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Author Archives: Jim Chapman

Grand Slam of North American Squirrel

I love just being out hunting, but think that at the same time there is something cool about a quest …. giving yourself a challenge or a goal, which to my way of thinking enriches the experience. I’ve had several in my life, and with respects to hunting, fishing, and backpacking have had many, accomplished … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, Camping with Airgun, Destinations, Predator hunting, Squirrels, turkey | 4 Comments

Random Notes from my Airgunning Archives

Office time: I was sitting in my office/trophy/gun room catching up on my writing, I have article deadlines in Airgunner, Airgun Hobbyist, Predator Xtreme, and Fur Fish Game, and my time was coming down to the wire. For a couple of these projects I needed specific photographs, and got a jolt as I realized what … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, biltong, Brocock, Daystate, Hunting Guns, raccoon | 3 Comments

HW 97 out for Jackrabbits

I mentioned that I was recently down in Texas hunting big game and predators with a buddy named Chacho Gonzales, and while I struck out on my oryx, I did manage to take some predators and small game. One of the small game hunts I really enjoyed was when Chacho loaned me his HW 97 … Continue reading »

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Jim and the Oryx

I’d been invited to West Texas to hunt oryx with an online friend named Chacho Gonzales. I get a lot of invites and can’t do them all, but this one intrigued me because there are only three exotics in Texas I have a burning desire to take with an air rifle; the blackbuck, the aoudad, … Continue reading »

Categories: airgun ammo, Airgun Expedition, AOA Bushbuck .451, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, cold weather hunting, Destinations, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments

Leaving for my first hunt on 2017!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years holiday! I did, and really enjoyed the family time. My day job kicks into overdrive in the next couple months and I’ll be out of the country on business a fair bit, however before it gets crazy I’m off to Texas for about a … Continue reading »

Categories: airgun ammo, Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, AOA Bushbuck .451, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Destinations, Hunting Guns, Long Range shooting, SHOT Show, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Uncategorized, Winter hunts | Tags: | 1 Comment

Planning a Hunting Road Trip

One of the questions I get a lot, is how do you find places to hunt. While it’s true that in recent years I’ve been invited on a lot of hunts, it is equally true that I am always on the lookout for new opportunities. And I try to find opportunities that anyone can replicate … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, binoculars, Destinations, Hunting Guns, Predator hunting, Small Game Hunting, Uncategorized, where to hunt | 1 Comment

A Pair of Brocock Rifles on Squirrel Patrol

Trip to Virginia I’ve made some good friends and airgun hunting buddies down in Virginia over the last 8 years, and try to get down every year to hunt with them. This year I was also meeting up with Rossi Moreale and our cameramen to film segments for the American Airgunner, but had arrived a … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, compact guns, Daystate, offhand shooting, Rabbits, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Squirrels, Uncategorized | Tags: | 1 Comment

Not allowed to check my air rifles!

Hi All! I’ve been out hunting for about a week, so my posting is a bit late…. Sorry. Was visiting and hunting with friends in Virginia, we went after deer and bear. Had only moderate success, shot a couple doe for the freezer but only saw small no-shooter bucks before the season ended. Was rained … Continue reading »

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Daylight Raccoon – FX Wildcat Scores

I had gotten up before daybreak and driven to a local farm where I have permission to hunt for predators and small game. My intention was to spend two hours, then go home shower before heading to my office for a busy day. I arrived at a friends farm after a 20 minute drive, parked … Continue reading »

Categories: airgun ammo, Airguns of Arizona, bullpup, cold weather hunting, compact guns, FX, mouth calls, Pellets, Predator hunting, raccoon, shot placement, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, Uncategorized, Wildcat | 1 Comment

Another Favorite: The Daystate Huntsman!

I am getting a lot of squirrel hunting in this year, having lined up four different farms that are a 15-45 minute drive from my house. These spots don’t get much small game pressure, and the populations of gray and fox squirrels are good. At two of these properties I’ve only seen gray squirrels, at … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, binoculars, Brocock, Daystate, fall hunts, Hunting Accessories, Hunting Guns, offhand shooting, Squirrels | 2 Comments
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