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Author Archives: Jim Chapman

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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(Too Early) Spring Prairie Dog Shoot!

I’m always telling you about my successful hunts and I have guys tell me they think that every time I go out there’s game everywhere. This week I’ll share the type of outing that happens a bit more than I write about! I called my buddy Brett on short notice and told him I really … Continue reading »

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Pest Contol: Pigeon in a feedlot!

I’ve had the Daystate Renegade for several months, and have had an opportunity to use it extensively,  a lot of small game has dropped to this compact little bullpup, including rabbits, pigeons, prairie dogs and raccoons. At 30″ LOA it is one of the shorter bullpups, but weighing in at 8.8 lb it is a … Continue reading »

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Rabbit Hunt Texas Style

Just got back home from a 6 day hunting roadtrip in Texas, which was comprised of a few different hunt for small game, pest/varmints, and predators. On the good side there were a lot of small game and varminting opportunities, on the not so great side the predator hunting was touch. And it was one … Continue reading »

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Hams on the cloven hoof

I guess you may have heard about the recent trouble with YouTube, many popular channels (like AoA) were shut down, and many of us received community strikes (get three and you’re gone!) on the way to being shut down, It appears tho have been related to a change in some of the algorithms they use … Continue reading »

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Airgun Hunting by Night

One of my favorite predator hunting venues is Texas, where the variety and the sheer numbers of predators is incredible:  coyote, bobcat, fox, and raccoons, and the possibility of a mountain lion always present. I’ve been traveling to the Lone Star State to hunt for about 15 years, and for the first five I only … Continue reading »

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