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  1. Setting Up For The Long Range Hunting Shot

    Setting Up For The Long Range Hunting Shot By Shawn Carlock First lets start off by saying that long range hunting shots are like snowflakes, a few may be similar but no two are really alike. While each shot is unique, the preparation for each shot is mostly the same. For the sake of this article let us assume that you have a rifle and scope combination that shoots very well and you have a...
  2. A Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics

    A Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics By Len Backus, Publisher Last summer Kathy and I made a 5,200 mile road trip from our home in Wisconsin to the northwest coast of the US. We got up as far north as Vancouver Island in British Columbia and as far south as Darrell Holland's home and business in southern Oregon. We visited a number of Long Range Hunting related folks on the way and...
  3. Len's Big Mule Deer Taken With The New LRR Mountain Rifle

    Len's Big Mule Deer Taken With The New LRR Mountain Rifle By Len Backus Three years ago I booked an LRH Group Deer Hunt with Robb Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters for 2015. Three years is a long time to wait when you are relentlessly teased over the years with pictures of other big bucks taken by his clients in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Finally it was September of 2015. I had planned to hunt with...
  4. ATHABASCA BLACK BEAR

    Athabasca Bear Hunt By Dave King My long time friend Charly Culbertson arranged for his girlfriend and him to go on a Black Bear hunt with his friend Ron Nemetchek. Due to last minute medical problems, Charly’s girlfriend couldn’t go and I was given the opportunity to tag along on what turned out to be a great time and wonderful hunt. Having never been on a black bear hunt and having an...
  5. THE GREAT WESTERN HUNT

    The Great Western Hunt By Jim Collier Free At last! As the pages on the calendar slowly peeled away and I approached 30 years of civil service, I begin to think of journeying back out to the Rocky Mountains and finishing my quest for a 1,000 yard bull elk kill. While I already had a long range rifle, I wanted to build one “last great elk rifle”. I began searching the internet for gun parts...
  6. Quest For Ballistics Software

    The Quest For Ballistics Software By Gustavo F. Ruiz “…The world's first electronic digital computer was developed by Army Ordnance to compute World War II ballistic firing tables…” Yes, we are talking in relation to ENIAC the first modern computer in history, and please note what it was built for. The outlook of technology is so overwhelming that we hardly ever reflect on the past of...
  7. Things I Learned Shooting Crop Damage Whitetail Deer

    Things I Learned Shooting Crop Damage Deer By Dave King When I was first approached to shoot crop damage deer I was elated, I initially thought this was an opportunity to hunt whitetail deer year-round but a bit later I discover it was a double edged sword. At first I began the task by the only means possible, I used the knowledge I had acquired during my many years of hunting deer, this held...
  8. WAPITI HUNTING IN NEW ZEALAND

    WAPITI HUNTING IN NEW ZEALAND By Greg Duley My annual pilgrimage to the Fiordland Mountains hunting wapiti (elk) during the bugle took me to the Loch Burn block in April this year. I had been guiding deer hunters for the previous month and was really looking forward to a couple of weeks of hunting and exploring on my own account. Hunting in this wilderness area requires extreme fitness and...
  9. Gear For Dall Sheep Backpack Hunting

    Gear For Dall Sheep Backpack Hunting By Michael Eichele "This was supposed to be my first backpack sheep hunt and I swore it would be my last." I woke up from my 5 minute nap when one of the only two tent pegs keeping my tent from tumbling down the mountain pulled out of the ground. My heart about stopped when my body weight pulled the tent I was sleeping in down the steep slope. I bolted...
  10. Do-It Yourself Western Hunting

    Do-It-Yourself Western Hunt Quest for a place to hunt By Jim Brown A lot of "how-to's" on western hunting deal with the logistics of the hunt . Equipment, transportation, caliber choice, physical condition and so on are all very important considerations and without attention to these details the hunt could be one you would rather forget. Here the focus will be on sources to tap for relatively...
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