Hunting and Fishing Glossary

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Magnification
(Aka power) magnification is how much larger an object appear when view through a scope or binoculars than it would appear to the naked eye.

Marlinspike
A tool for opening the strands of a rope so that the rope can be spliced.

Metatarsal gland
A gland in deer located on the outside of a deers hind feet.

Migrate
Migration occurs when living organisms move from one area to another. In most cases organisms migrate to avoid local shortages of food caused by a change in season. Many fish, birds and mammals migrate.

Milt
The sperm of fish.

MOA
(Minute Of Angle)A unit of angular measurement equal to 1/60th of a degree. Translates to 1 inch, actually 1.047 inches, at 100 yards.

Moult
(Molt) The routine shedding of old feathers in birds.

Muzzleloader
(black powder rifle) An old style firearm that is loaded from the muzzle instead of the breech.

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