I’ve had several experiences during the past few months that have impacted my ideas about shotguns. One was the research and shooting tests involved in firing more than two dozen shotguns while writing “The Preppers Guide to Shotguns” for Skyhorse Publishing. Another was seeing my oldest granddaughter embrace the shooting sports. At 14, she is slightly built but serious about shooting. A 12 gauge shotgun would beat her up and get her off to a bad start in shotgunning.
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As the dog days of summer wind down, most of us who venture afield in search of game and fowl can’t help but look forward several weeks to what has become, in many places, a national holiday—the opening of bird season. Most seasons open with dove and some early goose season.
I am a huge advocate for getting kids outdoors. With warmer weather now upon us, many of our kids are home for the summer. Too many pre-teens and teenagers find themselves inside on a beautiful day, either on the Internet or playing video games. Depending on their ages, there are a lot of outdoorsy ideas that can help get your kids outside this summer. It’s not only fun, it’s good for them!
You would think, being an avid hunter and given the number kids as I’ve introduced to hunting and shooting, I would have discovered the .243 Winchester a lot sooner than I did. My path was rather long and circuitous. I was close a couple of times, but never realized what I was missing until a change in the hunting regulations forced me to shoot the .243.
Whether it is old eyes or just plain fun, reactive targets such as Birchwood Casey’s Dirty Bird line of splattering targets increase your shooting experiences. In furtherance of that goal, Birchwood Casey has introduced three new targets.
As a kid, I had a fascination with snakes. When I realized they were poisonous and could kill you, my fascination turned to fear. Over the years that fear has turned into respect and awe.
The recent upsurge in the gun control debate revolves around the protection and safety of our nation’s children. When introducing his 23 executive actions, President Obama shared the stage with some of the children who had written the president with pleas of stricter gun laws. However, the NRA has had multiple programs in place to educate and instruct children of all ages on firearm safety as well as programs to increase school security.
National Hunting and Fishing Day is just three days away. Do you have a plan for your family to fish, hunt, shoot, or spend time outside? If not, you still have time to plan something fun for everyone. Here are my suggestions to get yourselves outdoors!
Sportsman’s Rump Rester Hunting Seat
If you are going hunting or fishing, or even a little bit of both, take this seat along with you. Its contoured design gives you a comfortable shooting position, or keeps your butt off a muddy and rocky bank. There are four 12-gauge shell holders, which also double as a place to prop your fishing rods. The attached nylon strap means you free up your hands to carry your gun, tackle box, and fishing rods.
I like MTM Case-Gard because they are a part of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Fund, Inc. whom helps preserve the shooting and hunting heritage by donating part of their sales to the organization.
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Ruger 10/22 Carbine
The Ruger 10/22 is one of the top-selling, most-favored rifles in America. Any kid, or new shooter for that matter, would be proud to call the Ruger 10/22 their very first rifle.
With a variety of accessories, the Ruger 10/22 “grows” with your youngster, is easy and cheap to shoot; even the most experienced shooter has hours of fun with this .22 LR rifle.
Barnett Sportflight Youth Bow
Archery is an excellent way to introduce a kid into outdoor sports. I started in archery at summer camp, before I graduated into riflery. It teaches patience, hand-eye coordination, and builds confidence. The Barnett Sportflight bow has a 25-pound draw weight and a soft-touch grip. The package includes the bow, two arrows, a finger tab, an arm guard (necessary. Believe me. I know! Ouch!), and an adjustable sight.
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Premium Emergency Kit In A Bottle
This basic emergency kit is perfect to take out with you on a camping trip or hiking, especially if you want to teach kids or a newbie to basic survival skills such as navigation, starting a fire, fishing, and trapping. The kit includes 19 tools to help in a survival situation all packed in a water bottle. Easily packed into a backpack, this kit is a great start in learning survival skills.
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Most of our shipments make it out the door the same day if you order before 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. We offer overnight and two day shipping, so you are not too late! The point is not exactly what you do for National Hunting and Fishing Day, but that you do something. We love our sport, let’s pass it on and preserve it! What are you going to do? Tell us your plans.