Staff Trail Camera Review: Uway NT50B

I was looking for an updated camera from my old Moultrie and came across the Uway NT50B. Very nice specs, compact unit, and the preliminary reviews looked promising so I jumped in. Because I bought it after deer season I put in on the stock pond near our farm for testing. The other reason I bought it is for security at the farm – as you can see in one of the photos of the trespasser. The “black flash” was appealing from a security cam standpoint. Continue reading Staff Trail Camera Review: Uway NT50B

Keep the traditions alive, the youth is our future.

Like many of you, I have great memories of the times I spent as a child in the great outdoors with my family.  Hunting, fishing, camping, going to the range, riding dirt bikes, water skiing, etc..  All of these activities were loved by our father and he worked hard to make sure we got to experience the same things he loved growing up.  As society gets more and more away from the outdoors and kids are more restricted due to the fears we have as parents of the dangers from the predators that abound our children spend more time indoors and far less time outdoors being kids.

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Lowlight Hunting Scope Shootout: Trijicon Accupoint TR22 2.5-10×56 vs Meopta MeoStar 3-12×56 RD

By Staff Writer: Charles Coker

Being an avid hunter that wants to make sure he has the ability to shoot accurately into extremely low light I am always on the prowl for good optics to get the job done. Today I compare two very well rated scopes for low light hunting.

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Staff Sneak Peak: Cooper Firearms custom 25-06

By Staff Writer: Charles Coker

Growing up in South Texas and hunting whitetails down long senderos required aan accurate flat shooting rifle.  22-250, 243, 25-06 were all standards for those old deer camps.  Truth be told, we didn’t use range finders, ranging reticles, etc.. As a young hunter if I saw a deer or hog I wanted, I just aimed and slowly squeezed the trigger and boom, down it went.  “Watch it drop in the scope” was  what we were taught by our dad.   Confidence is everything.  I didn’t really know or care if it was 75 yards or 300, if I thought it was “way out there” I held to the top of the hair.  Of course, those were rifles carefully worked over by my dad, trigger jobs, glass bedded actions and meticulously worked up handloads.  The 25-06 has long held a special place in my heart.  After spending some time looking for the “right” one and not really finding what I was looking for, I contacted Mike Hudgins at Cooper…

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Building a youth hunting rifle – Browning X-Bolt Micro Hunter .308

For several years the venerable .243 has been used quite successfully for a youth hunting rifle, and as an adult, I have taken numerous deer and hogs with one.

My oldest son is 13 and has been using my old 1959 Sako that has been cut down to the proper length of pull. He has killed a few deer and hogs with it..

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Successful weekend of hunting with Nosler 280AI and Zeiss Victory FL 4-16×50

They say faith in one’s equipment is everything..

Well, after a weekend of testing with a Nosler 280 AI and Zeiss FL 4-16×50 with AVS elevation turret, I would say I have it.

Sunday morning..

Deer weren’t moving where I was at on Sunday morning, and I had passed on several nice bucks Friday and Sat waiting for a shooter..
So I climbed up a big hill with a view of a field that’s about 3/4 of a mile square with scattered trees

I spotted a nice buck about 1/2 mile out headed for a tree line, no doubt, it was a shooter..

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