Archive for Paul Rackley

H.S. Strut E-Z Cutters

These mouth diaphragm calls can be used to make amazing cutts, yelps, purrs and even kee kees.

April 01, 2014

Leave Them Alone

Have you ever heard the story about the fawn being placed on the petal-covered steps by its mother? The petals nicely matched the spots on the fawn, providing some pretty effective camouflage. Whil

June 26, 2013

Hunting Spring Squirrels

Spring squirrel hunting is a great way to expand your season and avoid the off-season blues.

May 01, 2013

Going to the Dogs

There are many advantages to running dogs for deer, but there are also some issues.

November 06, 2012

Barnett Ghost 400 Crossbow

The Ghost 400, with its speed and energy, is not the crossbow your father carried years ago.

October 18, 2012

Rage Broadheads

By Paul Rackley

In the process of testing the Barnett Ghost 400, I’ve had a couple of opportunities to hunt urban deer with a depredation permit. It’s been difficult to find time to go hunting, with family obligations and the extreme heat that has been plaguing the country this year. The few times I have been able to climb in a stand, I have come up with a big zero.

August 23, 2012

The Magellan eXplorist 110

At $129, the 110 is an easy-to-use bargain with some great features.

August 20, 2012

Mossberg Lightning Pump Action Trigger

The LPA trigger on the Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag is fully adjustable between 3 and 7 pounds.

May 03, 2012

Turkey Spreads for Success

When it comes to spreads, most hunters think waterfowl, but big spreads can also work for turkeys.

March 12, 2012

Thompson/Center Fire Storm Muzzleloader

The Fire Storm combines traditional functionality with modern components and performance.

December 16, 2011

Scott Carlson’s Record Kansas Buck

After three years of waiting, watching and wishing, Scott Carlson of Carlson Choke Tubes took a record Kansas buck with his muzzleloader.

October 18, 2011

The Importance of Taking Does

By Paul Rackley, Associate Online Shooting Editor

August 05, 2011

3 1/2-inch Turkey Loads: Worth the Recoil?

Many turkey hunters are choosing to load heavy-hitting 3 1/2-inch shells into their guns. But does the extra firepower really make a difference?

April 18, 2011

Truck Camping for Turkeys

Turning your truck into a rolling camp puts you in a good place to take a turkey.

May 18, 2010

Book Review: Ammo Encyclopedia 2nd Edition

Michael Bussard combines historical anecdotes with technical data in this reference manual.

March 26, 2010