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Hunting and Gathering: Opportunity Knocks

Being a LocaCarnivore hunter means taking advantage of changing opportunities. Larry and I had gone to a place we’ve hunted many times before.  This day, we were looking for bear but would take grouse if any presented themselves.  I also Read More

The Realities of Hunting: a Message to Non-Hunters

I had originally written this for our sister site, Eating Wild Montana.  (If you have a chance, go over there and check it out.)  After rereading it, I couldn’t help but think it would help other hunters explain why they Read More

Getting Beyond Bambi (How to Promote Hunting Culture)

Did you watch Bambi as a kid?  Of course you did.  Did you cheer when Bambi’s mom got shot?  Most likely not. Chances are you cried your eyes out.  Or at least felt empathy.  Maybe you watched Bugs Bunny and Read More

What’s the First Day of Every Hunting Season?

There you sit in the forest or atop a sage covered hillside, gun in hand as time limps tediously away.  Sunlight fades to dark twilight and another hunting season ends.  Now what? It’s an old truism; a hunting season’s last Read More

I Went Bear Hunting and All I Got Was a Picture of Poop

WARNING: No bears were harmed in the making of this spring bear season. Spring bear season.  It’s what you do after you’ve recovered from general deer/elk season and are looking at your freezer with regret from eating all the venison Read More

Survive the Ammunition Shortage on a Budget: Three Things You Need to Know Now

“Sorry, we’re out.  Our supplier doesn’t know when we’ll get more.” If you’re a hunter, you’ve no doubt heard this countless times at your local gun shop.  Your favorite load, bullet, or gunpowder isn’t available anywhere for any price.  Hunting Read More

A Woman’s Advice: Preparing for Your First Hunt with Your Partner

Your partner has asked you to join him or her hunting (or maybe you asked if you could hunt) and the answer is “yes.”  You’re excited and maybe a little nervous.  After all, you’re a newbie and your partner is Read More

Do You Remember Your First Deer?

This sucks.  The words rattled around in my head in sympathy with my kidneys which were tossed unmercifully by the mil-spec seat in the old Willys Jeep.  My second year as a hunter showed every sign it would end as Read More

5 Unexpected Places to Hunt Game Animals for City Dwellers

“Did you know you can hunt outside of Los Angeles?” Larry asked me the other day. To be perfectly honest, I had no idea.  But I wasn’t too surprised. But if you live in an urban area and are new Read More

Use Enough Gun: Why You Should Bring a Big-Bore to a Bear Hunt

One early May morning, something caught my eye on a logging road five hundred yards across a drainage as I hunted bear on a ridge complex not far from home. A quick look through the binoculars revealed an immense cinnamon Read More

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