Sunday, September 16, 2012

Archery Versus Gun Hunting Who is the better Hunter

Well I guess I should start off by saying I hunt both archery and gun seasons. I look at it like this. I am not a trophy hunter I actually feed my family with the wild game I harvest. So from that stand point it really doesn't matter. I am just using a tool to harvest an animal for food. So I wouldn't be ashamed to say I hunt with a gun.

Now with that said I will admit hunting during archery season has without a doubt made me a much better hunter. Archery hunters have to outsmart an animal with a terrific sense of smell and sight that gun hunters do not. A typical shot with a bow is only 20 or 30 yards. That is very very close compared to a shot gun, muzzle loader  or rifle. So the odds are definitely against an archery hunter. Archery hunters need to be very careful of the wind direction and must select a hunting spot that is a perfect location to get close to the animal. These are obstacles that most hunters with a gun do not need to be as concerned about. With a gun you can select a hunting spot that provides you the best view to cover a large area. You still need to be able to make the shot so there is still skill involved for sure.

So I must say if I am asked who is the better hunter or if selecting a guide to go on a hunt of a lifetime. I'm putting my money on an archery hunter. They see animals in a much more natural state (before being spooked by gun shots). They are very sensitive to wind, terrain and habitat and will pick the better spot to hunt. Check out the archery gear at
It is sure to give you an edge in the woods!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Training for hunting season

Here are some must do training exercises to get ready for hunting season. If you follow these simple steps you will have a great hunting season.
1.) Spend many hours sitting on the couch doing nothing. This will be helpful when it comes to many hours in the tree stand.
2.) Make your wife angry on a regular basis. That way she will be happy when you leave on your hunting trip.
3.) Spend money all year on your hunting supplies. If you try to buy it all at once your wife will throw a fit. Visit we can help on this one.
4.) Practice staying up late drinking beer then get up early and sit on the couch. (self explanatory).
5.) Make up new hunting stories. Your friends are probably getting bored with the old ones.

Monday, February 20, 2012

We are lining up some great folks to write articles for us!

This is just a bit of a tease but we have been talking to a couple of people about writing articles for us. We are very excited to have some Pro Staff hunters interested in writing for us! Stay tuned and keep watching for great articles to come from

Please send us ideas for article topics you would like to read. A few examples we are thinking about are below.
* Lunar cycle and effect on hunting.
* Gun Safety and Shooting tips.
* Improving your archery skills.
* Concealed Weapons training and laws.
* Elk Hunting tips.
* Top 10 things you must have when you head into the woods.

Please send ideas or articles you would like posted to for review.

Friday, February 17, 2012

To Trophy or not to Trophy? That is the question.

Well deer hunting shows are just another reminder of how others have a better life than you! Well isn't that how we all feel watching unattainable goals being reached by others? The grass is always greener somewhere else. Is this all an attempt to encourage you to buy products you don't really need? Do they even really work or do those guys just hunt at a place that is over run with huge trophy animals. Is there even such a place? Isn't it the world we live in? I want more, I need more, I deserve more! Well maybe your like me and just wish you had more just once in your life. The thought of that once in a lifetime buck stepping into sight. Hearing your heart beat as your body transitions from freezing cold to steaming and alive. The inventory you begin to run through in your mind like nock your arrow, check the wind, get in position. The truth is you may never stare into the eyes of a booner buck but that doesn't mean you are less of a hunter. I say enjoy the thrill of trying to pull that bow back without spooking that doe. You might not hang it on the wall but you earned it.
    You do not need thousands of dollars worth of high end gear to be a successful hunter. With that said yes they work and yes you will be more successful. Lets face it awesome gear is part of the hunt. Why not you work, you enjoy it, you deserve it.
   If your like me you might not ever have the money to hunt in a place with world class deer. That is an unfortunate truth but lets be honest a 120lb doe is mighty tasty. If all you are after is a trophy take up bowling. Hunting is just that hunting not killing and not just hanging stuffed animals on the wall. Yes I would love to have one of those impressive animals on my wall but I wont ever give up just being a hunter. You never know once in a lifetime may actually happen and I wont complain. Until then I'm gonna be just fine with some awesome gear from a cold morning and whatever dinner happens to wander by my tree stand.

Until next time keep your chin up. Those Booner Bucks cost a lot of Bucks!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Booner Outfitters

Our fist day of blogging here at Booner Outfitters. Will anyone read it?