Archive for opening day

Dove Load Options: Opening Day and Late in the Season

Shots taken on doves are decidedly different between Opening Day and late in the season, thus requiring different loads. See what American Rifleman Managing Editor Aaron Carter recommends for each scenario.

September 05, 2013

Buck Fever

It's unlikely that anything stirs more hunters across America than the opening day of whitetail deer season—a day that leaves many with "buck fever."

October 16, 2012

A Nation of Plinkers

A lot of fun and inherently American, plinking can improve accuracy and is a perfect summer activity for shooters of all ages.

June 20, 2012

Quest for 450: Opening Day in Alabama

Spring weather has arrived much earlier than usual and from what turkey hunters are seeing firsthand from scouting is that the turkeys are well along in their springtime process for it to be only mid-March. Ordinarily Woodhaven Custom Calls owner Mike Pentecost would've been rushing out of the door on Alabama's opening day, hours before daylight, to try and get a jump on the other hunters to hit a nearby tract of public land he likes to hunt. But this year is different.

March 20, 2012

Opening Day

Opening day doesn’t mean much to me as a bowhunter, but to our family it means much more. The kids are busy, thus they don’t have the time to dedicate to mastering the bow and arrow right now. Drew has vowed that he will kill another deer with a bow someday (he shot one back in 2009 when he was 9) but in the meantime, both he and Jordan (our daughter) love to hunt with a gun.

December 07, 2011