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Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt Review

Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt Review

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 I attended the Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt in Cahaba WMA near Birmingham, Alabama.  This particular Adult Mentored Hunt was a 1-day squirrel hunt. In this post I’ll give an overview of the event, as well as my overall opinion on the AMH program.   Since this is a long post, I’ll go ahead and give my overall impression.  The event was very informative, and I enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it to anybody who…

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Squirrel Hunting Checklist

Squirrel Hunting Checklist

In preparation for my recent squirrel hunt (outing report coming soon), I decided to make a quick squirrel hunting checklist to make sure I didn’t forget anything.  I probably have a few extra items on the list that are not necessary, but it is what I am using for now.  I’ll be updating it as I get more experience. You can download the checklist below. If you have any suggestions on changes to make to the checklist, please leave me…

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Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel hunting is possibly the best way to learn to hunt.  It requires very little gear, usually has longer seasons (open year round in some states), and provides a good opportunity to practice moving quietly in the woods and do some off-season deer scouting, and squirrels are good eating.  It also allows you to learn to skin and gut an animal, without having to deal with a deer or larger carcass that can be a bit overwhelming for your first…

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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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