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Expert Tips on Canada Geese Hunting
To find the best ways to limit out on Canada geese, we asked of the country's top hunters to share their tips
It's been tough hunting. With the season now several weeks old, the local geese have grown shy of decoys and calls, and the northern flights are overdue. Now it's day's end, and the hunters have gathered at their cabin, just as they have on many Saturdays for many seasons, to talk about the fields they hunted and the tricks they dug up to take their limit. Tomorrow is a no-hunting day in their neck of the woods, so there's no need to rise long before the sun does. As the night wears on, the talk grows more animated and the hunters delve deeper into their passion for hunting Canada geese.
And so it goes in hunt camps across the land each fall. Now imagine if the hunters in question were among the country's top Canada goose experts. What would they discuss? What secrets would they share? To find out, we gathered the collective wisdom of five of the best goose hunters out there. Think of it as a virtual hunt-camp round table—and you're invited.
Read the tips here: http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/top-5-goose-hunting-secrets.
Some Good Books on Hunting
Some of us are blessed to grow up in a hunting family, where skills and know-how is transferred down from generation to generation. But if you're new to hunting, then there is so much to learn. Come into our store for books and DVDs on hunting, and let yourself be instructed by our experienced staff. Or check out these titles on line. Don't invent the wheel yourself: Walk in the footsteps of those who went before you. At Mountain Man Outdoors, that's what we're all about. Getting you equipped.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game
This book is a comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts. It has 5 sections: Gear; Tactics & Strategies; Big Game: Species and Methods; Butchering; and Cooking Big Game.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl
This book is a comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts.
Hunting: Essential Hunting and Outdoor Survival Skills from the World’s Elite Forces (SAS and Elite Forces Guide)
From tracking large game to shooting wild pheasant, this book is the essential guide to finding, killing and surviving off animals in the wild.
Complete Guide to Hunting: Basic Techniques for Gun & Bow Hunters
This book provides tips and techniques for hunting more than 28 species of big game, small game, upland birds, turkeys and waterfowl.
Public Land Elk Hunting
Do you understand preference points, know what a location bugle is, and have a Plan A, B and C in place for any elk hunting encounter? While it’s impossible to cover every detail that makes for a successful hunt, this book gives you to tools to understand the basics and the resources to further your elk education.
Tracking and Reading Sign: A Guide to Mastering the Original Forensic Science
This book provides the reader with tracking and stalking techniques such as cold hunting, camouflage, and using the stump method. Over twenty different animals are profiled, including New World Moose, American elk, and Whitetailed deer. Each profile lists basic characteristics, tacks, habitat, diet, behaviors, and common relatives.
Strategies for Whitetails
In one monumental volume, the acknowledged master of white-tail deer hunting, Charlie Alsheimer, shares a lifetime of experience about the animal he knows and loves so well.
How To Correctly Identify Whitetail and Mule Deer
Are you able to distinguish the difference between a whitetail and a mule deer? It is important to be able to do so, as there are different regulations per species. Here are a few key differences (see also the picture in the bottom of this article).
The first difference is between the faces. The Mule deer face is mostly white. However, the Whitetails face is mostly brown, just like the rest of its fur, but it has white circles around its eyes and nose.
The next big difference is the difference between the backsides of each deer. Even though the name of the Whitetail suggests that a whitetail has a ‘white’ tail, the Mule deer actually has more white on it’s backside than the Whitetail. So the name can be a bit confusing. A Mule Deer’s rump has a large patch of white only partly covered by a thin white tail. The tail has a black tip. The Whitetail, on the other hand, has a brown rump with a fat, dark tail. Only when the Whitetail lifts its tail will you see white.
Some Other Indicators
The next differences aren’t always so reliable when you are 100+ yards away from the animal, but they are still good indicators. Mule deers have large mule-like ears. The fur on a Mule deer is more greyish-brown where the fur on a Whitetail is reddish-brown. Mule deers are generally larger in size. The Antler shape is another difference. Mule deer antlers grow, split in two directions, grow, split again, etc. The Whitetails’ antlers points grow off on main "stem."
Becoming a Precision Shooter
Precision Shooting is certainly an art you have to learn and practice. The following books can help you understand the techniques and methods.
Long-Range Precision Rifle: The Complete Guide to Hitting Targets at a Distance
Accuracy and Precision For Long Range Shooting
Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting is a book for rifleman who are interested in understanding the important elements of their craft. The book focuses on exploring the uncertainties and inaccuracies of real world shooting so you can make well informed decisions about how to improve your hit percentage in any scenario.
Fundamentals of Long Distance Shooting II
A straightforward approach to getting the best out of your shooting skills.This book navigates through the technical aspects of shooting long distances enabling the shooter to practice his or her shooting skills to become better hunters, competitors or long distance shooter enthusiast.
When this book was released in 1993, it was hailed as an instant classic in the sniping community, influencing an entire generation of military and police marksmen around the world. Now this revolutionary book has been completely updated and expanded for the 21st century. The Ultimate Sniper thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping - marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics.
Shooter's Bible - Guide to Tactical Firearms: A Comprehensive Guide to Precision Rifles and Long-Range Shooting Gear
Shooters have always had a fascination with shooting at distance, whether they are plinkers, competitive shooters, or hunters. The ability to place rifle bullets in the same hole of a target or kill an animal quickly is a goal to which we all aspire.