Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Rabbit Hunting - Guest Post by Brandon Cox

Rabbit Hunting Slingshot – Everything You Need to Know

Get your slingshot ready and hit the fields searching for rabbit. It’s possible to hunt rabbits with a slingshot and it’s a great activity to do between seasons. The best part is you don’t have to carry your rifle, scope, and other hunting gear with you. Instead, you just grab some pellets and put your slingshot in your pocket and hit your hunting area. To make it even easier, here’s everything you need to know about rabbit hunting with a slingshot.

 Where to Hit a Rabbit with a Pellet 

One of the most important things to understand when hunting rabbits with a slingshot is that you must make a good hit, or your actions could be deemed unethical. Hitting a rabbit with a pellet but not killing it could cause a rabbit pain and leave you empty handed for dinner. Below, we’ll go over where you should aim when hunting rabbits. 
Rabbit Skull 
The ideal place to hit a rabbit with a slingshot is the skull. This hit is almost always an immediate death. It doesn’t matter what type of pellet you use in the slingshot. However, rabbit’s heads are very tiny, which makes it a difficult target to hit. 
What’s the atlas? The atlas of a rabbit is located right where the skull connects to the cervical vertebrae. Aiming at this area will cause an instant death because it disconnects the nervous system from the brain. It’s a tough shot and requires you to use a heavy projectile in the slingshot, but it’s a great way to kill any bunny rabbit. 
Cervical Vertebrae 
A cervical vertebrae shot requires you to shoot the slingshot right at the neck bone. If you hit the area just right, it will cause the rabbit’s body to shut down or total paralysis. Again, you might need a heavier projectile for this shot to create the results you are looking for. 
Don’t Shoot Blindly at Rabbits 
Now that we’ve covered where you should aim, it’s important to tell you why. There are plenty of people out there that recommend just aiming at the body. With this method, a shot anywhere will probably cause an eventual death, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to score the rabbit. 
When a rabbit is hit by a pellet from a slingshot, the shooter probably did enough damage to take the rabbit out, but not enough to kill it instantly. What this means is the rabbit will take off running. If you can’t find it, it will die a painful and slow death. For that reason, it’s important to take a good shot every time you aim your slingshot. 

 Where to Hunt for Rabbits 

Rabbits are small and fast. They are great hiders and are easy to find anywhere there is a constant food and water source. Some of the most popular hiding places for rabbits are industrial sites, deserts, and even your own backyard.
At an industrial site, rabbits will hide anywhere there is something to hide in. Abandoned houses or buildings close to food and water sources are also great hiding sources. During cold winter months rabbits will hide under buildings or debris left in the work yard.  
In a desert location, rabbits are found hiding near bushes and brambles. Even tall grass will do. But, if you’re looking for rabbits in the desert, you’ll have to know how to track the cottontails down. To do this, look at the roads surrounded by the desert. If you start near the road and travel into the desert, you’ll know exactly where they live because you’ll see their tracks. 
Backyards are a great place to find bunnies because you probably know exactly where they are. You’ve probably seen them scurrying around while you mow the line or just walking through the yard. If this is the case, you know where the rabbits are hiding. All you must do is sit and wait and you’ll be ready to pounce on a bunny with your slingshots and projectile. 
Now you have everything you need to know about shooting rabbits with a slingshot and projectile. The most important thing is to be ethical when you’re looking hunting rabbits. Don’t just aim wildly at the rabbits. Instead, consider the information provided above and make sure you always take a good shot. You also need to make sure you recover a rabbit every time you take a shot. It’s important to never leave a rabbit to suffer outdoors. Instead, recover a rabbit after ever shot. 
About Author:
Brandon Cox is the founder of StayHunting, who is passionate about all things of hunting and fitness. Through his hunting website, he would like to share tips & tricks, finest tech that will excite all of the intricacies of hunting whether you be an amateur or a professional.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Christmas Special

This Week On Movie Monday

Wartime Farm Christmas Special

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologist Peter Ginn are returning to Manor Farm in Hampshire to recreate the conditions of Christmas 1944.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel!

The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!
Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on:
  • Choosing the right items for your kit.
  • Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.
  • Collecting and cooking food.
  • Protecting yourself from the elements.
With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer with a Bow - Guest Post by Brandon Cox

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer with a Bow

It’s fall, the leaves are changing, the temps are dropping, and for many, it’s the beginning of whitetail bow season. If you’re planning to fill the freezer with venison this fall, you need to know how to hunt whitetail deer with a bow. Serious hunters know just about anyone can kill deer with a rifle, but only the best can bag a buck with a bow. The tips below will help you be a better hunter and increase your chances of being successful. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Moderators Wanted for the Forum

Well, now that all the technical stuff on the forum is done and over with, we can get down to some other improvements.  We are looking for Provincial Moderators - one for each province/territory to help welcome new members and keep the activity flowing.  If you have a generally sunny disposition, love chatting with new people and like to keep conversations going, then please visit the forum and click on the "application" link in the navigation menu.  I'm sure there will be lots of responses to this, but we can only handle one moderator per province/territory so please don't feel rejected if you don't get chosen.

Applicants should have some history on the forum.  We won't set minimum membership time or post counts, but we would like to see some history of involvement.  You won't be asked to settle arguments or ban users or do any policing of any kind...we just want someone welcoming to new users and someone to keep the flow of posts active.

Looking forward to seeing your applications!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Movie Monday - Without Bound - Perspectives on Mobile Living

This Week On Movie Monday

Without Bound

Many of us have thought about mobile living.  The thought of total freedom can be intoxicating.  Perhaps this is even your SHTF plan...bugging out and living in a van, camper, whatever...but is it as glorious as we may want to believe?  This week we take a look at some of those that have actually done it.  Their perspectives promise to be eye opening.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation

Prepper's Home Defense

Disasters hit everywhere—hurricanes on the East Coast, tornadoes and floods in middle America, blizzards in the Rockies, earthquakes in California—and when vital services go down, looting and anarchy will ensue. This book shows preppers how to protect themselves and the supplies they have stocked during the lawlessness after a collapse.