The Boone and Crockett Club’s Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game is a solid reference book, one I refer to a lot. It has good tips and advice for: 1) how to field-judge a buck better than you ever have on the hoof; and 2) how to rough score that rack reliably once you've shot a deer dead and have him back at the house. There's info not only for whitetails and mule deer, but also for antelope, caribou, elk, bears…any big game animal you hunt. There’s even a chapter on judging and scoring a walrus skull if you ever do that :) At $25, a bargain for your bookshelf.
Many big bucks don’t roam very far during hunting season, as I point out here. For more video clips, go to the Big Deer Tactics page and check out our new Big Deer YouTube channel.
I was the first to see this coming. From USA Today: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence. I appeared on the NRA News Cam and Co. TV show on Sportsman Channel 3 weeks ago, and the topic of Colorado came up. The Governor had just signed 4 gun-control bills that severely impact our 2A rights. I’m paraphrasing here because I do not have a transcript of the show, but I told Cam and the audience: “Hunters are a powerful economic force in this country, pumping more than $22 billion into the economy each year and supporting a million jobs…hunters are a sleeping [...]
Most gun owners/deer hunters know that our 2A rights are under attack as never before, but in recent weeks I have sensed some complacency amongst us. We cannot do that! The gun-grabbing politicians thrive on our non-action as they try and ram through their radical agenda. We must stay vigilant! These 2 things I saw today ought to get your attention. Washington Times: A group of congressional Democrats has signed on to new legislation that would mandate liability insurance for all gun owners in the United States — and fine those who refuse to purchase it as much as $10,000. CBS New York: In addition to creating a new registry for high-capacity magazines and an expansion of [...]