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Calling Raccoons!

Many years ago I had an experience that opened my eyes to a new hunting opportunity that I’d not realized existed. I was out squirrel hunting in the woods of central Indiana on an overcast and very cold morning. Sitting in the shadows at the base of a shaggy oak as morning broke over the … Continue reading »

Categories: bullpup, compact guns, distress call, effectiveness, electronic calls, Pest Control, raccoon, Small Game Hunting, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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 »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, Announcements, binoculars, bullpup, compact guns, Daystate, Ground squirrels, Hunting Accessories, Hunting Guns, Long Range shooting, offhand shooting, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, shooting sticks, where to hunt | Tags: , | Leave a comment

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 »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, bantam, Brocock, bullpup, compatto, Daystate, pest birds, Pest Control, Small Game Hunting, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Prepping the Renegade for Hunting Season!

I spent the weekend shooting the Daystate Renegade, the second bullpup design out of this great airgun manufacturing powerhouse. The first was the Daystate Pulsar, a beautiful and technology packed bullpup. And while I loved shooting that gun (and it shot very well), my taste run more towards less complex technology for the field…. The … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, bird hunting, bullpup, Daystate, Destinations, Hunting Accessories, Hunting Guns, Optics, shooting sticks, Small Game Hunting, turkey | 1 Comment

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

Prairie Dogs, plinking, and target practice…. summers going well!

Hope you’re all having a great summer so far! I’ve been on the run, since summer started I’ve been to Scotland, Australia, Florida, and California on business. But I’ve managed to get in some hunting as well! I was in Texas a couple times on a hog and small game hunts, was in South Dakota … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, bullpup, Deer hunting, Destinations, EBR, Extreme Benchrest, FX, Long Range shooting, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Shooting technique, Small Game Hunting, summer time hunts, Uncategorized, where to hunt | 4 Comments

Compatto goes to Texas

The Compatto is a semi-bullpup rifle from the merged design team of Brococks and Daystate, that is loaded with new technology. If you’ve read this blog for long, you know I have a marked preference for compact hunting guns, and the Compatto is certainly compact. But performance-wise it can stand with the best full sized … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, bullpup, Daystate, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, offhand shooting, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Rabbits, Rifle stocks, shrouded barrel, Small Game Hunting, stocks, Uncategorized | Tags: , | 5 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

Enter the Wildcat…. A Personal Game Changer!

Over the last few years I’ve written about several PCP Bullpup rifles, and while I’ve liked some better than others, I often said things about the class like they are good examples of form following function, a good example of the class, but mentioning my preference tends towards carbines when I want a compact gun. … Continue reading »

Categories: bullpup, compact guns, FX, Hunting Guns, Safari, Wildcat | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments
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