Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, announces a new and unpredictable episode of Bowhunter TV. Curt Wells, host, embarks on a captivating spring bear hunt in the wilds of Montana. The landscape provid…Go to Will Patience Prevail during Spring Bear Hunt in Montana on Sportsman Channel’s Bowhunter TV?
Thirteen-year-old Ashol Pan is one of the few girls being trained in the ancient art of eagle hunting, and she is part of a newly-evolving tradition. According to the Daily Mail, Pan was one of several Kazakh eagle hunters that photographer Asher Svide…Go to A Girl and Her Eagle: Photos of an Ancient Hunting Tradition
Mountain lion hunters across Montana criticized increased harvest quotas presented at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks meeting Thursday in Helena. The agency relied on its own recent population study to propose raised quotas for the next two seasons, but h…Go to Montana Mountain Lion Hunters Oppose Increasing Harvest Quotas
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A black bear mauled a Florida woman outside her home near Orlando Saturday evening. During the subsequent investigation in Seminole County, Fla., officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have shot one …
This Week on The Revolution; Jim and Trav are in pursuit of the wild turkey this week! Join the boys and guests Ray Eye, Tom Carpenter, Andrew McKean, Michael Hunsucker and others for spring tips. Find out what seven of the best days are for turkey hu…Go to This Week on The Revolution – Spring Turkey Hunting Tips
NRA’s Shooting Illustrated Awards BLACKHAWK! Diversion Bags with Golden Bullseye Award for Accessory of the Year
The BLACKHAWK! Diversion Line of Bags has received Shooting Illustrated’s NRA Golden Bullseye Award for 2014 Accessory of the Year.
Now in their 12th year, the NRA Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sp…Go to NRA’s Shooting Illustrated Awards BLACKHAWK! Diversion Bags with Golden Bullseye Award for Accessory of the Year
If you’re a serious bowhunter who pushes the envelope to the xtreme on every hunt, you’re constantly on the lookout for the penultimate piece of gear. This sentiment is amplified when you’re one of the hottest hunting shows on the Outdoor Channel. In…Go to Archer Xtreme Introduces the Headhunter Micro Xtreme
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers announced today that they will be offering several options for those who would like to become life members of the organization. Those who sign up between now and the end of 2014 can choose a particular life membershi…Go to Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rolls Out New Life Membership Options
To a hunter who relies on trail cameras before and during hunting season, battery life is critical. Day 6 Outdoors understands this. That’s why it created the PlotWatcher Pro time-lapse video camera with the longest battery life available – so you don’…Go to Enjoy Longer Battery Life with the Day 6 PlotWatcher Pro
The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce Lancaster Archery Supply as their latest Corporate Partner.
“Lancaster Archery Supply is excited about the future of the Pope & Young Club,” says Rob Kaufhold, President of Lancaster Archery…Go to Lancaster Archery Supply Partners with the Pope & Young Club
With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 10 watt LED drop light equipped with 30…Go to Larson Electronics Releases a 10 Watt LED Hand Lamp with 30’ of Cord on a Retractable Reel
Generally speaking, today’s rifles are much more accurate than yesterday’s, which leads people to think that the old guns can’t shoot. Many can’t, for sure. But some can.
I have a Savage 99 in .300 Savage that shoots just over …
Get to know the man who has a passion for pig hunting when Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio interviews Brian “Pig Man” Quaca. The show, which will air Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO’s SiriusXM channel 80, a…Go to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio Features Brian “Pig Man” Quaca
CONTOUR, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Point of View (POV) cameras, has announced Verde Brand Communications as its agency of record, effective immediately. The partnership allows CONTOUR to focus on product innovation and distribution of its signat…Go to CONTOUR Selects Verde Brand Communications as Partner
Slumberjack Becomes SJK Tactical Hunting Gear, Sets Sights on the Hunting Market with New Product Offering for 2014
Partnering with camouflage supplier Kryptek, SJK Tactical Hunting Gear introduces a complete line of hunt-specific packs and tree stand cloaks
After 57 years designing and developing outdoor gear for outdoor enthusiasts, Slumberjack is evolving, chan…Go to Slumberjack Becomes SJK Tactical Hunting Gear, Sets Sights on the Hunting Market with New Product Offering for 2014
A multi-year project to restore wild elk to their native hills of Virginia is complete thanks to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, its volunteers, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and several other partners.
“This is a prime example of wha…Go to Mission Accomplished! Virginia Elk Restoration Project Complete
Hosts Marc Casavan, Brad Dana and Brian Mehmen take you on an incredible Wyoming “speed goat” adventure. Wyoming has some of the finest antelope hunting in the country. In episode four of RollnBones TV, the hunt is captured on film while working with o…Go to RollnBones TV Travels to Wyoming this Week on Pursuit Channel
The town of Indian Hill, Ohio reported just eight deer-automobile accidents last year, a reduction of over 80 percent from the town’s 1997 historic high. Residents and Police Chief Chuck Schlie said that the town’s bowhunting program, which was impleme…Go to Ohio Town Thanks Bowhunters for Reduced Deer-car Accidents
My article on the Dred Scott case is out at Northern Kentucky Law Review. It was a set-up, I tell you! And the greatest legal example of the law of unintended consequences. CJ Taney meant to insulate slavery in every…Go to Article on the Dred Scott case
In the Clinton Presidential Library I found this memo, listing the administration’s claimed successes in the gun control area. On page two, under "Enforcing Zero Tolerance for Guns and Other Weapons in Schools," is a notation that Clinton signed the…Go to Origin of "zero tolerance" in schools
In February we wrote about Minnesota’s emergency feeding plan to help the state’s northern whitetails survive harsh winter conditions. Wildlife officials began the first emergency feeding in 18 years amid both support and controversy on Ma…Go to Officials to Stop Minnesota Emergency Whitetail Feeding Plan
Trulock introduces its new Longbeard XR series of choke tubes designed specifically for Winchester’s popular Longbeard XR turkey load.
Providing you the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load Winchester has ever offered,…Go to Trulock Introduces the Winchester Longbeard XR Choke Tube
During my recent visit to the Federal factory we got to film quite a bit of what we were doing (more about that in a future column in the magazine) with high-speed cameras. We took video of me shooting two loads designed for completely different purposes. It’s fascinating how shotshell engineers can make pellets do what they want them to by switching components. The video may appear slightly squished to you viewers at home.
The first shell I’m firing is a buckshot load intended for home defense. Most HD encounters take place at very close range, and while a shotgun is devastating at close quarters, its pattern is overly tight. Federal engineers wanted a pattern that would open up quickly to make it easier to hit with at close range under stress. They eliminated the plastic shot cup found in most shells and instead just used a basewad over the powder. They also used softer lead 4 buckshot with a lower antimony content — antimony being the element alloyed with lead pellets to make them harder. With no shot cup to protect them, the pellets deform against the bore and the pattern opens up very quickly. I shot this target at five yards and the pattern spread out to an eight-inch circle at that distance, which is remarkable. Most buckshot loads spread about three inches at that range.
The second shot is a Heavyweight turkey load which, like all turkey loads, is made to shoot the tightest pattern possible. It uses the densest commercially made tungsten-iron pellets, which are very hard and resist deformation. They are loaded into the Flitecontrol wad, which holds the shot together for several feet out of the muzzle and then releases it cleanly as little vanes on the back of the wad act as brakes. The result is some very tight patterns.
I shot this target at 40 yards. By my count it put 27 pellets into the pink vital area indicating the brain and neck vertebrae of the bird, which is quite a bit more than enough to kill a turkey.
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And so it’s the 870 in a walk. I might fall down dead of shock.
From the very beginning our online editor, who is still young enough that the spark of romanticism has not yet been fully stamped out, dreamed that the Ithaca might win this whole thing….
Cuddeback’s The Radical Hunter television show hosted by Dick Scorzafava and co-hosted by Rex Summerfield, which airs on Pursuit Channel, has just won five prestigious awards from the New England Outdoor Writers Association. These awards were for Exc…Go to ‘Cuddeback’s The Radical Hunter’ Wins Prestigious Awards
Of course, it’s one of their employees, and the arrest took place in India. Still, it’s amusing to see Chuck Schumer asking for a gun law violation to be excused because it was so technical….Go to Arrest at airport for gun law violation; NYC officials ask for reasonableness
Lifelong hunter and National Guard member Theresa Vail may not be what most people expect from a beauty queen. The 23-year-old broke stereotypes last year when she won the Miss Kansas title, and although she lost her bid for the Miss America crown, Vai…Go to Miss Kansas to Host ‘Limitless’ Hunting Show
Field & Stream debuted its May “What’s Next” issue today, featuring hunting celebrity and TV host Eva Shockey on the cover. Shockey, who stands with her trademark bow, is only the second woman ever to appear solo in a photograph on the cover …Go to Field & Stream Features Woman on Cover for the First Time in 30 Years
The Kruger Sightings YouTube channel has uploaded another great video of lions squaring off against cape buffalo. This from the video description: “Amazing video of a pride of lions hunting a buffalo, but then a fellow buffalo comes and saves the day &…Go to Video: Battle Between Lions and Cape Buffalo