ALPS OutdoorZ Elite Backcountry Pack System is a new, ultralight hunting pack perfect for hunters braving tough terrain and harsh elements for the ultimate game. The strength of the new Elite System stems from its Elite Frame, improving structural integrity while reducing overall weight.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, Nov. 30, 2022/ PRNewswire/ — iSportsman has been helping veterans, service members and their families get outdoors since 2009. Now, iSportsman aims to bring that same great service to its users both on and off base. In hopes of becoming the go-to outdoor recreational service platform for veterans, service members and their families, iSportsman has many internal operations scheduled for 2023. iSportsmanX is the first of these exciting, planned services.
Shotguns are different from rifles or muskets in that they fire multiple projectiles; most people know that. A rifle fires a single bullet each time the trigger is pulled. When a shotgunner pulls the trigger great bunches of pellets fly out the end of the muzzle. The pellets are actually round balls of lead, steel or other metal. Think BBs from a BB gun with the orbs varying in size, larger or smaller as needed.
How much larger or smaller? That depends.... “Buckshot” shotgun loads may only have the amount of pellets you can count on your fingers or fingers and toes. The number of projectiles in birdshot loads depends on the type of birds the shotgunner is planning to shoot. Generally speaking, the larger the bird, the larger the pellet. Goose hunters may load their guns with shells containing just over a hundred pieces of shot. Quail and dove hunters will likely choose shotshells with four or five times that number.
We asked, and you delivered! To celebrate the 2022 deer season, we wanted to feature your stories. This collection of personal encounters proves that though we all come from different walks of life, it's the great outdoors that brings us all together. Learn about success, patience, adaptation and overcoming obstacles from this video collection of reader-submitted experiences.
The Weather Channel along with an arm’s long list of weather apps have become essential gear for sportsmen, particularly deer hunters.
At 7am my shift ended and a long weekend began. With a can of red bull in my hand, I hit the road and drove back home to pick up my roommate, Ryan, for his first ever deer hunt. Needless to say he was very excited. Ryan is an avid bird hunter and I often join him on his family farm during goose season in Northern Colorado but nothing can compare to your first big game hunt. I finished packing my odds and ends, loaded up the truck, topped off the tank, and headed up towards Sheridan, Wyoming
Over the years I have started to get a little bored with deer hunting. It really comes as no surprise, yet I hated to admit that, even to myself… Why? Because I consider myself a deer hunter, and a deer hunter should not be bored with deer hunting right? Wrong! Of course a deer hunter can get bored with deer hunting. If you sit in the same stands, on the same property every single year for 16 years of course hunting can become monotonous. You have to get out and try new things, see new places, and have new struggles. That’s how you grow and evolve as a hunter. This is the story of a new beginning, and rekindling the excitement I had as a 12 year old boy going out with my dad on my first hunt with bow in hand!
Check out these top five critical terrain features common to virtually anywhere in whitetail country and setup for the ultimate rut-time ambush.
The whitetail deer rut is upon us. Bucks are running ridges and field edges in search of receptive does. This is the highlight of deer season for most. It’s the time of year we deer hunters dream about during the other 11 months.
Accessing a likely big buck hot spot must be done with stealth and oftentimes, must be done on the fly to adjust for changing deer patterns during the peak of rut activity and even as it begins to taper off. Remember the following so you don’t blow a monster out of the area before you even climb into your stand.