Bison Hunt & Game Management

A lot of folks don’t really understand the difference in a management hunt and a cull hunt. In fact, they often use the terms interchangeably. In a cull hunt, when you need to take 10 animals out of the herd, you shoot the first 10 critters that you find. In a management hunt, the animals are carefully selected in order to take old critters that might not make it through the next winter and those that just don’t measure up as representative of the species. Obviously, the management-hunt approach is far more effective in maintaining a trophy herd of animals. Continue reading

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Tips for Using a Defensive Rifle

The rifle, or carbine, is no different than any other firearm that we use for personal defense. What you carry doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you can do with it. Too often, we select a rifle that appeals to us, buy lots of ammo and figure that we’re good to go. Unfortunately, such may not be the case. Here are some tips that will, hopefully, help you get started towards making that rifle into an effective defensive tool. Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Tips: The Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi Power

I really like single-action pistols, and one of my favorites has always been the Browning Hi Power in 9 mm. These days a person can read up on the history of this fine John Browning-designed gun in any number of places, so I won’t bore you with all of that. I suspect that this model of pistol, in one of its many configurations, has been in more deadly encounters than any other fighting handgun. Having sung its praises, I have to say that there are several things that have always bothered me about this fine pistol. Continue reading

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Classic Firearms: The Browning Superposed

John M. Browning was truly the Master of American Firearms. He designed great pistols, great repeating rifles, and tools of war that have underscored America’s power in two world wars and countless little dust-ups around the world. It is somewhat ironic then that his very last firearm design was for a break-open, two-shot shotgun. But that is exactly what happened. Continue reading

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