I have been accused of a lot of things, but never of being kind to my equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I do not intentionally abuse it, but things just seem to happen. I slide down a hill on a hunt, the baggage monkeys at the airport toss it around, or it magically ends up on the bottom of a gear pile in the back of my truck. Maybe it’s just me, or perhaps I am just a victim of Murphy’s Law, but I have learned over the years to look for certain qualities in my equipment.
Ticks and the outdoors are simply a fact of life. Even if you are not an outdoorsman, ticks can easily present a problem when one infiltrates your home when it hitches a ride on your pet or the pant leg of a family member. As awful as that may sound, tick prevention is possible. As the weather warms, ticks become more active. They will remain active through midsummer and well into the fall for many areas of North America. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts or those simply venturing beyond the concrete jungle, can take a few common sense steps to prevent becoming a host to one of these blood-sucking hitchhikers and the various diseases they may carry.
Archers with any time behind the string have at least heard of the BLOCK target from Field Logic. The company’s history fascinated me years ago when I first wrote about its products. Field Logic started out by using recycled packing material. It was given to them for free at the time—complete shipping containers at a time—just to get rid of it.
I am far from a coyote-calling champion, and certainly do not get as much practice as I would prefer—too many hobbies and the boss still expects me to somehow get my work done. That’s why, when I headed out to do a little predator hunting the other day, I opted to use a digital call.
Fortunately for all of the gunslingers and shooting enthusiasts out there, we have organizations such as the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation, National Gun Rights Association and others defending our rights. The gun control crowd has taken a divide and conquer approach.
So, you still haven’t filled out the goodie basket for dad on his big day? Fear not we have the gift list that will make dad anticipate his day like it was going to be Christmas.
Winter is finally behind us and the storm season has arrived with full force. If you have not already done so, now is the perfect time to tune up your emergency kit and make sure you have a well stocked supply of batteries and or fresh batteries in your gear.
Are the dominoes starting to fall? Well, not yet but the first couple are certainly approaching the tipping point. Last week, we announced the successful petition to recall Colorado Senate president John Morse (Oppose the Second Amendment… Pay The Price).
They say all politics are local. Perhaps that is still true, but if you asked Colorado’s Senate president, John Morse, he may
We do not celebrate D-Day with the same attention we give to Memorial Day or Veterans Day; some hardly take note at all. Most people will simply be toiling away at their regular 9 to 5. A few slabs of meat and stacks of 12-ounce aluminum canisters will undoubtedly be spared as a result.
Ever hear of the Smith & Wesson NT-430? Maybe not by that name, but the easiest description would probably be to use a famous movie quote, “Go ahead, make my day.”
Have you ever wanted to buy a crossbow, but were scared off by the poundage rating? After all, 150 to 200 pounds can be rather daunting. Not to mention medical maladies such as back injuries, bending restrictions and the worries of a little more girth in the midsection than some of us would prefer.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
~ Moina Michael
Game feeders are a great way to concentrate wildlife in a small area for hunting, photography and wildlife viewing. While they are not legal in all areas and certainly not suitable for regions were wildlife are susceptible to certain diseases such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), they are perfect in many areas. The harsh Texas brush country is rugged and unfriendly. Supplementing feed increases antler growth and provides the necessary nutrients to sustain deer and other wildlife during critical seasons.
During your preseason scouting this year try something new. Grab five or even 10 $20 bills and hang them on a local tree with a nail or bungee cord. Then, come back in a few days, and see which type of bucks you find—brown or green. It sounds crazy right? Yet that is exactly what thousands of hunters do each year when they strap a trail camera to tree with a simple tie down or bungee cord and walk away. We are all guilty and have felt that sick feeling when we went to check our camera and hoped it would still be there.
The weather is turning and this time for the better. Winter is over, and spring has arrived. Spring is known for all kinds of fun things such as rain, thunderstorms and tornadoes. With the wonderful—and in many areas badly needed water—some of it will be left behind as standing water, and standing water is prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The Titanium Xtreme Just Might be the Last Sight You’ll Ever Buy — Unless You Have a Backup Bow of Course!
Today’s elite, camo-clad warriors demand lighter, stronger and more reliable archery equipment able to handle the extremes of lands untouched by human hands as well as it does the back 40. Constructed from 6016T6 titanium, the Titanium Xtreme is unlike any other sight on the market and it addresses the X-Factors that can cause lesser sights (from other manufacturers) to fail at critical times during the hunt or at the range. Titanium has long been recognized for its superior characteristics of strength, durability and light weight—making it a top choice of engineers for aircraft, missiles, rocket construction and now archery sights.
Ammunition is in short supply, but high demand these days. As soon as it is delivered at the loading ramp, the line starts forming in anticipation of when it will hit the shelves. The high demand has also caused prices to follow, but that doesn’t mean we can afford to let our hard-earned skills suffer as a result.