When to Sharpen Your Hunting Knife
You should sharpen your hunting knife whenever you see or feel a difference in the knife’ ability to cut. One way people test for sharpness is to run the pad of the thumb over the edge of the knife; this works but is dangerous. A better method is to try to cut a piece of paper, if the blade glides through the paper with out crumpling it the knife is sharp. So you have a frame of reference, try cutting a piece of paper with your new knife, before you cut anything else. When you sharpen your knife, this is what you are looking for, can you do better, sure, but only with practice. Continue reading How To: Sharpen A Knife
1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don’t rely on your gun’s safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don’t alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.
For nearly all outdoor activities, proper equipment and clothing add to the experience. Skiers wear apparel designed for protection against the elements, flexibility of movement and style. Fly fishers wear waterproof boots and waders to give them freedom to move into a stream. Each activity has its own special requirements. ATV riding is no different.
ATV riding requires protection for head, eyes, hands and feet against occasional spills, flying debris, or contact with foliage. The same gear makes riding more comfortable with less fatigue. Continue reading ATV Safety In Kentucky
Select your fishing hook for the fish species you’re fishing!
Ever really thought much about, what your fish is swallowing besides your bait?
Nowadays, there are so many different brands, sizes and styles of hooks on the shelves, just which one will you choose? In order to truly understand the differences it is essential to go back to basics and first break down the hook into its various parts. Continue reading How To: Select The Right Fishing Hook
There’s more to cutting something than just grabbing the closest sharp object. Some jobs are big, some are delicate and that pocket blade you carry with you isn’t going to solve every problem. Use this guide any time you’re at a loss. Continue reading How To: Knife Blades
A quick step guide to getting the most from your game if you’re lucky enough to snag one on your trip. Continue reading How To: Field Dress A Deer