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Hunting 101. Rifle Ballistics: What You Need to Know

The world of ballistics can be an exciting adventure, but a beginning hunter is advised to play it safe. Start with a rifle chambered for a “regular”, non-Magnum caliber, but with a decent starting velocity, and sight it in for the maximum point-blank range. For hunting, pick the ammo with the best bullet you can afford. Learn how to hit targets at long range (here’s a blog on the subject), but try to keep your shots within the point-blank range.

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a beautiful bull elk

Elk Hunting in Canada: What You Need to Know. 

When the talk is about elk hunting, most people automatically think about one of the American Western states – Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming or New Mexico. But the opportunities to pursue the mountain monarchs also exist in Canada. British Columbia and Alberta offer not only healthy herds and decent trophy quality, but also lots of backcountry wilderness and OTC tag options. In fact, for a hunter looking for an opportunity outside their home state, the Maple Leaf Country may appear even more attractive than the US. Here’s what you need to know to start planning your first elk hunt in Canada.

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A hunter shooting guineafowl

Wingshooting in South Africa: An Unexposed Jewel. Part 2: Driven Bird Hunts

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Wingshooting in South Africa: An Unexposed Jewel

Driven bird hunts are usually associated with Europe and Great Britain, but South Africa has a long tradition of this sport as well. To this day, being invited to a farmer’s traditional guineafowl shoot is quite an honor. During these hunts camaraderie and long lasting friendships are made. The shoot is more about the experience than the kill and lots of banter and laughter was the order of the day.  

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pigeons in flight

Wingshooting in South Africa: An Unexposed Jewel. Part 1: Pigeon and Dove Shooting

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Wingshooting in South Africa: An Unexposed Jewel

South Africa is the modern-day sportsman bird-shooting destination of choice. The country is truly blessed with exceptional wild game bird populations. You just cannot beat the challenge of a bird hunter looking for the opportunity to shoot wild sporting birds in their natural habitat.

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