John E. Phillips, Author at Great Days Outdoors
When Do Crappie Spawn and How to Catch Them

When Do Crappie Spawn and How to Catch Them

As winter begins to fade and water temperatures begin to rise, crappie anglers know that the spawning season is approaching. Knowing when crappie spawn, pre spawn crappie locations, and how to catch them while they are spawning will have you filling your ice chest...
How to Rattle in a Buck in the South

How to Rattle in a Buck in the South

One of the most effective deer calls to lure big bucks within bow or gun range, in Texas and the Midwestern states, is rattling antlers. Because of the vast amount of open land, the deer there can hear you from a long way off, and you can see them coming. Although the...
Tree Stand Hunting Tips That Make a Difference

Tree Stand Hunting Tips That Make a Difference

“He was the biggest buck I’d ever seen in my life,” a hunting friend told me when I met up with him in the woods. “The buck had at least 22 inches between his main beams and had well over 12 points on his non-typical rack, but somehow he smelled me. Although I’d taken...

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