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29 06, 2021

Gun Control Alert! Urge U.S. Senators To Vote NO On Chipman For ATF Director

2021-06-28T11:21:32-04:00June 29th, 2021|Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Hunting News|0 Comments

URGENT! Two of the nation’s top pro-gun groups urge all law-abiding gun owners to contact their U.S. Senators and tell them to vote NO on David Chipman’s controversial nomination to be Director of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Chipman previously worked at the ATF for nearly 25 years, but currently serves as a policy advisor for Giffords, a gun control advocacy group o-founded by Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ). NRA-ILA Executive Director Jason Ouimet released the following statement on Thursday regarding David Chipman’s party line vote out of Senate Judiciary Committee: “David Chipman spent the last 10 years unapologetically lobbying for gun control on Capitol Hill.... He supports extreme, unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms, and today’s [...]

25 06, 2021

Weird Antlers: Texas Buck W/One Huge Base!

2021-06-24T10:19:24-04:00June 25th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Shed Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Weird Antlers: Texas Buck W/One Huge Base!

Our friend Wren sent these pictures of a great and unique buck shot in Texas last season. “The common base is just huge!” Wren said. What caused that one massive base? Had he lived, could the buck possibly shed this mass? I asked Kip Adams, wildlife biologist and Chief Conservation Officer for the National Deer Association. Kip says: Science has shown that you can move growing antler tissue to other parts of the body and grow an antler in a different place (other than a deer’s head). Research has done this on a deer’s leg and even a mouse’s forehead.  I’m guessing this buck was injured early in the antler growing process last year, and some of those antler cells [...]

24 06, 2021

Review: Ameristep Tent Chair Hunting Blind

2021-06-24T08:29:14-04:00June 24th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Review: Ameristep Tent Chair Hunting Blind

On the plains of the Texas Panhandle last December, I packed in this unique little blind, plopped down the attached chair, sat down in it, organized my gear around me, pulled the camouflage fabric cover over my head, and was hunting a buck in minutes. The Ameristep Tent Chair has these advantages over standard and generally larger ground blinds: small, lightweight and easy to pack. since it’s one piece, no lugging both blind and chair(s) and having to make multiple trips to get all your gear into a hunt spot; you hike in with your rifle, pack and the Tent Chair on your shoulder (carry case included), find your spot and you’re ready to set up and hunt. you have [...]

22 06, 2021

How To Protect Your Tree Stands

2021-06-22T08:33:06-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on How To Protect Your Tree Stands

When you leave a tree stand out in the woods overnight on public land, that stand becomes public domain and therefore anybody can use it. That might be the law in most states, but in the deer hunter’s code of conduct it’s a bunch of BS. Anybody who would hunt another man’s stand, public or private, without permission is a skunk. If it’s legal in your state and you decide to set a stand and leave it up for days, here are 3 things you can do to keep a squatter out: If you use a lock-on, remove the bottom ladder step and haul it out when you leave after a hunt. A bit of a hassle, but nobody can [...]

18 06, 2021

7 Tips To Prevent Tick And Mosquito Bites

2021-06-17T08:58:35-04:00June 18th, 2021|BigDeer|Comments Off on 7 Tips To Prevent Tick And Mosquito Bites

The Arkansas Department of Health urges hikers, campers, fishermen and all outdoorsman to protect themselves from diseases carried by ticks and mosquitos. Tick and mosquito bites can be prevented in similar ways: Use an EPA-approved insect repellant as directed. Use permethrin on your clothing as directed. Wear long sleeves and pants. Light-colored clothing makes it easier to spot ticks. Tuck your pants into socks or boots. Check for ticks on yourself, your children, and your pets regularly. Remove ticks quickly if one is found. To avoid ticks, walk in the middle of a hiking trail or path; avoid tall grass and leaf litter. To reduce mosquitoes around your home (or campsite), get rid of any standing water on the property. [...]

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