During a full moon deer are active all night, inactive all day, right? I've been hearing this in deer camps for half a century: “Full moon, boys. Deer won’t be moving this morning. They fed all night.” You've probably heard or read statements like that. Heck, … [Read more...] about Surprising Full Moon Deer Activity
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.
The Rifles, Inc. Strata stainless bolt-action rifle chambered for the 280 Ackley cartridge may not be the world’s perfect ultra-lightweight rifle, but it’s close enough. The perfect rifle would weigh, oh, say six ounces. It would steady in your hands like a gyroscope and launch … [Read more...] about Sub-MOA Rifles, Inc. Strata Just 5-Pounds
An Eberlestock X2 backpack will NOT be your most essential piece of hunting gear — but it could become essential for carrying that essential gear! And that is essentially the message of this Eberlestock X2 day pack review. There was a time when a deer, bear or elk hunter went … [Read more...] about Eberlestock X2 Hunting Pack Hauls
Can you shoot bullets too fast to expand when they strike game? Some folks seem to think so. Bullets Too Fast for Bears I was in bear camp where our Canadian guide, a capital fellow, was doing his best to make sure his clients were properly prepared for their hunts. He … [Read more...] about Bullets Too Fast to Expand?
Fear of flying doubles when your flying partner is your favorite hunting rifle. But relax. Flying firearms to Africa is easier than you might imagine. Flying Firearms Warning! WARNING: This is no "fluff and stuff" blog. It's an in-depth, informative report designed to help … [Read more...] about Best Tips: Flying Firearms to Africa
The best African safari boots need to protect your feet from sharp stones and nail-tough thorns without blistering or scorching them. But that's not all... Most southern African safaris are conducted in dry, gravelly soils, often sand deserts. But some are run … [Read more...] about Best African Safari Boots Explained
One of the easiest tasks in preparing for an African safari is selecting clothing. This is Africa, not Alaska. The best Africa safari clothing does not require massive insulation and rain proofing -- although a little doesn't hurt. And a bunch of it often saves the day. Of … [Read more...] about Best Africa Safari Clothing
The safest hunting cartridges for congested areas aren't necessarily the old, heavy, slow ones. Fast and light might be right. A reader recently wrote and asked: Hello Mr. Spooner, Would like your expert advice if your have time. On my family farm two sides of farm now border … [Read more...] about Safest Hunting Cartridges for Crowded Areas