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Big Bore Airguns

Airgun Hunting the USA

We have a fairly large community of hunters in the United States, and are favored with a lot of game and plentiful land to hunt on. In addition, there are few restrictions on gun ownership and the price of firearms is fairly low. As a result, airguns have remained relatively unknown here as they have not … Continue reading »

Categories: .22 ammo shortage, airgun ammo, Airguns of Arizona, AOA Bushbuck .451, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, bird hunting, crow hunting, Deer hunting, Destinations, Ground squirrels, Hog hunting, Jackrabbits, pest birds, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Predator hunting, Rabbits, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, where to hunt | 2 Comments

Took the Bushbuck .451 on a Hog Hunt!!

If you read my posts or saw the videos from the SHOT Show, you know two of the areas generating a lot of interest were the new big bores and the new bullpups. I like bullpups and think they serve a purpose, though truth be told I am more of a traditionalist when it comes … Continue reading »

Categories: AOA Bushbuck .451, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Hog hunting | 22 Comments

Back From the SHOT Show: News from AoA

I just got back home from Las Vegas on Friday morning …. it was a killer trip and not for the reasons one might associate with this town! I was at the SHOT Show, and as in years past it was a hectic schedule for me. But unlike last year, though I missed media day … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Big Bore Airguns, Brocock, Daystate, SHOT Show, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Journey into Airgun Hunting

I get a lot of questions about how I got into airgunning and what changes I’ve seen over the last several years. In this two part post I’m going to look at one airgunners journey into an emerging hunting sport, grounded in Europe but gaining maturity in the United States. In this two part article I am going to … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, bird hunting, crow hunting, Deer hunting, Destinations, Ground squirrels, Jackrabbits, Long Range shooting, pest birds, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Predator hunting, Rabbits, Regulations, Safari, Small Game Hunting, Spring Piston Airguns, Squirrels, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Growth of Airgun Hunting

I was working on an article over the weekend, and was thinking back over my perspective of the growth of airgun hunting in North America. In the 15 years I’ve been back in the States (after almost 20 years abroad), I have seen change. When I came home I thought I was about the only … Continue reading »

Categories: Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, bird hunting, crow hunting, Deer hunting, Ground squirrels, Hunting Accessories, Jackrabbits, Long Range shooting, offhand shooting, pest birds, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Predator hunting, Rabbits, Regulations, Small Game Hunting, Spring Piston Airguns | 6 Comments

The Traveling Airgun Hunter: Know the Laws and the People!

I know that I am very lucky; between writing for several hunting publications, a TV show, and Online (websites, blogs, and Youtube) projects, I get to hunt in a lot of different places. That in and of itself is very cool, but I also have the opportunity to meet with a lot of great people. But … Continue reading »

Categories: Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Deer hunting, Destinations, Regulations, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, Uncategorized | 50 Comments

What Happens to my Big Game After the Hunt……. Biltong!!

Ok, this isn’t strictly airgunning, but I often get questions about what I do with the animals I hunt. In this post I’ll talk about what I do with the deer I shoot. One deer a year supplies my family with all the venison we’ll need; backstraps, a few steaks, and a lot of ground … Continue reading »

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Hog Hunting With an Air Rifle

Big bore airguns were used as early as the 1700s to take wild boar in Europe. There is extensive documentation on the use of these guns, though they were not widely known and very few huntsman of the day would ever get a chance to use one. They were expensive and complicated to manufacture and … Continue reading »

Categories: Big Bore Airguns, Big Game | 2 Comments

Big Bore Airguns

The sport of airgun hunting has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years, and hunting larger game with big bore air rifles is a niche within the market that has seen a surge. There are more guns being offered in .30 to .50 caliber than at any time in the past. In my opinion … Continue reading »

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Airguns and Deer

When I first started hunting big game with an airgun about 10 years ago, there were very few species to hunt and even fewer places to hunt them. My friends and I gravitated towards Texas, because even though by some quirk of logic we couldn’t hunt any game animal (even a squirrel) with an airgun, … Continue reading »

Categories: Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Deer hunting | 2 Comments
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