Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Indiana Edition

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Shooting

“How’d I miss?” Shot-spotting for Shotgunners

“How’d I miss?” It’s a common question for shotgun shooters whether at the range or in the field. Obviously, you shot too high, too low, too far in front, too far behind or a combination of these such as high and behind. A more important question is how can you tell? You can’t. A better answer is "you shouldn’t be able to tell." The eyes of a shotgun shooter should be focused on the target -...

Marksmanship is the mark of a great hunter

Let’s face it: hunters as a group are pretty lousy shots. For all the gun-store talk I hear of off-hand 200-yard instantly-fatal shots, I see deer coming into the processing plant with more holes than a Confederate soldier after Pickett’s Charge. During public-land duck hunts, I hear more gunshots...

The Four Safety Rules: It Wasn’t An Accident

If you really want the vein in my forehead to bulge out, just say something along the lines of “I didn’t know the gun was loaded,” “I thought he was a deer,” or the ever-popular “I don’t know what happened.” I shouldn’t get so upset. After all, these things happen....

Ten reasons to shoot a modern air rifle

Many adults think air rifles are just toys and are useless beyond punching holes in paper. While traditional air rifles were anemic when it came to killing power, things have changed. Still unconvinced? Check out these ten reasons you should be shooting a modern air rifle. 1. They're fun to...

Consider the Modern Sporting Rifle as a First Gun

When my son was just old enough to introduce him to deer hunting he was too small to just hand him a “man’s” gun and put him in a stand. A12-gauge, slug gun would have been too much for him as they are for most youths and many women...

Reasons To Buy An AR-15 Right Now – The Dirty Dozen

We keep making headlines.  Americans are buying firearms in record numbers.  A huge part of that is the purchase of AR-15 style rifles. Military Grade AR-15 The AR-15 and all its variants, is one of the most loved and reviled rifles in America.  It is the focus of countless attacks by...

Sometimes history provides perfect present

With Christmas just around the corner, a friend was gathering information for the right firearm to buy for his 10 year old son. We discussed the positive merits of the .22 rifle and light kicking youth model .20 gauge shotguns. After walking away I began thinking of the first gun...

Inline Muzzleloader Accuracy Tips

I like every kind of hunting season but for me, the December muzzleloader season for deer is perhaps the most special. It all started years ago when I purchased a secondhand Kentucky Rifle replica that couldn't shoot straight and ended up blowing a piece of percussion cap into my eyelid....

Turkey Shoot 101: No Birds, Just Fun

You’ve probably seen the signs as the leaves fall.  Turkey Shoot they proclaim.  Indiana has a lot of them.  But, most Hoosiers don’t have a clue what they are.  WildIndiana is here to give you the 411 on this Hoosier tradition. A turkey shoot in many cases is just that,...

10 Tips for better shotgunning

November is the month of the shotgun. All across Indiana, countless scatterguns are being dusted off to chase waterfowl, upland game and even the...

Rifles Raise Safety Concerns This Deer Season

Hoosiers are deer hunting with high-power rifles. I never thought I’d see the day. Tens-of-thousands of deer hunters are hitting the woods with a...

Understanding Bullet Sectional Density

With the new calibers available for deer hunting many Hoosiers are wondering what type of bullets they should be using this fall. Without getting too...

Taking Care of Business: Gun Cleaning Done Right

One of Elvis Presley’s favorite sayings was “TCB,” which stands for “Taking care of business.” While we’re not exactly sure what The King meant,...

Scope Rings Get No Respect

In a little more than a month, Indiana deer hunters will have their first chance to join the majority of hunters in other states...

Guns at the Games

You’d think the Olympics are a “gun free zone.” You know what those places are. They are locations where terrorists and mentally challenged misfits...

Hone Skills Shooting Skeet, Trap and Sporting Clays

Clay shooting is fun. Even if you are not a hunter, shooting clay targets out of the sky with a shotgun is a blast....

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