Good article. An awful lot of people aren't aware of how serious tick-born diseases can be, and an awful lot of tick-born diseases go undiagnosed until it is too late or get misdiagnosed if the doctor isn't aware of the tick bite. This article is definitely a worthwhile read.
Having had rocky mtn tick fever, I can say for a fact you want to make sure you remove ticks properly and check for them regularly. When I discovered a tick buried in the back of my thigh (probably had been there for at least a day) I just ripped it off, leaving the head buried in my skin, exactly the wrong thing to do.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...