Gun Safety

Why Gun Safety Is Important While Out Hunting?

When you talk about safety where hunting is concerned, the first thing that does come to mind is this, and that is to start with any firearms that you may presently own. It is the first rule of thumb to start off with overall. It’s a big responsibility when you are a firearms owner. It isn’t something that should be taken lightly. It can be a matter of life and death. Each and every gun is different. Therefore, it’s crucial to know all you can about your specific firearm, and familiarize yourself with it as much as possible. It doesn’t matter if you are a gun expert or someone new to firearms. You do need to understand the unique characteristics that do go along with your gun. Gun safety begins and ends with you and knowledge is power.

The second thing you should do is clear. Never for an instant take for granted the fact that you are carrying around a loaded weapon. A lot of firearm accidents can and do happen because people don’t respect this fact for all that it does mean in essence. You are holding a weapon that can kill. A responsible hunter is one who follows safe firearm practices to the letter and does so because it is their duty to do so. These safety practices should always be second nature to anyone who goes out hunting and is toting a gun.

Four first rules do go along with firearm safety where hunting is concerned. They are:
*Make sure always to keep the muzzle of your weapon pointed in a direction that is safe

*Remember that there is never such a thing as a gun not being unloaded

*Do make sure that you know what is in front of, as well as, in back of your target before firing a gun

*Keep your finger always off of the trigger, when carrying a firearm, and never place your finger inside of the trigger guard unless you are ready to shoot

Hunting with your canine

Hunting with your canine!

Are you thinking about going hunting? Do you need to find the right geat for your hunting dog and all the necessary and proper equipment you may need but you are stuck at a stand still? Well, I am here to save the day!
As a hunter, you need to be sure you have trained your dog accordingly before they go out on a hunt. If you haven’t trained your dog well enough and as you should have they could be in extreme danger or even put you as the hunter at a huge risk of danger. Make sure the bond you have with your canine is adamant, and you may even consider placing your dog in training school. Here I will talk about a few different types of hunting equipment for canines that I have found to be most helpful while hunting with my canine.

Dummy Prey!

Dummy prey which is known as a mock duck or bird is great to have and use so you can make sure when your canine reaches the target he won’t rip it to shreds or maul at the carcass of the bird. You probably are also going to want to invest in a dummy launcher to give the artificial prey a real feel to it for your dog. The launcher will launch the model victim and send it soaring as if it were trying to make it look real.

Scents.

You can purchase scents that help your dog more aware of which prey is in the general vicinity at the time when you are hunting whether it be a duck or something bigger.

GPS Collar.

If your dog is wearing a GPS collar, you will be able to pinpoint exactly where the location of your dog is. A lot of the times your canine will run ahead of you and make it’s way to the prey before you do which is completely normal.

In my opinion, these few items are a necessity when hunting with your canine. No matter what my target prey is I always have these few items, and I promise they will help so much.

Hunting Belts

Hunting Belts

Accessories will complete the look that new hunters want to attain. Hunting belts may also have features that could be functional out in the field. The role of a belt is simply to stay snug against the waist. That will keep the pants hiked up appropriately for the wearer. People have found these belts to be a useful addition to their collection. Fans of the hobby will also enjoy the shopping experience as well.

Size these hunting belts to get the right fit for the waist. They have to be adjusted to fit through belt loops and lock in place. That will keep the pants hiked up to the hips while walking. Look for the right size while shopping in store or online. There are size guidelines to give people a better idea of what to find. Hunting belts are a valuable addition to a wardrobe. Buyers may be impressed by the utility of these belts as well.

Different color schemes are a major draw for anyone who wants to purchase these belts. Hunting belts may be worn as an accessory to an outfit. Check to see whether the belt will match the existing ensemble. The sales team may offer advice for wearing or buying these items. Other clothing sets may be worn to match the style the belt introduces. Customers will undoubtedly be impressed by the selection that they find.

Look for accessories that may be collected along with the belt for customers. The price of the belt may vary based on the store. Different size belts will require a varying amount of leather material. That material may influence the final price that customers experience. Order online for a more convenient shopping experience in all. Hunting belts may be shipped anywhere, but expect there to be a shipping and handling fee.

Choosing Your First Rifle Scope

A rifle scope can help extend your shooting distance. Scopes both eliminate the need to use clunky metal sights and offer magnification. With a rifle scope, you can pull the trigger with more confidence. The easy, cross hair display makes precision shooting possible.

rifle-scope

Finding the Right Scope

With hundreds of rifle scopes on the market, the challenge lies in selecting the right one. Nikon lenses are some of the best available for cameras, but that doesn’t mean Nikon is an automatic winner when choosing your rifle scope.

First, you need to ensue any scope you buy is compatible with your rifle. Ideally, you want something that may work with much of your rifle collection.

Second, keep your game in mind. If you’re hunting deer, you don’t need a ton of magnification. In fact, too much can make you miss on close up shots where all you can see is a hairy mass through the scope.

Finally, try out several options. An essential, precision-tuned rifle scope with a reasonable magnification is likely the best option. However, the only way to know is to try several varieties. Your local gun range will probably have some rifles available with scopes, so you start shopping.