Archive for bob robb

How to Hit More Ducks

By Bob Robb

Waterfowl season is just around the corner. Here are 10 tips guaranteed to make you a more skilled, efficient shot on ducks and geese.

September 25, 2012

When an Open Reed Call “Sticks”

By Bob Robb

Open-reed mouth calls are some of the most easy-to-use and true sounding calls a hunter can use. I use them often, for everything from calling coyotes to cow calling elk, and love their simplicity and authentic sounds.

September 17, 2012

Decoy Dogs

By Bob Robb

Cory Lundberg is young, tough and knows how to kill predators. He outfits in several western states including Utah, Wyoming and Oregon, among others, offering predator hunts, varmint shooting and combinations of the two, and his success is about as good as it gets.

September 10, 2012

How to Choose a Hunting Crossbow

Crossbows are becoming more and more popular, but not every hunter has experience with them. Having a hard time choosing one for yourself? Here are some tips.

September 06, 2012

Exercise for the Hunt

By Bob Robb

The basis for mountain hunting is a strong enough body to be able to keep steadily going at a reasonable pace for several days at a time. For hunters age 40 years or more who live as sedentarily as most do, a “reasonable pace” is not the equivalent of the pace of a 30-year old that has been guiding in the mountains since he started shaving and does it for months at a time.

August 14, 2012

Getting Ready for Western Hunting

By Bob Robb

I’ve seen countless middle-aged hunters who have finally reached the point in life that they can afford to go on some cool hunts, but are in such poor shape they either can’t get the most out of their adventure, or have their hunt ruined completely.

August 07, 2012

5 Tips for Choosing a Hunting Pack

By Bob Robb

Recently I spent some time with Jay Robert, a man who has a spent a lifetime hunting in the steep mountains and been a pack designer for a lot of years. He currently designs packs for Tenzing, a company that incorporates latest high-tech materials and design features for mountaineering. As someone who has hunted out of a backpack a lot, believe me when I tell you these new bags are worth a look.

July 30, 2012

Apex Gear Game Changer

By Bob Robb

On a June black bear hunt in Idaho, I spent some time with Aaron Dusek, a serious shooter and hunter who works for TruGlo, one of the country’s leading bow sight makers. TruGlo also owns Apex Gear, and Aaron’s Apex Game Changer bow sight caught my eye.

July 12, 2012

Mossberg 715T Tactical .22 Rimfire

By Bob Robb

On an early June ground squirrel/coyote hunt in eastern Oregon, I had a chance to test one of the coolest rifles I have shot in a long time—the Mossberg 715T Tactical .22 rimfire. Like many gunmakers, Mossberg is trying to cash in on the AR craze sweeping the country.

June 27, 2012

Mossberg Varmint Predator Rifle

By Bob Robb

On a ground squirrel/coyote hunt in eastern Oregon, I had the chance to test the MVP (Mossberg Varmint Predator) in both the Varmint and Predator versions. These guns are worthy of consideration for four basic reasons. First, they are extremely accurate. Second, they accept standard AR-15 magazines (we used both five- and 20-shot mags). Third, they can take all the field abuse you can give them and still deliver. And fourth, the price is right.

June 18, 2012

Big Bear Hunting

By Bob Robb

If you want to shoot a whopper deer, elk or bear, you have to be hunting in an area where such critters exist. Seems like a simple concept, doesn’t it? And yet most hunters do not take the time to do the research necessary to tell them where the odds are best at scoring big.

June 08, 2012

Pros & Cons of Decoying Predators

By Bob Robb

Decoys have become a large part of many predator hunters’ bags of tricks in recent years. Here are some pros and cons to using them.

May 17, 2012

Suburban Coyotes

By Bob Robb

Gas prices are up and the stock market’s down. Most of us are on a tight budget, but want to find some good hunting close to home that won’t push the fuel tab into three digits and keep us away from family and other obligations for days on end.

May 10, 2012

Red Dots for Turkey Hunting

By Bob Robb

I’ve always hated hunting gadgets, which I define as “stuff” that might be cool to have but doesn’t really help me be more efficient in the woods.

May 01, 2012

Predator Callers: Watch the Edges

By Bob Robb

Spring is a great time to call coyotes, fox, and bobcats. However, one mistake many novice callers make that costs them many an opportunity is forgetting to watch the edges.

April 25, 2012