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 and … [Read more...] about Tia’s D’Arcy Echols Custom 416 Remington
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.
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 remarks … [Read more...] about Wrong Bear and Bullet Inspire New Rifle
“Why Do Women Hunt?" That was the sexist headline in a recent news story. I'll bet you’ve seen others like: "Women: Fastest Growing Demographic in Hunting" "Women’s Hunting Clothing is Booming Business" "More Women Hunters Crowd the Woods" "Women in … [Read more...] about Is THIS Why Women Hunt?
On morning six of a ten-day moose hunt, my client came out of the tent geared up for another day of glassing and hiking. “I just know it is going to be a great day!" he exclaimed. “You put canned oranges in the oats and you’re the best guide I know!” The confidence boost … [Read more...] about Tia Survives Hurricane Moose Hunt
The Ruger 10/22 autoloading rifle may be the most durable, dependable, popular, and beloved 22 Long Rifle rimfire in North America. If you were limited to owning just one rifle (heaven forbid!) to keep yourself fed and protected for the rest of your life, this might be your best … [Read more...] about Best Survival Rifle? Ruger 10/22 Rimfire