Saturday, March 17, 2018



Well the Florida hog hunt at the West Shore Outfitters located in Orlando this past Thursday was a 100 percent success. ALL of the 7 of us that hunted - brought home the bacon. Actually 9 hogs were taken and there were some big hogs taken – the biggest by 12-year-old Cooper Nieson. He took a 165 hog with one shot from a .308 caliber. His sister also took a big 135 pounder. 

Prior to the hunt we were all briefed on hunter safety and firearms inspections which include one bow hunter’s bow. And lastly an explanation of the hog’s habits, shot and arrow placement, etc.

My new friend Brian Bodine, owner of the Razorback Guides Service in Virginia was visiting his dad Ray, who also was staying in the same condos as my wife and I in Flagler Beach told Brian about the hunt and he wanted to join me. Brian was the one bowhunter on this hunt.

The afternoon of the hunt was a very comfortable 70 degrees when climbed up into my bling which just happened to be the same blind I shot my hog from last year. Now when I am sitting in a blind I have a habit of writing articles etc. but since I have begun writing a book on turkey hunt. There are a number of my fellow outdoor writers who have been telling me to do the turkey book; SOOOOOOO  I did. Right now I have about 30,000 words written. However on this particular afternoon in the blind after settling in and checking with my scope the different places where the hogs could come from I had the gun leaning against the wall and started to write. 

I don’t think I had more than 100 words written when I looked up and saw the bushes moving 70-80 yards from me. The cover here is very thick and chest high so you really do not know exactly where they will appear. I guess at the sport; and was wrong. Out came a small hog with I immediately had the scope on it and my safety off. Should I or shouldn’t I shoot. While still in the scope another small one came out. I decided to wait and hoped I had made the right decision.

I DID! Just a minute or two out came what I wanted and I squeezed the trigger and he went right down. I climbed out of the blind, made sure the hog was dead and called to come get me. I looked at my watch – I had been in my blind a total of 32 MINUTES. The first thing I told them when they came to get me was – I want to reserve this blind for next year. It was my 8 th year hunting hogs with West Shore Outfitters and my 8 th hog.  He weighed in at 135 pounds.

Last out of the woods was Brian who had hogs in sight most or the afternoon but out of bow range. He was patient and had to make a few decisions on “shoot or don’t shoot” due to size but he waited and got a nice hog at 30 yards and didn’t require tracking.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


THE PIONEER AIRBOW™ is an all-new category of big game weapon featuring full length arrows and full weight broadheads, all driven by air. Based on Benjamin’s proven American-made PCP platform, the Pioneer can be cocked with two fingers (and decocked just as easily), fires 8 shots in the same amount of time it takes to fire three from a crossbow, all at a blazing 450 FPS.
Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) Airbow
  • Powered by 3000 psi of compressed air
  • Integrated pressure regulator delivers 8 consistent shots at 450 FPS
  • Bullpup configuration, short 33.5” overall length
  • Ambidextrous top cocking bolt
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  • Comes with 3 custom arrows with field tips, 6x40 mm scope, sling and quiver
  • 160 fpe with 375 gr arrows @ 450 FPS
  • Length: 33.5 inches
  • Weight: 7 pounds


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  • Bullpup configuration, short 36” overall length
  • 26 inches of picatinny rail
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  • Sidelever bolt reversible for left hand shooters
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  • Reversible bolt
  • 10 shots per fill
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    Friday, February 9, 2018


    Build Smarter, Not Harder With Real Avid Bench Tools

    Real Avid has put together some of the best professional grade, modern AR15 building tools that are available on today’s market. These new tools feature innovative ideas and designs that are poised to set new standards for customizing and personalizing the AR-15 platform. Some of the new Real Avid tools that will help people build smarter, not harder are:  

    AR15 Master Bench Block
    MSRP: $29.99
    The most comprehensive AR15 bench block ever allows you to tap up to 15 critical pins from 5 different components. Included are magnets for keeping pins from getting lost and a storage spot for additional pins.

    Accu-Punch Hammer and Punches
    MSRP: $39.99
    A redesigned hammer that offers a better grip for precision tapping is only the start to the innovations. Stainless steel punches feature O-rings for added grip and a corrosion resistant coating. Each punch is laser etched so you’ll know the size. Finish with a pin holder so you don’t need to smash your fingers and you’ve got the next best hammer and punch set ever designed.

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    Flying springs and detents are now a thing of the past. If you would rather spend your time building and not looking for pins, this is the product for you. The AR15 Pivot Pin Tool simplifies the process of assembling a pivot pin down to the point that it makes it….easy.

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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018


    At the 2018 Shot Show in Las Vegas Henry Repeating Arms  intoduced the Patriot Series- a new category of firearms and products available through their eCommerce store celebrating America, patriotism, and the Second Amendment.

    God Bless America Edition Golden Boy

    The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy is a .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle built on Henry’s time-honored and award-winning Golden Boy platform known for its smooth action, American walnut stocks and blued steel octagonal barrel. Intricate floral scrollwork engraving on both sides of the nickel-plated receiver cover frames iconic images of America’s heritage like the American flag, the Liberty Bell, and a bald eagle, all of which have details highlighted in 24-carat gold. A banner on the right side of the receiver cover contains the words, “Home of the Free Because of the Brave.” The stock is engraved and hand-painted with the Statue of Liberty’s torch, and in similar colors, the rifle’s forend displays the words, “God Bless America.”

    God Bless America Edition Big Boy

    Henry is also introducing a centerfire version, the God Bless America Edition Big Boy, featuring similar imagery on a rifle chambered for .44 Magnum/.44 Special with a 10. The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy, model #H004GBA has an MSRP of $1,208, and the Big Boy version, model #H006GBA has an MSRP of $1,523.

    Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy

    The Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy is a direct salute to the American flag with a full red, white and blue depiction applied to both sides of the receiver cover with a durable polymer-ceramic coating known as Cerakote. The finish adds a layer of further abrasion and corrosion resistance on top of the nickel plating. The buttstock features a hand-painted image of a man standing hand-on-heart with the words, “O Say Can You See” written underneath. The Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy, model #H004SFF is chambered in .22 S/L/LR with an MSRP of $1,208.
    The Patriot Series also includes three plaques that include hardware for mounting on a wall or the lawn, all of which are available through Henry Pride, Henry Repeating Arms’ eCommerce store. The We Proudly Stand plaque depicts a soldier standing to salute the flag of the United States, rendered in full red, white and blue color across the plaque. Beneath the flag is the underlined text, “We Proudly Stand.” The Patriotic Home Plaque shows a New Original Henry rifle with the message, “This House Believes in God, Country & Family.” It’s finished with a French Bronze color. The Second Amendment Plaque carries the message, “This House Is Protected By the 2nd Amendment,” in a black and gold finish. All three plaques are made of highly durable cast aluminum to withstand the elements outdoors or in.
    Henry firearms can be purchased from a licensed firearms dealer. Most dealers offer a discount off of the MSRP.
    For more information about the company and its products visit or call 866-200-2354. CHECK OUT THESE BEAUTIFUL LEVER ACTION RIFLES

    About Henry Repeating Arms

    Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the country and the leading lever action manufacturer. Their company motto is ‘Made In America Or Not Made At All,’ and their products come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The original Henry rifle played a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and is one of the most legendary, respected and sought-after rifles in the history of firearms. The company’s manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.   WWW.HENRYUSA.COM

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    Monday, January 29, 2018


    Have you ever heard of it? I didn’t until a good friend told me about it. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabil­itation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activ­ities, including education and outings. 
    My friend, who lives near the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, told me about a very active Project Healing Waters group led by Michael Rist, and they are always looking for donations.
    I researched all the information about this group and was very impressed. You can contact Rist at, call him at 315-681-3654 or you can contact the home office at I am sure you have fishing gear you could donate or, even better, start your own Project Healing Waters Chapter in your area. If you do, contact me at