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Trail Breaker At Camp Perry

I haven’t seen one of these types of bikes in 30 years. I didn’t know they still made them! Or perhaps started making them again? But there it was. On Vender’s Row. At Camp Perry. Staring me in the face. Brand. Spanking. New. Let me explain. Back in the day before we had modern dirt bikes, 4 wheelers and side-by-sides, …

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Remington LTR Light Mount

A guy I was hunting with this past spring showed up with a neat and cost effective may to mount a light to his rifle. Instead of buying some high-dollar, heavy, dedicated rig for a hunt he does once a year. He cheaply and effectively stuck a 1913 rail through a sling swivel and mounted his handgun X300 light to …

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A Shotgun That is Almost a Rifle

Fortunately, the number of shotgun only states is falling fast. At least for me. But if you are a “rifle guy” and the rules and regs require hunters to use a shotgun; think about skipping the 12 gauge and going straight to a rifled 20. This H&R 20 gauge loaded with copper-solid sabots is easily a 75-100 yard gun. And …

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2016 Dove Hunt

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Dove Hunt. A bunch of us went out on opening day. It was my first time. And while I was certainly not “Top Shot” of the event, I had a great time. A couple of points. 1. This was the first time in my very short hunting career that I have actually seen …

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2016 Chainsaw Party Highlights

The 2016 Chainsaw party has come and gone. Winter wood has been cut. For those of you new to the blog, the rule is: If you want to hunt the property, you have to put in work. If you live in a city and are hurting for the places to hunt, instead of paying a lease. Why don’t you approach …

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Working Bird Dog

So our regulars know that I went on my very first “bird hunt” this past dove season. I shot a lot. And missed even more (How is that even possible?). It was a good time. But I have neglected to share with you the actual highlight of the trip. For me anyway. People had Bird-Dogs! Having never actually seen this …

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Mossberg 500 Weaver Scope Mount

I noticed this shotgun during our dove hunt. Freeze’s SIL was running one of his 500 Mossberg’s. Obviously we don’t need scopes for wing-shooting, but a quick change of the barrel and you have a very good deer-slug gun. Anyway, my eye was drawn towards the forearm and the unusual cut. I looked at Freeze with a raised eye-brow and …

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European Deer Skull Mount

I have a large box in my garage filled with deer racks. Some are small and some would consider them large but whenever I shoot a deer I cut the rack off and toss it in the box. Sometimes I will set aside the whole head for a european mount. I usually don’t have any plans for these racks but …

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44 Mag Backup

Not all backup guns are pocket rockets. Like they say, the right tool for the job. And a J-farme snub defiantly doesn’t rate in this article. This is a 44 magnum revolver a fellow hunter was toting around as his BUG while looking for “Hogzilla”. He must have been clairvoyant. Because two days later, we all had to go into …

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2016 Chainsaw Party – Guns & Knives

This is a theme that our regulars know I touch on from time to time: Carry guns that people don’t actually carry. The internet is full of it. Guys posting photos of their HK Mark 23 pistol, 4 pound Randall Knife, 8 magazines, 2 backup guns, 3 flashlights, and 2 watches. Yes really. I will never forget the 2 watch …

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Freeze’s Dove Gun – Winchester 101

I’m not exactly sure I recall every detail about Freeze’s Winchester 101. I know, according to him, it’s a little short for some winged shooting. But it’s the only double gun I have even seen him with. I also believe he has owned it for many, many years. And somehow, I just know, he got it for well below it’s …

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Pork For The Smoker

Freeze is about to buy a smoker for the company. We wishes to use it on opening day for deer to feed all our fellow hunters pig from Texas. I’m on board. Here is the 80lb pig I shot in Texas. Along with a 230lbs boar. We will be having quite the ho-down opening day, 2016. BTW…the Rifle is the …

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My Dove Hunt Setup

As some of you know, we were in attendance for opening day for the 2016 Dove Hunting Season. This was my very first time ever doing any real “wing shooting”. Luckily, back in the 1990’s, in another life, I was invited to attend a sporting clays event. It was quite the hoity-toity event with one shooter in my squad carrying …

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Confirming Zero Texas Pig

One thing that continues to amaze me as I progress along in my hunting career are the amount of hunters who not confirm rifle zeros after traveling!? After making it to the outfitter and getting some sleep, I was happy to discover a 100 yard zeroing range just steps form the bunkhouse porch. Sweet. Two shots. Very quick. 270wby. 130 …

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A Tale of Two Pig Guns

This recently came up among a group of young hunters I know so I figured I would post about it here. The younger guys tend to always gravitate to the modern as opposed to the tried and true. And these days, that conversation most commonly manifests itself as bolt vs auto. I certainly am not enough of a hunter to …