5 weeks ago
Apr 7, 2013 2:42 PM
Nothing is more frustrating than discovering that you don't have everything you need for success when you get to your hunting destination. A basic checklist for the necessary gear and having done your homework for legal and safety requirements in the field are two of the three most important preparations for you hunting adventure. The third potentially exasperating component is just as important...your head game. Don't get caught short on what you need to have...
9 weeks ago
Mar 17, 2013 2:20 PM
Waste not, want not is a great philosophy for game meat management. You worked hard to harvest it and may have paid for travel, accommodations, an out of state license and/or a special permit...even paid a guide to get to it. The last thing you want is the frustration and disappointment of having to throw out a great piece of meat instead of enjoying the fruits of your labor with friends and family. A plan can even help you calculate how much of your annual...
9 weeks ago
Mar 15, 2013 8:17 AM
Hunting Wild Boar is a sport that is sweeping the nation. Hogs are incredibly prolific and extremely destructive. However, they can be extremely tasty and nutritious as well. Wild boar can be hunted year-round in California and offers a worthy challenge to harvest a destructive game animal.
Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will cover will pig biology, hunting techniques, legal requirements, methods for locating wild pigs, locations to hunt, hands-on field dressing and care of...
11 weeks ago
Feb 28, 2013 9:50 AM
You only get one set of ears and take it from an old gun writer, you had better protect 'em. Walker's Game Ear, the shooting and hunting industry pioneer in hearing protection, introduces the Elite Power Muffs Digital Quads featuring Aridion Technology. The Walker's Game Ear Elite Power Muffs Digital Quads are specially treated with a NanoTech coating for electronics providing the ultimate protective shield against corrosion and water damage.
The Elite Power Muff Digital...
13 weeks ago
Feb 15, 2013 9:14 AM
A quick trip to the rifle range will show the popularity of shooting offhand. There will likely be a few shots, but the vast majority prefers a platform—bench rest, sandbags or a bipod. All that works great… for the range and zeroing your sights, but does it relate to your shooting goals?
Recently, I was questioned about the viability of using a bipod. The question came up after hours of searching the Internet and noticing military snipers shooting off packs or sandbags.
13 weeks ago
Feb 13, 2013 10:11 AM
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has extended the application deadline for Arizona's 2013 elk and pronghorn antelope hunts to Thursday, Feb. 14, by 7 p.m. (MST).
The extension was announced after extremely high demand caused the online application service to slow today, preventing many applicants from accessing or completing the application process. The original deadline had been 7 p.m. today (Feb. 12).
"The department anticipated high demand and had expanded the capacity of the...
14 weeks ago
Feb 11, 2013 3:56 PM
When my son came of hunting age here in Michigan, I immediately signed him up for Hunter Education. At that time an online hunter education course was unheard of, unlike today where you can save the time and gain convenience by taking hunter education at home on your own computer. So off Sean and I went to the local hunt club, Hunters Creek in Metamora, Michigan for a weekend of classroom hunter education followed by field activities.
One of the key areas of study was the circle of...
15 weeks ago
Feb 5, 2013 10:32 AM
Most of us realize we must maintain our equipment if we want it to work properly. Just as our vehicles must have regular maintenance, such as oil changes, to keep them running dependably, our firearms also require maintenance in order for them to operate reliably.
Before any maintenance is to be conducted, however, it is important to remember the cardinal rule of firearm safety. Always treat every firearm as if it was loaded. This is true whether you are putting a firearm back in its case...
17 weeks ago
Jan 21, 2013 10:04 AM
Dan Hanus is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, with a precision weapons background. Hanus built Marine Corps’ sniper rifles, the combat .45 pistol and the long-range M14 and guns for Special Ops and the U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team. Today he’s the head of Bergara's Custom Rifle Shop, a part of Blackpowder Products, Inc. (BPI).
“Bergara brought me in to start their custom rifle shop and to build the highest-quality rifles that my team and I can build for...
18 weeks ago
Jan 14, 2013 6:08 AM
Remington is launching its new 783 bolt-action rifle with entirely new platform designed from the ground up. The “7” comes from the 700 line of rifles, the “8” is a throwback to the affordable, but reliable model 788 and the “3” for 2013. The suggested retail price is $451, but at retail it will be closer to $400.
American Rifleman was one of the first to test-fire the new Remington 783 and reports it to be a straight shooting rifle you...