From Iron Sights to Smart Scopes

Prairie dog hunting has always been a good time. But this time would be different. This time I’d be living the #SHWATlife! My hunting life started as soon as I could keep up with my Dad and his friends.  Dad Continue reading From Iron Sights to Smart Scopes

Can Shooting Cause Brain Damage? The Science, the Bad News, and the Solution

Brain damage from shooting

Personal protective equipment is necessary for many activities. We wear seat belts when we drive, helmets when we ride. Power tools require safety glasses. Shooting and hunting require personal protective equipment, and most modern shooters faithfully don ballistic glasses and Continue reading Can Shooting Cause Brain Damage? The Science, the Bad News, and the Solution

The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle Reborn! – UHV Part 6

The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle

Building the Ultimate Hunting Vehicle is a real challenge. Like building a precision rifle, virtually every decision dominos, impacting something else. Our UHV build process transformed a used 2012 Jeep JKU Rubicon, but the transformation is ongoing. What I learned Continue reading The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle Reborn! – UHV Part 6

Alaskan Bush Lessons – Off Grid Hunting for Survival in ’70s | Part 1

Alaska Hunting

If Henry David Thoreau traveled through time picking up Tom Sawyer and Laura Ingles on the way attend Woodstock together, we’d have a fair representation the village where I grew up. It was the ‘70s and ‘80s as I grew up Continue reading Alaskan Bush Lessons – Off Grid Hunting for Survival in ’70s | Part 1

Ditch Your Pack, Bro! It’s 2019 and High Speed Gear, Inc. Has Way Better Options.

HSGI hunting gear

Over the years the gear in my hunting pack has grown ridiculously out of control. From my observations, this seems to be the case for most outdoorsmen.  If you don’t agree with me, just watch a SHWAT™ Pro Staffer pack Continue reading Ditch Your Pack, Bro! It’s 2019 and High Speed Gear, Inc. Has Way Better Options.

Can You Nail Prairie Dogs at 500+ Yards with a .224 Valkyrie? Adventures with LWRCI!

LWRCI 224 Valkyrie for hunting

Prairie Dogs and Coyotes can be real problems for landowners across the country. To allow for growth of your typical game, deer, turkey and quail, etc., the predator population has to be checked. Prairie dogs carry disease and their holes Continue reading Can You Nail Prairie Dogs at 500+ Yards with a .224 Valkyrie? Adventures with LWRCI!

Five Seconds, Two Doe Down. Bowers VERS 458 Suppressor Field Tested

Hunt with a suppressor

Behind every successful harvest there is a story. The story I’m referring to is not the drive to deer camp, the plane ride or listening to Johnny Cash by the fire the night before opening day. I’m referring to the Continue reading Five Seconds, Two Doe Down. Bowers VERS 458 Suppressor Field Tested

Remington V3 Turkey Pro 12 ga. Shotgun Field Test and Video

Remington V3 Turkey Pro Review and Test

With Turkey season virtually on top of us, we thought it might be a good time to get our hands on Remington’s V3 Turkey Pro, new for 2019. Given its drop here while many turkey hunters are already mid way Continue reading Remington V3 Turkey Pro 12 ga. Shotgun Field Test and Video

Dead Cattle and Other Fails, Mistakes, & Brain Farts – Our Pro Staff Picks!

Hunting Fails

I asked a few of our Pro Staffers to lend me a hand to address some hunting fails, mistakes and brain farts. We’ve hunted different animals in different places with different tactics so the stories and advice varies. I’ll go Continue reading Dead Cattle and Other Fails, Mistakes, & Brain Farts – Our Pro Staff Picks!

Are You A Facilitator for Life’s Greatest Adventures? Taking My 12 Year Old Elk Hunting on Public Lands in Colorado

First Elk Hunt

Have you ever thought about what your life would look like if you took guns out of it? Not the whole philosophical argument about guns never being invented, the effects on the history of warfare in a global sense, or Continue reading Are You A Facilitator for Life’s Greatest Adventures? Taking My 12 Year Old Elk Hunting on Public Lands in Colorado