Trail to Table with Pulsar’s Newest Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope

Hog Hunting with Pulsar XP50 thermal scope

The Trail, Pulsar’s new flagship thermal riflescope, was released this year at SHOT Show in Las Vegas and is starting to show up on shelves across the country. Weeks before its release, I was lucky enough to be a member Continue reading Trail to Table with Pulsar’s Newest Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope

She’s 19 and Newly Minted High Tech Hunter

Hog hunt with Bushmaster Minimalist 300 BLK

It’s 1:30 in the morning under a moonless West Texas sky right in the middle of nowhere. She’s 19 years old, on her first hunt where the animals actually show up. She’s been around guns her whole life. Her dad Continue reading She’s 19 and Newly Minted High Tech Hunter

The IR Patrol by IR Defense – Best Tactical Hunting Innovation of 2015

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Just one year ago we announced the roll out of the IR Patrol by IR Defense. It looked promising, and a year later I have to say this is not only my current favorite night hunting tool, but it gets Continue reading The IR Patrol by IR Defense – Best Tactical Hunting Innovation of 2015

Happy Hog-i-days Part Two

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Read Part One After checking several fields with no luck whatsoever, we return to where we sighted in earlier in the day. Nothing, but in the adjacent field we find a large group of hogs huddled together. 50-60 hogs, maybe Continue reading Happy Hog-i-days Part Two

Happy Hog-i-days Part One

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I realize the greeting is somewhat late but my view is that anytime you go hog hunting it is still appropriate! In reality this story covers an event that happened the day after Thanksgiving anyway. Who wants to camp out Continue reading Happy Hog-i-days Part One

New Product! IR Patrol Thermal Monocular from IR Defense Launched!

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If you’ve hunted at night you know seeing and identifying your target is the toughest part of the game. For years, many have held that the best method for finding your prey was to use thermal detection. The limitations of Continue reading New Product! IR Patrol Thermal Monocular from IR Defense Launched!

Leverage: ATN THoR Thermal Rifle Scope (with hunt video)

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Leverage. Whether buying a car, moving a piano or tactical hog hunting, leverage gives us an edge. I think 2014 is the year of the thermal optic leverage, and while we’ll be looking at multiple thermal scopes this year, the Continue reading Leverage: ATN THoR Thermal Rifle Scope (with hunt video)

Own the Night-On a Budget! Hunt Hogs Rental Thermal and Night Vision Gear

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Read too many night vision and thermal stories on SHWAT.com, or feel frustrated by the stratospheric pricing of the cool guy gear after watching too many night hog hunts on YouTube? I have some great news for you! You can Continue reading Own the Night-On a Budget! Hunt Hogs Rental Thermal and Night Vision Gear

Is a Drone Your Next Hunting Buddy?

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When it comes to hunting with drones, the only thing certain is that passions run hotter than in most other drone or UAV discussions. And some of those are pretty warm already. A variety of additional unique issues are on Continue reading Is a Drone Your Next Hunting Buddy?

Beyond the Dead Turkey Thanksgiving Tradition – New Gear, Old Friends, Dead Hogs

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Tactical hog hunting is about a lot more than hunting, a lot more than eradication of an invasive destructive species. It’s about more than thermal and night vision gear, black rifles and Kryptek camo. Sometimes tactical hog hunting is high Continue reading Beyond the Dead Turkey Thanksgiving Tradition – New Gear, Old Friends, Dead Hogs