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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! To get the most our of your firearm, think about investing in a chronograph As long as we’re watching for it, an education can come to us from a lot of different sources and it invariably costs either time or money – often both. The hunting and shooting sports are no different. We need to put in the time and effort to learn about the creatures we hunt and the tools we use to hunt them. For those latter lessons, I think the chronograph plays a vital role. The term chronograph … Read more »

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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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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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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting stories! With all the talk in professional sports these days about concussions from repeated hits to the head, it may be puzzling to watch bighorn sheep rams battling for the right to breed a receptive ewe. Through most of the year, rams get along pretty well, but during October and November, it is every ram for himself, and the way to get ahead is to bash other heads with your head. Bighorn horns grow throughout the ram’s life and the result is a 15 kilogram mass on a mature, seven or eight … Read more »

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