Learn to Hunt: Finding Wildlife

Learn to Hunt: Finding Wildlife

Scouting for Wildlife From the beginning of my adventure to learn to hunt, I understood the basics of hunting.  Go into the woods and find some wildlife, shoot it, field dress it, process it, eat it.  It sounded so simple. But then I tried to do some out-of-season scouting for whitetail deer and realized that finding a deer in the woods is not as simple as just randomly walking through the woods and looking around.  I saw nothing.  No deer,…

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How to Introduce Kids to Safe Firearm Usage

How to Introduce Kids to Safe Firearm Usage

So you’ve decided that you would like to start teaching your kids about safe firearm handling, but you’re not sure about the proper way to do it.  As somebody who just recently started teaching his daughter (4 years old) to shoot, I’ve done a lot of research on the subject. In this post I will summarize everything I have learned, both from my research and my personal experiences. How Young is Too Young? Before we start discussing how to introduce…

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Learn to Hunt: Choose Your Hunting Weapon Wisely

Learn to Hunt: Choose Your Hunting Weapon Wisely

In this post, I will go into a bit of detail about the types of weapons commonly used for hunting. Your choice of hunting weapon will largely depend on the type of game you are hunting, and your personal preference. The 3 main weapons (that I am familiar with) are rifles, shotguns, and archery equipment. Rifle – The Long Range Hunting Weapon A rifle is a type of firearm designed to be held with both hands.  To increase stability, the…

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