I love the smell of leather. It is distinct, not really sweet, but pleasing, and reeks of manliness. I miss it, but not so much that I would give up the simplicity and minimalistic approach of a Versacarry holster.
We all know the guns, but how many of us also know the story behind the name…
The moniker, “Springfield Armory” has a history all its own going as far back as the Revolutionary War days and is credited with playing a key role in the birth of our country.
After a through and exhaustive search, I am here to declare once and for all that hunting whitetails is hard. While that may be surprising to some—the ones lucky enough to walk out their first time with a bow or gun and a shiny new hunter education card and wallop a monster—to many it is knowledge earned after exhaustive hours in the field.
Bug out bags came in all shapes and sizes. No matter how much you stuff inside, there will never be enough and you can justify most anything. However, that does not mean you need it all. There is much to be said for the minimalist approach and its motto of doing more with less.
Besides a good meal, turkey legs, spurs, beard and feathers are trophies worthy of preservation. Best of all, they are every bit as beautiful as a trophy buck, but won’t take up as much space on the wall. You can also care for the trophy yourself instead of paying big bucks to a taxidermist because turkeys—overall—are easy to preserve, but some parts are easier than others.
If you have never had an opportunity to attend one of RIAC’s Premier Auctions, you still have at least one item that should be on your bucket list. Even if you do not have the extra MONEY to spend on one of these treasures, experiencing the auction hall is a cross between a tour of a museum and a treasure hunt.
Shining examples such as Amanda Furrer need our support. Athletes are dedicating their time and money to promoting the shooting sports in a positive light and keeping the American Flag at the top of the podium. Please do what you can to support their efforts.
Well, the pro Second Amendment crowd is certainly divided, and if we do not come together, we will soon be conquered.
I’m not in the corner of the republicans or democrats; I am in the middle and solidly focused on the Second Amendment. If I am in a corner it is certainly in the Second Amendment’s, but only because I have been backed up that far.
When I started bowhunting in the late ’80s, distance to the animal didn’t really matter. I did not know much about bowhunting and as long as I aimed at the animal and it did not move, it would live a long healthy life.
I have been an archer for just a touch over 25 years now. I spent several years competing with hopes of Olympic glory and many more as an editor and writer for major archery magazines and websites. During that time, I have tested hundreds—possibly thousands of bows for fun, hunting, competition and articles.
Dire circumstances require innovative solutions and the Williamsport Area High School is leading the innovation category. The shooting sports have quite simply failed to engage our youth on a significant level. Currently, in Pennsylvania, the student participation is less than one-quarter of one percent of students in public schools.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Organizations such as the NRA, Second Amendment Foundation and National Association of Gun Rights may be better known to the average hunter and shooter, but none are more important to the fight for your Second Amendment rights. The NSSF has been a staunch supporter and has worked tirelessly to protect your rights.
In the past decade, 19 states have made crossbows legal in all or part of the state’s archery season. 2012 accounted for four of these additions and either added or extended crossbow hunting opportunities. Indiana expanded its crossbow season to coincide with the regular archery season. Kansas opened crossbow hunting to hunters over the age of 55 and under the age of 15 for the entire archery season. Crossbows are also legal in Kansas for all hunters during firearm seasons and legal for all hunters during the archery season in select counties (urban areas).
Crossbow hunting is one of the fastest growing sectors of the hunting sports. Whether you are a firearm hunter looking to expand your season or looking for a new challenge to rekindle an old passion; a bowhunter who cannot draw a vertical bow due to age or injury or simply enjoy shooting crossbows, the tide is on the rise and states are responding by opening or enhancing hunting opportunities for horizontal bows.
Given the rush at the gun counter, it is no surprise that optics is a hot category as well. Going through my notes, I have selected four more optics from the 2013 SHOT Show that you really need to consider before making your next purchase.
The Kaito Voyager is a wind-up, crank radio capable of operation in three different radio modes—AM/FM, NOAA and shortwave. It will also light up your work area thanks to the three incorporated flashlights, which are great for camping or power outages. A downside would be size and weight of course, but given the features, I think the tradeoff is worthwhile.