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Hunting Guns

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

Aberts Down for Squirrel Hunting Grand Slam!

I was at the EBR in Phoenix over the weekend, and though I didn’t shoot (because of scheduling conflicts) enjoyed my time there. Even when you don’t shoot it’s great to see old friends and meet new ones! But since I wasn’t shooting, I had time to break away for a quick hunt. I’ve written … Continue reading »

Categories: adjustable buttstock, Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, EBR, Extreme Benchrest, fall hunts, Hunting Guns, offhand shooting, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, where to hunt | 3 Comments

This little Piggy Meets My Compatto

I was back out in Central Texas on a hog hunt last week, and had four days, so also planned to get in some small game and predator hunting. On the first morning I decided to go after rabbits with one of my all time favorite small game guns, the Brocock Compatto, since hog hunting … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Big Game, Brocock, compact guns, effectiveness, ethics, Hog hunting, Hunting Guns, Power, shot placement, Small Game Hunting | Tags: | 3 Comments

Out on a hog hunt!

Sitting on a plane right now flying back home from Texas, where I attended the airgun show put together by friend and colleague Tom Gaylord. As soon as the one day event was over, Rossi Morreale and I jumped in a truck with our camera crew from American Airgunner and headed off on a multitude-day … Continue reading »

Categories: arrow gun, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Destinations, Hog hunting, Hunting Guns, springers | 1 Comment

Gearing up for a springer hunt!

As I mentioned in some recent posts here, Facebook, YouTube, and a couple magazine articles, most of my hunting recently has been with PCP’s but this year I intended to get out more with my springers. Don’t get me wrong, I love my PCP’s and they will make up the bulk of my hunting gear. … Continue reading »

Categories: bird hunting, Hunting Guns, Pellets, Pest Control, Rabbits, Shooting technique, Spring Piston Airguns, springers, Uncategorized | Tags: | 1 Comment

Traveling for a Hunt

I’m on my way to California for my spring turkey hunt. In the last two days, I have seen probably over a hundred gobblers and hens within 10 miles of my house. It seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting these birds as they prepare for their spring rituals and hunters get ready … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, bird hunting, Brocock, compact guns, Daystate, Hunting Guns, Spring time hunting, turkey, where to hunt | Leave a comment

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

Prepping the Compatto!

I’ll be leaving at the end of the week for a few hunts spread over a dozen days all around the great state of Texas. I’ll be doing hunts for a black buck, hogs, predators, and rabbits using several new rifles. The gun I’ve selected for my small game hunt is the Brocock Compatto, a compact little … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, Daystate, Hunting Guns, offhand shooting, pest birds, Pest Control, Power, Prairie dogs, Rifle stocks, shooting sticks, Small Game Hunting, stocks, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Choice of Caliber

After all these years of hunting, shooting with, and writing about Airguns, the most frequent question I get is “what caliber is best”? The answer I give is probably not the crisp and clear response that is hoped for, because there are many variables that come into play. Personal preference aside; it depends on the … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Big Bore Airguns, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, Long Range shooting, pest birds, Rabbits, Small Game Hunting, springers | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mini Expeditions With Your Airgun!

Besides airgun hunting, I like to fish, hike, bike, kayak and camp. To optimize my field time, I’ve been combining these various activities, so I’ll load up my kayak with ultralight camping gear, an air rifle, and take off on an overnighter. This lets me get further into the back country or access areas closed … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Camping with Airgun, Destinations, fall hunts, Hunting Accessories, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, Small Game Hunting, Spring time hunting, stealth hunting, Urban hunt, where to hunt | 7 Comments
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