3 Tips To Help Kids Enjoy Their First Hunt

Shooting sports are becoming ever more popular for kids. For some of these youngsters, their next step might be entering the world of hunting. Introducing a young shooter to hunting sports can be a thrill for everyone.

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Rack And Roll Gun Transportation

Safe, secure and ready-for-action firearms transportation in trucks and ATVs.

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The Pressure Of Excitement

Gun Safety 101: How well do you handle the pressure of excitement?

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Carrying A Gun In Public

When it comes to carrying a handgun for personal protection, there are many things to consider.

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Tech Tuesday: Tips For Sighting-In Your Rifle

Mark Kayser shares some solid tips to help you get your rifle sighted-in for this fall. Plus, a few things to avoid while at the range.

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Smooth Operation

There are various considerations to take into account that are necessary for making safe, accurate shots from trees and blinds. Run through shooting scenarios taking account for these considerations as soon as you arrive for your hunt to minimize risk and maximize you’re your chance at taking game.

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Store You Guns And More Instyle

Ray "Cash" Care took a closer look at the Patriot P40 safe from Cannon, at the NRA show earlier this year. This safe has all the bells and whistles and will allow you to store more than just your guns. Take a peak for yourself!

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Why I Carry My Sidearm In The Field

Do you carry a concealed firearm while you're hunting? I do. My primary use for owning firearms is for hunting purposes. My concealed carry gun is of adequate size and caliber to use while I’m hunting. Although this is the intended purpose, there is a secondary cause for having it, which is self-defense.

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From The Truck To The Field

Remember to protect your rifle as you head to your favorite hunting spot. Depending upon your hike or ride out to the hunting location, you will need to take various measures to protect your primary hunting tool.

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TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD

Many of us become comfortable shooting from our stationary bench. It’s steady and the seat is just the right height. It’s perfect for zeroing your rifle, but in the field you can bet you won’t find a nice table to shoot from. Maybe there will be a good steady stump or log to use as a rest, but what do you do if there isn’t?

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Tips For Shooting Without A Scope

The big, old white-tailed buck moved silently through the heavy brush in the bottom of a coulee. He was using a back door to elude a push by several hunters. Naturally, he was moving out well ahead of the approaching pushers and avoiding the blockers. By sheer coincidence, a young hunter happened to be standing above the buck’s escape route.

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How Well Does Your Rifle Fit You?

In the field, one does not rise up to the occasion but instead falls back on training.

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Get To Know Your Hunting Rifle

As a hunter safety is essential in preventing injury to yourself or others. The best place to learn safety before heading out in the field is on the shooting range.

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Is Your Child Ready For The Range & The Hunt?

For firearm owners the aspect of traveling with firearms is as common as taking your swim trunks on a Caribbean vacation. When leaving your firearms in your vehicle at a competition or when hunting how do you ensure their safety and guarantee they don’t fall into the wrong hands?

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Is Your Child Ready For The Range & The Hunt?

Are you eager to get your son or daughter to the range, and ultimately on the hunt?

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Know What's Beyond Your Target

Modern firearms have the ability to send a bullet downrange more than a mile depending on shot elevation. Even modern shotguns and muzzleloaders have improved trajectory allowing them to send a projectile farther than ever before. Because of this you need to be aware of your target and what lies beyond.

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4 Rules Of Firearm Safety

Gunsite instructor Bob Whaley shares Gunsites 4 rules of firearm safety. Following these rules will help to ensure a great deal of safety. While knowing them is paramount you'll still need to practice these safety precautions until they become second nature.

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Treestand Safety While Hunting With A Firearm

Hunting from a treestand offers you several distinct advantages. First, it puts your scent above ground level and carries it unnoticed, and away on upper air currents. Next, it keeps your movement above the prowling eyes of your game, primarily whitetail deer. Lastly, it gives you a great view, even over vegetation, to spot any game before it spots you.

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Protect Your Eyes And Ears

Shooting firearms, whether for sport or hunting, is an enjoyable activity. But like many pursuits you need to have proper gear to ensure safety. You wouldn’t ride a motocross dirt bike without a helmet and shooting sports also require foresight in gearing up.

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Upland Hunting Safety

There’s nothing quite like an upland game hunt to spark the interest of a youth hunter or recharge the batteries of a seasoned hunting veteran. Regardless of the number of hunters, years of hunting experience or even the terrain layout, the excitement of flushing pheasants or exploding quail coveys can make even the best hunters forget basic safety rules.

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Formal Firearm Training Considerations

If you ask your grandparents or parents where they learned to shoot they might answer from their father or mother. Times change and as the country becomes less rural and more urban the passing of shooting traditions becomes more challenging. Regardless if you had a good family shooting teacher it never hurts to seek out more education to be the safest and best shooter possible.

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TEACHING CHILDREN RESPECT FOR FIREARMS

Teaching children to respect firearms should begin well before you enroll them in a certified firearm and hunting safety course. Begin instilling firearm respect at home, when you take them to the range and when they join you in the field. Children pick up on your actions simply by watching, so if mom and dad show respect toward firearms children will mold their attitudes to mimic.

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Video: Range Safety And Etiquette

Whether you're a seasoned range vet or new to shooting, this video will proved you with safety rules and etiquette for an indoor shooting range. Remember to always be safe when handling a firearm.

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Get Your Spouse Involved In Shooting Sports

Does your spouse express an interest in firearms? Have you thought about making your significant other a shooting or hunting partner? Maybe it’s time you jumpstarted that curiosity. Here’s how to get your spouse out to the range and possibly into the field to enjoy the shooting sports.

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Video: Learn More About Project ChildSafe

Own it? Respect it. Secure it. Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearm owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits. Learn more by watching this video.

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Secure Handguns With Hornady's RAPiD Safe

There’s a fine line between keeping your handgun safe from unauthorized users and in easy reach for personal defense. Both are important, especially in a household with children, but how do you solve the problem to ensure you can keep your family safe in either situation? Consider Hornady’s new RAPiD Safe.

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Firearm Safety From Home To Field

Firearms are common elements in most hunting families. How you use, store and transport them leads to the safety of you and your family at home and afield. Sometimes early-morning hunts, late returns home and quick hunts after work can cloud firearm safety. Despite your best effort to get in as much hunting as possible take an extra time to consider all aspects of storing or moving your firearm.

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What To Consider When Choosing A Firearm Safe

Choosing a firearm safe to store, secure and protect your firearm investments is like shopping for a new pickup. Do you need the ruggedness and room of a 3500 Chevy or will the 1500 fit your budget and needs better? Do the math and see how much you have to spend. Now set your goals.

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10 Tips: Staying Safe Turkey Hunting

Lots of hunts focus on antlers, flushes and flocks, but a few hunts lead you to your quarry via audible clues, such as elk and spring turkeys. If you’re following those vocal clues they just might lead you to another hunter.

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