all the great products Frigid Forage has at www.frigidforage.com

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*Featured Show*

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

S3 EP 2
Runtime
11:00
View count
275

 

Pro Staffer Denny Witt and Randy Fisher set out to try and get a double on film during the 2012 Pa spring gobbler season

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*Featured Product*

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

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Bad Medicine Archery specializes in custom arrow wraps. I must say I a, a big fan of these wraps! If you have a logo, saying, image, or vision you want to see placed on your arrow wraps this is the place to go. Bad Medicine Archery makes wraps for some of the biggest names and shows in the hunting industry. Not only can you purchase high quality custom arrow wraps here, you can also purchase a variety of hats, shirts and an awesome bow sling! Be sure to contact Tim Endsley of Bad Medicine Archery to get your own custom wraps! www.badmedicinearchery.com

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Muck Woody Sport Cool Boot *Update*

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in TKO News | 0 comments

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Well with it winding into the late portion of turkey season for us in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland we have put our new Muck Woody Sport Cool boots to the test. Thus far, the general thoughts on these boots is nothing short of awesome. We have had some days that started off in the mid 30′s and have quickly increased to tempts pushing 70 degrees at times and our feet remained comfortable as ever. I have had several people ask me about these boots and what sets them apart from other rubber boots? The answer is simple, these boots were designed for those of us on the go in warm weather. The boots are light weight, comfortable, cool/breathable, and water proof. Never have I had a pair of RUBBER boots that offered these qualities together. I would compare the feeling to a good pair of running shoes.  This has been the first turkey season ever that I havent taken my boots off and not had sweat soaked feet. Too me that speaks volumes. As hunters we push ourselves to go after futher for  that bird gobbling at the top of a steep ridge. The last thing you want to worry about is how your boots feel. I really cant say enough about these boots other then you need to get a pair and try them for yourself! So what are you waiting for??!! Go out and get your MUCK on!!

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