Shot Variance: What Went Wrong? by Glen Stilson Here in Arizona it’s no small feat to get drawn for a good hunt in our big game tag lottery. A rifle deer tag may only happen once every few years, sometimes longer, and once drawn there are not many hunters that I know who don’t put their heart and soul into the hunt, including pre-hunt scouting and equipment preparation. … [Read more...] about Shot Variance: What Went Wrong?
Shot Positioning for a Clean Kill by Glen Stilson I remember by first big game kill very clearly in my mind. My dad and I had put the sneak on a small group of elk in the middle of an open field, and now they weren't more than 150 yards away. From behind the cover of some cedar trees, I rested my rifle on a branch, half-standing and half-crouching to get a solid shooting … [Read more...] about Shot Positioning for a Clean Kill
The Importance of Dope by Glen Stilson When I head to the shooting range for some practice or out into the field for a hunt, I always make sure I bring my dope. No, I’m not talking about the much debated green leafy plant; I’m talking about D.O.P.E., or ‘Data on Previous Engagements’. There are a few other versions of the acronym that I’ve heard, such as ‘Data Obtained … [Read more...] about The Importance of Dope
Slumberjack Carbine 2500 by Glen Stilson I am always on the hunt for the perfect pack: something that is small enough to carry all day over varied terrain, but large enough to pack all of my gear. It also needs to be lightweight and fully adjustable so that it’s comfortable, but durable enough to take a beating in nasty conditions. From military rucks to day packs to long … [Read more...] about Slumberjack Carbine 2500
Setting Up For Success Glen Stilson When I was learning how to shoot a rifle as a young child, I remember being told, “Hurry up and take your time.” It’s a concept that I still use today when I need to make a good, clean shot or when I’m teaching others the fundamentals of marksmanship. The concept suggests that you probably won’t have all day to make a good shot, but if you … [Read more...] about Setting Up For Success