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

Remington TAC-14 Not-A-Shotgun for Dove Hunting? Yeah, We Try That!

Texas Dove Hunting

Never considered the Remington Tac-14 for dove hunting? Or maybe breaking clays? Most people haven’t – and wouldn’t – but here at SHWAT™ we like to try things that others would dismiss. Assign whatever motive you want at this point, Continue reading Remington TAC-14 Not-A-Shotgun for Dove Hunting? Yeah, We Try That!

Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

308 vs 6.5 Grendel

I grew up around hunters. Not tree-stand-sitting recreational hunters dressed up like the front cover of a Cabella’s catalog, but wilderness hunters in blue jeans and flannel shirts, whose families went without if their hunts were unsuccessful. They were more Continue reading Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

Her First Hunt Was Basically Two Years In The Making. What About Yours?

First Hunt

“Please can I bring my bow? What if a deer comes close enough? If it’s under 15 yards, can I take the shot?” It’s September 2014 and opening day of Maryland’s deer season. I have been practicing with my bow Continue reading Her First Hunt Was Basically Two Years In The Making. What About Yours?