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
If there's one thing you need as a gunsmith, whether you're just looking at getting started or are a twenty year old hand, is a library. There are so many different designs, gun types, gun models, that there's always a little bit more that can be learned or another book that can offer insight, knowledge, or skills. I know several people who have 10+ books just before getting … [Read more...] about Best Gunsmithing Books for Beginners
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
Every serious shooter or hunter knows the importance of a gun sling. Not only do they make carrying your firearm a much easier job, but they also allow you to shoot much more accurately as well. They’re really a useful tool, especially if you need to hike long distances from a hunting camp to actually finding game. A good sling can really make a huge difference for hunters … [Read more...] about Looking at the Best Rifle and Shotgun Slings
There's a special type of pride that not only comes from a firearm that looks good, one that you're proficient in firing, but also knowing that it is in good firing order because you personally handle taking care of it. Whether it's finding the perfect gun oil, making adjustments with your gunsmithing tools, or cleaning the interior as well as the exterior, the right tools … [Read more...] about The Best Gun Cleaning Brushes to Keep Your Firearms in Fine Order
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
Whether you are a serious hunter or a marksman/recreational target shooter, you want to make sure your favorite rifles are always properly taken care of. Gun cases are an absolutely essential tool for any hunter, shooter, or gun collector. They protect your weapons from scratches, dings, corrosion, and even theft. When choosing a case for your rifle or shotgun, you should … [Read more...] about Best Hunting Rifle Hard Cases
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