Category Archives: The Hunt

Top 10 Deadly Mistakes Which You Should Avoid While Deer Hunting

deer hunting

Are you intending to hunt deer this season and fed up of facing issues through previous trials? No worries at all. You are going to get the best tips and tricks here!

It is a fact that:

Deer hunters make a few mistakes unconsciously while hunting. And eventually, they get their hunting experience get spoiled.

So, what can be done to avoid such issues? So simple!

You just have to follow the steps I have compiled below to let you get an ease of hunting! Here we go…

Check these 10 biggest mistakes that are mostly committed by the deer hunters and follow the instructions to avoid!


Makin’ Bacon 4 Machine Gun Shoot

Makin' Bacon 4

The Texas NFA community gathered outside Floresville, TX for the annual Makin’ Bacon machine gun shoot.  The shoot is organized as a fundraiser for the NFA Freedom Alliance.  The NFA Freedom Alliance is run by Todd Rathner.

“The NFA Freedom Alliance exists for the sole purpose of representing the interests of owners, dealers, and manufactures of items regulated by the National Firearms Act.”

The event was a big success.  The money raised will go towards lobbying for our NFA rights.

Join the NFA Freedom Alliance now.  

Shotgun Lisa

Shotgun Lisa

Thanks to everyone for supporting the NFA Freedom Alliance.  See you at Bacon 5.

And then after Bacon…..

After the event was over, we hosted Todd at our hunting lease south of Seguin.  We were hunting with the new Trijicon IR-Hunter thermal scope.   Todd got on two big wild Texas hogs.  The first required a 400 yard stalk. Todd got within 30 yards (depth perception is different with thermal) and whacked this magnificent beast.

Trijicon IR-Hunter

Todd Rathner’s hog

Gear used was LMT AR-10, Trijicon IR-Hunter, Federal Fusion .308 150gr, and Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch Bourbon.

The next night we set up on a large stock tank before sunset.  The Trijicon thermal is just awesome.  It was pitch black when I spotted a large pig coming through the woods.  We got Todd on the rifle and he whacked this giant sow at about 100 yards.  The full hunting story and review of the Trijicon thermal is coming.

Trijicon IR-Hunter

Todd Rathner and big Texas Sow

NFA Freedom Alliance.



2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000

Texas Outdoors Network has one of the first 2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 vehicles to hit the dirt.  Texas Outdoors Network is part of the Coker Tactical operation.  The Ranger XP 1000 takes over from the highly regarded XP 900 and is the gold standard of side-by-sides.  The 999cc twin cylinder engine boasts 80 horsepower while the new Kawasaki Mule has an 812cc Chinese engine producing a puny 47hp.



Tenzing TT SP14 Pack Review

Tenzing TT SP14

My old hunting pack had seen better days and I was in the market for something new.  As I considered the shortcomings of my old pack I determined the desired characteristics of the new.  One of the things I hated about my old pack was that it was cavernous.  By that I mean there were several really big compartments along with a few small zippered pockets.  What this meant is that all of my gear was thrown together into the hole and it was a pain to find a specific item when needed – always searching through the dang thing and pulling out one item after another until I got to the bottom and found what I was looking for.  Requirement number one became, “individual compartments purpose-built to hold specific items.”  The Tenzing Tactical Shooters Pack TT SP14 in Kryptek Typhon was the answer.


Hunting with the LMT LM8MWS 308


Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) is recognized for producing high quality rifles in demand by law enforcement and military.  The British Army and New Zealand Army have selected LMT weapon systems.  The LM8MWS is built around a Monolithic Rail Platform and the Modular Weapon System that allows the operator to easily change barrels and calibers.  My particular rifle is fitted with the standard .308 caliber chrome-lined 16″ barrel 1:10″ twist.  I look forward to adding a 6.5 Creedmoor down the road.  So how well does the LMT .308 perform as a hunting rifle?


Hog Hunt Griffin Armament – Silencer Shop – Pipe Hitters Union – TGR hog hunt Spring 2015

Griffin Armament - Silencer Shop - Pipe Hitters Union - Tactical Gun Review hog hunt Spring 2015

Man, we had a great time Saturday night with these guys!

Nothing better than getting out with suppressed ARs, Night Vision and Thermal in search of pigs!

We weren’t out an hour and took these down.


All Seasons 100 lb Hercules Road Feeder

All Seasons Hercules

All Seasons Feeders have a reputation for reliability and durability.  We have used them extensively on our deer lease for a number of years and they just run – day after day.  When deciding upon a new road feeder the obvious choice was All Seasons.  We ultimately purchased the 100 lb Hercules over the standard galvanized model because we can be tough on equipment.  The All Seasons Hercules is one solid piece of gear that should last many years.


Ruger American 300 Blackout

TGR junior staff member “Super Dave” out doing some field testing.

Ruger American ranch youth rifle in 300 Blackout

Leupold VXR 2-7

Templar Tactical Nemesis30

Barnes Vortex 110g Blacktip



Wilson Combat 308 drops two hogs

New Wilson Combat 308 and their 168g TTSX ammo did the job on these Texas boars after sundown.  Love the Nightforce NSX 2.5-10×42 with the illuminated reticle in green in NVG compatible setting.

Templar Tactical Archangel is such an awesome can!

Wilson Combat 308 drops two pigs

Wilson Combat 308 drops two pigs



Exotic Hunt with the Silencer Shop and Action Outdoor Adventures

What a great weekend in south Texas..  hunting exotics.  The guys the Silencer Shop had a film crew with them for some cool upcoming action and I got my hunt on camera.


Sean shoots a nice Doe with the Weatherby Hog Reaper 7mm08

Got to to some more field testing with this nice little rifle and got it on video..


David gets his buck!

My middle child, David who is 9 has hunted hard with me this year and got his first deer, a doe earlier in the season. Been trying to get him on the right buck since then.