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Author: LJ Bonham

LocaCarnivore Expert: 10 Reasons Why the .357 Magnum is King

The United States in 1934 stood at the abyss. The Great Depression had ruined countless lives. Families lived in shanty towns and drifted across the Great Plains toward California or any place which held the slightest hope they could reverse Read More

The Wikiup: Primitive Forest Shelter (LocaCarnivore Hunter Survival Series)

While there are many fine choices in modern, lightweight tents, they are expensive and add weight to a hunter’s pack.  There is a way, however, to hunt fast and light, yet have shelter at hand in any wooded environment.  Our Read More

Vegetarians and Organic Buffs Now Hunt Animals: Wall Street Journal

The latest hipster craze has an ironic and unexpected twist, according to the Wall Street Journal.  In pursuit of ever purer and exclusive organic, sustainable foods, uber-cool urbanites have discovered hunting.  Hunters have always known they eat better than the Read More

10 Hot Tips to Get the Right Crossbow for You

Crossbows.  How can something so simple generate so much controversy?  Crossbows are, at present, displacing standard bows, whether recurve or compound, from the market.  In other words, more hunters are buying crossbows than standard bows each year.  Many crossbow buyers Read More

Rimfire Roundup (Best Hunting Loads for .22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 HMR)

Every hunter needs a good rimfire rifle. They are excellent for inexpensive training and hunting, but which cartridges and loads are best? Until 1960, when Winchester introduced the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, the question had three simple answers. .22 Short, Read More

Hot Handgun Hunting Action (10mm Auto v. Wild Hogs)

Handgun hunting is, without a doubt, a fantastic challenge.  You have to get in close–bow hunting close.  It’s also much harder to hit well with a handgun.  To make it even more difficult, try to ground stalk you prospective dinner.  Read More

Shotgun Basics (Pick the Right Gauge for You)

What’s the best shotgun gauge?  What is a shotgun gauge?  These are basic questions all scatter-gun hunters must answer.  Many people are confused about gauges, a situation made worse by all the folk-lore out there.  Here’s a great, to the Read More

Small Game Hunting with Primitive Bows and Flintlocks

Small game hunting is fun.  It sharpens a hunter’s eye, stalking skills, and marksmanship.  But wait, there’s more…  Amp up the fun with primitive weapons.  Leave the laser and thermal sighted AR at home and try a handmade self bow Read More

Best Black Bear Rounds and Bullets (Randy Newberg’s Picks)

We here at LocaCarnivore love to hunt bear.  They are a supreme challenge in spot and stalk states, and magnificent, powerful animals.  Plus, they’re tasty–real tasty. We’ve published several pieces in the past on bear gear, as well as dangerous Read More

Number One Way to Keep Your Hunting Skills Sharp

For most folks, big game season winds down in November or December.  Don’t hit the couch with a hot drink and the remote, though.  You–yes, you–have work to do.  In truth, there is little down time between seasons for real Read More

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