My new Savage Africa rifles are ready to go. For most of us, an African safari seems a dream, one we are unlikely to take. Too exotic. Too far away. Too dangerous. Too expensive. Or maybe not. The truth is you can fly round trip to southern Africa for around $1,500 to … [Read more...] about Savage Africa Rifles Ready
Trying to write a brief introduction to hunting is like trying to explain life itself. Hunting isn’t a hobby so much as a calling. It’s not what we do; it’s who we are. We walk, we sing, we love, we dance, we hunt. Certainly we hunt for food, but we also hunt to nurture our souls, to become one with the Natural world, to touch it in ways non-hunters cannot understand. It seems that most hunters are born with that instinct, but many don’t discover it until late in life, perhaps from lack of opportunity, perhaps peer pressure, perhaps self-denial.
Our favorite Alaska hunting guide Tia hunts a Dall ram with D'Arcy Echols custom-built 416 Remington -- not exactly everyone's idea of the perfect sheep rifle. How'd it work out? Tia tells the tale: Barely daring to breathe, I inched forward, my entire body rigid and … [Read more...] about Tia Hunts a Dall Ram with Echols 416 Remington
“Ron, what is your favorite hunt? What do you like to hunt most?” Readers and viewers often ask me that. It’s a legitimate question for which I’ve never had a definitive answer. This strikes some as odd, considering I’ve had plenty of chances to sample hunts for everything from … [Read more...] about What’s Your Favorite Hunt?
Why Tia Chose a D'Arcy Echols 416 Remington As an Alaska Registered Hunting guide, I used to carry a backup rifle in 375 Ruger. I now carry a D'Arcy Echols 416 Remington. More punch than 375 H&H or Ruger, but still tolerable recoil Perfectly balanced for easy carry … [Read more...] about Tia’s D’Arcy Echols Custom 416 Remington
A reader recently asked a pertinent question about why we hunt big predators. It's not one I can definitively answer or even like to answer, but I thought I'd give it an honest try. "My question is why hunt big predators such as brown bears, wolves, lions etc. I don’t hear of … [Read more...] about Should We Hunt Big Predators
Our "Name The German Shorthair Pup and Win a Bino Dock" contest brought us 170 good names for this feisty German Shorthair. We've settled on one, but before we announce the winner, let me thank everyone who contributed. You folks had some great names and interesting reasons for … [Read more...] about German Shorthair Gets Name, Reader Gets Bino Dock
Help! Save this puppy! Yes, only you can help save this puppy from a lifetime of suffering under the wrong name. My hunting buddy, Brad, is starting to call her Fritz! Please, not Fritz. Yes, this is a German Shorthair Pointer, but a female. Gertrude isn't going to fly … [Read more...] about Save This Puppy! Win Bino Dock
“What would such a small gal want with such a big gun?” “That thing is gonna knock you over.” “Can you even hold onto that rifle?” “That gun is going to rock you!” These are the reactions I hear with each increasing rifle caliber I choose. Not one of these doubtful … [Read more...] about Wrong Bear and Bullet Inspire New Rifle