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Quail Hunting: A Hunt to Remember

Quail Hunting: A Hunt to Remember

Hunting, Small Game Hunting
I remember well the days of old when there was heavy frost in November and still enough Bobwhite Quail to stumble upon a covey while walking the woods in search of deer or squirrels. I remember, many times as a youngster, nearly jumping out of my boots as a large covey exploded around me. Those were the days. I was thirteen when my cousin Tommy and his wife Wilma invited me to live with them in Lynchburg Tennessee. It was there that I developed a passion for the outdoors that lives and grows stronger everyday. Tommy was well known in the area for training bird dogs. He really enjoyed training the culls that seemed un-trainable. Needless to say I followed many dogs many miles along bean fields and creek bottoms. Some dogs did all right some not so well but the great part ...
Beginner Tips for Turkey Hunting

Beginner Tips for Turkey Hunting

Hunting, Small Game Hunting
First tip, scouting your hunting area 2 to 3 weeks before your hunting season. If you can try to make it out before the sun raises, you can see the turkeys getting out of the trees and see where they are heading and also try to make it out when the birds are getting ready to roost. Watching the turkeys for these couple of weeks gives you the perfect spot to place your blind or where you want to sit on the ground. If you do end up walking out to where you might want to sit make sure to clear away all the leaves and branches, so when you do go out you won't have all that noise. Second tip, making sure you are wearing the right clothing. Some people think sitting in a blind means they can wear whatever dark clothing they want but that is not the case. You want to make sure you ar...
Sniping Rabbits – Children And Hunting

Sniping Rabbits – Children And Hunting

Hunting, Small Game Hunting
There are not many greater joys than passing on your own knowledge to your children, especially if it is related to a mutual passion. I am blessed to have three sons who share my enthusiasm for being in the outdoors and hunting. Recently, we took a trip to our favourite rabbit-infested property and while there was certainly plenty of entertainment, I was pleased to be able to teach them some important lessons too. It was a Saturday after my boys, Matthew, Timothy and Andrew, had finished their sporting commitments for the day. We all agreed that the weather was too good to stay at home and an afternoon sniping rabbits was on the agenda. After a short text to the owner of the property to confirm that it was fine for us to come out hunting, we quickly packed the car with all of th...
Essential Survival Gear For Elk Hunting

Essential Survival Gear For Elk Hunting

Big Game Hunting, Hunting
Anyone who has ever hunted for elk knows how challenging, frustrating, physically-demanding and even painful it can be. None the less, elk hunting can be very addictive. One can easily become obsessed to the point he or she is so focused on the hunt they may not realize how far they have gone, what time it is, and not exactly sure where they are. Here we are going to discuss how these and other factors may come together to be detrimental to your survival, and the gear you should have on you at all times to ensure you survive your hunt. Imagine this scenario; You and your buddy are hunting elk in the Rocky Mountains. You get back to the truck early evening after hiking all day carrying your 30# daypack. Wow! what a relief to finally get that weight off the shoulders! You are...
Hunt with a Veteran (Broadhead)

Hunt with a Veteran (Broadhead)

Big Game Hunting, Hunting
Veteran Innovative Products (VIP) is a provider of broadheads, custom arrows and wild boar feeders that was founded by Matthew Futtere. As a veteran of the U.S. Navy and following his recent return from Afghanistan, Futtere has refocused his efforts from a high-tech consulting company and such overseas military support efforts. He has vowed to live his life to the fullest by simply doing what he enjoys the most: spending time with his family, hunting and fishing which has motivated him to begin creating ground-breaking outdoor products for hunting. With his proven history of innovation and the vision, VIP is poised to make an immediate, lasting and positive impact within the hunting world. With the immediate success and acceptance of The Veteran Broadhead and The HogLog boar feeder, VI...
Deer Hunting – What Items Must You Bring?

Deer Hunting – What Items Must You Bring?

Deer Hunting, Hunting
Once upon a time, we humans, were hunters and gatherers. Hunting was the main source of food we had. But then, we evolved and so did our methods. Hunting was dissolved because it was dangerous to one's life and instead agriculture was adopted as the main source of food which is applicable to date. Now, hunting has become one of the most popular sport and is very popular among people. However, if you are planning to head out for deer hunting, you would need some items and gears to help you in your quest besides your skill. These gears will provide ease and give you an extra edge which will help you to score a hunt comfortably and definitely. So, let us go ahead and see some of the items you should definitely bring with you on deer hunting. Outdoor Vest This is an importan...
Going Deer Hunting – 7 Most Important Things You Must Have

Going Deer Hunting – 7 Most Important Things You Must Have

Deer Hunting, Hunting
Introduction Deer hunting can be a tricky experience, especially for an amateur hunter. This is because there are numerous hunting equipment and techniques that are important for a successful Deer hunting experience. Some of the important things needed to go Deer hunting are either expensive, difficult to use or cumbersome. Subsequently, I have listed some of the important hunting gears needed to make one a successful deer hunter. Seven important things to go Deer hunting Identify your preferred weapon To be a successful Deer hunter, you must choose your weapon carefully. Such weapons may include various types of guns and bows. However, you must obtain a valid license based on the stipulated Deer-hunting laws within your State to avoid unnecessary legal complicati...
Get Calf Holster

Get Calf Holster

Deer Hunting, Hunting
In light of the 2017 hunting season, the luck of the harvest was tougher than years past. With many hours in the tree and on the field edges, opportunities for success were slim. On Michigan's opening day of shotgun, season the moment presented itself in the matter of seconds with only seconds to react. Sitting in the tall field edge weeds for hours listening to the distant shots sounding like drums for a good 3 hours, the thoughts of having a chance to connect on a memory was feeling thinner and thinner. As all hopes seemed diminished, I looked to the skies asking if my freezer was gonna remain venison-less this year. That's when the next 10 seconds changed the whole season. There she was! A mature smart whitetail doe around 60 yds to my left, just inside the the tall grass and ...
9 Dove Hunting Tips

9 Dove Hunting Tips

Hunting, Small Game Hunting
By Rhett L Fletcher Dove hunting season is an exciting time of year. It kicks off the fall hunting season and can be a whole lot of fun as well as a chance to get tuned-up for fall and winter bird hunting. When heading out to the dove field I prefer to take my Baretta 12 gauge auto loader, but a 20 gauge with 7/8 ounce loads of 8 shot is a great dove gun. Here are a few tips to help make your dove hunt a success: 1) Match the choke to the conditions Using the wrong choke will seriously affect your shell/bird ratio. A common mistake is using chokes that are too tight for dove. Granted, some shots at dove are pretty long, but shots requiring full chokes are not common. Fortunately, today's modern shotguns have screw in choke tubes so you can hit the field with every choke you might ...
Pistol Hunting Pigs With Barnes Bullets

Pistol Hunting Pigs With Barnes Bullets

Big Game Hunting, Hunting
By David B. Parrish My weapon of choice is the Ruger Blackhawk 44 Magnum single action revolver using Barnes 44 Mag 225 grain HP factory ammo. Ryan Travis and the other great folks at Barnes hotfooted some 44Mag ammo to me for this hunt. I graciously appreciate their support and generosity. IF you have a choice in your ammo, get Barnes. The Ruger is topped with a picatiny rail and a Burris FastFire III red dot sight. The sight takes some getting used to so I was happy to shoot several boxes working out my issues. The 44 Mag can be intimidating but by far, the minimum I would use for pigs. It does not take much to get used to and pinging steel at 100 yards is not difficult from a bench or shooting sticks. After a few weeks of practice shooting from seated, standing, kneeling positi...