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Hunting in the Thick Stuff

Hunting in the thick stuff

If you’re walking through very thick bush, one that is so thick that you wouldn’t be able to see far enough to shoot anyway, unload your rifle. There’s too much chance of falling, so unload your rifle and reload it only when you are out of the jungle and back to a place where you might actually intentionally fire your gun at something. The same rule applies to any time in hunting when you have a loaded rifle, but you [Read More]

Walk Don’t Run!

Walk Don’t Run!

Something I see a lot on hunting TV shows these days is hunters running with a loaded gun in their hands. Holy shee-it! On TV shows? Think back to when you were a kid and took your gun safety course. One of the first things they taught us is to never, ever run with any gun in our hands, never mind a loaded one. So, why then, when we’re 50 something years old and on a hunting trip in Africa [Read More]

Quality Hearing Products Provide Hearing Safety When You Go Hunting!

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Hi, my name is John O’Connor.  I am a father, outdoorsman and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.  Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss.  My father and grandfathers, who are and were all hunters, are affected by hearing loss.  I feel that there is a general lack of understanding around the issue and it is our job to spread awareness where we can.  Check out my new blog at bloggingwjohno.blogspot.com! People who love [Read More]

If Your Dog is Not Ready…

If Your Dog is not Ready

Let’s say you got a Labrador retriever last year, and you got it as a puppy… great. Labs are rugged! And, this fall you want to take him out for some duck hunting with you and your hunting buddies. Warning: Unless you are hunting with very good friends who will “understand” and will be “patient” when your dog completely ruins up their hunt, leave him at home until you have him trained and he is ready. Now, if your pup [Read More]

Tie ‘er Down Good!

Tie ‘er Down Good!

“You can see the ratchet in place.  That stand is tighter than a frog’s ass!” Tree stand hunting is, in my opinion, the best way to hunt deer if you’re sitting in one spot… or “stand hunting,” as they call it. Hunting from 15 – 18 feet up in a tree gives the hunter many advantages that the ground hunter doesn’t have. First, heat rises, so your body scent will likely rise too, keeping it away from the deer’s nose. And, [Read More]

Choose a Camp Captain

Choose a Camp Captain

I’m not much on going to the hunting camp for two weeks with about five or six guys anymore. Been there, done it… I’m more of a solitary hunter these days. But, spending a week or two with a bunch of friends or family is a tradition that is hard to break for many people. And, the high calibre of farting, belching and ball scratching is always entertaining, to say the least. Keeping in mind that safety is always the [Read More]

Orientation Meeting

Orientation Meeting

This is a biggie. When your hunters or fishermen arrive in camp, it is critical that you sit down for about twenty minutes, maybe more, to discuss the details of the trip. And, I’m not talking about what time dinner is served and what time you plan to start fishing in the morning. Here are a few questions to consider and obviously each meeting will have different questions depending on what type of guiding you’re doing and where, etc. How [Read More]

Put ‘Em To Bed

Put ‘Em To Bed

“Field hunting is a great way to bag geese, but you must do some serious scouting.” Hunting for geese on a harvested grain field is a great way to bag a limit of birds. It’s a lot less work than hunting on water. You don’t need a boat, a PFD, paddles or waders, and retrieving dead birds is far easier, whether you have a dog or not. Your dog can simply run out and make the retrieve, or you can [Read More]

Get the Hide Off

Get the Hide Off

Some hunting seasons can be pretty warm, or at least you run into a warm week or two during hunting season. If you’ve shot a moose, deer, or elk and it’s warm at the time, process the animal as soon as you can. Meaning, get the damn thing out of the woods and into either your garage, or the butcher shop where they have walk in coolers. If you just can’t get the animal home (because you’re waiting for a [Read More]

The Trip of a Lifetime (Or, will it be a trip to hell and back?)

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If you are possibly, sort of, kind of, maybe even thinking about booking a fishing or hunting trip to a lodge or outpost camp… or even a simple day-trip with a guide, RD’s new book is for you!

Written over five years by the Rugged Dude, this 217 page book tells it like it really is. After having been on more 200 fishing or hunting trips all across Canada, RD knows what can go right on a “Trip of a Lifetime,” and what can go horribly wrong on a “trip to hell and back.” Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned veteran of Canadian fishing or hunting trips, this book could save you incredible hassle, stress and even a financial nightmare.