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Took the Bantam Squirrel Hunting!

Hello All, After a short break, I’m back at it! The beginning of this month was the squirrel season opener up in my norther neck of the woods, and I laid down my fishing rods (especially tenkara) and started hunting again. Over the summer I was in South Africa, and then a couple prairie dog … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, binoculars, Camping with Airgun, compact guns, Daystate, fall hunts, Hunting Guns, shooting sticks, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

Struck Out on Turkey…. Getting Ready for Round II…..

I’m on my way home after a tough hunt, that didn’t exactly turn out the way I’d hoped. I was in Northern California after turkey. There are easier ways and harder ways to get gobblers out here, you can hunt the vineyards, farms, and suburban areas….. and this is both fun and productive, or you … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Announcements, binoculars, bird hunting, bullpup, compact guns, Daystate, Ground squirrels, Small Game Hunting, Spring time hunting, turkey, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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

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

Grays and Fox squirrel up next!

I took off last week on the next leg of my squirrel grand slam quest, to Southern Minnesota after grays squirrel and fox squirrel. A friend has a large tract of wooded land he uses for hunting, primarily deer and turkey. He hasn’t been out in a while, but has given me carte blanche access, … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, binoculars, Brocock, fall hunts, Hunting Accessories, offhand shooting, Pellets, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, Uncategorized | Tags: | 6 Comments

Squirrel Season’s Around the Corner!!

As we prepare to roll into the fall months, I find myself spending a lot more time afield scouting the areas I’ll hunt when deer season opens. Patterning deer activity and deciding where to set up my stand helps my success rate of course, but I also use the time hunting America’s favorite small game, … Continue reading »

Categories: .22 ammo shortage, binoculars, Brocock, cold weather hunting, compact guns, Daystate, fall hunts, Hunting Accessories, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Squirrels | Tags: , , | 4 Comments

Warthogs and Airguns

While cleaning up my archives, I found this article written about three years ago for one of the hunting magazines, and realized I never submitted it! This was from the hunt where I had Kip and a couple AOA friends along with me to the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Better late than never, right!?! I’d been in … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, binoculars, Hog hunting, Safari | Tags: | 2 Comments

Binoculars and the Airgun Hunter

I had an interesting question put to me recently; If Airgun hunting is a close range shooting application, why do you always talk about taking binoculars as part of your kit? The answer is that there are several reasons, some are general and some are more specific to my aging eyes! The first thing to … Continue reading »

Categories: binoculars, effectiveness, Hunting Accessories, Optics, Prairie dogs, scope Hawke, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

South Dakota Coyote!

A couple months ago I drove the 6 hours to my buddy Brents place in South Dakota, to shoot prairie dogs with a number of new rifles, and thought I’d bring along a couple of big bores to go after coyotes if time permitted. I love this place, you never know what you’ll see, mule … Continue reading »

Categories: Big Bore Airguns, binoculars, bullpup, coyote, electronic calls, Prairie dogs, Predator hunting, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

From My Hunting Journal: Kentucky Squirrel Hunt

Hunting squirrels in spring is a great way to end the winter hiatus, and this trip is another out of my journal from a few years back. I was living in Indiana, and hunting many of the midwestern states. The first squirrel season in my region, and a place I always liked going to was … Continue reading »

Categories: binoculars, distress call, shooting sticks, shot placement, Small Game Hunting, Spring time hunting, Squirrels | 1 Comment
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