On the plains of the Texas Panhandle last December, I packed in this unique little blind, plopped down the attached chair, sat down in it, organized my gear around me, pulled the camouflage fabric cover over my head, and was hunting a buck in minutes. The Ameristep Tent Chair has these advantages over standard and generally larger ground blinds: small, lightweight and easy to pack. since it’s one piece, no lugging both blind and chair(s) and having to make multiple trips to get all your gear into a hunt spot; you hike in with your rifle, pack and the Tent Chair on your shoulder (carry case included), find your spot and you’re ready to set up and hunt. you have [...]
From the Boone & Crockett Club’s most recent data: #1 – Wisconsin Wisconsin is the #1 ranked state with 1,822 total entries and 6 counties in the top 20 U.S. counties with the most records produced. The #1 county overall is Buffalo County with 150 entries in the record book. #2 – Illinois Illinois is #2 overall with 1,445 total entries and has 4 counties in the top 20 U.S. counties, including: Pike County that ranks #10 with 57 entries, Fulton and Adams Counties that are tied for #11 with 55 total entries, and Jo Daviess County that ranks #17 with 49 entries. #3 – Iowa Iowa continues to rank #3 for Boone and Crockett whitetails with 1,330 total entries. The [...]
Today’s guest blog courtesy of the folks autoaccessoriesgarage.com Nothing beats the excitement of loading up the truck or SUV for a long weekend of hunting. Chances are you have tons of the latest and greatest gear for the hunt itself, but is your rig tricked out like a true outdoorsman? To show off your love of the outdoors even when you’re not hunting, camouflage accessories are the way to go. Even just one piece of camo in the interior of your ride will immediately improve the rustic look of the entire ride. And they also serve a purpose. Here are some top auto accessories for your next hunting trip. Camo Floor Mats When you’re hunting or fishing, you’re likely to [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTZ9SDCRKPk Hunting season is closer than you think. If you're in the market for a new hunting rifle, check out this video I did with my good buddy John Fink a few years back. John no longer works at Remington today, he is now a Product Manager for Magnified Optics with Trijicon - the presenting sponsor of Big Deer TV. For the latest Model 700 lineup click here.
I have long been a fan of Cabela’s hunting boots, for the money they are hard to beat. I wore the 8-inch Axis boot last deer season, for some 60-plus days, and it might be the best one yet. Comfortable the first time I put them on, no break-in time needed. Lightweight enough (2.7 pounds pair) and substantial soles that permit smooth and sure-footed stalking, and great ankle support. This is a great boot for both deer and elk hunting. The boot uppers are built of nubuck leather with 600-denier nylon. They feature waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX moisture-wicking linings to keep your feet dry and comfortable, and 400 grams Thinsulate insulation. I have found that 400 grams insulation is about perfect [...]