With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.
Residents in Gregg County, Texas, see Warden Todd Long coming—and why not? More than a decade ago, he began turning roadkill and illegally taken game into packaged meat to distribute to members of the community who may benefit from it. His diligence and generosity has become a regular part of the landscape in East Texas.
While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.
Knowledge is power, and the more you educate yourself, the less your chances of catching one of the several dreadful tick-borne diseases.
Americans’ attitudes about hunting exist across a continuum of acceptability from animal rights to animal welfare to “dominionism.” Understanding this continuum is crucial to communicating our mindset as hunters and why hunting fits the American landscape now and into the future.