Archive for bryce towsley

Extreme-Weather Gun Care

Late-season hunting usually means extreme weather, and that can be rough on your rifle. Weather attacks generally come in two forms: temperature and moisture. Address these issues and you have most potential problems under control.

December 18, 2014

Hardware: Browning AB3 Composite Stalker

The hip and happening trend with bolt-action hunting rifles right now is to go cheap, but still go big on performance. It seems like every manufacturer has a low-end price-point rifle, and they all seem to shoot pretty well. Browning’s hat in this ring is the new AB3 Composite Stalker.

December 08, 2014

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation: Chasing Redheads In the Sunny South

By late December in Bryce Towsley’s home state of Vermont, the ducks are gone. Unlike him, they are smart enough to understand there is another brutal winter coming and they flee south. So what’s a poor, frozen boy to do? Take the hint: Make like a bird and migrate south.

December 02, 2014

Finding Wounded Game 202: The Advanced Course

These tips and techniques may help you the next time you need to follow up on a shot that didn’t go exactly as planned. Stick with it, use your brain as well as your eyes and feet, and maybe you can avoid the heartbreak of a wounding loss.

November 13, 2014

Blood Trail Basics

Nicely done! All your planning came to fruition, and you just shot a deer. If it didn’t drop within sight, though, the high-fiving may be premature. What you do next will determine whether you go home with fresh venison or just a sob story. Never fear, though—Bryce Towsley is offering a few tips to help ensure you recover your prey.

October 24, 2014

Make Your Own Custom Hunting Knife

If you’ve got the tools and the know-how, assembling and finishing your own blade may add extra joy to hunting season.

October 15, 2014

Kids These Days…

They say the youth of America just aren’t interested in hunting anymore. But they can’t say that about “Generation H.”

September 18, 2014

Why Electric Companies Might be Wildlife’s Best Friend

Could the corridors created by power lines help replace the wildlife habitat that's been disappearing through development and social pressures?

August 27, 2014

Packing Pistols In Bear Country

Carry guns can take many forms, but choosing one to wield in the wilderness deserves special considerations.

August 13, 2014

Does a Short Barrel Hamper a Turkey Gun’s Performance?

Without question the short barrel improves the shotgun’s mobility in the woods, but is it a detriment to the load’s velocity, and therefore energy?

March 26, 2014

The Accidental Buffalo

The author is reminded of the old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

March 09, 2014

The Old Hemlock Line

The tradition of woodcock hunting runs deep in New England. If you hunt over the right dogs, you learn why.

October 07, 2013

.17 Win. Super Mag.

There is no doubt that the .17 WSM elevates rimfire ballistics to a new level. But will enough gun companies jump on board to produce rifles in this caliber?

September 30, 2013

They Shoot Horses Don't They?

Bryce M. Towsley had a romantic vision of a horseback hunting adventure, but a trip with horses will never go exactly like you planned.

August 27, 2013

Nikon M-223 2.5X-10X-40mm Laser IRT

Only slightly larger than a traditional scope, the Laser IRT includes two tools in one, allowing quick, accurate shots.

July 03, 2013