After my recent flurry of pheasant hunting photos, readers have been asking how to hunt South Dakota pheasants on a budget. So I’ll tell you. First, you must realize that I’ve only been hunting pheasants in South Dakota for 50 years, so I don’t know everything. What … [Read more...] about How To Hunt South Dakota Pheasants, Cheap
Hunting camp pranks are legendary, but some are inadvertent. Such was the deer guidprank -- the "heart attack" prank -- I accidentally pulled on a pair of Texas deer hunting guides several years ago. The hunt was one of those manufacturer-sponsored trips designed to get products … [Read more...] about Deer Guide Prank
The young deer hunter shot often, but he didn’t shoot quickly. That made it a productive day for his ammo manufacturer and a great day for the mule deer he was trying to hit. The hunter sent eight — count ‘em, 8! — 300 Weatherby Magnum loads downrange, hitting nothing but dirt. … [Read more...] about Eight Tips: Shoot Quickly to Score
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
My wife’s new Swift bullets Kimber Adirondack combo is swift and deadly for all the reasons hunters care about — field proficiency. Chambered for the short-action 7mm-08 Remington and spitting 150-grain Swift Sciroccos, this rig is light, short, fast and deadly. Darn near … [Read more...] about Swift Bullets Kimber Adirondack — Ideal Hunting Rig
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
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?
You might be thinking you need to buy a short-action rifle so you can shoot one of the vastly superior short-action cartridges, especially the 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Think again. There’s nothing wrong with short-action rifles and cartridges, but … [Read more...] about Short-Action Rifle Versus Long-Action