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Often shocking, sometimes funny, but always true animal attack stories.
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This past fall, on a featureless reach of Montana prairie, I sailed a broadhead right over the back of a 15-inch antelope.
I thought the pronghorn was closer, obviously. The buck snorted, turned himself inside out and is probably still sprinting for the horizon. I judged the antelope at 35 yards. He was closer to 25 yards, but on the open plains, I was pinned down by his vigilant eyes as he approached, and with no shrubs or fence posts to use for comparison, I had no references to judge his body size or distance. I had no time or cover to reach for my laser rangefinder, so I had to guess the distance.
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I apologize in advance if this photo has already made the rounds, but can you blame me? Look at this pig of a deer! Someone call Jenny Craig and see if this brute fell off the wagon. Reportedly shot in northwestern Ontario in 2009, the message on this E-mail photo states that the buck weighed an incredible 440 pounds before field-dressing. This deer weighs as much as a cow elk if the numbers are true.
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We’ve all seen pictures and even video clips of thick-boned titans trotting around with racks that would probably make Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett go into cardiac arrest. In the real world, many of these top-heavy bruisers live behind high-fences and dollar signs that would make an AIG executive with no government bailout money squirm. However, it’s still possible to tag a heavy-racked monster from public land areas that doesn’t require a month’s salary or expensive guides to hunt. Just ask Lynn Hensley who recently connected with a double drop-tined dream buck that sported 18-points with a 22-inch inside spread. [ Read Full Post ]
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We've a number of new turkey calls to share with you here at the Strut Zone, and a few follow here. Stay tuned for more as spring seasons approach.
While attending the SHOT Show, I checked in with the H.S. turkey guys; specifically Matt Morrett and Eddie Salter. Like the rest of us, they're stoked for the upcoming season. Here's a new twist on an old favorite, and one that's offbeat as traditional calling goes. [ Read Full Post ]
What do Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) of Detroit and Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) of Baltimore all have in common? Yes, the (D).
(D) for Democrat, disgraced, deposed.
Oh, and one more thing: All are vocal, fawning apostles of New York City Mayor Michael Bamboozleberg and henchmen in his "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," that smoke-blowing artifice created to bamboozle you from your Constitutional rights under the guise of benevolent Nanny-Fascism and elitist deceit. [ Read Full Post ]
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There's an old myth that says a hunting dog has to be an outdoor dog. The idea is that by living indoors a dog will some how become mentally and physically weak, its sense of smell will be ruined and that an indoor dog "just won't hunt" if exposed to the easy life and the family.
For the most part, that's bunk. But, with every good myth, urban legend and rumor, there are some truths to it. What's real and what's not? Can you keep a hunting dog indoors? Read on and you'll know, but:
My question to you: Is your hunting hound an indoor or outdoor dog? Does it double as a family pet or is it strictly "your hunting dog"?
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How happy are you with your riflescope?
Before you answer, think about the last couple of years. Have you been jammed up on a shot opportunity because your variable-power scope was on the highest setting? Were you not able to find a close-in deer because you only saw hair at 12x? [ Read Full Post ]