What is a Poly Choke? Are They Worth it?

poly choke

A poly choke can give you a great advantage when conditions change in the field. Instead of being stuck with just a single choke size in your shotgun, you can have the entire legal shot pattern in a few seconds with just the twist of a poly choke. My dad took me hunting when I … Read more

4 Methods of Duck Hunting Without Decoys

Duck Hunting Without Decoys

There are mainly 3 methods of duck hunting without decoys: jump shooting, flyby shooting, and drift shooting. These 3 methods do not require any calling or decoys and pretty much rely on surprising the ducks. Jump Shooting Jump shooting is probably one of my favorite methods of duck hunting without decoys. I like this method … Read more

Where to Aim When Shooting Ducks

Where to Aim Shooting Ducks

Wondering where to aim shooting ducks? Always remember to aim for the eye, not the body, and stay just in front of the bird. That’s the most important lesson I took away from my early duck hunting days, and this simple, successful aim has earned me a lot of birds. Here are the top things … Read more

Best Choke For Duck Hunting and When to Use Them

best choke for duck hunting

A simple calculation has to take place before you decide which choke is best for duck hunting. The primary question to ask is how far will you be taking a shot at these potential waterfowl? The ideal shot pattern for ducks is a 40-inch spread. You can get a 40-inch spread with any of the … Read more

Should You Use a Ghillie Suit Turkey Hunting

Can You Use a Ghillie Suit Turkey Hunting

Ghillie suits are legal clothing when hunting wild turkeys. Anything that provides camouflage will help you when turkey hunting. Nothing provides the level of concealment that a ghillie suit can. If you’ve watched one of the Rambo movies you’ve seen a ghillie suit in action. The US Military routinely equips snipers, and long-range reconnaissance personnel … Read more

Pump Action vs Semi-Auto Shotgun For Hunting

Pump Action vs Semi-Auto For Hunting

It’s a question of preference for upland bird and waterfowl hunters. Not exactly an “age-old” question since the pump shotgun is just 124 years old, and its rival, the semi-automatic is just seven years younger. Legendary gun designer John Browning patented the Auto 5, the world’s first semi-automatic shotgun in 1900. The prodigious Browning began … Read more

5 Ways to go Pheasant Hunting Without a Dog

5 Areas You Can Pheasant Hunting Without a Dog

I’ll be the first to admit I love hunting over dogs. I have hunted over dogs for almost as long as I can remember.  But, there was a time when I didn’t have a dog, and if you find yourself in that predicament, I’m here to tell you that it’s entirely possible to go pheasant … Read more

Beginners Guide To Dove Hunting

Dove hunting for beginners

Dove hunting is a simple pleasure. All that’s needed is a shotgun and some birdshot. Add a stirred-up dule of doves to shoot at, and it’s one of the best pastimes the outdoors has to offer. Here are some tips to start next season off right. Dove Description And Habits There are many kinds of … Read more

12 Gauge vs 20 Gauge – Which to Choose

12 gauge vs 20 gauge

What to know, why it matters, and when to use each shell Shotguns are probably the most common firearm on earth, and definitely one of the most reliable. They’re simple machines – especially pump-action ones – and you don’t often hear stories of shotguns failing to load or cycle shells. I’ve had that issue on … Read more

What Do Turkeys Eat? A Wild Turkeys Diet

what do turkeys eat

Turkeys are a difficult bird to hunt. They’re elusive and hard to track. But like any wild animal, they spend a lot of their time looking for food. So, if you know what do turkeys eat, there’s a good chance you will know where to find a turkey. Everyone likes to put a turkey on the … Read more