Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Not what you’re looking for? Find more general fishing articles! Capturing quality footage is tougher than it looks, but cover the bases and you’ll be on the fast track to videoing like a pro I first began recording my own hunting and fishing trips almost two decades ago. My buddy and I would use his camcorder to document as many of our outdoor experiences as possible. Then, with the introduction of digital cameras, I stepped into the semi-pro world and picked up a Sony VX 2000. While it was state of … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! I’ll be dating myself, but as a child, Saturday mornings saw my brother and I glued to the TV watching the allotted half hour of cartoons that was our reward for doing our chores that week. The Wile E Coyote and Road Runner skits were my favourites and I can pinpoint the moment when I first learned the word “nitro.” A child of 6 or 7, I had no clue what the definition of the word was, but after watching Wile E. get blasted through a mountain by the miniscule discharge … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Learn important tracking techniques to successfully retrieve your game each and every time We owe it to animals we hunt to follow up as best we can on the shots we take. There are no second shots with bow hunting, so make the first one count and follow up with a solid tracking routine: collecting and analyzing clues, waiting, following the trail and making proper, thought-out decisions along the way.   The moment of truth The moment of truth is what separates the hunter from the target shooter – an arrow … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! While I’m not certain where the line in the sand is for a cartridge to be considered a true big bore, I tend to peg it right at .375. Cartridges like the .375 H&H have long been considered the minimum for dangerous game in many parts of Africa and it has a pretty universal acceptance in the big bore family of cartridges. While the big bores are pretty commonplace in continents like Africa, where there are lots of mean critters just looking to eat or stomp on an unsuspecting hunter, their … Read more »

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At the end of our pike fishing, I had the chance to talk with Garrett about playing the fish. It was a very interesting conversation that I had with him. Now, I had the basic idea about fighting the fish, but I wanted to know more. In my research on the Internet, I learned that you want to set the breaking strength at 25 per cent of the tested poundage of the line. So, if you have eight-pound line, you want to set it at two pounds. This is easy enough to do – tie your line to a scale … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! The buck was moving along a ridge top, located about 200 metres in front of our tree stands. Looking at him through my binoculars, I made two grunt calls and then put the call down again. The buck, apparently un-phased to the casual observer, kept walking. At that point, my hunting partner whispered, “Call again, he didn’t hear you.” I explained to him that there was no need to use the deer call again because the buck had heard me and would come to investigate. My hunting partner looked … Read more »

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