Firearm Safety During the Hunt (NAHC)

  FIREARMS SAFETY DURING THE HUNT Mia Anstine Contributor Firearm safety is an important part of hunting but sometimes can get lost in the excitement of making a great shot. As a mentor you need to be ready to correct improper handling of firearm during any circumstances. Here are some tips to keep you on …

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. * …

Shooting Safety (NAHC) – WHERE IS YOUR MUZZLE POINTED?

Standing shooting position provides support from arms only.

WHERE IS YOUR MUZZLE POINTED? Mia Anstine Contributor I watched a video including a group of hunters loaded up on a boat, headed out to hunt. One of the hunters spoke a reminder indicating, to be safe, you should always point your firearm in the air. “In the air” is not always the safest direction. …

Tips for Introducing Newbies to Riflescopes at NAHC

4 TIPS: INTRODUCING A NEWBIE TO A RIFLESCOPE Mia Anstine Contributor New hunters often begin their hunting career using a mentor’s rifle. It’s a wonderful thing to have great mentors, but as a mentor there are things of old habit, which we need not take for granted. One such thing is peering at out targets …

3 TIPS TO HELP KIDS 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 …

Shooting Safety – Ways to Stay Hydrated

HYDRATE FOR SAFETY AND SUCCESS Mia Anstine Contributor It seems like something that should be common sense to us all, but sometimes we forget the importance of hydration. We get excited. We get in a hurry. We don’t want to pack something that sloshes and makes noise. We even don’t want the extra weight. The …

Hunting Safety – From the Truck to the Field

FROM THE TRUCK TO THE FIELD Mia Anstine Contributor Remember to protect your rifle as you head to your favorite hunting spot. Depending upon your hike or ride out to the hunting location, you will need to take various measures to protect your primary hunting tool. Hiking While hiking through brush, briars or in the …

Be Prepared for your Hunt

SMOOTH OPERATION Mia Anstine Contributor There are various considerations to take into account that are necessary for making safe, accurate shots from trees and blinds. Run through shooting scenarios taking account for these considerations as soon as you arrive for your hunt to minimize risk and maximize you’re your chance at taking game. Tree-stands If …

From the Range to the Field – NAHC

Sitting shooting position provides a triangle of support for your rifle.

TRANSITIONING FROM THE BENCH TO THE FIELD Mia Anstine 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 …