Listening for the Train
Two old hunts
I have been working on putting my hunting experiences together for my children to have after I am gone and thought the first chapter may bring back childhood memories for other members here.
An older hunter reflects on his fledgling handgun hunting.
It's easy to get caught up in the hype and read too much, it's better to get out there and do it.
Field Shooting Positions That Work
When I decided to become a handgun hunter I found out that that was the easy part,making the commitment to a simple purpose.The next part of the process was difficult,caliber choice.I had shot several different calibers,and proceeded to read about every reasonable option to a hunter.There are multiple options available.In the beginning I suggest that you pick a caliber and stick with it for a while.At least until you are comfortable.The folks on this great website allowed me to pick their brains,for which I am thankful.There is someone on here that owns,shoots,or has shot about every caliber known to man.And they will honestly answer every question you have,Thanks to you all.
Selecting Your First Hunting Handgun
Hunters who are new to handgun hunting often struggle with holding the gun steady. Part of the issue, for those used to shooting rifles, is the appearance of being much more steady with the long guns and their mind is telling them this won't work — don't shoot. The other part of the problem is simply a matter of learning what shooting positions do work best for the handgun hunter. To be ready for any situation you should practice each of these shooting positions and their variations. If you master them all you'll be a great field shot and your friends will wonder how you do it.
Handguns For Disabled Hunters
There are two types of hunters in the world, those that are shooters and those that are not. The latter group is content to run a few rounds of ammo through Ol' Betsy just before the season opens and that's that. Many still get their deer to the freezer but the other group, shooters, practice year-round and are good candidates to become handgun hunters. Choosing a handgun to be used for hunting is a bit different than choosing one for self-defense or defense based competition. Few handguns well suited for serious hunting are also top choices for defensive purposes in non-hunting situations, so lets examine what makes a good hunting handgun.
The last day of July, 1988 was the last day of my "normal life". I was involved in a head on automobile accident that very nearly killed me and I spent the next 8 months in the hospital and endured 13 surgical operations in an attempt to put me back together in somewhat the same fashion that I was in prior to the accident.