Before fall big-game seasons begin, it’s important to build confidence in your rifle, ammo and optics—and how you perform with them in hand. To do so, it pays to put in practical range time, shooting not only from field positions but also building skill at quick, accurate follow-up shots.
A good wingshooter mounts the gun, focuses on the target with both eyes and pulls the trigger in one smooth motion so the shot pattern strikes the target where the shooter expects the target to be. Here’s how to practice all that so you look—and shoot—like a natural.
Here’s how to handle various emergency situations in the wilderness, including hypothermia, severe bleeding, an animal attack, getting lost and snake bites.