I’m just guessing, mind you, but I believe the first American deer rifle was the Model 94 Winchester. To be sure, a lot of deer fell to Model 73s, Marlins, Trapdoor Springfields and flintlocks, but the first sporting deer rifle was the 94. Since that iconic rifle there have been a whole lot more.
A pair of local wolf hunters got a little more than they bargained for on October 1. Aaron Wilkins and Matt Walker were working some black timber about 10:30 a.m. and headed back to their four-wheelers. The wolf sign was non-existent, but they did see some old bear scat and tracks up high.
Training can be boring—and often is. Whether you are a TO responsible for getting a group to a certain level of expertise, or you are an individual working toward sharpening your skills, if the training bores you, it isn’t going to be effective. Training for professional operators and enthusiasts now often includes integrating physical fitness training with shooting.