Broad Head Safety

Just as the saying goes, a dull knife is a dangerous knife; the same applies to broad heads. Keeping your broad heads sharp is important for clean, ethical kills on animals and reduced drag in flight. However, a sharp (or dull) broad head is the most common cause of injuries to bow hunters. Most of […]

Read More » | August 15, 2013 | Category: Blog, Safety Tips | Comments: 1

Ticked off! Or on, rather…

I hate ticks! I’m traumatized after the last few months of 3d archery tournaments. I am in shock at the number of ticks I have pulled off of me. One day, a two and a half hour shoot, produced 86 ticks. That’s just the amount I pulled off of me! That doesn’t include those people who were shooting with me, who were pulling just as many or possibly more off of them. Some were tiny seed ticks, while others were large and easily noticeable. I would venture to say that we have attended around 28 tournaments or more in the last 3 months. This makes for a lot of ticks being pulled and lots of tick bites. Add to that, the Oklahoma heat, humidity, and mosquitoes, and you are in for a real hot mess. – My son and all the other target shooters were encountering the same problem I was. I had never seen so many ticks in my life. I think it was due, in part, to the milder winter we had. Whatever it was that was causing them to stir, and breed like crazy, I wanted it to stop. – I can handle snakes, mice, rats, etc., But NOT ticks! I have several scars now, some pretty large, from those ticks burying in and biting me. After all of this, I think it is safe to say I will be investing in a better brand of bug spray. From the massive number of bites we received, I am very thankful that none of has wound up sick or worse. – All of this has led me to do a little research on the topic. Here is some of the advice I found: ●Tuck pants in my boots ●Use the undergarment system called Bug Skinz –it will keep them off your legs and upper body ●Game Hide called Elimi-Tick- this is a clothing line that has tick repellant built right into the fabric ●Alochol- spread it all over where the ticks are and then light it (I would use extreme caution!) ●Use a spray that has Permethrin ●Wear rubber boots What are some of your recommendations for how to tick off pesky ticks while outdoors, and also reduce the heebie-jeebies?

Read More » | August 14, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Childhood Pets

Growing up I had all kinds of pets… Everything from dogs, cats, to ducks, rabbits, lizards, a hedge hogs, and a rat. That list doesn’t even count the endless number of frogs, snakes, turtles, and fish my brother and I would catch and bring home. It was alway fun having a different animal to care […]

Read More » | August 13, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Exciting Hog Hunt

After 6 weeks of watching hogs devour every drop of corn we put into our feeders, and hardly seeing any deer, it was time to take action. We loaded up the truck, grabbed our blind, guns, and ammo, and we headed to the farm. – We arrived around 7pm.  We pulled down along the back […]

Read More » | August 12, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 1

Expect the Unexpected

Queen April wrote a blog recently about a fishing trip that went awry.  Well, things like that happen more often that we may like.  I too have recently had a fishing trip that left something to be desired. – Every summer for the past few years we have ventured to our friend’s house in Rhode […]

Read More » | August 11, 2013 | Category: Blog, Fishing | Comments: none

Product Review – Raven Broadheads

The Raven mechanical broadhead is designed for numerous game animals and is capable with high speed bows and crossbows. Their claim is that the blades fully lock open upon impact creating huge 2.3″+ entry and exit wounds. With its 1.0″ flight diameter, it claims to fly like a field point to create more accurate shots. I […]

Read More » | August 10, 2013 | Category: Blog, Product Reviews | Comments: 1

Getting Started: Mentors (Part 2)

In my last “Getting Started” blog, I discussed where to look to find mentors to help get you started in your hunting career. This blog will address the qualities you should look for in a good mentor. – In many areas of my life such as my career, my role as a parent, and of […]

Read More » | August 9, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Tips for a Successful Youth Turkey Hunt

As when hunting any type of game, the excitement builds well before the hunt, and grows as the tom drums his way to your setup, getting so close and so loud his calls echo against your soul. There is nothing quite like the thrill or anticipation of a turkey hunt. Unbelievably, this intense excitement can […]

Read More » | August 8, 2013 | Category: Blog, For Parents | Comments: none

Huntress for LIFE

This past year I received such an awesome gift from my Grandfather, he is the backbone to my families hunting heritage and the one who took me out on my very first hunt. His gift was a lifetime hunting license. – Now if you would have asked me 10 years ago what I thought about […]

Read More » | August 7, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Some Girls Like Camo

There are so many stereotypes out there about who or what a hunter is. Most people immediately think of hunting as a man’s sport but truth be told they couldn’t be more wrong. There are so many women out there who love hunting & fishing just as much or if not more than men do. […]

Read More » | August 5, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: none