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Monthly Archives: May 2018

I always try to make at least one trip to central New York for spring turkey. A two day weekend trip is usually best since hunting ends at noon. That way I get in two mornings for the same amount of travel time and fuel and I don’t have to get into the hassle of getting time off from work and figuring out child care plans. But sometimes I have other obligations… Read More

One of the challenges many of us face is how to find time to hunt while balancing the responsibilities of adult life. This time of year I can sneak in a few hours in the morning before getting off to work. It helps that I have some hunting areas that are within a few miles of home, including Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. Much of the GMNF is not prime turkey cover,… Read More

Several years ago I picked up a copy of American Hunting Rifles by Craig Boddington. I’ve read it several times and consider it to be one of the most authoritative and comprehensive works on cartridges, rifles and related topics ever published. I was thrilled to discover that last year, an updated edition had been released. American Hunting Rifles II is required reading for every rifle enthusiast. The first incarnation came out in… Read More