Mike, I've been watching your show for years now and I have to admit...I thought it was a bit cheesy when you would regularly end a kill, in the heat of the moment, saying, "That’s why we do this," or your tag line of "hunt hard." But now let me commend you for what you have done for my hunting I was always a whitetail guy who grew up hunting in New York with my dad and uncles. It eventually grew to dove, ducks, geese and most recently my first elk hunt. My previous deer hunting experiences were great... but never involved a "Hunt Hard" attitude. It was always something I did with my family because it brought us [...]
I'm going on my third year hunting with Trijicon Accupoint scopes, and the optics just keep performing better for me. In deer camps from Canada to Texas, hunters peer through my Accupoint and inevitably say, "Man, that's crisp and bright, and love the illuminated dot. I gotta get me one of those." They definitely are tremendous scopes. Check out this promo video we shot for Trijicon that points out the top features of the Accupoint.
Several people have asked recently how much they should pay for shoulder mount…$300, 400, $700, $1,000 or more? Prices have definitely gone up, and they vary across the country. $300 is on the low side, and $1,000 is surely high, though I have paid that much and then some for some of my best Canadian bucks. Let’s take a survey: What is the going rate for a good taxidermy job in your area?
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Mike: I was just curious, where do you aim on a deer when you are hunting with a gun? I have had terrific success with the shoulder shot versus the standard behind-the-shoulder shot. The recovery rates and distances that deer run, margin of error and terminal performance are all superior when I use this aiming point. I think others could benefit if they changed where they shoot a buck and go for more shoulder. Thanks, Kenny from VA. Kenny: I have shot a bunch of bucks through the shoulders and agree that it is a tremendous shot. When you’re on target, you not only take out both shoulders but also get the front of the lungs and shock the heart. [...]