My First Elk Hunt – Southern Girl Takes on Epic Montana Adventure

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I anxiously anticipated my first elk hunt at Jumping Jack Ranch in Ennis, Montana. I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I’m not one to sit still for long, so I prefer hunts that are more active – such as hogs, Continue reading My First Elk Hunt – Southern Girl Takes on Epic Montana Adventure

Guns, Gear, SHOT Show and the Year 2016

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I spent all of last week in Las Vegas. Normally, I’d rather be in the mountains somewhere, or chasing wild hogs across Texas wheat fields. But last week was the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoors Trade Show, aka, SHOT Show. Or Continue reading Guns, Gear, SHOT Show and the Year 2016

Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 2

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Opening day for Indiana deer season hadn’t gone like I’d envisioned it. Our hunting party had lost a deer, the weather wasn’t what I’d expected – you’ll want to read part one of this Indiana deer hunt story to see Continue reading Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 2

Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 1

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Deer hunting in the Hoosier state has been a father and son tradition for me since 2008. I shot my first deer that year, a 10pt buck. It feels like yesterday and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come as Continue reading Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 1

Tactical Advantage: Hunt with Red Dot (Reflex) Sights

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I was recently at the range helping a shooter get started with his new AR-15. He was using inexpensive backup sights, but talking about optics so I handed him a rifle with a reflex sight mounted. He immediately closed one Continue reading Tactical Advantage: Hunt with Red Dot (Reflex) Sights

EOTech’s Mini-Me Optic | MRDS Review Like No Other

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What comes to mind when the word “mini” comes up? Mini Cooper? Mini Skirt? Maybe Dr. Evil’s clone Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies? Probably not the much more pedestrian “Mini Red Dot Sight” or MRDS from EOTech. It is, Continue reading EOTech’s Mini-Me Optic | MRDS Review Like No Other

The Daniel Defense M4V1: Tactical-Hog-Hunting-Ready Right Out of The Box!

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Sometimes, the unexpected that happens on a tactical hog hunt can turn out better than you could have imagined—as I found out on a recent hog hunt sponsored by the good people at NRA Outdoors. I got to my hog Continue reading The Daniel Defense M4V1: Tactical-Hog-Hunting-Ready Right Out of The Box!

Night Vision AAR – How Thermal, IR, and Visible Light Options Stacked Up

For most of recorded history, darkness has provided concealment to the hunted.  Fugitive, escaping hero and prey – all shared the same advantages and disadvantages of the night.  More recently, military night vision (NV) and thermal technology has given the Continue reading Night Vision AAR – How Thermal, IR, and Visible Light Options Stacked Up