You might have heard of backup iron sights (BUIS) but do not know what they initially do. You might already know but still need to figure out whether they’re worth it for you.
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.
Hunting is a labor-intensive endeavor which burns calories that need to be replaced in order to survive. It may take days to track and kill an animal, plus in times of food shortages, competition with other hunters will be fierce.
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.
A lot of us self-reliant folks, especially those of us now living in the woods somewhere, hunt and forage for a part of our food. Although we raise a steer for beef and have poultry to butcher, we also hunt wild meat to “fill in” for those years that we don’t butcher a beef.
Nothing beats a canoe for good times on the water, or for bad times during emergencies. I did quite a bit of research before I bought my canoe, and I’m very pleased with it. I took the time to learn what would handle the best and do what I wanted it to do.
Since moving to northern Idaho and purchasing our own slice of wildlife habitat, my attitude toward whitetail hunting has changed completely. I no longer view whitetail habitat as something to be sized up and conquered on a limited time while traveling to hunt.
Hunting on public land can be an exercise in futility. This is especially true in the world of deer and other big game. Many parcels of land open to anyone feature plenty of hunters and little if any game. That’s reality, but it doesn’t always ring true when dealing with feathered quarry.
In a world overwhelmed by technology, some ancient techniques may appear time-wasting and useless to some. Tracking and hunting small game may be one such technique, but it would be foolish to ignore the benefits of mastering such a skill.