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Proper Hunting Etiquette

Respectable hunters live by both a written and an unwritten code. Most of us acknowledge our responsibility to follow the formal and informal rules of etiquette. When it comes down to it, we can’t help but conclude that it’s all about respect – respecting the law, landowners, the land, as well as hunters alike. So, next time you go out for a hunting adventure, be sure to remember and follow the below hunting etiquettes. Respect the Law Legal and ethical responsibilities often overlap, and state and provincial hunting regulations exist for good reason. Designed to protect the resource, access, and the hunter, following game laws is very much part of our hunter etiquette. In our society, it is a social expectation that each of us follow the laws and regulations that are set in place [...]

2018-08-08T20:11:26+00:00 August 8th, 2018|

Anatomy Of A Bow And Arrow

An archer is not an archer without his bow and you cannot shoot a bow without an arrow. In order to progress as an athlete, every archer must learn their equipment including the basic parts that make a bow and arrow. That’s why our archery experts here at Triggers and Bows have put together this guide allowing you to become a more informed archer. Let’s start with the anatomy of a bow which includes four basic parts. 1. The Riser The riser is the center piece of the bow that the upper and lower limb attach to. This can either be made of a composite or wood and has three main features including the grip, sight window, and arrow rest. The grip is the curved portion of the riser that is made for your hand [...]

2018-07-20T17:34:07+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Archery Bonding With Your Dad

Father’s Day is a special moment for all of the families out there as it is a day to celebrate what we share with the man who has always been there for us. Teaching us right from wrong, what the love of shooting our first arrow is like, and how to shoot for the stars and dream of what we can achieve. And what better way to celebrate this special day than spending some time shooting bows and arrows with your old man at Triggers and Bows at our state-of-the-art archery range? Here are just a few ways you can bond with your dad while participating in archery. 1. Life lessons There are times in life where parents get the chance to really teach their children what they want them to learn in life. Archery [...]

2018-06-15T13:13:01+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

How to gut and clean a fish

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and that means the fish are out and about, ready for you to catch them. Picture this: it’s the perfect summer day, you have all of your fishing gear ready, you hook your bait, cast your line and you catch a big one! So now what? While some like to participate in the popular catch and release routine, others fish and hook to cook. Before you get to grilling that juicy fish, first you need to gut and clean it and we’re here to teach you how in just four easy steps. Before you get started on gutting your fish, you will want to find a flat surface. If you’re in the house this is easy since you can just use the countertop and cover [...]

2018-05-25T13:10:53+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Where to shoot a deer

Any good hunter will tell you how important it is to respect your prey and a key part of that respect is to try and kill it as quickly and humanely as possible. Basically, to kill an animal with a single shot is the goal of every responsible hunter. Whether you’re shooting a rifle or a bow, many of us were taught to aim for the heart and lungs when hunting deer, but should we be aiming somewhere else? Let’s look at five primary targets that hunters use to take down a deer. 1. The Brain When well executed, a shot to the brain will drop a deer instantly. Losing consciousness and experiencing no pain, a bullet through the brain disrupts all life functions. A favored gun shot among professionals, a brain shot has little [...]

2018-05-24T14:12:41+00:00 May 24th, 2018|

How to properly clean your gun

Cleaning and maintaining your firearms preserves their functionality and value while keeping them safe and accurate. The effort and attention you put into cleaning your guns will pay off in peace of mind that they will do what you need them to do. Good maintenance and cleaning habits help you get to know your gun better and have more confidence in its performance at the range. For a basic fundamental firearm cleaning, follow these five quick steps: 1. Unload the gun We may be stating the obvious but before cleaning any gun, make sure it is unloaded. From there, read the owner’s manual for specific instructions on your gun model. Remove any clips or magazines as well. Remove the bolt from the firearm and brush with solvent, clean it, dry it off and then lightly [...]

2018-08-08T14:25:31+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

Optics 101

Innovation and production in the optics industry is no longer moving at a snail pace. Not only have hunting optics moved far from the traditional iron sights, they have actually bounced into a new and futuristic age of technological advances. We now live in an era where telescopic sights, binoculars, and even cameras have received modern-day makeovers that have greatly improved the primitive adventure for hunters like you and me. From rifle scopes to range finders and spotting scopes to red dot sights, here is your guide into the hunting optics you have to choose from. Sights vs. Scopes While scopes and sights may be similar in function and purpose, there are definitive differences between the two that you should be aware of. And while these differences aren’t always black and white, there are some [...]

2018-08-08T14:35:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

7 tips to improve your archery accuracy

With spring in the air, many of us are dusting off our bows, grabbing a handful of arrows, and heading out to the range. For some of you, archery may just be a fun way to get back outside and enjoy the return of the sunshine. For others, however, you may view springtime as an opportunity to improve your accuracy. Before you get out to the range and start practicing, review these seven tips on how to improve your archery accuracy. 1. Test your anchor points The point at which the bow is pulled back prior to firing is known as your anchor point. Consistency and precision here are both very important. If you’re just getting started in archery, you’ll want to experiment with your anchor points until you find the position that works the [...]

2018-08-08T14:40:21+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

7 Gun cleaning essentials

You want your gun to remain a reliable machine right? Well, it won’t stay that way unless you keep it properly maintained which includes cleaning it on a regular basis. While the actual cleaning of your gun is a fairly simple chore, it definitely helps when you use the right equipment. Here’s a quick rundown of the items you need to clean your firearm, whether it’s a handgun, rifle or shotgun. 1. Cleaning Rod It’s important to remember that using a cleaning rod can actually damage the barrel of your gun if it’s not used correctly. The slightest ding on the crown can impact the accuracy of a rifle or handgun. This is why you should try to use a cleaning rod made of a material that is softer than the steel of the barrel [...]

2018-08-08T14:59:15+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

Bows and arrows and life lessons

Archery is a skill that can take a lifetime to master. But its biggest lesson is also the simplest: by pulling back the bow, you learn how to let go. What was once a means to provide food and protection for families, is now a favourite pastime for all ages. And as a low-impact and lifetime interest, this is one pastime that can teach valuable lessons while providing entertainment. Besides the fun of sending arrows downrange into a target, archery can also be used as a teaching tool. Providing life lessons, archery is far more than just ownership of a bow and arrow. 1. Teaches Discipline For those who are involved in archery, they understand it is a series of precise movements learned by discipline. This sport teaches this valuable life lesson by demanding proper [...]

2018-08-08T14:29:23+00:00 March 21st, 2018|