1 04, 2021

Wild Hog Hunting At Georgia’s Gopher Plantation

2021-04-01T10:02:01-04:00April 1st, 2021|Big Deer TV, CZ-USA, sportsman channel|0 Comments

There are some 9 to 10 million wild hogs in America, tens of thousands of them rooting across all 159 counties in Georgia, including down in Ware County where the Gopher Plantation is located. An invasive species, feral swine cause significant damage to crops and natural resources. The economic impact of hog destruction in Georgia alone is estimated at more than $150 million. Feral swine are incredibly prolific. Sows have 1 to 2 litters of 4 to 6 piglets per year. Once little hogs reach 10 to 15 pounds, natural predation is not a factor. Hunting and trapping afford a modicum of control, but once a population of wild hogs is firmly rooted in an area, like it is at the [...]

24 03, 2021

How To Clean A Shotgun

2021-03-10T11:11:28-05:00March 24th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads|0 Comments

Make triply sure the gun is unloaded. Visually and physically inspect the gun to be sure there isn’t a shell in either the magazine or the chamber. Rack a pump or semi-auto several times, or break open an over/under, several times just to be sure. Secure the gun in a gun vise and spray a little Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber around the action and down the barrel. Fit your cleaning rod with a gauge-appropriate brass brush and work it up and down the barrel. Take care not to drag the cleaning rod along the muzzle. Dowse a patch with gun solvent or bore cleaner and scrub the bore. Repeat as necessary. Run a dry patch down the barrel. Check for [...]

1 03, 2021

CZ Purchases Colt, Plus Other Gun Industry News

2021-03-01T13:28:04-05:00March 1st, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Czech firearms company Ceska Zbrojovka has signed a deal to acquire Colt, the American gun maker.... The deal is worth $220 million…and is subject to approval by regulators. The Czech company said it expected the transaction to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. “With this strategic move, CZG will acquire significant production capacity in the United States and Canada and substantially expand its global customer base,” the Czech company said. As a side note, CZ-USA is the new firearms sponsor of BIG DEER TV for 2021 and I am excited about it. My first year of hunting deer with CZ rifles, which are renowned for dependability and top accuracy at a price deer hunters can afford, was wildly successful. [...]

23 02, 2021

3 Shooting Tips To Kill More Deer With One Bullet

2021-02-23T14:30:35-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|0 Comments

1. Most of us go to the range a month before deer season, fire a few shots off the bench to confirm our rifle’s zero and call it good. But you need more training than that for consistent one-shot kills. Best way to practice is with a scoped rimfire rifle that approximates the heft and feel of your deer rifle. Grab a brick of .22 LR ammo if you can find it, and set targets 50 yards away in a safe area. Once or twice a month, fire dozens of rounds from the sitting, standing, kneeling and prone positions. With the .22 there’s no recoil, so practice as much as you want. It's fun, and you’ll be amazed how much [...]

29 01, 2021

3 Bucks With 3 20-Year-Old Bullets

2021-01-31T14:54:07-05:00January 29th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on 3 Bucks With 3 20-Year-Old Bullets

I have shot a lot of game over the years with the .30-06---sheep, bears, elk, caribou, mule deer and too many whitetails to count. But I hadn’t hunted with the  venerable cartridge for at least 10 years. Recently I’d killed my bucks with rifles chambered for .270, .35-Rem., 7mm Mag and others. I am proud to announce that last November, CZ-USA came aboard as the exclusive firearms sponsor of BIG DEER TV, and they sent me a Model 557 Eclipse chambered for .30-06. Great, but what about ammo? I went to my gun shop and owner Steve laughed and said, “You want some ’06? Man, we haven’t had any of that for months. You won’t find a box within 500 [...]

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