It is very important to establish a hunter’s maximum ethical hunting range (the distance at which they can confidently hit the target) and take this experience to the field. Recognising your shooting ability and remaining within your bounds are the key ingredient to confident shooting whether it be short or long-rangeContinue reading
Category: Hunting Tips and Techniques
Hunting 101. Your First Rifle.
A bolt-action rifle chambered for .30-06 or a .308 Winchester and topped with a 2-7x or 3-9x variable power scope will have you covered for most big-game hunting scenarios, and will last you at least until you’ve figured out what your preferred type and style of hunting is and what rifle and caliber are better suited for it.Continue reading
Caucasian Tur and Its Hunting
Can’t decide whether you want to hunt mountain sheep or mountain goat? Hunt the Tur, it’s both! Jokes aside, while biological classification refers the Caucasian Tur to genus Capra, for the Ovis Club a Tur trophy counts towards both Ovis and Capra slams.Continue reading
Deer Hunting in Arizona
Wide open spaces, often accompanied by scorching heat, but sometimes unexpectedly cold. Grey ghosts lurking in the bush, enormous cat pawprints you may see on the dust of the roads. Spot-and-stalk hunts, or waiting in a bling over a water hole or salt lick. Doesn’t this remind you, at least a little bit, of Africa? But whether you think about deer hunting in Arizona as an exotic or All-American hunt, it’s one of the hunts that should be on every deer hunter’s bucket list.Continue reading
Warthog and Warthog Hunting
The warthog is one of the five most popular hunting trophies in Africa. Read about warthog distribution, hunting tips, conservation status, trophy records, &cContinue reading
With Hounds after Black Bear: A Conversation with an Outfitter
Pursuit of black bears with packs of hounds is a classic American hunt. These days, you don’t get many opportunitiesContinue reading
What on Earth is “Veld”?
Veld, also spelt veldt, is a word from Afrikaans, the language of the Dutch colonists in South Africa. This word is used to describe a wide open grassland landscape.Continue reading
Hunting in Maine
Maine was one of the first destinations for hunting and fishing tourism in the USA, and remains a great choice for residents of large East Coast urban areas even today.Continue reading
Hunting 101: What do I need to start?
Let’s make a couple of assumptions here. Statistically, you’re probably a middle-class professional from an urbanized place, such as New York, just bordering in age from “young” to “new young”. This is the group of people that usually struggle when they want to take up hunting,Continue reading
Blesbok and Blesbok Hunting
Blesbok, or Blesbuck, is one of the most popular antelopes with hunters in South Africa. However, harvesting this dweller of open spaces is not easy.Continue reading
Handguns in the Backcountry: What, when, and why professional guides carry, and should you?
100% of hunting guides who responded to our survey find a handgun useful for their guiding duties. More than half carry a pistol wherever and whenever they legally can. About a third said they carry a handgun in the course of their guiding duties only when they are not carrying a long arm, e.g. during archery hunts or fishing, and a tiny minority packs a handgun “usually, but not always”.Continue reading
Impala Hunting in Southern and Eastern Africa
Impala is often referred to as the McDonald’s of the African Bushveld, because it is the most commonly killed prey animal for every predator from large eagles and pythons to humans, and also due to a conspicuous black ‘M” shaped mark on their backside.Continue reading