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Friday, May 29, 2015

Twist of Fate: More than a hunt…

Twist of Fate is an archery hunt based in North Dakota designed for disabled archers no matter what their disability. The four-day hunt takes place south of Leonard in the beautiful sandhills. The hunt is scheduled every year during the last full week of September for 12 hunters that come from all over the nation. This year's hunt is September 24-27. The Twist of Fate organization was formed in 1999 by a group of sportsmen who wanted to make archery more accessible for everyone who wants to participate.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

We are our own worst enemies.

Please take the time to read this article. He hits the nail on the head. Below is an excerpt, follow the link for the entirety:

"As hunters we face a brave new world each and every year as we ward off various threats to our lifestyle and the wildlife we love to pursue. Habitat loss due to urban sprawl and the ever increasing demands on our natural resources, environmentalists and anti-hunters lobbying against us at the local, regional and National level and the near viral expansion of technology and its effect on our youth and their interest in the natural world around them all pose a significant threat to the future of hunting.

Yet I would argue these threats are not our primary concern. No, it is the “cannibalism” within our own ranks that will be our ruin. The infighting between hunters around the world over topics such as “trophy” hunting, long range hunting, and high fence hunting to name a few and their ethical and conservation implications will be the demise of hunting and hunting opportunities if we do not take action on a personal level first. It is our personal responsibility to educate ourselves on the facts and science behind some of these contentious topics and apply reason and logic to the discussion before forming strong opinions. Emotions have no place at the table, and it is only emotions that will allow us to be divided and conquered."

Monday, May 4, 2015

Turkey call that works with no finger dexterity.

This Primos® Bombshell Push-Style Hen Turkey Call works great for people with no finger movement. I have no dexterity in my fingers and I can work this call with no problems. I attach the call with the velcro strap that comes with the call to my crossbow mount. Then I hook my fingers into the string that is attached on the other end of the turkey call and give it a tug to make sound. There are many different ways to attach this to your shotgun or crossbow. There are also a wide range of calls you can produce depending on how you pull or push on the call. It produces realistic yelps, cutts and purrs. Below is a picture of it mounted to my crossbow mount and a video showing how the call works.

Not a very good picture but you can see it is attached to my crossbow mount.