Posts Tagged hunting

Get Your Kids Hooked on Hunting

Chances are excellent that when you think back on how you got involved in the outdoors, you have some good memories of great experiences that shaped you into the hunter you are today. As sportsmen, we are responsible for ensuring that future generations find fulfillment and joy in these same pursuits, and there’s no easier audience for this than our own children. Whether your kids are in diapers or you are paying college tuition, it is never too early (or late) to start them down the road to a hobby and passion that will follow them throughout the rest of their lives. DON’T BE PUSHY Kids most receptive to new things when it is their idea. While the ultimate end game is to have your child in the field with you beaming ear-to-ear after harvesting their first November buck or fifteenth April gobbler, they have to want to do it. […]

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Three Reasons People Love Hunting

When it comes to Hunting, you’ll see we don’t do things halfway. No no, we have three top reasons to love it and when you read them, we think you’ll share our feelings too. First Reason: Being able to experience nature at its fullest People that love to hunt love to spend as much time outdoors as possible.  There is nothing like waking up early in the morning getting into your stand before the sun comes up and seeing the whole world wake up before you.  You get to hear the birds start chirping, squirrels start rustling about and hopefully see a few big deer start moving to feed.  It’s an amazing thing to experience when hunting.  There’s nothing better than spending a little quiet time in mother nature. Second Reason: Being able to create a lifetime of memories and stories Another reason people love to hunt is to create a […]

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How Wind Speed and Direction Affects Hunting

Ask any seasoned hunter and he or she will agree: wind speed and direction play a critical role in hunting. When you’re 30+ feet up in a tree stand, a strong gust of wind can make the air feel cooler. But wind speed and direction affect other elements of hunting, as well. Slows Deer Movement Ever notice how there are fewer deer moving on windy days? This is because wind speed affects their movement. Tim Walmsley, an Illinois hunter and whitetail expert, says strong winds are the “kiss of death.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t see a single whitetail when it’s windy. Rather, the wind makes deer less active, minimizing your chances of scoring a trophy buck. Moves Your Scent Of course, the wind can carry your scent, raising the alarm to nearby deer. To overcome this problem, some hunters choose hunting areas with natural protection from the wind, […]

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Preparing for your Experienced Guided Hunt

Planning a guided hunt? Preparing for your experienced guided hunt will allow you to get the best experience yet! Below we have compiled our best tips for getting prepared to ensure you achieve your game hunt goal. Be Prepared Most game hunts are done on private land with a guide or a guide who sets your hunt up. Listen to the guide’s recommendations. If you have questions, now is the time to ask. If you have your heart set on using a particular gun, definitely ask if it is suitable, but be prepared to bring something else. A good example is a wild boar (not a native animal in the US). A lot of hunters see the .223 as sufficient for these animals. It works well on sows under 100 pounds. But a trophy boar, 250+ pounds, can shake off a .223 and vanish. Taxidermy If you are hunting private […]

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Trail Camera for Deer Hunting: What You Should Know

What’s the most influential factor in determining the success of a deer hunt? It’s the location. If you hunt in an area with few-to-no deer, you won’t have much success. On the other hand, choosing a hunting blind over a heavily trafficked trail can greatly increase your chances of scoring a trophy buck. Rather than guessing which areas are most frequented by deer, you should use a trail camera to find the best possible hunting spot. When a deer or large game animal passes in front of the motion sensor, it activates the camera and takes a picture. Incandescent vs Infrared Trail Cameras There are two primary types of trail cameras: incandescent and infrared (IR). Incandescent trail cameras use the same type of incandescent bulbs found in most homes. They produce high-quality images in both day and night. However, incandescent cameras typically have a shorter battery life than their IR […]

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How to Effectively Use a Deer Feeder

Setting up a deer feeder can give you the upper hand when deer season rolls around. Whether you hunt whitetail, blacktail or mule deer, conventional wisdom should tell you that deer travel to food sources. So by placing a feeder in the right location, you’ll have an easier time scoring the ‘Big One’ this deer season. Check Your State Laws Laws governing the use of deer feeders for hunting vary from state to state, and in some cases, county to county. In Texas, for instance, hunters can feed and bait game animals and game birds on private property, with the only exception being a turkey in east counties and migratory bird species statewide. In Colorado, however, it’s illegal to bait to hunt moose, deer, elk and pronghorn. Set Up Early Don’t wait until the opening weekend of deer season to set up your feeder. This is an instance in which the […]

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5 Tips for Teaching Your Son or Daughter to Hunt

Hunting is a time-honored tradition that dates back to the very dawn of mankind. It teaches survival skills, respect for wildlife, and an overall appreciation for the environment. If your son or daughter wants to learn the ropes of hunting, keep reading for five essential tips. Safety First When teaching a child to hunt, you should emphasize the importance of safety above all else. This includes — but it not limited to — pointing the gun barrel in a safe direction at all times; considering what’s behind the target before firing; how to climb a tree stand; making yourself visible to other hunters; etc. Know the Laws Keep in mind that some states require children to take a hunter’s education course before they can legally hunt alone. In Florida, for instance, children 16 years of age or older must complete a hunter’s safety course to hunt alone. Children younger than […]

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The Outpost Hunting Expeditions, a Texas Tradition.

Texas big game  Hunting, more accessible than you imagined. Imagine all that the Lone Star state offers; hospitality, gorgeous vistas, and great weather. Now imagine all that while you are hunting a trophy mountain lion or Ibex or even an American bison at the spacious and well stocked Cedar Falls Game Ranch. The Outpost Hunting offers the serious and committed hunter the chance to bag big game in a true hunting environment.   What would you like to hunt today? The Outpost Hunting offers all the amenities the big game hunter could ever want at Cedar Falls Ranch and an extensive list of wild game available. Enjoy the comfort of staying in Texas while you hunt your trophy animal. Plan ahead for what you want to hunt, and how, we will accommodate you. Food, lodging, and refreshments Here at The Outpost, we believe that your hunting trip should be filled […]

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Bird Mounts – Tips on Keeping the Bird Ready for the Taxidermist

Keeping a bird for the taxidermist begins at the point of capture, and requires a much softer touch than the bigger game. They must be handled and stored with great care, due to the fact that wings and delicate pieces will break easily. What can hunters do, then, to carefully move their prize from the field to bird mounts? The best thing to do with a new bird is to make sure it is protected from oxygen. You’ll need to wrap, then freeze, it properly as close to the capture as possible. Avoid frost-free freezers; they will pull out moisture, ruin the meat of the bird, and destroy the delicate parts faster. Air circulates through these freezers to keep the frost away but has an adverse effect on a bird meant for mounting. When you’re in the field, make sure to keep the bird as clean as possible. Basically, treat […]

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The Outpost Attends Ducks Unlimited’s Frisco Dinner

Come out and support Ducks Unlimited and attend their Frisco Dinner. Great food and a great cause! Online ticket sales end on 8/17/2016. Both sponsor table packages include – special sponsor raffle, recognition in program, and display signage at event.

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For over 30 years The Outpost has been assisting hunters, outdoorsmen and sporting enthusiasts create memories that last a lifetime. Our staff is passionate about preserving time-honored hunting and fishing traditions and take pride in sharing their love of the great outdoors with others.

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