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2016-11-13: Hunting Pheasant at Naugatuck State Forest

November 13, 2016


Five years ago, my first successful hunt was Pheasant at the Big K Ranch in Oregon. Since then, I’d gone out a few more times, but never on public land. One of my hunting buddies researched Connecticut’s fish and game policies. As it turns out Connecticut buys approximately 15,000 birds and places them on state lands […]

2016-11-03: Bowhunting for Whitetail

November 10, 2016


Recently, I met Conrad Evarts, a conservationist, hunter, and producer of “Petersen’s Hunting Adventures.” He had just gotten back from a 3-day deep back country Elk hunt in Montana. Three days of hiking, climbing, in the snow and in the rain and he came back with “nothing.” Nothing that is, except, the memories of an […]

2016-04-02 Chukar/Pheasant Hunt

April 2, 2016


South African Hunt

August 10, 2015


Due to the jet lag and excitement for my first African safari, I woke up several times that first night. I had two alarms set for 5:30am local time (11:30 pm), but I didn’t need either. Instead I went straight for the shower. Unfortunately, due to load shedding (explained in greater detail later), the hot […]

Day 1-2 South African Safari

August 8, 2015


As this blog has first alluded to, then hinted at, and then outright mentioned, going to Africa to hunt has been a long-term goal of mine. I have spent a good portion of the last six months preparing for a Plains Game Safari I won at a charity benefit auction back in 2012. Acquisition of […]

Impeccable timing

August 4, 2015


We are back from South Africa, settling back into work. My first Safari, nearly three years in the making, was a success, an experience to be cherished for the rest of my life. Ordinarily, I’d have scrambled to get the 28 gigs of pictures and videos processed and uploaded, blog entries composed, etc. Unfortunately, one […]

2015-07-11: Final Prep for Africa

July 15, 2015


Three weeks before my planned departure to Africa I mounted my new Vortex scope. Obviously, I had to zero it, which I did on my first free Saturday. Unfortunately the ejecting brass couldn’t clear the windage knob thus I found myself in a slight pickle. I bought a higher DNZ mount, and it cleared well, […]

Ready for South Africa: Equipment List

June 27, 2015


Equipment List: Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm Remington Magnum Remington Managed Recoil 140 gr ammo Safari Arms 175 gr Swift A-Frame ammo Karsten’s Custom Cheek Rest Limbsaver Recoil Pad TAB Gear Sling (thanks Seth!) Harris Bipod (for sighting in mostly) Vortex Viper 2.5-10×32 PST Scope (MRAD version) (thanks Tim!) Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14×44 AO Rapid Z […]

2015-06-21: In which I Re-learn the Value of Testing Equipment Well in Advance of Actually Needing it

June 22, 2015


One month until South Africa. Got my tickets, permits, licenses, ammo, rifle, pelican case, binos, sling, sticks, and most of the other sundries for the trip. One of the last steps, zeroing my new scope and getting dope for both my main load (Remington Managed Recoil) and my Eland Load (Safari Arms 175 gr Swift […]

That dog don’t hunt #wp

June 22, 2015


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