6 04, 2020

How Covid-19 is Affecting Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons

2020-04-06T08:20:33-04:00April 6th, 2020|Big Deer TV, sportsman channel|2 Comments

Stay at home orders have been enacted in more than 40 states, and “non-essential” activities have been shut down. How is that impacting 2020 spring gobbler seasons? Is going turkey hunting "essential"? Several weeks ago Nebraska announced that it was not issuing any more non-resident spring turkey permits, effectively telling out-of-state hunters to stay home. Illinois has canceled all turkey hunting on all state lands. Similarly in Washington state, wildlife areas are closed, and the spring youth turkey hunt was canceled. The turkey-rich state of Kansas recently encouraged out-of-state hunters to stay home for the time being. The good news is that many states, including Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee, have deemed outdoor sports like turkey hunting as “essential” activities on both [...]

1 04, 2020

Rifle Sight-In Tip: Forget The Fliers

2020-04-01T16:06:30-04:00April 1st, 2020|Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Remington, sportsman channel|3 Comments

Say you’re sighting-in your hunting rifle, firing 3-shot groups from the bench. It's going well. Your shots are grouping an inch or less. You shoot on, and every now and then a bullet strikes the target a couple inches to the left or right (or high or low) of your main point of impact. You start to get frustrated and think about moving the scope--Don't! As long as 2 bullet holes stay clustered within an inch, you’re in good shape. Any “flyers” were likely due to human error—you've shot too much and flinched a bit or maybe jerked the trigger and pulled the errant shot offline. The worst thing you can do is worry about one bad shot and start [...]

25 03, 2020

 Get Outdoors Smartly, Safely During Coronavirus

2020-03-25T11:47:12-04:00March 25th, 2020|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Hunting News, Shed Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|4 Comments

Medical experts say that good nutrition, sleep and exercise are key to maintaining a healthy and strong immune system as we navigate these tough times with covid-19. With gyms and sports fields and clubs closed across the country, outdoor exercise, which gives us fresh air and helps to cure cabin fever for a bit, is the way to go if we do it smartly and safely. Hiking Last Saturday I needed to get out of the house for a day, not just for a stroll but something more vigorous. I was frustrated because I was supposed to be in southeast Georgia, hunting the spring turkey opener. Covid-19 cancelled that. I picked a moderately strenuous 9-mile section of the Appalachian Trail [...]

9 11, 2019

Veterans Day “Bond Of Brothers” Encore Presentation On Big Deer TV

2019-12-09T20:08:59-05:00November 9th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel|Comments Off on Veterans Day “Bond Of Brothers” Encore Presentation On Big Deer TV

This weekend we pay our heartfelt respects to all those who have served. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in order to account for all veterans in all wars. All of us here at Big Deer TV and Sportsman Channel celebrate our veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In their honor, please watch an encore presentation of "Bond of Brothers" [...]