2 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...
16 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...
22 weeks ago
Jan 14, 2013 5:55 AM
Everything occurs online today, even hunting. Who would have thought that hunting is all about online today – licenses, hunter education and access to the sport.
According to HunterSurvey.comand AnglerSurvey.com, in 2012, the number of hunters and anglers purchasing licenses online grew by 35 percent and 13 percent respectively since 2009. Today, 28 percent of all hunters and 29 percent of all anglers surveyed report-buying licenses online.
Hunter Education reports similar...
22 weeks ago
Jan 13, 2013 7:25 AM
As Congress and the White House debate the gun controls they want to try to put into place, a negative side effect would be the impact on conservation funding and public land access. These programs are paid for by Pittman-Robertson funds derived from excise taxes placed upon firearms and ammunition.
In 2012 Pittman-Robertson funds generated over $370 million for state game and fish agencies to use to increase access to landlocked public lands, create and fund new shooting ranges,...
23 weeks ago
Dec 30, 2012 3:20 PM
Good eyes, great hearing ability and nerves of steel. If pheasant's had a keen sense of smell, I don't believe we would ever get a shot at one of these beautiful game birds.
Don't Underestimate a Pheasant
Ever look at a pheasant’s ears? Not the feathery ears on the top of their heads, but the ears they hear with. They’re big, relative to the overall size of a pheasant’s head. That’s the reason they hear so well — and they put that attribute to good...
27 weeks ago
Dec 5, 2012 9:37 AM
A flashlight is one of the most basic pieces of outdoor gear and yet one of the most essential. That being said, not all flashlight are made equal.
With a CREE LED rated at 180 lumens and a high-efficiency deep parabolic reflector, the beam on each of the TAC-300 Series flashlights has an effective range of 190 meters (over 620 feet). Their waterproof design in combination with an impact and chemical resistant glass-filled nylon polymer housing (300s) or aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum...
1 year ago
Sep 6, 2011 12:19 PM
One of America’s favorite shotgun games is skeet. The game was invented by Charles Davies in the 1920s and originally involved only one trap or target thrower with the shooters rotating 360 degrees around it. The game changed to a semi-circle when a neighbor put a hog farm next to the skeet field. By adding another trap, all the shooting could be done in one general direction greatly reducing the acreage required for a skeet field.
The targets in skeet are identical to the...
1 year ago
Aug 29, 2011 2:10 PM
In the last few years, many Americans purchased a gun for the first time. Without a shooting background, it’s difficult to find a place to shoot. Most parts of the country have adequate ranges but finding one that suits your needs takes some homework. While commercial ranges work well for training and an occasional shooting excursion, gun clubs offer a much better value if you plan to shoot a lot. If you choose the right gun club for your needs, you may find a great way to learn more...
1 year ago
Aug 16, 2011 6:03 PM
One time, many years ago, I had just gotten done setting a major league spread of diver decoys. I looked at my blocks with admiration and wondered how I could have done such a nice job while still being half asleep? The weather was an ideal windy and rainy mix, and I was sure the ducks would pour in. With everything being nearly perfect, I walked up to my coffin blind, picked up my shotgun, and prepared to climb in. The first problem of the day came from my morning...