Archive for ben o'brien

Man Pleads Guilty to Poaching 218-inch Buck

An Ohio man has pled guilty to poaching a monster 218-inch non-typical buck in early December and in doing so has set the state record for fines and restitutions in a poaching case. The man will spend 48 hours in a Logan County jail before he will began to recoup the Division of Wildlife for the $23,816.95 in restitution costs.

March 04, 2011

2011’s Top Six Drop-Away Arrow Rests

By Bob Robb, contributor

March 01, 2011

Deer Crashes Through Car Window, Injures Baby

We've become somewhat accustomed to stories that involve not-so-normal interactions between deer and humans in urban environments. But I can say that I've never seen anything like this.

February 18, 2011

Trail Cameras on the Cheap

By Bob Robb, contributor

February 16, 2011

Tips for Finding Sheds

As shed hunting season kicks into high gear, Bob Robb has put together some tips for helping you score some nice horns. Here are some proven tips for maximizing your shed hunting efforts:

February 10, 2011

The Top Five Outdoor Films…..Ever

It's hard to define what qualifies a motion picture as an "outdoor" film. To make this list the film must center on hunting and/or the outdoors. One of these two elements must be central to the plot, theme, tone and overall narrative of the flick. The movie gets more points if it has more than one—and a lot of shooting. Sure, a good film about love, loss and triumph that has outdoor-based cinematography might seem to fit, but we need to dig a little deeper here. Same goes for Westerns, they have their own category.

February 07, 2011

Why Deer Shed Their Antlers

It's officially shed hunting season. As our addiction to this phase of the hunting year grows, so does our need to learn more. Whether it's helping you learn how this process works or throwing out a few tips to help find those trophy sheds, we'll be here to cover it.

February 03, 2011

The Coolest Gun Commercial Ever Made

This, my friends, is how you make a gun commercial. It's got everything a man could ever want to set his shotgun-loving eyes on. You probably won't be using the new Benelli Super Vinci for whitetails this year, but go ahead and spend a few minutes watching this video anyway. It's worth your while, indeed.

February 02, 2011

Guest Blogger: Choosing a New Hunting Bow

Let's welcome contributor Bob Robb to the One-Track Mind fold. He'll be working with me in the months to come to bring you more complete coverage of the whitetail world.

January 24, 2011

Spear Hunting Legal in Montana?

And you thought bowhunting was a challenge. How'd you like to test your mettle against a monster whitetail, elk, muley or any other big game animal with only a hand-thrown or otherwise propelled spear?

January 13, 2011

Andrae D’Acquisto Pleads Guilty To Violation

Last month, bird blogger Kyle Wintersteen noted famed waterfowler Jeff Foiles' run-in with the law, and now we are hearing that Andrae D'Acquisto—known for his DVDs and appearances on the TV show "Whitetail Addictions"—has entered a plea agreement related to baiting charges filed in 2009.

January 10, 2011

Bowhunters Descend on Indianapolis for ATA Show

The bowhunting world is descending on the great city of Indianapolis this week for the 2011 Archery Trade Association show. While I wasn't able to make it this year, my good friends Bob Robb and Jeff Johnston are on the floor as we speak.

January 06, 2011

The Top Five Bucks of 2010

No, I don't have list of every single deer killed in 2010. I also don't have a source at Boone & Crockett feeding me inside information on the the record books giants that were taken down this fall.

January 03, 2011

My New Year's Resolution

My New Year's resolution is to do my part. I'm going to do my part to keep the tradition of hunting alive. For lack of a better phrase, I'll be spreadin' the word.

December 28, 2010 Retires Outdoor Section

I'm not happy. I wish I could type my true thoughts onto this NRA computer but decorum and professional conduct won't allow it.

December 21, 2010