National Coyote Calling Championship: The Best 2nd Place Finish of All Time…Part 1 of 2
by Geoff Nemnich
Bagging 30 coyotes in a 2-day contest? Most would agree that a total that high is virtually impossible and as history has proven, they would be correct. Coyote hunters have only imagined killing that many in a 2-day, day-time only calling contest because it’s a feat that has never been accomplished.
“If it was easy, everyone would do it.” That was the thought going through my mind as I woke up to my alarm clock obscenely early yet again. The coffee pot was gurgling away as I dressed in the dark and tried not to wake my sleeping wife.
A wide racked, deep-forked mule deer buck climbed the face of a far ridge, almost to the top and gone. My friend, an expert shot with any kind of weapon, lay prone behind his rifle, scope trained on the buck as it climbed. “Range?” The word was terse and unembellished with superfluous verbiage.
As the New Year rings in every Dec 31, most hunters believe that they will have to wait until September to get the opportunity to chase fur and feathers again, as most of the big game seasons have closed and for the most part the only season open is waterfowl. Although waterfowl hunting is a great pursuit, the barriers to entry can be steep with the cost of decoys and equipment. But luckily for most Americans, there is a large game bird that offers quite the challenge, the ringneck pheasant.
There are a ton of different fire starters out there, but have you ever wondered just how do they stack up against one another? I raided the camping section of my local Walmart and learned that not all fire starters are created equal.
The Other Goose Addiction: White-Fronted Geese, Specks, Squealers
by Jimmy DeLoache
After receiving a phone call from a close friend in Lafayette, Louisiana, I found myself intrigued. As an avid waterfowl hunter, I have conjured up many dream hunts I wish to experience in my life, such as sea ducks in Alaska and South American high volume shoots…the list goes on, but south Louisiana specks were not even on my radar.
About the author:True Pearce is the Managing Editor at GunsAmerica. He’s a competitive shooter, hunter, instructor & attorney. You can see and follow his adventures on Instagram. @true1911 https://www.instagram.com/true1911/