6 09, 2019

Will You Buy Ammunition From Walmart Anymore?

2019-10-17T10:13:40-04:00September 6th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, Remington|Comments Off on Will You Buy Ammunition From Walmart Anymore?

Walmart has clarified its policy on ammunition sales days after its CEO announced that America’s largest retailer would stop selling certain types of ammunition. “Our assortment (of ammo) will remain focused on the needs of hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts,” a Walmart spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon. “It will include rifles used for deer hunting and shotguns, much of the ammunition they require, as well as hunting and sporting accessories and apparel. In other words, if we sell the firearm, we will sell the ammunition for it (except .223) ... By implying that they are fully committed to supporting deer hunters, Walmart hopes to gloss over the fact that by banning the sale of 9mm and other handgun ammunition, [...]

27 06, 2019

Big Game Q&A: 19 Tips To Help You Hunt Better

2019-10-17T09:23:32-04:00June 27th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Remington|Comments Off on Big Game Q&A: 19 Tips To Help You Hunt Better

I’ll be bowhunting big bucks in the South in December? Weather-wise, which days should be best? Try to plan your hunts around cool, clear days with a north wind. “Down here, big bucks move the best on cool, bluebird days,” says Jimmy Riley, manager of Giles Island Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi. “We have lots of days when it’s warm and the wind blows out of the south. Deer don’t move as well then. But if you can catch a couple of crisp, clear days, you should spot some awesome buck movement.” What are pheromones? Pheromones are chemical substances in the urine and glandular secretions of deer. They serve as stimuli to other deer for behavioral responses. Many biologists believe that [...]

16 04, 2019

Deer Tip: How To Read A Buck’s Body Language

2019-08-05T14:19:40-04:00April 16th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on Deer Tip: How To Read A Buck’s Body Language

One November morning in Kansas, the rut was rocking when Greg Brownlee saw a doe walk out of a tree line and proceed to cross a CRP field. She stopped and looked back. "Oh boy, this is it," he thought. Greg’s heart dropped as he glassed a young buck with one antler come out the trees toward the doe. Then he caught more movement—an enormous rack overtook the little buck and made for the doe! The hunter started to get excited, but quickly took 5 deep breaths to calm down. "If I think about it too much, I could screw this thing up," he thought. The giant started toward the doe, but when he got about 150 yards out from [...]

5 04, 2019

Why You Should Always Tape The Muzzle of Your Hunting Rifle

2019-08-05T14:10:03-04:00April 5th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|2 Comments

This is me with a great buck I shot out in Wyoming years ago. Minutes earlier I didn’t have that nice smile on my face. I was dazed, confused and damn lucky I hadn’t blown myself up. It started when I shot a foot over the buck at a tad under 200 yards with solid shooting sticks. Even when I miss a deer, it’s not by that much. The deer bolted at the bang and ran straight toward me! I bolted another 130-grainer, fired, missed again. The buck kept churning closer and closer, and I dropped him at 60 steps. Like I said, damn lucky. As I sat muttering and wondering what had gone wrong, I happened to look down [...]

13 03, 2019

Dick’s Sporting Goods To Remove Firearms And Hunting Gear From 125 Stores

2019-10-11T13:21:39-04:00March 13th, 2019|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Hunting News|5 Comments

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has announced it will remove firearms and other hunting gear from about 125 stores. The change, expected to begin August 1, will affect about 17 percent of the company’s stores. The announcement, coupled with continuing declines in sales since 2017 (adjusted same-store sales were down 3.1% last year) lead to a 11 percent decline in stock price yesterday. Dick’s closed at $34.45 on the NYSE, down $4.28/share. Dick’s CEO and major shareholder Ed Stack told the media that if the 125-store move “goes well” the company may remove hunting gear from more stores next year. According to the Outdoor Wire, Stack was one of four CEOs to sign a letter supporting a gun control bill [...]