Category Archives: hunting

Commentary on hunting, the ancient art of survival and the sport of kings.

Son of Pogson Tightens Up The Gene-Pool

To many folks, hunting is an anachronism, something our ancestors did out of necessity and something with agriculture and industry we no longer need to do. It’s not true. Where I live the white-tailed deer is not a native species. … Continue reading

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Making Salami

I love salami. I’ve always wanted to turn a portion of a carcass of deer into salami but I’ve misplace my hand-crank meat grinder. It got lost in storage somewhere. So, I’m looking around, perhaps for something better like this … Continue reading

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More Lovely Brass

A while back, I wrote about a bunch of brass cartridges littering the forest (Lovely Brass). Today we found more, and they’re worth a bundle. Twenty-two 7mm Remington Magnum, two 300 Winchester magnum and one 300 Savage (don’t see those … Continue reading

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Lovely Brass

Despite cold and wind, I went out to the bush today to check out the old muzzle-loading rifle. It worked beautifully, as usual. We knew it would but wanted to make sure we had all the stuff together ready for … Continue reading

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Fiddly Things Fingers Do: A Cap-holder

This week deer season opens for archery and I am not ready. I may still go out but I also have to prepare for the next season, muzzle-loading. I shoot a cap-lock and the darned percussion caps are tiny for … Continue reading

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Three Great Rounds Work To 600 Yards

In the bush and flat land where I hunt, one rarely has an opportunity for a long shot at big game. What if … Calibre Bullet Muzzle Velocity

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Making 12 Gauge Slug Rounds

What do you do with old shotguns with lead-only barrels? I intend to use one for killing deer with 1 ounce slugs and killing grouse with 1 ounce loads of shot. The latter is easy. There’s lots of data around. … Continue reading

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Killing Badgers

This story further confirms that my ancestors were right to flee England more than a century ago. It’s a madhouse… “The total cost of policing the badger cull pilot has been confirmed as nearly £2.5m – or about £1,311 per … Continue reading

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Diversity Is Good, Even In PBR

PBR (Point Blank Range) is a concept useful for hunters. It is the maximum range at which you “can’t miss” without adjusting sights for range. To the uninitiated, a bullet moves somewhat like a baseball, only faster. Despite great speed, … Continue reading

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Production And Consumption

I’ve been playing around with my database of reloaded ammunition and generated this chart with the latest release of phpMyAdmin: It tells a story. Rifles in 308 Winchester are superbly accurate and good hunting tools. 222 Remington is good for … Continue reading

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The Hunt – 2013

By laying in wait and walking around, we found the population of white-tailed deer was truly depressed. There were more hunters in the bush than there were deer. The deer were so far apart that in the first few days … Continue reading

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Some Days Are Just Better Than Others

Nearly 40 years ago a rifle was purchased, brand new. It was a 7mm Remington Magnum Winchester Model 70. It was topped with a Weaver T16 target scope and 1000 Sierra MatchKing bullets were bought to do some semi-serious target-shooting. … Continue reading

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