Category: Fundamentals

Try this rifle sight-in trick for point-and-shoot hits

Try this rifle sight-in trick for point-and-shoot hits

Ask a group of hunters how they sight in their rifles and you will get as many answers. “An inch high at a hundred.” “As long as it hits a pie plate.” “Nuts on at 200.” Although some of these are better than others, none of them are technically wrong—and all of them can be

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Embrace your inner predator with spot-and-stalk hunting

Embrace your inner predator with spot-and-stalk hunting

Over the hundreds of thousands of years humans have existed on this planet, we have dedicated our efforts to separating ourselves from the animals, often forgetting that we remain animals ourselves. Yet, no matter how much we have evolved, there still lingers in all of us something primal. Perhaps it’s only a faded memory of

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7 surefire ways to ruin a duck hunt

Surefire ways to ruin a duck hunt

Waterfowl hunting, like every sport or discipline, has obvious rules—and then there are the unspoken expectations. Adhering to both can mean the difference between maintaining lifelong hunting partners and never getting invited along on a duck hunt again. Here’s a list of key things to avoid when you hit the blind this fall. Skybusting “You

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When is the right time to introduce kids to hunting?

When is the right time to introduce kids to hunting?

Buying waders for a kid is not only expensive, it’s senseless: They outgrow them in a year. So instead, my dad hefted me onto his back and set out into the marsh for a youth day duck hunt. With my arms wrapped tight around his neck, he grunted and sweated his way through knee-deep muck

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How to ruin a guided hunt (as revealed by a guide)

How to ruin a guided hunt (as revealed by a guide)

Hunting is a sport of constant dreaming. No matter where you hunt or how long you have been hunting, all of us live with those fantasies of magnificent trophies and exotic locations. For many of us, transforming those hunting dreams into reality can take years of planning, saving money, and putting in for tags. It

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I’m no Bambi killer: The real reason we hunt

I'm no Bambi killer: The real reason we hunt

I blame it on Bambi. Whenever I try to have a rational, calm discussion with a non-hunter about why I hunt, that adorable little baby deer is the first thing that comes up. It doesn’t seem to matter if I explain that no real hunters are out there searching for does with newborn fawns munching

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