Whether you’re aiming to manage predator populations on your land, enhance your self-sufficiency, or gather fur-bearing animals for personal use or sale, mastering the art of dealing with unwanted or troublesome creatures is an essential skill for the contemporary trailblazer. When it comes to resource management, trapping stands as the ultimate technique.
Have you ever delved into the vast realm of shooting improvement articles? Chances are, you’ve explored numerous ones. These articles often delve into subjects such as equipment, shooting form, muscle mechanics, and release operation. While these topics are undoubtedly valuable, and I’ve even contributed my fair share of articles on them, I believe there are other factors that significantly contribute to bow-hunting accuracy beyond these controlled-environment exercises.
There is a possibility of encountering a bear population regardless of whether you reside in a heavily forested region, the desert, or near large lakes, in North America. Living in a remote location raises the likelihood of encountering a bear, particularly during camping. While camping in a bear sanctuary is not advisable, taking precautions can prevent a bear attack.
Turkey hunting is a challenging and exciting pursuit that requires skill, patience, and a deep understanding of the birds’ behavior and habitat. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a beginner, there are many tips and techniques that can help you be more successful in the field. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of turkey hunting.
Shotguns are popular firearms used for hunting a wide variety of game, including birds, rabbits, squirrels, and larger animals like deer and bear. One of the key factors to consider when choosing a shotgun for hunting is the gauge, which refers to the diameter of the gun’s barrel. The most common shotgun gauges are 12-gauge, 20-gauge, and 410-gauge, but there are several others as well, including 16-gauge and 28-gauge.
While I was still in middle school, I experienced the thrill of calling and killing my first coyote, which fetched a handsome sum of $55 at the local fur buyer. This event sparked my interest in coyote-calling, and I soon found myself relying on fur to make a living as I struggled to establish my outfitting business after high school. Through persistent trial and error, I learned the art of coyote-calling, eventually winning frequent contests.
The land on which a given tribe settled influenced every native culture on our continent in a unique way. A good example can be found in the Great Plains, a vast grassland that stretched from what is now known as Canada to Mexico.
Few things warm a turkey hunter’s heart more than seeing a hen with a brood of newly hatched poults. It is much more satisfying if the sighting occurs on your property.
I was with my friend, Tobey, for a ruffed grouse hunt in northern New Hampshire. The spot we were hunting was an area about 20 minutes away from his home in Lancaster. Tobey has a remote cabin on this property that is loaded with grouse. It also has its fair share of black bears.
I recall a time when tagging turkeys with a bow seemed a sort of parlor trick you pulled off only under the most unusual of lucky circumstances. And I’m referring to using modern compound bows with all of the up-to-date trimmings.
Lately, it seems like hunting rounds and hunting rifles have been changing faster than clothing fashion trends. Rounds that were once less popular are now gaining in popularity and a round that used to be a ubiquitous choice may now have fallen out of favor. It’s part of what keeps the hunting and firearms community exciting.
Well-prepared hunters must be ready to stay on the field from dawn until dusk, which requires a high degree of physical preparedness and mental readiness. Even if nothing happens for over 95% of the day, you must be ready to take an accurate shot for the potential 5% of opportunity.