Looking for load suggestions,
Oct 2010Handgun deer hunting
October 1st, 2010
Hey all thought I would ask if there are any handgun hunters here? My question, looking for load suggestions for deer hunting using a 357 magnum? I will be using my 357 magnum ( 6 1/2″ revolver) for deer hunting this season. Some say that the load is too light for deer but the longest shots would be 45 yards at best, and my red dot scope does well out at that range.
Looking for load suggestions,
Sep 2010Bow hunter needs advice on deer
September 15th, 2010
I was out doing a little scouting after work and I got to one of my favorite spots sitting on the edge of a field. Then out of nowhere 12 whitetail deer ran right into the middle of the field 200+ yards away. All my calls last year were not effective so I can not lure them in under 200+ yards? I have tree stand and a nice hunting blind that I bought and built (blind) this year. Any ideas on bringing them in closer?..because it’s not like you can sit in the middle of the field in a blind? Any ideas for this new bow hunter?????
Martin in Ohio
September 9th, 2010
I am looking for a good affordable 12 gauge pump shotgun for deer hunting. Is there a shotgun on the market that can cover multiple uses? Like defense, hunting, sporting? I want to use slugs for deer hunting but I know that slugs would not be a reasonable home defense ammunition. Any suggestion or advice?
Troy in Kentucky
Sep 2010Another kid asking about hunting.
September 3rd, 2010
This question was sent via an email so I thought I’d post it here for some of you to answer.. Admin
Hello! I am at the library and we are not allowed to post on blogs, facebook, or forums. I got your blogs invitation email and wanted to ask a few question regarding hunting and fishing. I just turned 16 and I want to start hunting and fishing (more) and have never hunted and only fish maybe once or twice in the summer. My step-father has a new cabin and likes to hunting and fishing alot. He really does not talk about it or provide too much information so and I am looking for information about the different types of guns and equipment for deer hunting. If you could point me to your favorite places on the internet that has a lot of information regarding deer hunting and stuff , that would be great! Also, any advice on firearms for deer hunting and techniques I am all ears. Thanks for all your help ahead of time!
Sep 2010I am against canned hunts
September 2nd, 2010
I am not vegan or anything like that, but I am against killing game (canned hunts) just for the sake of killing them. I come from a long line of hunters in my family, but I recently heard my own father and brother purchased a deer from a company that lets the animal loose on a fenced property so that they can be hunted later. The ranch property owners actually feed the Deer/Buck and wait until it matures to a certain or “trophy deer” size later to be hunted by my father or brother!
Come on what kind of hunting is that? That has nothing to do with fair-chase or what most hunters and people would think as part of the hunting tradition. I though hunting was about preparation, understanding the woods and environment, how to harvest your game, and most important the thrill of the hunt in an all natural surrounding?
What’s has our tradition and world come too?
Rant off- Eileen
Sep 2010Not a hunter but a stupid question?
September 1st, 2010
Hello all, I am not a hunter or oppose to hunting I just don’t have the opportunity to go and live far from any place you’d be able to hunt. Anyway, my question is, I was watching the outdoor channel, and I see hunters rattling/rubbing deer antlers together. It looked very odd but then minutes (after rattling) a huge buck came running into an open field. Are they attracted to the sound? What makes them do that? A bit confused.. Is this some kind of a mating call? Also, the hunters on the show use terms like: 5 point or 10 point. What does that mean? What is the acceptable points (?) while deer hunting? Also, I see when they get shot they’re still able to take off running for a few feet. How is that possible?
Thanks for the invitation,
Theo, in San Diego
Aug 2010300 win Mag for whitetail deer
August 17th, 2010
I recently purchased a Remington Model 700 for big game hunting (Whitetail deer). My old deer hunting rifle was a 308 that I used for deer season. Anyways, the Remington 700 rifle was on sale for 20% lower cost and just had to buy it. So I went to my local gun-shop and bought a box of 180gr Winchester 300 win Mags and just could not get over the difference compared to my .308. So this leads me to my question. Can the 300 win Mag be used for hunting deer?I see this cartridge is quite big compared to my .308. This caliber must do a lot of damage when it goes through the meet? Should I just stick with hunting deer with my .308? I was hoping to use my new rifle this deer season or is it just too powerful????