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Optics

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

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

Shooting sticks

I was in Puerto Rico hunting iguanas a few days ago, and brought a fair bit of gear with me. But I forgot a key piece of equipment, my shooting sticks. I made some and got by, but made me think about this critical yet often times neglected article of gear. I think that shooting … Continue reading »

Categories: adjustable buttstock, Hunting Accessories, Long Range shooting, offhand shooting, Optics, Pest Control, shooting sticks | Leave a comment

Airgun Optics

When heading off on an airgun hunt, regardless of the type of game, the type of gun being used, or even the conditions I expect to encounter, my gun will almost always be equipped with a scope. There are several reasons for this; as the acuity of my eyesight diminishes with age a scope helps me … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, AOA Bushbuck .451, Hunting Accessories, Optics, pest birds, Prairie dogs, Predator hunting, Rabbits, scope Hawke, Small Game Hunting, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Airgun Hunting’s Ubiquitous Game: Tree Squirrels

The gray, red, Aberts, and fox squirrels are all very cautious and elusive animals.  To consistently take squirrels requires an ability to stalk, a great deal of patience, and knowledge of the squirrels behavior.  I do a fair bit of deer hunting and find squirrel hunting excellent practice for bigger game. I also use my airgun … Continue reading »

Categories: binoculars, mouth calls, Optics, Pellets, Small Game Hunting, springers, Squirrels, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Texas Varmint Hunt!

My hunting has been a bit slow over the last couple months, I’ve been traveling a lot for work, doing some family trips (spent this weekend at the Fields Museum in Chicago….love that place!), and thought I jump into my field journal and share a hunt from seasons past. A couple summers back I was invited on … Continue reading »

Categories: airgun ammo, binoculars, distress call, electronic calls, Ground squirrels, Jackrabbits, Long Range shooting, Optics, Pellets, Prairie dogs, Rabbits, Small Game Hunting | Leave a comment

Looking Through the Scope…

Most airgun hunters use a scope on their hunting rifles, and there are many choices available. In my earlier days I hunted more with open sites, but as my eyes age, I find a scope very valuable in picking up targets in less than optimal light conditions. Rifle scopes come in a wide range of … Continue reading »

Categories: binoculars, Optics, scope Hawke | Leave a comment
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