Thursday, February 20, 2014

Primos Double Bull Blind Review

Once you hunt out of one of these blinds you will go buy one. I sold one of my guns so i could buy this blind. The durability does not compare to the $50 dollar blind you can buy at Wal-Mart. They are not completely water proof which i was a little disappointed in but it makes up for it in everything else. The room inside is great, especially for turkey season when your wanting to film a buddy shooting a big tom. I've had deer and turkey walk within 10 yards of the blind and never knew i was there. Its pretty neat getting animals so close you can see the snot running out of there nose.

I have the 180 with shoot through screens and i do love it. These blinds have a lifetime warranty and the best thing of all, the blind bag is sweet. I can carry it on my back with no problem, it has two shoulder straps with extra pockets. I do recommend buying a fanny pack when using the blind cause its hard to carry with a turkey vest of back pack. You don't look cool with a fanny pack but its worth it. As far as being quiet, the windows have little straps that close them instead of noisy zippers and buttons; although my preference would be the magnetic buttons. I highly recommend this blind, it truly is awesome.

Jason Untersinger

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AMS Bowfishing Reel - Retriever Pro

Thank God Bowfishing is around the corner

Obviously we test our equipment in the field before we review them plus we get feed back from our friends that have different equipment. Larry and I have two AMS retriever set ups and love them. I used to have an old school manual spool. If you buy the manual spool, its worth staying home and watching TV, cause by the time your done you will be so pissed off, you will want to kill somebody so save your money. 

I can honestly say the only problem i have had with my AMS set up is a frayd string and I'm guessing that is typical with every set up. I also have some buddies that have the muzzy set ups. I have heard my buddy say he has had his arrow come back on him with the muzzy set up and that's not good. You have to hit a button like a Zebco 33 and when you have a bunch of carp around you trying to get a shot you tend to forget some important stuff. That could seriously injure somebody. 

I'm the average hunter, I can't afford every make and model like i want too. Everybody wants the best and that's why we are here. Trying to take the guess work out of the equation. I know Cajun bowfishing has a new hybrid reel that looks sweet. If anybody has it let me know. I'm interested how well it works. 

Tip of the day: You get what you pay for. Go AMS! Its good stuff. Good luck

Jason Untersinger

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Game Slayer Hunting's "Release Catcher"

Everybody has done it. You are sitting in your tree stand trying to be quiet and your release is flopping around and smacks the side of your stand and it sounds like a gun is going off in the woods.  Well team game slayer hunting has come out with a solution to the problem.

The release catcher holds your release in place with a magnetic button which makes no noise at all.  It‘s a good addition to your hunting outfit, plus you wont even know its there. Its light and washable so no smell and no sound equal success. I highly recommend this product to any hunter looking to go the extra mile in bow hunting.  On the other side of the spectrum, some release companies have a similar but inferior option built into the release already, but if you have a floppy, noisy release already, the release catcher is a must own.  Keep up the good work Game Slayer.

Jason Untersinger

Friday, December 6, 2013

Solace Heating and Cooling

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Monday, November 18, 2013

5 Exotic Hunting Excursions Around the World

(Guest Post from Kate Schumer)
Originally used as a means of survival, hunting has evolved into a favorite pastime for many. From traditional methods to modern tricks, hunters today have found new ways of capturing prey. If you are looking for new locations with bigger and better game, consider traveling to one of these exotic locations for the excursion of a lifetime!
Immenhof Hunting (Africa) – Whether your preference is a bow or a rifle, this hunting farm sits on 20,000 acres of private land and boasts a variety of game. From baboons to cheetahs, hunters can pursue prey of all shapes and sizes for their trophy wall. Experienced guides knowledgeable in multiple languages are available for one-on-one or small group sessions. If your traveling companion isn’t much of a hunter, the farm also provides non-hunting activities, such as horseback riding, farm tours, and nature walks. 
Available game: Baboon, Giraffe, Impala, Leopard, Oryx, Ostrich, Warthog, Wildebeest, Zebra, and more.
Balam Mexico Jungle Hunt (Mexico) – Located in one of the largest jungle masses in the world, hunters will be thrown into the full nature experience. The camp is surrounded by a 200,000 acre hunting playground packed with numerous four legged creatures such as deer, pecari, and forest cougars. The season lasts from mid March to late May, with temperatures reaching up to a scorching 90 degrees. Guns and ammo are available for rent depending on the selected package. 
Available game: Forest Cougar, Ocellated Turkey, White Tail Deer, Collared Pecari, Scaled Pigeon, and more.
High Mountain Hunts (Iceland) – If you’re looking for a change of scenery and a drastic drop in temperature, bundle up and trek to Iceland. Partner up with a group of 20-30 hunters (depending on your package) to track reindeer, geese, and puffin. With packages catering to individuals and larger groups, hunters can enjoy their trip with any company they choose. Depending on the type of hunt you’re after, High Mountain Hunts also has destinations in Argentina, Brazil and Russia.
Available game: Reindeer, Geese, Ptarmigan, Puffin, Guillemot, and Razorbills.
Opatcho Lake Guide Outfitters (British Columbia) – Sitting on the shores of the sparkling Opatcho Lake, this camp specializes in big game hunting adventures. With a lake full of rainbow trout and a surrounding forest where grizzly bears creep behind every corner, hunters are counseled by trained guide outfitters every step of the way. Hunters can appreciate the ambiance of the rugged outdoors while still enjoying home cooked meals, hot showers, and even a sauna!
Available game: Black Bear, Canadian Moose, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Cougar, and Lynx.
Outdoors International (Mozambique) – For those seeking something a little more exclusive, this hunt is considered a unique add-on to the classic African safari adventure. Start the hunt in a 4×4 vehicle and continue tracking on foot through shallow areas and banks. Between the size of the hippo and the speed of the crocodile, this combination is a fun yet challenging twist on the typical safari. Although April through October is the prime season for this duo, hippo and crocodile hunting is available all year round.
Available game: Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Leopard.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Finding the Double Drop Tine Buck Video

Double Drop Tine Buck

Congratulations to Jason Untersinger for harvesting a beautiful, mature double drop tine buck in Martinsville, Indiana.  We believe this might be the same buck (Double Drop Tine) we have on picture in 2009.  Once we have the deer aged and measured, we will update.  It's been alot of hours and heartache hunting on this property, and today it finally paid off.  

Update:  Taxidermist aged the deer at 7 1/2 years old.  Green Score of 190 5/8

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Memories with Dad

By: Blake Anderson from

My father taught me long ago to never rush prior to going out hunting.  Well, father always knows best and I have to say that was some good advice he gave me.  Dad and I would always start getting ready for our hunt one month before hunting season began and we were always prepared for the first day of open season.

Dad and I would setup trail cams in several areas where we would go hunting.  This way we knew where the ‘busy’ places were.  It is so nice to see that the place you have picked for hunting has a large quarry just waiting for you.  Of course we checked our tree stands as well.  We would have such a good time when we hunted together.

Dad passed away seven years now and I still start getting ready a month before the hunt.  I have taught my son and he in turn will teach his son when they go hunting.  There is something to be said for a hunting family and passing down rules and hunting places from generation to generation. 

In fact, I now use my fathers backpack and my son uses mine, kind of like a good luck thing I guess.  Superstitious, maybe, I just like to have dad with me on hunting trips.  I’ll sit in my tree stand and when I glance at dad’s backpack memories of our hunts together go through my mind and I smile.  I know dad is there with me on the hunt and giving me hand signals like we used to.

When you hunt with the same person year after year you get to learn each others methods of hunting as each of us hunt a little different.  We learn hand signals and body language of our fellow hunter.  Of course, we look out for each other as well.  Dad and I have had our good luck and bad luck just like any other hunter.  But you know what, it didn’t matter if we got our limit we were bonding.

Now it my sons turn and I have to say, I’m pretty proud of him and happy that he is my hunting partner.  He has learned from me and his grandpa and he has taken in all of our tactics in hunting.  I carry dad’s back pack and my son carries his grandfathers hunting knife. 

We all remember the first time we bagged a deer, whether it was a trophy buck or a succulent doe.  There are always stories to tell about each and every trip into the woods and how we bagged our first deer.  These memories make great conversations to have prior to hunting day.  Kind of gets you all pumped up and your blood rushing while you are sitting quietly and waiting.

Dad’s backpack is getting a little too worn now to keep taking on hunting trips so this year will be the last year I will use it.  However, dad’s backpack will hang on my wall in my den where it will continue to tell stories and bring back memories.  Thank you dad for all you have taught me.  You would be proud of your grandson.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Protecting Your Hearing While Hunting

For millions of people, hunting is a major hobby that brings joy and fun to their lives.  There is nothing more fun than being able to spend a day out with friends and family and possibly bringing in that night's dinner. I can remember as a child waking up on those early, chilly mornings, packing up the gear and loading up the truck and heading out hunting with my dad.  We would always double and triple check to see if we had our guns, camouflage, binoculars and radios, but what we often times tended to over look and check for was our hearing protection.  My father who is now in his late 70’s has been affected by hearing loss for many years and now uses a hearing aid to help with his hearing levels. His love for hunting although not the only cause of his hearing loss is a major reason why his hearing levels are where they are today.  Like my father, many hunters put a lot of emphasis onto their guns and the other equipment they will use to catch their game.  What many hunters do not realize is that they also need to put some emphasis onto their hearing and protection that will ensure healthy ears for years to come.

Protecting your ears while hunting is incredibly beneficial.  Nearly 22 million American adults between the ages of 20 to 69 have damaged their hearing due to over exposure to loud sounds.  First of all, it will not only improve your hearing while out in the field but it will also protect your hearing for the future. Hearing protection is generally inexpensive but no matter what type of hearing protection you choose make sure you choose one that your are comfortable with and affords you the greatest amount of protection.  Not everyone is the same so testing out different types of hearing protection and finding the pair that is right for you is your best bet. 

The reason many hunters experience hearing problems is because they use guns without the proper hearing protection or tend to not use any ear protection at all.  It can be very easy to over look your hearing protection when preparing for a hunting outing.  The important thing for you to do is to put a little more emphasis onto your hearing and the protection you will choose to use while out in the woods. After all, once you lose your precious hearing it is gone forever, but hearing loss is completely preventable and making the right choices in terms of hearing protection can help protect your hearing for the future.  In doing the right thing now you will be so glad in the long run that you put a little more time and effort into your hearing protection every single time you go out hunting with friends and loved ones.

There are two major types of hearing protection products that you can use before you go out hunting.  Earplugs are small foam inserts that sit right in the ear canal, protecting your hearing when loud noises are around you.  It is important that you get good quality earplugs that are meant for people who are using firearms.  Certain earplugs just drown out small noises while others are meant specifically for heavy machinery or firearms.  It is a good idea to look closely at labels when you are buying this type of product for yourself.

If you do not want to take the time to put earplugs in your ears while out in the field, you should consider buying protective headphones.  These headphones drown out noise beautifully so that you do not have to worry about hearing damage.  You will be amazed at how beneficial putting an emphasis on your hearing protection can be. 

 My father has suffered the consequences of not using adequate protection while hunting.  I know I always now take my hearing protection extremely serious while out in the woods.  Becoming informed about hearing protection and make the right decisions can protect and preserve your hearing for years to come. 

John O'Connor

 I am a father, outdoors man and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.  Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss.  My father and grandfathers, who are and were all hunters, are affected by hearing loss.  I feel that there is a general lack of understanding around the issue and it is our job to spread awareness where we can.  Check out my new blog at!