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
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
So you want to be a wildlife photographer? Why? If it’s to fund an outdoor lifestyle or make a living, think again. It it’s to get your money’s worth out of life, to thoroughly enjoy the beautiful natural world you’re a citizen of, more power to you. Go for it! Some 40 … [Read more...] about Why Be a Wildlife Photographer?
What’s not to like about a September backcountry elk hunt? Aspens, cottonwoods and mountain maples are dressed for a parade, showering gold and red confetti on the world. Mountain streams run clear and cold, laughing their way toward a winter vacation on the seashore … [Read more...] about Backcountry Elk Hunt Inspiration
A lot of outdoor writers’ misadventures never see print. This is one of them. Long, long ago in a land far, far away, I was a “guest” of a European optics manufacturing company. After a factory tour that demonstrated how their scopes and binoculars were made (very precisely,) … [Read more...] about Illegal Hunt: The Frau Gets Stuffed
In springtime young hunters' thoughts turn toward love -- of turkey hunting. Unless they lust for an elk hunt, in which case Argentina's red stags will do nicely. Red stags (red deer) are the ancient forerunners of our elk. This genus diversified across Asia, Europe … [Read more...] about Hunting the Other Elk in Argentina
by Ron Spomer Ron Spomer's blog on this site has been eclectic, somewhat entertaining and (I hope) educational -- but irregular. It's about to become regular. Regular as in "consistent" rather than "prunes." Regular in coverage of shooting, hunting, guns, ammo, optics, … [Read more...] about Spomer Reboots Blog!
Wyoming Pronghorn Hunting for India Blackbucks in Argentina by Ron Spomer If you love the open country stalking challenge of a Wyoming pronghorn hunt but can't draw a tag or wait for the season to open, go south, young hunter, go south. Spring in the U.S. is … [Read more...] about Hunting India Blackbuck in Argentina