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2014-11-15 Opening Day of New York Rifle Season: Catskills

November 17, 2014


One of my friends with land upstate was kind enough to let me put a Browning Strike Force trail camera on his property. I’d hunted his land three years earlier, but without knowing where the deer trails were, I was really operating on hope and prayer. This year, however, we had a chance to review trail […]

Shopping for a Shotgun

September 26, 2014


I’d like to spend more time bird hunting and clay shooting, so it’s time to procure a new shotgun. I’m mostly evaluating the following semi-auto shotguns: Winchester Super X3 Benelli Super Black Eagle 2 Beretta A400 Xtreme Remington Versa Max Browning Maxus Benelli Super Vinci I was leaning towards Benelli SBE II but I hear […]

3 Days of Hunting in Chelyabinsk Oblast: 9/5/2014-9/6/2014

September 10, 2014


Day 2 began with дождь (rain). On and off, it spent the next two days raining. We woke up at about 8am, in most cases, wearing our hunting garments from the day prior. After putting on rain garments, we ate a quick breakfast, mostly cold foods (bread, sausage, cheese) but also small molasses biscuits called […]

3 Days of Hunting in Chelyabinsk Oblast: 9/4/2014

September 8, 2014


A few months ago, before the Ukrainian Crisis flared up, I was invited on a hunting trip in Chelyabinsk Oblast. Never one to turn down an opportunity, I heartily accepted. After the downing of MH17 and issues in East Ukraine, I was a bit concerned, but decided to go anyway as Donetsk is over a […]

3-days of Hunting in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia

September 6, 2014


Details and pictures to follow… very tired. Ate a lot of new game meat. TNJ

Nobody Said Hunting Would Be Easy

January 2, 2013


Saturday was some tough hunting. I woke up very early to hit the Shagbark Hills area of Woodbury again. It was about 9F out, about 15 degrees colder than the day before. Investing in the winter kit was pretty essential to staying outdoors long enough to have a decent chance of seeing anything. I hunkered […]

Day one: no dice

December 29, 2012


My cousin stirred up several does but had no available shots. The woods were very thick with brush. We tracked them for some distance but sunset got the best of us. I’m going to head back out for sunrise to see if I can catch them coming back. TNJ