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Does Camo Clothing Improve Success for the Airgun Hunter?

Part II I’ve used many different camo patterns over the years, as I’ve hunted deserts, plains, mountains, tropical swamps and jungle, and waist deep snow fields. I’m not sure an exact match between the camo pattern and the natural surroundings is mandatory, but blending in helps. This is the most obvious when hunting in snow; … Continue reading »

Categories: camo, camo clothing, cold weather hunting, effectiveness, Pest Control, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Spring time hunting, stealth hunting | Leave a comment

Does Camo Clothing Improve Success for the Airgun Hunter?

Part I Several years ago, when I started hunting in South Africa, I found that I’d usually be the only hunter in the group wearing camo. There was some good-natured ribbing about the camo clad American redneck, but my local friends would tell me that if you worked the wind and shadows properly it wasn’t … Continue reading »

Categories: camo, camo clothing, effectiveness, Jackrabbits, Pest Control, Shooting technique, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Spring time hunting, Squirrels, turkey | Tags: | Leave a comment

Is the .30 the new .25?

This is excerpted from an article I wrote for Airgunner Magazine in the UK a couple years back. I’ve found myself gravitating to the .30, and for many of the same reasons I drifted away from the .22 to the .25 a few years earlier. BTW: Airgunner is a great magazine available either as a … Continue reading »

Categories: .25 caliber, .25 vs .30 caliber, .30 caliber, airgun ammo, best hunting caliber for an airgun, effectiveness, Pellets | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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

Hunting With Springers, a Spring Tradition

You wouldn’t know we’re in to spring based on the weather….. I flew back from an overseas trip this weekend and we had to pass right over Minneapolis because of a major storm, a blizzard actually that dropped about 8″ of snow. I ended up being dropped in Cincinnati,but finally 26 hours after leaving Copenhagen … Continue reading »

Categories: airgun ammo, Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, effectiveness, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, Predator hunting, scope Hawke, shooting sticks, Small Game Hunting, Spring Piston Airguns, Spring time hunting, springers | 3 Comments

Recent Texas Pig Hunt

Just returned home after a few days of hunting in Central and West Texas; the good news was that it was a great series of hunts, I shot a few hogs with different Airguns, got out for quite a few rabbits in my down time from pigs, and I got to a feedlot to shot … Continue reading »

Categories: airgun ammo, Airgun Expedition, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, effectiveness, Hog hunting, Hunting Accessories, shot placement | Tags: , , | 5 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

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

Head or Body?

I have answered this question several times in several venues, but it is still one of the most common questions I get.  Headshot or body shot?? This seems to be a never ending debate related to airgun hunting: whether you should use a headshot or a body shot. My position is that it depends, but overall … Continue reading »

Categories: Big Game, effectiveness, ethics, shot placement, Small Game Hunting | 2 Comments
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