After reading up on hunting wild hogs, raccoons, and coyotes the advice came up repeatedly about hunting at night. However, there are many obvious potential disadvantages to hunting at night. Since no one in my family did night hunting, just traditional early morning starts during deer season, I really had to go digging into figuring out what the answer was. Is it legal to … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Hunt with Night Vision?
You don't need me to tell you that there are many challenges to any given hunting season. For those of us who live in four season territory that includes wet snow piling up on the ground and bitterly cold temperatures (which often can be even worse with wind chill), making sure we have the right winter hunting gear isn't just nice or convenient but it is absolutely essential … [Read more...] about Best Winter Hunting Boots Reviewed
For many of my fellow outdoor adventurers, the leaves changing color going into autumn can only mean one thing: it's time to start getting ready for the local bow hunting season. For other people the beauty of archery is its own reward and every day you can make it outside is a great day to polish off the bow and get some target shooting again. I mean let's face it - the two … [Read more...] about Best Compound Bow Sights Reviewed: Getting Ready for Bow Hunting Season!
Hunting with a crossbow is not only exhilarating, it can also be quite rewarding as well. However without a proper scope hitting your target from a distance is pretty much impossible for all but the most skilled and experienced of marksmen. Let’s face it. There isn’t a hunter out there that doesn’t want to be successful and shoot with both skill and accuracy, and there's a … [Read more...] about Best Hunting Crossbow Scopes
When it comes to laser sights, you have a choice between using either a red or green dot. Some people like using red while others prefer using green. However, there are a few advantages to using a green laser in comparison to a red one. First, green laser sights can be seen up to 50 meters (a touch over 150 feet for those of us who aren't metrically focused). This is a much … [Read more...] about Best Green Dot Sights for Firearms
Gun oils are a very important part to caring for your firearms. By keeping your guns lubricated, you’ll keep them in great shape and firing properly. Neglecting to do this creates a wide variety of problems, starting from rusting and poor appearance that can get to worse handling and eventually if left unchecked long enough this can even result in misfiring and other … [Read more...] about Best Gun Oil for Proper Firearm Maintenance
There are several options when it comes to picking out a solid wax that can be used for waterproofing your leather boots. Whether you have an old reliable pair of hunting boots that has served you well but seems to be sprouting a leak, a reliable pair of snake proof boots that have kept you safe in snake country but whose waterproofing has become suspect over the years, or a … [Read more...] about Best Leather Waterproofing Wax for Hiking & Hunting Boots
The cooling in the air, the promise of cold weather (and snow in the north) coming soon always meant one thing in our family: hunting season was on its way! Coming from a family of hunters and being surrounded by that culture growing up in Iowa and then spending time in Alaska, I understand how religiously frequent hunters go over their gear and make sure they check and double … [Read more...] about Best Winter Hunting Gloves Reviewed
There's just something about deer season, isn't there? In my family deer hunting season was the equivalent of the Christmas holiday. Whether you're down in the eastern hill country of Texas or looking for the big corn fed deer in the woods of Iowa, it's hard to deny that deer hunting is one of the most consistently popular hunting seasons out there. In our family deer … [Read more...] about Best Deer Calls Reviewed
While there are certainly incredibly isolated areas where hunters can still find themselves getting lost, but with the advances in outdoor and GPS technology, there are more solutions than ever that can help hunters go where the best game is with far less worry about getting lost or mis-directed than ever before. While not necessary for all hunters, there are many who are … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Portable GPS Systems for Hunters
When I was a young boy I remember every year during hunting season the binoculars would come out, and for a five or six year old boy in the early eighties, there was little that was more exciting than having a look through those and seeing the nearly mile away woods around the nearby creek come in so clearly. Sometimes even with deer peeking out where I could see them, or … [Read more...] about The Best Compact Binoculars Reviewed