12 09, 2022

2022 NSSF Congressional Report Card On Guns, 2nd Amendment

2022-09-08T11:42:05-04:00September 12th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, sportsman channel, trijicon|0 Comments

NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, released its 2022 Congressional Report Card, grading all 430 sitting U.S. Representatives and 100 U.S. Senators on key legislation that is of critical importance to the firearm industry, Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and America’s hunters and target shooters. “This scorecard is of vital importance to voters as we head into November elections. This tells voters exactly where their lawmakers stand on issues they care about like recreational shooting and hunting and the right to keep and bear arms,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This nonpartisan scorecard reflects the voting record of each legislator. These grades indicate their public voting record as well as their sponsoring and co-sponsoring key [...]

28 07, 2022

How To Process And Cook Wild Hog Meat

2022-07-28T14:59:00-04:00July 28th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, sportsman channel, trijicon|Comments Off on How To Process And Cook Wild Hog Meat

One look at this ugly creature and you mighty say, “No way I’m eating that nasty thing!” I used to be that way too, but the more I’ve hunted feral hogs in the last few years, the more wild pork I’ve begrudgingly eaten. The key to safe and tasty hog meat begins just after the kill shot. The best (some would say only) hogs to process for the table are small to small/medium animals. “A piglet about the size of a football is my favorite,” says my buddy Sarge, a Texas wildlife biologist and hog hunter. “I’ll process and eat hogs that are 3 times the size of a football, but that’s about my limit. The little ones are most [...]

29 06, 2022

BIG DEER TV: Indiana Road Trip

2022-06-28T15:10:59-04:00June 29th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|Comments Off on BIG DEER TV: Indiana Road Trip

I knew Indiana produced some giant whitetails every season. But when I read that the Hoosier State was Number 1 for Boone and Crockett racks in 2019 and 2020 (2021 stats not out yet) I had to go out there and ride around and talk to guys about the giant deer they’ve shot in recent years. So last week the BIG DEER TV crew and I set out on a big-buck road trip. First stop southern Indiana to see Sam Tolbert and the 202” drop tine buck he shot on his family’s farm. Then over to see Cole and Clay Holmstrom, brothers who own a landscaping business together, and in their spare time farm their land together for big deer. [...]

31 05, 2022

How Drought Conditions Affect Deer

2022-05-31T09:35:55-04:00May 31st, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Hunting, Deer Science|Comments Off on How Drought Conditions Affect Deer

I just returned from shooting an Axis deer TV show in the western Hill Country of Texas. During my hunt, daytimes temperatures ranged from 95 to 100 degrees. I was struck not only by the heat, but the incredibly dry and brown country. It hadn't rained measurably in months, and the habitat showed. The 2 bucks we shot were beautiful animals (mine pictured below, shot near a waterhole), but noticeably smaller and less body heavy than they would have been in a year of normal precipitation. It got me to thinking about how a drought affects deer. As you can see by the map, much of the western half of the country is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions, and [...]

24 01, 2022

First Look: CZ 600 Alpha Rifle

2022-01-24T11:25:51-05:00January 24th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|Comments Off on First Look: CZ 600 Alpha Rifle

In 2022, CZ-USA introduces 4 models in the new 600 series of bolt-action rifles: Lux, Range, Trail and Alpha. I recently got my hands on an Alpha, which has several unique and innovative features that you have never seen on a deer rifle before. I like what I saw and, I believe, you will too. The Alpha features a totally new modular platform that allows for multi-caliber capability. Choose from 3 action sizes: mini for .223; medium for .308 and 6.5 PRC; and long for .30-06/.300 Win. Mag. Within those classes of actions, it takes 5 minutes to do a caliber conversion. Just remove the stock, loosen 3 screws, pull the barrel and you’re ready for a caliber change. The [...]

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