How to Find the Best Fishing Spots

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It’s possible that you know your hometown fishing hole just like the back of your hand. You may know the right bait to use, and how to use it even when you ice fish. In fact, you may also know where your neighbors dump old trees in the lake to build an excellent fish structure. You may know everything about fishing in your home fishing hole. However, it may be hard to find the best fishing spots when you are on a vacation. In this post, we’ve discussed some excellent tips to help you find the best fishing spots.

Plan Ahead:

Whether you are looking to fish in Lake Texoma, Flaming Gorge or the Gulf Coast, you can do yourself a favor by doing some legwork before hitting the road. It’s important to spend some time online and research about various options. There are times when the local fishing guide association or the Chamber of Commerce posts some valuable information to influence anglers to spend money and time in the community.  [Read more…]

How To Hunt Elk in the Winter Season

When it comes to hunting, elk are considered the most majestic creatures. Hunting elk in the winter season is not something you can learn from hunting stories. You can only perfect your hunting with some real field experience. Large elk males can be heavier than 900 pounds.

It’s worth mentioning that elk have a very large kill zone. However, they can still run long distances after getting shot. While a calf is chocolate colored, a cow is light brown in color. A mature bull looks cream colored with a dark brown maine. Elk have impressive antler configurations.

Mature bulls often have 6 or more points on either side. In most cases, early morning bugles can raise your adrenaline levels, and when elk respond to the calling, you will stay hooked on them. Before you proceed on the hunting trip in winter season, you need to conduct a pre-season scouting for the right elk hunt. [Read more…]

Top Firearm Choices for Hunting Small Game

Hunting Small GameWhen hunting small game the choice of a firearm that you will make will matter a lot. Some of the factors that you need to consider while choosing a firearm include the power output of the firearm.

The firearm should not produce too much power because you don’t need a lot of power to bring down a small prey.

The power supply of the firearm should not be affected by cold weather.

This is simply because most of the time, northern US hunting will takes place in cold places.

You can go the air rifle route for small game or you can use another rifle like an AR-15 or a basic .22 LR rifle which is one of our favorites.  An air rifle that is dependent on CO2 to produce power can easily let you down.

The distance of the rifle also matters. The best rifle which you should go for should be the one that will be able to aim and hit long distances.

Remember that like many larger game animals,  most of the small game animals will tend to sense hunters from a distance and run away.

After you choose a fire arm that will allow you aim them at a distance, you will increase your chances of hitting the small game before they have a chance to run.

Some of the small game animals that are sensitive when you move too close include cottontail rabbits and squirrels. Here are some of the top firearm choices for hunting small game:

  1. Ruger 10/22 Rifle

The Ruger 10/22 is a staple of any rifle collection.  If you don’t own one, you should.  They are extremely inexpensive to purchase and buy ammo for if you can find it.  We’d recommend outfitting it with a rifle scope, which can be done pretty cheaply if you haven’t ever purchased one before.  When we didn’t have much experience, we jumped around the internet looking for the best rifle scope reviews that we could find.  You’ll find a lot of cheap accessories that can outfit your Ruger 10/22 including custom stocks.

  1. Any AR-15 Rifle

Who doesn’t want to have a tactical AR-15?  Accessories like the best holographic sights made by EOTECH are cheap and there’s a host of other accessories that you can pick up for them pretty cheaply.   If you are struggling with a decent guide, you can check out any of the top firearms reviews sites on the web.  Some of our favorites include Outdoor Life, ArmsBearingCitizen, AR 15 Hunter, and AR15.com.

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More Tips For Winter Hunting

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According to most hunters, there’s no question that hunting an animal in the winter season is a tough task to accomplish. When the temperature drops, populations in the forests are relatively low. Moreover, most animals interact with humans, and educate themselves. In addition to this, dense terrain favors the animals in the winter season. However, if you’re a hunting enthusiast, you can still use some tips to hunt in the winter season.

Set Up and Call Often:

One major problem is that most animals hide away in their dens or some place warm. Thus, their populations are relatively low. Thus, if you make more setups, your chances at success increase. A lot of hunters call from only a couple locations, consider it hopeless and quit hunting. During the winter season, you need to be persistent. You need to consider the next location to be your lucky charm. Sooner or later, it will be one. Needless to say, it’s important to scout and locate your hunt before you start calling.

Find Sign, Food Sources:

When you’re scouting, it’s better to walk or drive back trails and roads while looking for droppings and tracks. If you’re hunting in the snow, it’s easier to locate the tracks. Droppings can provide you with proof of life for animals, and even a clue to what they’ve been eating. You should figure out what the animal has been eating often, and concentrate your efforts around locations with this particular food source.  [Read more…]

Learning to Ice Fish: Some Basic Tips to Winter Fishing

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Unlike normal fishing in your favorite fishing spots, one might not think ice fishing is an excellent way to relax because you are exposed to cold. This sport is a favorite hobby among many people and can be a good way to have a great time. A majority of people of are so hooked on ice fishing that they are always looking for tips on how to fish during winter. When snow flies and the wind howls, the puzzle of catching fish doesn’t change. Nonetheless, the approach that most people use often does very little to solve the puzzle. In this article, we will give you a few ice fishing tips.

Prepare thoroughly:

Preparation is crucially important in many things that we do in life and ice fishing is no exception. Based on your previous experience with this sport you need to create a list of materials that you should take with you. After all you do not want to get out there only to realize that you have forgotten something. Things such as augers, bait, jigs, heaters, seats and drill are just some of the items to be incorporated on the list. Also, you need fuel so that your heater can produce the warmth you require.

Dress appropriately:

Because you’re outside and exposed to cold, you have to dress warmly and prevent the body from catching a cold. The most important body parts to keep warm are the hands and feet. If either of these parts becomes cold, your trip will be over before it starts. The greatest technique is to put on glove liners under the gloves, as a means of layering. This way when you want to use your fingers, you can take off the glove liners and still have protection.  [Read more…]