Turkey Hunting Mistakes

Autumn is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. What better way to prepare for the holiday than by hunting for that turkey dinner yourself? If you’re planning on getting out there and hunting for your own Thanksgiving dinner this year, be sure to avoid these costly mistakes. 1. Choosing weak setups How you setup for a turkey hunt can actually be more important than your calling skills. Some turkey hunters merely flop down anywhere close to the tom and begin their calling sequence without much consideration or thought about their setup. On occasion, this technique may work, however, how many times have you heard about a gobbler hanging up just out of gun range? If you want to avoid experiencing that saying, then you need to develop an intimate knowledge of the turkey’s [...]

2018-11-12T20:36:31+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-11-12T20:37:09+00:00 August 8th, 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 [...]

2018-11-12T20:39:22+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 [...]

2018-11-12T20:39:56+00:00 May 24th, 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 [...]

2018-11-12T20:41:10+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

10 Hunting goods every good hunter needs

While it isn’t deer hunting season right now, your preparation should start now. In order to succeed as a hunter, you need to be as prepared as possible with the proper hunting goods. Often overlooked, a look into your gear and actual hunting preparation can make or break your next hunting adventure. Here are 10 hunting goods that every good hunter should have packed in their bags for a successful trip. 1. Water and snacks Seems obvious, doesn’t it? Yet, you wouldn’t believe the number of hunters that have to cut their trips short because they forgot these simple items. If you’re really thinking ahead, try packing a hydration pack or a quiet water bottle, not a noisy plastic bottle. It also never hurts to have a little power bar to help you punch out [...]

2018-11-12T20:44:02+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

How do I train my dog to hunt?

As a man’s best friend who wouldn’t want to take their most loyal buddy along for their next hunting expedition? Taking your dog along for the hunt is one of the most fulfilling options out there for a hunter to really bond with their furry friend. Not only can a dog provide pleasant company during a long day of hunting, but a well-trained hunting dog can actually help you track different types of animals, scare them into the open, and even retrieve them after you’ve landed an accurate shot. We have put together a few training exercises, benchmarks and accessories that can be purchased at your local hunting goods store, to get you started on turning your dog into your hunting buddy. 1. Basic training It’s important that you take the introductory steps that every [...]

2018-11-12T20:44:56+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

October 2017 Moose Hunt

From the window of my office, it looks like it could be May or June.  Some trees still have lots of leaves, the grass is green, the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. Anthony even heard a couple of turkeys gobble yesterday while he was deer hunting.  I hear every day from hunters that they wish it would get cold, but I’m sorry guys, I love this weather! However, the rush is on to go hunting!  It’s on in every deer and moose hunter’s mind I’m sure. Moose is the word I hear most right now: shopping for food, packing clothes, tuning up the quads and sighting in the rifles for the moose hunt. Could there be anything more important?  No, of course there could not be! [...]

2018-09-25T18:30:37+00:00 November 28th, 2017|