The 777 Ranch has been the premier hunting ranch in the United States for 50 years. Jeff Rann, a Professional Hunter of African dangerous game, has made it his goal to bring a bit of Africa to the South Texas Hill Country. The 777 Ranch brings together over 60 species of native and exotic breeding herds from 80 countries and 5 continents. On any given day you can expect to see African and Asian exotics like Springbok, Ibex, Urial Sheep, Lechwe, Gazelle and many more.

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Friday - July 26, 2013

My mom nearly died two weeks ago with meningitis from a tick born bacteria (Ehrlichiosis), my niece tested positive for Lyme disease last week, my wife suffers from chronic symptoms from Lyme disease diagnosed several years ago.

Friday - June 21, 2013

The state of Maine has announced the winners of their moose permits!

You can check results here:

http://moose.informe.org/

4110 people drew Maine moose tags in 2013 out of 52,000 applicants. 10% are set aside for non-residents of Maine and God is good - after 10 years of applying I drew a cow tag for zone 4 in November! woo hoo!

New Hampshire also released their moose permit winner information:

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm

There were only 275 moose permits issued in NH, but there are also alternates who might just get a permit.

Wednesday - June 12, 2013

From NY DEC:

"The tentative schedule for many of New York’s 2013-14 migratory game bird seasons is now available, allowing sportsmen and sportswomen to plan outdoor activities well in advance, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. Tentative season dates for ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe and rails can be found on the DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28503.html.

Thursday - May 9, 2013

Opening morning of the 2013 turkey season was a gorgeous day. It was as beautiful as May could be – the spring grass was freshly sprouted green, the ground was warm and dry, the sky was blue, temperatures climbed from the forties through the seventies as the day progressed – and I was at work. That’s when I decided to take the next day off and go hunting.

Thursday - January 24, 2013


The Saiga 12 shotgun promises everything an anti-zombie warrior could hope for. It is made in Russia by actual Russians. It’s black. It accepts detachable drum magazines. There is no two hand pump or lever action cycling required. It is semi auto and delivers multi-shot 12 gauge devastation down range.

Friday - December 14, 2012

Colorado Elk Season 2012

 

Two friends and I set out this year to fill our first ever bull elk tags in Colorado. I've hunted elk in the past in other states, but this was our first time hunting second season outside of Durango, Colorado. {Story Spoiler!} We saw very few elk and no one harvested a bull. But learning the area and getting great exercise was everywhere we went.

Friday - December 14, 2012

Colorado Elk Season 2012

 

Thursday - September 13, 2012

Recently, youth season opened up for deer. Even though my own son isn't old enough to take hunting, I still managed to get some time out and glass the bean fields for some whitetail. I found LOTS of bucks ranging from small to giant. So, there was a lot left to capitolize on for the opener.

Tuesday - September 4, 2012

I received my pair of Vanguard Spirit Binoculars to review for Outdoor Hub at the height of the offseason.

Tuesday - August 28, 2012

So, I’ve gathered an extensive network of brother hunters all over the country. From Alaska, down the west coast- all of the way to the east coast. And yes, even Texas.

Friday - August 10, 2012

After having to wait through nearly the entire summer just to be able to use a fire arm out of doors, Kansas was hit with a cold front, and although I nearly had to put on a parka to hold up to the frigid 88 degrees it was outside (as opposed to the 110 degrees we’ve had), I used this opportunity to my advantage and spent some range-time with so

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