General Hunting Tips (68)

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What Is a Punt Gun and Is It Legal for Hunting?

The punt gun, a fascinating piece of hunting history, stands out with its resemblance to naval artillery. This 10-foot-long shotgun, requiring a team to carry and mounted on a boat, is a stark contrast to the sleek modern rifles we're familiar with. Join us on a journey…

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Who Needs Hunters Ed in Texas?

The hunting lifestyle in Texas is (perhaps) unmatched, with hunters coming from near and far to the Lonestar State, packed full of everything from quail and whitetail to big game exotics. To ensure that hunters follow the laws, respect wildlife, and engage in ethical hunting…

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How To Stay Safe When Carrying Hunters Firearms

Firearm ownership carries with it a commitment to safety, security, and maturity. As hunters, we must set the standard for safety not only for ourselves but also for our loved ones – the most important part of a hunt is not taking a big buck or…

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Hunter Tip: How To Find a Youth Hunting Course

Hunter education is like an investment: the earlier you start and the more you put in, the greater the compounding rewards will be. As these processes and lessons become second nature, young hunters become responsible, ethical, and safety-oriented adult hunters. The importance of starting young…

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A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Right Crossbow

The crossbow is an ancient weapon first thought to have been developed in China and popularized throughout the Middle Ages. Some evidence even extends back to the Roman and Greek civilizations. Today, the crossbow has become a popular choice for hunting enthusiasts, thanks to several technological advancements…

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Hunter Tip: What Do Deer Eat?

Deer are diverse eaters, grazing on anything from native vegetation to carefully cultivated crops. By munching on more than 400 documented plant species, deer are highly adaptable and access a wide range of bioavailability in the food they consume, which is also why deer are…