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    Deer that aren’t shot at every time they stick their noses out often don’t bolt at the first sight of a human.

    The deer woods

    A pod of whales. 

    A copse of brush. 

    A gaggle of geese. 

    A brake of cane.

    A slash of palmetto.

    January 22, 2015 at 9:00am
    Deer that aren’t shot at every time they stick their noses out often don’t bolt at the first sight of a human.

    The deer woods

    A pod of whales. 

    A copse of brush. 

    A gaggle of geese. 

    A brake of cane.

    A slash of palmetto.

    January 19, 2015 at 9:00am
    The author learned the point of aim on a running deer is the nose, whether crossing perpendicular to you or quartering away from you.

    The running shot

    The small herd of does burst out of the woods and cut across the soybean field, the howling of the hounds behind them in the swamp.

    December 22, 2014 at 9:00am
    The author learned the point of aim on a running deer is the nose, whether crossing perpendicular to you or quartering away from you.

    The running shot

    The small herd of does burst out of the woods and cut across the soybean field, the howling of the hounds behind them in the swamp.

    December 18, 2014 at 9:00am
    Next time you’re at the target range, try out some of the relatively new exploding targets. They add a great boom to your practice.

    Making things go boom

    In all its infinite wisdom, the U.S. Army determined after basic training at Ft. Polk, La., that I needed to be bussed to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. — a multi-use base about 50 miles from St. Louis — where I would receive advanced individual training (AIT) in my Army skill.

    November 23, 2014 at 9:00am
    Next time you’re at the target range, try out some of the relatively new exploding targets. They add a great boom to your practice.

    Making things go boom

    n all its infinite wisdom, the U.S. Army determined after basic training at Ft. Polk, La., that I needed to be bussed to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. — a multi-use base about 50 miles from St. Louis — where I would receive advanced individual training (AIT) in my Army skill.

    November 20, 2014 at 9:00am
    Tessa Renaud models her Lethal Lace holster system, which can be worn almost anywhere on the body and works with even larger handguns.

    Lethal Lace

    Buying a good quality handgun to carry for self-defense is only part of the equation. You simply have to buy and practice with a suitable holster that will comfortably and securely carry your handgun so you can get at it easily and quickly.

    October 23, 2014 at 9:00am
    Tessa Renaud models her Lethal Lace holster system, which can be worn almost anywhere on the body and works with even larger handguns.

    Lethal Lace

    Buying a good quality handgun to carry for self-defense is only part of the equation. You simply have to buy and practice with a suitable holster that will comfortably and securely carry your handgun so you can get at it easily and quickly.

    October 20, 2014 at 9:00am
    The companies that produce Wipe-Out and Break Free make a lot of claims — and then backs them up.

    Chemical foams — gun cleaning magic

    I don’t remember where I picked up the can of Wipe-Out Brushless Bore Cleaner — but it had been sitting on my workbench shelf for quite a while.

    September 22, 2014 at 9:00am
    The companies that produce Wipe-Out and Break Free make a lot of claims — and then backs them up.

    Chemical foams — gun cleaning magic

    I don’t remember where I picked up the can of Wipe-Out Brushless Bore Cleaner — but it had been sitting on my workbench shelf for quite a while.

    September 18, 2014 at 9:00am
    If you hunt, the odds are your first shot was taken with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

    The Daisy BB gun

    I have no idea what happened to it, but the first honest-to-gosh gun I ever handled was a Daisy BB gun given to me by my dad on my sixth birthday.

    August 22, 2014 at 9:00am
    If you hunt, the odds are your first shot was taken with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

    The Daisy BB gun

    I have no idea what happened to it, but the first honest-to-gosh gun I ever handled was a Daisy BB gun given to me by my dad on my sixth birthday.

    August 19, 2014 at 9:00am
    It once was expensive and cumbersome to test rifle ballistics, but the digital age has made the use of chronographs very affordable.

    The ProChrono Digital chronograph

    I’ve written about the “wildcatting” era in the early 1950s when the U.S. economy was booming in the years coming out of World War II and then the Korean War. 

    July 24, 2014 at 9:00am
    It once was expensive and cumbersome to test rifle ballistics, but the digital age has made the use of chronographs very affordable.

    The ProChrono Digital chronograph

    I’ve written about the “wildcatting” era in the early 1950s when the U.S. economy was booming in the years coming out of World War II and then the Korean War. 

    July 21, 2014 at 9:00am
    Hunting camps incidents can grow to legends, and the story about how a city slicker came to be known as “Bobcat” is a classic example.

    Tales from the camp

    Fervent Rainwater shifted his cud as I walked up to the camp porch, and spit a long stream of Skoal between the paws of Ol’ Blue, the redbone hound lying at his feet.

    June 23, 2014 at 9:00am
    Hunting camps incidents can grow to legends, and the story about how a city slicker came to be known as “Bobcat” is a classic example.

    Tales from the camp

    Fervent Rainwater shifted his cud as I walked up to the camp porch, and spit a long stream of Skoal between the paws of Ol’ Blue, the redbone hound lying at his feet.

    June 19, 2014 at 9:00am