“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?
Regular readers may have noticed that I often harp on the theme of sustainable hunting. That’s because sustainable use of wildlife is the only way to save it from extinction -- because it's Nature's way. Allow me to repeat that for emphasis. The sustainable hunting of wildlife … [Read more...] about Sustainable Hunting — Only Hope for Wildlife
Don’t tell your friends what I’m about to tell you because they’ll just be jealous, but… you probably own the world’s deadliest deer rifle. What I mean by this is that your current deer rifle, if it is legal in the jurisdictions where you hunt, is potentially perfect for … [Read more...] about World’s Deadliest Deer Rifle
Thou shalt not hunt? Hunters and non-hunters often ponder why humans hunt. Historically we all hunted, but no one pondered. We just climbed out of the trees, clubbed a rabbit and ate it. After a few thousands of years of this activity, humans enjoyed a cognizant awakening. We … [Read more...] about Thou Shalt Not Hunt
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
Hunting mountain goats for trophy horns rather misses the point. The hunt, not the horns, is the trophy. Mountain goat country is land seldom seen and rarely touched, the earth’s bedrock stood on end and crumbling under the relentless pressure of gravity and ice far from the … [Read more...] about Mountain Goat Hunt: Photo Essay
Sharp focus is the foundation of a great photo. You can crop to fix poor composition, tweak contrast and exposure, but if the subject is out of focus, yuck. Here are six techniques for getting sharper photos. 1. Use a Fast Shutter Setting for Sharper Photos A fast … [Read more...] about 6 Tricks Make Sharper Photos
Culling bucks doesn't work. Shooting "cull bucks" to improve the antler configuration in a wild herd of whitetails, elk or mule deer is a popular exercise -- but a waste of time. A better way to produce bucks and bulls with big antlers is to NOT shoot young bucks, … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why Culling Bucks Doesn’t Work