Firearms

Illinois needs to rethink hunter safety requirements

Last year, the DNR implemented changes to hunter safety requirements that I’m absolutely not okay with. In fact, in my opinion, they’re downright irresponsible and could lead to tragic consequences. Now, it appears that more modifications are coming soon, and like last year’s, I don’t see them as a positive thing.

.45 /.410 Handguns: Are There Sporting Applications?

When the rabbit finally emerged from the tangled honeysuckle it darted around the back side of an old shed and went into a sprint toward the safety of its hole beneath a rusty, abandoned station wagon. The crossing shot was…

IL: Gun hunt produces expected numbers

Springfield - Almost true to script, the second firearms deer hunting season ended with absolutely no surprises. Unless you count a 30-point doe as unexpected. Yes, included in the 31,259 deer taken during the Dec. 1-4 season was a doe…

Pimp My Paradox Gun (Improving My

Friday of the second Illinois firearm deer season had dawned as a beautiful day for hunting. After watching a parade of a dozen does and fawns wander through the wooded hollow below my ladder-stand, I settled the sights of my…

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