Category Archives: Guns & Hunting

Enjoy exciting hunting stories told by SCI members and read about the latest guns and gear they’re using in the bush.

Game Changer


Looking at the differences in big game hunting and wingshooting and discussing them on a quail hunt recently at the 74 Ranch, something came out in the discussion that intrigued me to say the least.  The equipment has certainly evolved in the past 5 to 10 years in archery, long-range rifle and even pistols in the big game part of the arena.  I was privileged to know and photograph the late, great archer Fred Bear who shot a recurve bow with great accuracy, but today we have compound bows with sights that are much more accurate than even Fred was in his day!  Continue reading Game Changer

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Hunt Doctor – Snakebites, Who Gets Bitten And Who Dies


Many people dread snakes – so much so that they actually avoid going outdoors to fish, hunt, hike or picnic. Others, out of a misplaced fear, will kill every snake they see. That is unfortunate because it’s fairly easy to avoid direct encounters with snakes. Continue reading Hunt Doctor – Snakebites, Who Gets Bitten And Who Dies

L. L. Bean Allagash Folding Knife


Since the mid-1960s, the vast majority of big game hunters have preferred a folding lock-blade knife configuration. The reasons behind such a choice lie primarily in a shift in our style of hunting. Today, most hunters spend more time in some type of vehicle (i.e. truck, car, ATV, etc.) or sitting in a blind, then they do on their feet. Continue reading L. L. Bean Allagash Folding Knife

Alabama Hunters Take 144 Alligators Including 700 Pounder


Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing in at 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones. Continue reading Alabama Hunters Take 144 Alligators Including 700 Pounder