It’s a phenomenal time to be out, but it’s also important to understand the effect on our vision.
Recently, Ridgeline introduced a new range of Blue Blaze Camouflage, following on from Stoney Creeks addition earlier in the year. More options for safety can only be a good thing for hunters, and hopefully colour choices will encourage more people to wear blaze clothing so that they can be quickly identified in the bush. We have had a death in New Zealand this year…
You slowly make your way up to the clearing, careful to not make a sound, gently poke your head around the corner, then there it is. A deer – happily nibbling away on the edges of the forest, unawares of your presence.
Maybe it’s the addition of children to the house or maybe the fact my day job is essentially a compliance officer. But these days I often see cases where there is a danger of us deciding as individuals and then as a society that good enough is, well, good enough.
I get asked a lot about getting into shooting – either from a hunting perspective or target shooting (both rifle and pistol) – so I thought I would write a little about the process.
Regardless of whether you are in a hammock, under a tarp or a tent, the challenge can be making sure the shelter above stays tight and secure during the night. Many forms of nylon, polyester and other common materials will actually stretch a bit. Especially when including things like moisture, combined with a bit of wind…
It seems to be a common though incorrect belief, that once you have purchased your new hi-tech waterproof but breathable modern feat of wonder jacket, that you don’t need to do anything else with it.
Buck Fever is controllable – it’s simply your brain forgetting what to do in the excitement and going on autopilot.
More than likely, you will actually end up carrying several communications devices, but here is my personal opinion.
Long Range Hunting, whether you agree with it or not, has grown massively in popularity in the last couple of years. Alongside that, the development of long range hunting bullets to meet with the new, unique demands of shooting at an animal that far away.