Archive for Jeff Johnston

Are Crossbows Easier than Compounds?

Are crossbows really that much easier to handle than a compound bow? Jeff Johnston takes a closer look at the debate.

October 20, 2014

Hardware: Franchi Aspire

This boxlock, round-action over/under is built on a true 28-gauge frame. How does it hold up afield? Find out with this complete review from Field Editor Jeff Johnston.

October 17, 2014

Hardware: Mossberg MVP Predator

Give an American a handy, accurate, magazine-fed bolt gun in a caliber like .308 Win. and he can do many things, including win battles, defend castles, take deer and wild pigs, and have a blast dinging targets nearly as far as he can see. Keep it under $700, too? Mossberg is onto something.

October 03, 2014

Will Banning Some Bear Hunting Methods Help Maine's Bears?

The Humane Society of the United States is working to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps for bear hunting in Maine via voter referendum. Jeff Johnston explains why such a move would actually hurt the state's bear population far more than it would help it.

September 30, 2014

Can Pump-Action Shotguns Be as Fast as Semi-Automatics?

Jeff Johnston has heard more than one pump-action shotgun aficionado claim to be just as fast as their semi-automatic favoring peers. Is it really possible? The BullShooters take a closer look.

September 03, 2014

Do Man-Eating Leopards and Tigers Still Exist?

Some say the man-eating leopards and tigers than plagued India and Africa in the old days are history. But other reports, and even recent video, suggest otherwise.

August 20, 2014

Does Rain Lower Your Bullet's Point of Impact?

Does shooting in the rain result in a lower point of impact? The BullShooters investigate.

July 31, 2014

Is Ice Water Deadly For Dogs?

You may have seen the email chain that went viral recently, warning dog owners that ice water—or even very cold water—is deadly to dogs when ingested. Is it true? The BullShooters had no choice but to investigate.

July 24, 2014

Review: Mathews Creed XS

Jeff Johnston favors a compact bow, so there was no doubt that he'd be putting the Mathews Creed XS to the test.

July 14, 2014

Can a Gobbler's Beard Rot Off?

Some hunters believe a gobbler's beard can wear off, or even rot off. Can it? We investigate.

June 02, 2014

America's Twin Biathletes

You may have heard of Tracy and Lanny Barnes—the twin sisters of Olympic biathlon—but what you may not have known is that both women are avid hunters.

May 30, 2014

UTAS USA UTS-15

Can a 28-inch-long, 15-round shotgun be used for sporting purposes? Of course it can. But is it ideal in the field?

May 29, 2014

Gallery: A Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunt

Nebraska in March can be chilly—even frigid—but that doesn’t stop a band of dedicated hunters intent on hunting spring turkeys. With its diverse terrain and two-bird limit, central Nebraska offers even fanatics an incredible turkey hunting experience, even if at times it may feel like a winter deer hunt.

April 23, 2014

Oklahoma Hunter Tags 30-Point Drought Buck

Big bucks don’t grow on trees. They grow amid the trees by eating natural forage and, when a hunter does things right and hits a lucky streak, by eating forage planted by man. Just ask Brad Gaddis of Oklahoma.

April 07, 2014

A Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunt

Spring turkey season may be the best hunt of all. It’s an active hunt in glorious weather amid blooming flowers and chirping birds … at least it’s supposed to be. Sometimes, the best-laid plans …

March 28, 2014