Posts Tagged ‘deer’

.338 Federal

Posted: 9th September 2012 by Cheap in Firearms
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The standardization of the .338 Federal cartridge was announced at the end of 2005 and made a reality during 2006.  It was a popular wildcat before that, being a .308 Winchester case necked up for .338″ diameter bullets.  Federal claimed the performance of a 7mm Remington Magnum but with notably lower recoil.  This was made […]

Hunting in the Upper Peninsula

Posted: 25th June 2012 by Cheap in Hunting
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Several years ago, when my father retired, he moved up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Escanaba, where he has a house on the lake.  He quickly came to understand that hunting is very important to the area.  As my interest in hunting was budding at the time, he suggested that I should visit […]

In 2008, in preparation for my first hunting trip to Arkansas, I picked up a Kimber 84M Classic chambered in .260 Remington, and I topped it off with a Leupold 2-7x3mm scope.  I wanted something that was lightweight and not excessively powerful for the slightly smaller whitetail deer in the south, and that’s exactly what […]

.358 WSSM

Posted: 27th November 2011 by Cheap in Firearms, Hunting
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Like many states in the region, Indiana has not allowed deer hunting with rifles.  Shotguns, handguns, muzzle-loaders, and bows are allowed.  Some say this is intended to make the hunt more challenging, thereby promoting growth in the deer population (particularly several decades ago when deer populations were low).  Others say it is intended to limit […]

Compound Bow

Posted: 24th June 2011 by Cheap in Hunting
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I bought a compound bow this week.  This is the first bow I have ever owned and the first bow I’ve shot since I was in the Boy Scouts.  The bow is a Diamond Razor Edge, which is actually a youth bow.  I ended up with a youth bow because it turns out that I […]

Pacific Palisades

Posted: 21st March 2011 by Cheap in Hunting
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A little over a week ago, I explored the Pacific Palisades Conservation Area.  It is a fairly large tract of land (695 acres) right outside Pacific, Missouri. Two words: deer tracks.  They were everywhere.  Literally.  At no point could I look around and fail to see deer tracks around me, usually a lot of them, […]

End of Hunting Season

Posted: 14th February 2011 by Cheap in Hunting
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Hunting season is effectively over for me.  Rabbit season ends tomorrow, but our failed trip last weekend was it for me.  After that, my hunting buddy (the one with the rabbit dog) left to hunt swamp rabbits in another state.  I gave my shotgun a thorough cleaning and put it up for the year.  I […]