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
The True Meaning Of Hunting- The 500,000 Friends You Haven’t Met
By: Tyler Lomibao
As the old saying goes, “It’s that time of year again!” This weekend marks one of the biggest holidays of the year. No, it’s not a Hallmark holiday. It’s opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer season! I will join you all as 1 of the roughly 500,000 hunters that will watch the Saturday sun rise dressed in blaze orange. Continue Reading
Is Your Vehicle Stuck In A Rut? Or Ready For The Rut?
Deer Season: So, here you are. Gear is packed, the rut is on, and your heart is in your throat in anticipation of that MONSTER BUCK you have had on your trail cam for weeks. All systems are a go. You get on the road, all is going along just perfect. You got up early, had your coffee and donut and the adrenaline continues to flow. That all changes in the blink of an eye. Continue Reading
By: Pat Kalmerton
There are five species of wild turkey targeted throughout the United States, and many hunters will tell you that turkey hunting adventures are some of the most heart-pumping, breathtaking moments in their memory banks. If you were on top of your game and remembered to submit your Wisconsin Spring Turkey Application by the deadline (December 10) and were lucky enough to draw a permit in your desired zone (there are seven zones), you should be looking at a fantastic spring in 2015. Continue Reading
High Country Elk
For Your Next Out of State Adventure!
“Hang on a second and let me do a cow call before we clear the trees,” I suggested as the four of us neared the large park we agreed to check before we broke off into pairs for the days hunt. The call had no sooner than left the tube when the first bull sounded off less than 200 yards away! Continue Reading
Article From Deer and Deer Hunting
This article from Deer and Deer Hunting shows us that muzzleloading has revolutionized into the modern era!
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Simple Drills Develop Important Skills
By Jeremy Moore
After many years working with numerous dogs, one of my biggest takeaways is that too many times, we as trainers complicate what shouldn’t be complicated.
I’m sure you’re in the mid-winter swing of thing at this point – ice fishing, snowmobiling, maybe some rabbit or predator hunting. Yes, they’re all great ways to spend the winter, but even better when you can enjoy them with your dog, and better yet when you can build in some worthwhile training in the process. Continue Reading
Adopt a Wildlife Area
By: Mike Alaimo
The days are growing shorter and nature is in high gear preparing for winter. It is the time of year that gets my blood racing with thoughts of the next hunt. Hours of preparation, scouting and practice all come together to create the perfect hunt. As waterfowlers, there is no better experience on earth than seeing cupped wings pouring into the decoys. The marsh becomes our second home. Continue Reading
Sixgun Black Bear
The blasting bellow of the big .44 surprised me when my right index finger instinctively tightened on the trigger; the bear’s violent reaction and subsequent zero to 30 mph rush, while just a blur, clearly indicated I had connected. Straining to hear the tell-tale moan of a dying bear yielded only the cacophony of a yapping pack of distant coyotes. My black bear quest, which had been eight long years in the making, had boiled down to a few surreal seconds. Continue Reading