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Even if you never call in a 60-inch bull, you’ll be able to impress your hunting...
After beating myself up over some bad shooting, a good night’s sleep, and a few extra practice arrows in the morning after breakfast, we were back in the boat. The weather was holding, so we headed back into the bays we had hunted the day before, and it quickly became apparent that there were even more deer on the beaches. On the first beach we checked there was a buck that had some real potential. We got within rifle range, but Wayne decided to pass since it wasn’t any bigger than his first buck. [ Read Full Post ]
Thanksgiving Day on Afognak Island brought a nasty windstorm. This made a lot of areas inaccessible by boat due to a large swell, so we hunted the woods around Seal Bay. Another of Luke’s buddies, Josh Tobey, and I were dropped off on one side of the bay, and Luke, Adam, and Kevin hopped off on the other. [ Read Full Post ]
With the trend in camouflage in recent years skewing digital, I figured it was just a matter of time before one of the two old stick-and-leaf pattern masters, Realtree or Mossy Oak, came out with their own digital version. So you can imagine my surprise when a release for the new Realtree Xtra (left) and Xtra Green (right) patterns just showed up in my inbox. [ Read Full Post ]
I’m a fan of the saying “work smarter, not harder.” With that sentiment, I bring you this photo. It’s easy to prevent getting a hide bloody if you’re a trapper—most of the time. But if you do any predator hunting with a rifle, you know darn well that it’s hard to not end up with bloody hides. I've spent hours washing out coyote hides in five-gallon buckets.
A few weeks ago, I happened by chance to get a crack at a coyote, and shot him in the head with a .17 HMR. I dreaded putting that hide up; the coyote was gushing blood when I dragged him back to the truck. [ Read Full Post ]
You probably first learned about carbon in earth science—how it is the basis of all life and has countless applications and uses. But what your teacher likely left out of the curriculum is the history of how carbon came to be used to control hunters’ scent.
In 1901, inventor Raphael Von Ostrejko made the first microporous activated carbon, which is capable of trapping molecules. In the 1970s, activated carbon cloth was invented to protect military personnel from nuclear and chemical agents. In 1992, Scent-Lok Technologies developed and sold hunting apparel containing activated carbon to prevent human odors from reaching game, and—voilà!—a new industry was born.
But activated carbon isn’t the only technology on the scent-control block these days. Zeolites, antimicrobials, and ozone also are being used to keep hunters from getting winded. Here’s a look at how each of them works. [ Read Full Post ]
Just in case you missed it…
A Utah sheriff managed to free a bull moose tangled in a backyard swing set in Ogden, Utah this August, and a bystander caught the rescue on video.
Sgt. Lane Findlay gave his cell phone to an onlooker and asked him to record the rescue attempt, reports ABC News. Just as the footage begins to roll, you can hear him say, "In case I die, give this to my wife."
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Whenever a fresh, midnight snow falls on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you can find Ron Edgerly out before dawn, prowling back roads looking for fresh bobcat tracks. “Last year, I called into shotgun range my biggest ever—a 40-pounder—after tracking it for two and a half hours,” says 73-year-old Edgerly. On his pre-dawn hunts, he looks for a precise combination of factors.
1. The Weather
When targeting a predator with a typical home range of anywhere from 25 to 36 square miles, simply finding the animals is the biggest challenge for most bobcat callers. That’s a problem solved by a little fresh snow.
“Locate the thickest cover in an area with a good rabbit population, and then find a road or snowmobile trail that runs through it,” says Edgerly. “After a night of snow, drive those roads in the early morning before the plow truck gets to work. If you find where a bobcat crossed the road, you know that trail is fresh.” [ Read Full Post ]