Monday, March 25, 2013

Warrior Trail Gobblers NWTF Banquet

This weekend we went to the NWTF Banquet in Waynesburg Pa.  It was at the National Guard Armory and was well attended, I would say over 300 people.

We donated one of the many shotgun's they gave away to the kids 17 and under at no cost.  Each youth received a raffle ticket for free and many left with a prize.

What made it even better was, one of my buddies daughters won the gun I donated.  I can't wait until this young hunter bags her first gobbler with it.  That is, if her father can learn to call better, just joking Doc.  Good luck and shoot straight.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shotgun Pattern

It's getting close to Spring gobbler season here in Pa, so that means it's time to pattern my shotgun.  This year I am going to try Remington turkey loads and see how they shoot out of my mossberg 12 gauge.

I use a red dot scope which I love, you may or may not be using a scope but I hope you are patterning in your gun before the season.  All shotguns shoot differently depending on loads, chokes and distance.  It's imperative to know exactly how your shotgun shoots if your going after Thunder Chickens.

Friday, March 22, 2013

TenPoint Secures Patent on Crossbow Unloading Bolt : The Outdoor Wire

TenPoint Secures Patent on Crossbow Unloading Bolt : The Outdoor Wire

For $8.00 a six pack, I think I will keep using a practice arrow with a field tip for my fall hunts.  That being said, once the ground becomes frozen, I think these arrows will find a place in my quiver.

Last year we shattered two practice arrows shooting the crossbow off into the ground in the late second season. The ground was like cement here in Pa.  Look for a review of these disposable bolts closer to fall.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Turkey Loads

Remington® Premier® Duplex® Copper-Plated Magnum Turkey Loads

Remington's Premier Duplex Copper-plated Magnums combine the patterning of No. 6 shot with the heavy-hitting power of 4's in the same shell. The copper-plated lead resists deformation and adds penetration on impact. 10 rounds per box
I will be using these shells for the first day of spring turkey season 2013.  What loads do you shoot for spring gobbler?

Monday, March 18, 2013

5.11 Tactical Backpacks

5.11 Tactical has 20% off all backpacks this month.  I love the quality of their bags, I think they are great for wheelchair users.  I also like LL Bean backpacks.  What are your thoughts on backpacks?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hunter-trapper safety courses in Pittsburgh region

Hunter-trapper safety courses in Pittsburgh region - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Take a child or friend out shooting, they are the future of hunting.  Check the list for an upcoming class in your area.  Safety is always the number one concern when using weapons or scouting in the field, learn it right and practice it every day.

Friday, March 15, 2013

My Service Dog

My service dog Misty has the right idea...

Adapted Shooting Brace

I went to the University of Pittsburgh yesterday and met with a group from HERL to start working on a new shooting brace for high level shooters with SCI. 

The brace will allow the user to shoot crossbows, shotguns and rifles.  It will reduce the recoil, and be highly adjustable to fit a variety of weapons.  I loved meeting the Team and I am so excited to see this process. 

I will not have a model in time for spring turkey season, but should have it for archery !  My plan is to test the prototype this year then make any adjustments and get this brace out to our wounded warriors and shooters with disabilities.

I have used a variety of shooting platforms over the years and none has met all of my needs.  I think necessity truly is the mother of invention, wish us luck.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Duck Dynasty Spin Off

The guys on Duck Dynasty make me laugh until I cry.  I think that show is Redneck living at its finest !  I wonder if I could produce a show "Turkey Reign", not so much a Dynasty but a few good years...

What would your show be called?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trailer Repair

I needed to get my trailer repaired and a few improvement's to the lights.  Lucky for me Jessica and Boo were around today and were able to melt some steel.  Thanks guys!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Life is Full of Choices

Which should I use opening day...  My turkey thug 12 gauge or Tenpoint Maverick?

Friday, March 1, 2013

GAMO Launches New Whisper Fusion Pro Air Rifle

GAMO Launches New Whisper Fusion Pro Air Rifle : The Outdoor Wire

Air rifles can be so much fun to shoot especially for shooters with disabilities.  With the proper set up they can easily be shot at a cheap indoor range.  I happen to know two Veteran Games medalist in air rifle and they are great marksmen.