If one can’t place a shot in the vital zone with a particular cartridge, then that cartridge is irrelevant. However, if one can place a shot a good shot with several cartridges, then cartridge selection becomes pretty important.
Take a list of available cartridges, filter out those whose ballistic capabilities are insufficient for the application, and sort by preference. That’s how I match my cartridge to the hunt.
While gear isn’t everything, it’s important to be able to depend on the things that you do need.
I’ve yet to try my hand at hunting with a handgun, but that may change some day.
Depending on how a deer is processed it can yield quite a bit of meat. Two small whitetail spikes yielded enough to fill about half of a 7 cu ft chest freezer.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment while hunting and forget that with every shot comes some additional processing and taxidermy expenses.
The Esee Izula is small practical fixed blade knife great for miscellaneous cutting tasks during outdoor activities.
I found this knife to be perfect for skinning, cleaning, and quartering game.
While lots of mistakes were made and lessons learned, a few deer were harvested and lifelong memories were made.
Are you ready for deer season? I am. Or maybe I just think I am. Either way, the wait is over.
Only a fool believes one can’t miss when using a shotgun loaded with birdshot.
Odds and ends to maximize safety, efficiency, and personal comfort during the hunt.