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Author Archives: Jim Chapman

Turkey Hunt in Texas

In recent years, many states have crafted airgun friendly regulations for small game hunting with an airgun. There has also been a trend, but moving slower, to add regs on the book to allow big game, and there are currently several states where an airgun hunter can take a deer. However, turkey are another matter. … Continue reading »

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Road Trip for Prairie Dogs: Out with the Renegade!

Deep in the throws of winter, and having gone through multiple days of -25 degree weather, I started daydreaming about warm weather hunting and a prairie dog shoot we’re in the process of planning. This will be the third year my friend Brett Waibel over at Bad River Birds and Bucks in South Dakota has … Continue reading »

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Wildcat Hunts Jackrabbits

West Texas is a very arid region of the country, primarily scrub brush and cactus. It’s been said that everything in the Texas brushland wants to sting, stab, or bite you, and there’s some truth to that folksy adage. There is cactus everywhere; from jumping Cholla cactus, to creeping vines of beehive cactus, to clumps … Continue reading »

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Pest Control with the Bantam

For this pest control session there were several requirements for the rifle I’d use: it had to be light and compact in anticipation of shooting in confined spaces, it had to have a high shot count as there would be many shot opportunities in such a target rich environment, and for the same reason I … Continue reading »

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I’m Back!

Hello Everyone! As you’ve probably noticed I’ve been absent for a couple months now, and just wanted to say I’m back and the blog will be back to regular postings again. The last three months has seen me out of the country quite a bit, but also on a lot of hunting trips when I … Continue reading »

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Down in Puerto Rico Another Iguana Hunt

Hello Everyone, sorry it’s been a while since I posted! I’ve been on the road nonstop, and much of it out of the country the last couple months, but managed to get a bit of shooting and hunting in as well. I spent last week down in Puerto Rico working on the serious iguana problem, … Continue reading »

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The Trend Towards Larger Caliber Airguns

About a year ago I wrote an article for Airgunner in which I asked, Is the .30 the new .25? I was looking at the reasons hunters used the .25 caliber, and discussing whether the .30 was a better choice than the .25 when measured against the same criteria. The intention of this article is … Continue reading »

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Tips for Spotting Small Game

I recently posted some videos of rabbit hunts I’d done out in Texas, and received a lot of questions that I thought I’d answer here on the blog. Small game hunting is a lot of fun, and is a good place for new hunters to get started, a way for experienced hunters to get in … Continue reading »

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Hunting With Springers, a Spring Tradition

You wouldn’t know we’re in to spring based on the weather….. I flew back from an overseas trip this weekend and we had to pass right over Minneapolis because of a major storm, a blizzard actually that dropped about 8″ of snow. I ended up being dropped in Cincinnati,but finally 26 hours after leaving Copenhagen … Continue reading »

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Texas, Quail, Rabbits, and Future Hunts!!

This has been a busy week, sorry I’m late posting! I am in Copenhagen again this week for my day job, and before leaving on tis trip was busy getting my guns and gear ready for a trip to Texas just a few days after getting back in country. I’ll be meeting up with Chacho to hunt … Continue reading »

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