Hunting Highs – Don’t Blow Smoke (NAHC)

DON'T BLOW SMOKE Mia Anstine Contributor The past couple years I’ve had to address a smoking/safety issue with a few hunters. You may know, Colorado is among the few states that legalized the use of marijuana. Just because something is “legal” to use, doesn’t mean you should be handling firearms while under the influence. * …

Tip For Bird Hunting – NAHC

THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS Mia Anstine Contributor It’s the time of year many of us are headed to blinds, fields and marshes to bird hunt. With much improved gear, equipment and clothing the hunt has become a bit more comfortable. This means we can bring along our children and husbands are even bringing their …

Shooting Safety at NAH – 3 Tips to Help Children Enjoy Their First Hunt

3 TIPS TO HELP KIDS ENJOY THEIR FIRST HUNT Mia Anstine Contributor Shooting sports are becoming ever more popular for kids. For some of these youngsters, their next step might be entering the world of hunting. Introducing a young shooter to hunting sports can be a thrill for everyone. Thankfully, most parents want to always …

Being safe during – THE PRESSURE OF EXCITEMENT at NAH

THE PRESSURE OF EXCITEMENT Mia Anstine - Contributor Gun Safety 101: How well do you handle the pressure of excitement? There are several basic ways to safely carry your rifle while you’re hiking in the field: Two-handed carry Cradle carry Trail, or one-handed, carry Shoulder carry Elbow carry Sling However, the options for carrying your rifle …

WHY I CARRY MY SIDEARM IN THE FIELD via NAHC

WHY I CARRY MY SIDEARM IN THE FIELD Mia Ansitne Contributor Do you carry a concealed firearm while you're hunting? I do. My primary use for owning firearms is for hunting purposes. My concealed carry gun is of adequate size and caliber to use while I’m hunting. Although this is the intended purpose, there is a …

TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD at NAHC

TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD Mia Ansitne Contributor Many of us become comfortable shooting from our stationary bench. It’s steady and the seat is just the right height. It’s perfect for zeroing your rifle, but in the field you can bet you won’t find a nice table to shoot from. Maybe there will be …