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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Alaska Dream Hunt

    Alaska Dream Hunt By Ian McMurchy I just returned from a wonderful hunt in Alaska. I understand that Alaska might not be the first choice for a dream hunt for some readers. Matter of fact I hope to experience the Yukon and NWT before I hang-up my hunting boots. Right now Alaska’s my dream hunting location. I would like to share the realities of such a hunt. So let’s say you have made up your...
  9. F-Class Competition As Training For The Hunt

    F-Class Competition As Training For The Hunt By Jim Collier "The witch was in full force, I'd danced with her awhile and she lied to me and led me everywhere but the X-ring" unknown author The antelope was about 800 yards away and the wind was gusting between 18 and 25 miles per hour. The 115 grain Berger missed so badly that not a hair was cut. The next antelope was about 950 yards away...
  10. Long Range Tricks And Toys

    Long Range Tricks And Toys By Ian McMurchy Much emphasis is placed on high performance rifles, state-of-the-art scopes and the latest magnum cartridge design when the discussion of long range hunting comes up in gun-shops and hunting camps. That equipment is essential. But there is another level of gear - and some specialized techniques - that play a vital role in making long shots. I am...
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