14 08, 2018

Deer Rifle Sale: Get A Remington Model 783 For $300 At Cabela’s

2020-06-10T09:15:52-04:00August 14th, 2018|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Remington|Comments Off on Deer Rifle Sale: Get A Remington Model 783 For $300 At Cabela’s

If you are in the market for a new deer rifle for 2018 head to the nearest Cabela’s or Bass Pro until August 26 and grab a Remington Model 783 for a tad over $300 with tax. This is an unbelievable deal for one of the most accurate and dependable deer rifles I have shot in the last 6 years. I was the first blogger/hunter to shoot and test the Model 783, back in the fall of 2012. Later that November my friend John, who at the time worked for Remington, shot the first buck ever with the 783 on a hunt with me in Saskatchewan. We filmed the hunt for that 160-inch giant for my show Big Deer TV [...]

2 07, 2018

What Happens To Ammunition In A House Fire?

2020-06-10T09:15:52-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on What Happens To Ammunition In A House Fire?

One night a few years ago my Canadian friend Grant Kuypers returned home to find his shop and man cave engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department got there, everything was gone—Grant’s truck, ATVs, 70 game cameras, all his hunting clothes and dozens of guns in a safe… Grant said most of his stored hunting ammo had simply burned up; a few cartridges had exploded, as evidenced by holes and dents in the gun safe’s walls. The photo here of burned ammo is from the fire at Grant's. Turns out, this is typical of what happens to ammunition in a house fire. According to this KRCR News report, fire officials say that burning ammo is not as dangerous [...]

14 06, 2018

Why You Should Buy Another Gun Now

2020-06-10T09:15:53-04:00June 14th, 2018|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|3 Comments

Saw this on the Outdoor Wire and thought it made a good point. Put some of your tax savings that are coming in 2019 on a new handgun for home protection or a new rifle for deer hunting (treat yourself to a father’s day gift): Much has been printed and broadcast recently about soft firearms sales. According to the liberal mass media outlets and their hatred of firearms, the gun industry is on the brink of death. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. You can do your part to help drive up firearm ownership numbers in the months ahead. Go shopping. Those who watch firearms sales follow the NICS background checks numbers. May 2018 set an all-time monthly [...]

21 05, 2018

Hunt Of A Lifetime: Kodiak Brown Bear

2020-06-10T09:15:53-04:00May 21st, 2018|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|3 Comments

My friend and fellow Virginia hunter Sam Fullerton just returned from a dream hunt and filed this field report: The hunt took place in a special draw area on the northern end of Afognak Island in the Kodiak chain. It took 3 years to draw the permit. I booked the hunt through Wade Darby at Crosshair Hunting Consulting. Wade booked me with Afognak Wilderness Lodge, which has an extremely remote camp that the Randall family has chiseled out of the Afognak wilderness over the last 50 years. It is an impressive camp considering every single thing was either made from the rocks or trees growing on the island, or brought in by float plane or boat. We left base camp [...]

26 03, 2018

Why Are Fewer People Hunting in 2018?

2020-06-10T09:15:54-04:00March 26th, 2018|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Deer Management|2 Comments

A survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reveals that only 5% of Americans age 16 and up hunt. That's half of what it was 50 years ago. The number of licensed hunters, most of them deer hunters, dropped from 14.2 million in 1991 to 11.5 million in 2016. Most disturbing, the decline is expected to accelerate over the next decades. Why fewer of us? I have my suspicions and government agencies and wildlife organizations have their theories, but I wanted information from real-life hard-core hunters, so I did a little Twitter/social survey. It’s far from scientific, but pretty darn representative I believe. Loss of Access By far the number one reason fewer people are hunting, especially east of [...]