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New Zealand Pizza Chain Advertises With Billboard Covered in Real Rabbit Skins

rtising with a billboard covered in real rabbit skins, ABC News reports. Animal rightists are (surprise) outraged.

One of the first species introduced by Europeans, rabbits quickly overpopulated parts of the islands and are now pests in New Zealand. Stoats, ferrets and weasels were introduced to control rabbits, and the result was a disaster for New Zealand’s native birds.
Rabbits are controlled by year-round hunting in New Zealand and much of the meat is processed and sold commercially. The rabbit furs on the Hell Pizza billboard came from a commercial processor. The Hell Pizza creation itself features smoked wild rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot and horopito relish (horopito is an herb native to New Zealand). No reports yet on how it tastes, but it sounds good.

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Write Best Anagram and Win a Pair of Redington SonicDry Waders

play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once; for example orchestra can be rearranged into carthorse. Any word or phrase that exactly reproduces the letters in another order is an anagram. However, the goal of serious or skilled ‘anagrammatists’ is to produce anagrams that in some way reflect or comment on the subject. Such an anagram may be a synonym or antonym of its subject, a parody, a criticism, or praise; e.g. William Shakespeare = I am a weakish speller.”

Good luck and get to writing. We’ll pick a winner next week.

High-Speed Video: Shooting Federal Shotgun Loads

is a buckshot load intended for home defense. Most HD encounters take place at very close range, and while a shotgun is devastating at close quarters, its pattern is overly tight. Federal engineers wanted a pattern that would open up quickly to make it easier to hit with at close range under stress. They eliminated the plastic shot cup found in most shells and instead just used a basewad over the powder. They also used softer lead 4 buckshot with a lower antimony content — antimony being the element alloyed with lead pellets to make them harder. With no shot cup to protect them, the pellets deform against the bore and the pattern opens up very quickly. I shot this target at five yards and the pattern spread out to an eight-inch circle at that distance, which is remarkable. Most buckshot loads spread about three inches at that range.

The second shot is a Heavyweight turkey load which, like all turkey loads, is made to shoot the tightest pattern possible. It uses the densest commercially made tungsten-iron pellets, which are very hard and resist deformation. They are loaded into the Flitecontrol wad, which holds the shot together for several feet out of the muzzle and then releases it cleanly as little vanes on the back of the wad act as brakes. The result is some very tight patterns.

I shot this target at 40 yards. By my count it put 27 pellets into the pink vital area indicating the brain and neck vertebrae of the bird, which is quite a bit more than enough to kill a turkey.
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Wish Granted: Fly-Fishing Fairy Godmother Awards “Do-It-Yourself Bonefishing” Book

Do-it-Yourself Bonefishing,” which I do believe to be one of the best bonefishing books ever written to airbornedoc, who said: “I wish there was a snow cone holder on my wading belt.”

I just got to thinking about casting on a hot summer day, and having a snow cone attached to my wading belt, and I thought, “Now there is a good wish!” Who wouldn’t want to fish with a snow cone? That’s pure fantasy, and that earns a book.

Granted, there were many funny answers. (I really liked Cermele saying he wished that I did birthday parties… if this writing thing ever doesn’t work out, I could a backup plan.)  I also liked po2p7so’s “I wish they would start testing for HGH in these Miss USA pageants.”

I will be granting a bonus wish to Micropterus24, who asked: “I wish to never again see Kirk Deeter in a dress.”

Poof. Done. Ain’t ever gonna happen again. You’re welcome.