LOOKING BACK AT SINGLE SHOT SHOTGUNS

SINGLE SHOTS 

You don’t see them much anymore, but there was a time when single shot guns were part of just about every young boy’s life. When I was growing up in the 1960s, it seemed every hunter started with a single shot shotgun. I know I did and most of my buddies in those years did too.  Single shot shotguns were an economical way to introduce young boys to shooting and hunting. Also, there was the belief if you only had one shot you would learn to make it count, so starting with a single shot would eventually make you a better shooter.  When I was growing up, single shot shotguns were popular and you could find them all over. When I was 14, I started cutting grass for some of the neighbors. A large lawn, taking the better part of an afternoon, would get me $5. I saved that money for my first shotgun. Obviously, the cash flow for a young teenage grass cutter wasn’t great, so I knew the best I was going to afford was a single shot.  Continue Reading

Building Duck Houses is a Great Conservation Activity

Building Duck Houses for Conservation

Building Duck Houses

Building duck houses can be a great conservation activity to improve habitat and hunting

If you have been looking to get more birds onto your land, or simply want to help ducks find better habitat, then building a duck house is a great activity to partake in. Building a duck house is not only fun, but it can be a great conservation tool that will bring more birds into your hunting ground and keep them there.  Continue Reading

Puddle Jump Ducks Without a Dog

Puddle Jump Ducks Without a Dog

Puddle Jump Ducks

Puddle Jumping ducks and waterfowl is a fun way to hunt without a dog and get exercise

Duck hunting is one of the most fun activities of the fall, but for those who don’t have dogs or are bored in the mid-day hours, there is a way to hunt and get some exercise. Continue Reading