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Author: LJ Bonham

Talkin’ Turkey: Pro Tips to Crush Your Yelps [Video]

Raise your yelp score.  No, not the on-line gripe site, turkey yelps.  Yelps are subtle turkey vocalizations which you must master if you want drop wild poultry with any consistency. Here’s an informative, well produced video which will teach you Read More

Working-Class Hero: The .308 Winchester (LocaCarnivore Expert)

What’s the most popular, yet least glamorous, hunting rifle cartridge? The .308 Winchester. Developed for the U.S. military to replace the time-tested .30-06, this wonderful, flexible round traces its DNA back to the .300 Savage. Based on lessons learned from Read More

Bullet Proof Range Estimation Skills You Need [Video]

Look Ma, no batteries!  Yes, yes, laser range finders are, for the most part, affordable and available just about anywhere.  Ask yourself a question, though.  You’re on an important hunt, perhaps a bucket list, once in a lifetime opportunity, or Read More

.45 Colt, .44 Special, .38 Super (Old-School Hunters and Gunfighters)

In 2017, the FBI stunned the defensive shooting world. They abandoned the .40 Smith & Wesson, a cartridge to which the Bureau had given birth in the 1990s, and announced their agents would now carry 9mm pistols. Cue the never Read More

5 Deer Hunting Tips to Increase Your Success [Video]

Deer hunting.  Everybody, and we mean everybody, has advice on how to hunt deer.  Some are spot on, others qualify as deer UFO conspiracy theories.  There are many ways to hunt deer, but you have to cover the basics, first.  Read More

Radical Strategy for Fall Turkey Hunting [Video]

We all know how to hunt turkeys, right?  Find a good spot, hunker down in your camo, make some calls, and wait.  I mean, how hard can it be?  Here’s a fella–a turkey hunting expert fella–named Steve Hickoff, who has Read More

Iron Backup Sights for Your Sporter Rifle (LocaCarnivore DIY Series)

Most sporter rifles these days are made without iron sights since just about every hunter uses a scope.  Time was, iron sights were the norm and scopes unusual.  When this changed, gun companies saw an excuse to reduce costs and Read More

Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges (The LocaCarnivore Expert)

Recoil. The word conjures bruised shoulders, scope smacked eyebrows, and severe flinches which make accurate shooting impossible. Recoil has plagued shooters from the earliest harquebuses. No one (if they’re honest) likes recoil. Some may tolerate and compensate for it better Read More

Speak the Language: When Not to Call Elk (Video)

Elk calling is both science and dark art.  It’s not enough to have an elk call.  What separates successful elk hunters from the empty freezer crowd is the knowledge to use a call the right way, at the right time.  Read More

Bison Guns and Loads (When Just Enough Just Won’t Do)

If you want an unforgettable North American hunt, look no further than the Bison.  The continent’s largest herbivore is a spectacular game animal.  The species teetered on extinction a century ago, but it recovered to huntable levels.  Fair chase, wild Read More

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