Monday, May 20, 2013
Scope, or iron sights? That question has existed for as long as hunters have had the choice available to them. Unfortunately, I won’t settle that question during the course of this article. However, I do hope to discuss the pros and cons of both and hopefully provide some good advice for prospective hunters.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
In my last few articles, I've discussed the importance of the follow-up shot, how to choose the appropriate caliber for your hunt, the importance of shot placement on African animals, and how to prepare for a safari. In this article, I’ll discuss some questions you should ask when choosing a prospective outfitter. While the majority of outfitters are honest brokers, hunting with a dishonest or unethical outfitter can make for an expensive and exasperating safari. More than a few hunters have had their entire experience completely ruined by hunting with a bad outfitter. However, asking the right questions before you book will greatly assist in identifying an unscrupulous outfitter and make for an even more enjoyable experience with an honest outfitter.
Friday, May 3, 2013
In my last three articles, I've discussed how to choose the appropriate caliber for your hunt, the importance of shot placement on African animals, and how to prepare for a safari. In this article, I’ll discuss the importance of the follow-up shot. This is another area this is often overlooked by a number of hunters, especially Americans, during the preparation for an African safari. Far too many hunters have gotten caught “admiring their shot” and have ended up with a lost animal. Preparing for, and taking, a good follow-up shot can help prevent this tragedy from happening.
Monday, April 29, 2013
This is a guest post from Jo at www.rydair.co.uk, which specializes in air soft guns, crossbows, and assorted accessories.
Hunting with a crossbow is illegal in the UK, so those of you there will have to stick to shooting your crossbow at the range. However, there are however many areas in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas where you can use a crossbow to hunt a wide variety of game. Using modern technology, bolts fired from crossbows today fly further and hit harder than they did several years ago. However, to hunt successfully with a crossbow you need to learn skills which others hunters don’t such as how to move quickly and quietly, how to hunt patiently, and how to fool your prey’s senses of sight, smell and hearing.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
In my last two articles, I've discussed the importance of shot placement on African animals as well as how to prepare for a safari. In this article, I’ll touch on one of the most hotly debated aspects of preparing for an African Safari: choosing the right caliber for your hunt. Everybody has an opinion about this, often times a very strong one. Unfortunately, there is no one “best” caliber. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent calibers available that do a great job when used appropriately.