How do you find game-rich territory? How do you discover good motels that welcome dogs? From local Fish and Game and State Tourism personnel.
I am not the best when it comes to working a GPS or most electronic devices. There are just too many hidden codes and cues that are only accessible by the correct use of the four or five buttons supplied. Punch the wrong series of buttons and before you know it I've reset the entire contraption and signaled the space shuttle to return to earth via the gravel road in front of my house.
Driving into Canada to hunt is easy, but I wouldn't risk driving into Mexico unless I spoke Spanish fluently and knew “the ropes,” so to speak. Hold-ups, kidnappings and bribery are neither infrequent nor jokes down there. Best to fly in and hunt with an outfitter who knows the ins-and-outs of safe travel.
We asked NAHC members to share their hunting travel tips. Here are a few of our favorites.
In a recent survey conducted on HuntingClub.com, we asked about travel experiences related to your annual hunting trips.
Leave friends or family details of where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Include phone numbers of your outfitter or any on-site friends, lodges, motels, cafes, game wardens, etc.
I just read another survey on how hunters are feeling the pressure of being squeezed out of more and more private land. The trend is toward property owners closing the gate and nailing up "No Trespassing" signs. That means if you want to hunt you need to either score with another landowner or look toward public land.
It's hard to find a movie or primetime TV star these days that actually has something in common with hunters. You know, common guys like you and I. There is one refreshing, veteran actor out there that doesn't hide his respect and protection for the Second Amendment: Tom Selleck.
Hunters are a contentious bunch. They love to debate, argue and downright fight over the best gear and tactics. A favorite topic that comes up time and time again is the debate over the "best whitetail caliber."
It was a father daughter weekend. Cole and Sharon traveled late in the week for Cole to participate in the state 4-H shooting sports competition leaving Katelyn and I to fend for ourselves.