Hunting Wild Pigs

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Wild pigs are one of the most adaptable and tenacious critters on the planet. They can thrive in just about any habitat, from the swamps or jungles of the south to the forests and mountains in the north. I have hunted them all over the world, from northern Russia, Austria and Africa to non-indigenous countries such as Australia and New Zealand. But that is just half the story, as wild pigs have, in many instances, become a real threat to the land base right here in North America. The problem is … Read more »

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Still-Hunting Whitetails

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! A hunting alternative for those that don’t want to sit in a stand I’d venture a guess that most whitetail hunting in western Canada is done from stands or blinds located along major travel routes or the edges of feeding fields. Whitetails are one of the most aware creatures in the woods and all of their senses are highly tuned for detecting danger. They have incredible eyesight and hearing, and a nose that just can’t be fooled. To me, they are the North American animal that most tests the … Read more »

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Stocking Stuffers For The Hunter & Angler

Christmas is right around the corner and outdoor enthusiasts can be some of the hardest people to buy a Christmas gifts for. It seems they have everything or there’s something new on the outdoor market that they just can’t live without. However, there are several things that the outdoor enthusiasts can never have enough of and they will use these items on a daily basis. And best of all, they will cost you under $100. These items could be something as simple as rope, waterproof matches, backpacks, clothing, maps or even camp cooking items. All these items have a time … Read more »

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Hunting Red Deer In Scotland

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! An adventure across the Scardroy estate to cull a wary stag Colin leaned over and whispered, “I could call and get him up, but he might run down the hill without giving us a shot. Better to wait until he gets up on his own.” I nodded agreement. Eighty yards downhill, the antlers of a red deer stag showed just above the little ridge that concealed its body. We had been stalking it for several hours, keeping hidden behind the hills as the herd meandered along. Eventually they had laid down … Read more »

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Funnels Equal Shot Opportunities

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Find the funnels and you have a better chance of finding your game Most game animals prefer the safety of cover; when they move, they often follow topography. Set up along ridges, along valley floors and at pinch points and shot opportunities will follow. Perched on a high ridge, only a stone’s throw from a meandering creek bottom, I was comfortably tucked into my portable blind. It was a textbook scenario. Prevailing winds carried my scent well away from the main trails below me and visibility was excellent from my elevated … Read more »

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Abnormal Antlers

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! The animals that we most like to hunt belong to the deer family (Cervidae), which includes deer, moose and elk. One distinguishing feature of the family is the deciduous headgear on the males – they have antlers that are shed in the winter and re-grown each summer. Antlers are amazing structures, one of the fastest growing tissues in nature. They are not permanently attached to the skull, but grow from specialized cells on the antler attachment site, the pedicle. Varying hormone levels, controlled by the animal’s pituitary gland, is … Read more »

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Getting In Position

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Shooting from the best possible position can increase your success rate As we snuck ever closer to the big red stag, my mind raced. It was like a scene out of one of those futuristic movies where a string of calculations runs across a visor before the shot is taken. We were well within the range of my 270WSM, but we were undetected and I wanted to stack the odds as greatly in my favour as I could. I’ve always been a high-odds shooter, doing everything in my power to increase … Read more »

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Hunting Forecast 2014: Waterfowl & CWD

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Waterfowling in the west If you like to hunt ducks or geese in western Canada, rejoice. There has simply never been a better time to be a waterfowl hunter. This is especially good news considering the less positive prospects for deer hunting this fall. The upside of a snowy winter is that the spring runoff fills the prairie duck nesting ponds to the brim and ensures a good hatch of ducklings. This, on top of a couple of years of excellent duck production, is about as positive a forecast as could … Read more »

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