Is Reloading 9mm Worth It – The Coming Lead Bullet Ban

reloading 9mmWhen someone asks me if reloading 9mm is worth it, they are usually attempting to calculate the cost per bullet of professionally made ammunition vs reloaded ammunition. And when it comes to 9mm, I would estimate that if you come home from the range with more 9mm shells than you fired, it’s a financial savings.

But what’s of much greater value than the cost of a bullet is your second amendment rights and we’ve already seen the lead bullet ban in California. I believe that now is the time to learn how to reload your own bullets, regardless of cost or savings.

In my opinion, it just makes since that liberals and those who support gun control would try… Continue reading

Where To Shoot a Hog

Where to shoot a hogHunting wild hogs is very different from hunting deer and requires a different shot placement. Hog’s have a very tough shoulder blade which can stop an arrow and in some cases even a bullet.

Shot placement on a whitetail deer is always a heart or lung shot. However, the best shot placement for a wild hog is behind the ear.

In most situations, this shot will drop a hog right where he’s… Continue reading

Hunting Public Land and Courtesy to Others

Wild TurkeyThis weekend I went to the public wildlife management area near my home to do some scouting. The WMA doesn’t permit motorized vehicles beyond the parking lot and the entrance to the WMA is one mile from the parking lot. For this reason most people entering the area do so on mountain bikes.

I was riding my bike up the main trail past the first gated entrance when suddenly I spotted a wild turkey just a short distance inside the barbwire. Looking twice, however, I realized it was fake. I looked a little further and saw a blind set up with two men peeking over it watching me ride by.

My first thought was, “Sorry for riding through your… Continue reading

Deer Hunting Tip for Beginners – Choose a Single Location to Hunt

first BuckHaving never killed anything larger than a rabbit, my goal for the fall of 2013 is to kill my first deer and first hog.

There is a wildlife management area only 20 minutes from my home. It’s easy for me to drive there on Saturday mornings and scout for deer and hog signs. I’ve already been there for the past three weekends in a row and am beginning to become vary familiar with the area. I’ve even picked out several areas within it that I want to investigate closely on future scouting trips.

However, just 45 minutes to the north is another management area that boasts some of the best hunting in the state through its quota hunt program… Continue reading

Deer Scouting Tip – Doing this will help you more easily find signs of deer activity

Hiking BootsDuring my first few visits to a nearby wildlife management area I’ll be hunting this fall, my goals were simply to explore and understand where the boundaries were and to get a good feel for the lay of the land. Because this particular portion of the wildlife management area is 3,200 acres I’ve been riding the trails on my mountain bike as a way of covering large areas in short periods of time (motorized vehicles are not permitted here).

Last weekend I went back out there with the intent of scouting for deer and hog signs along a two mile stretch of canal which I assumed whitetail deer and wild hogs would use for drinking water. I again brought my… Continue reading

Scouting Whitetail Deer – Practice Makes Perfect

Deer Scouting Tips – Preseason Practice

Here’s what I came away with from my most recent scouting trip on public land in Florida.

I arrived at the conservation area this morning at 8:20am with the intent of doing some scouting for Whitetail deer or wild hog signs in a particular area of the nearby wildlife management area. While still in the parking lot, a sheriff pulled up in a… Continue reading