Trap Range

Posted on June 09, 2010 by Stephen

I went to the trap range with a co-worker on Wednesday for lunch. We each shot a round of trap with one other person. We took turns using my 870. I hit about 50% of the birds. That wasn't too bad for me--I haven't shot trap for over a year.

Shooting Range

Posted on November 06, 2009 by Stephen

Went to the range today for lunch. Took my .17 HMR and kept all shot at 100 yard with in the 9 and 10 ring. Sight was set high and I forgot to compensate. There were a couple of dummies at the benches today too. One guy could not figure out that "keep all firearms pointed down range" mean the muzzle is ALWAYS pointed down range whether you are putting it in the case or taking it out of the case.

Sporting Clays at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays

Posted on January 04, 2009 by Stephen

My neighbor Scott took me out on Sunday for a guy's "day out". He loaded up his 400CC Honda Quad and we headed for Motorcycle Park‎ near Morgan Hill [300 Metcalf Rd, San Jose, CA‎ - (408) 226-5223]

After about an hour of me learning to ride the quad we headed to something a little more familiar--Sporting Clays--at

Weekend Bird Hunt

Posted on September 06, 2008 by Stephen

Over the weekend I went on a Dove hunt. My brother had set aside 8 acres of land. On Saturday we had 10 people surrounding a 4 acre plot. The doves came in regularly from 5:50am to 8:00am. I shot 6 but only found 2 birds. They are extremely well camouflaged for open ground.

That night we made dove poppers for appetizers.

On Sunday, we didn't see many birds and I shot none.

Hunting and Outdoors Catalogs

Posted on February 18, 2008 by Stephen

Here is a list of Hunting and Outdoor Catalogs and online stores.

Avoiding Turkey Hunting's Top 10 Mistakes

Posted on February 06, 2008 by Stephen

Taken from

One season is all it takes to learn what not to do in the turkey woods. Our expert outlines the top 10 mistakes turkey hunters make and how you can avoid them. (May 2007)

By J. Michael Kelly

If the following tale doesn't seem painfully familiar, you probably have not been turkey hunting very long.

One May morning I overslept and arrived at one of my favorite calling locations an hour past sunup. The big willow roosting tree that shades the corner of a hidden meadow was empty and the local flock was already on the ground. I decided to set out a hen decoy and do some aggressive calling in the hope that a footloose gobbler might decide to check out the new hen in the neighborhood.

Gun Safe

Posted on January 11, 2008 by Stephen

The next major purchase I will need to make is to buy a gun safe. I have been looking online at the different brands and models out there. My goal is to keep my long guns and hand guns in the safe along with valuables and things that I don't want burned up in a fire.

Sighting-In My New Scope

Posted on January 03, 2008 by Stephen

I went out the LPRG today to sight in my new scope. The scope is a Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn 6-24X40 Riflescope. This scope has DDB multicoated lenses to maximize transmission of light for excellent low-light and full-light clarity. A fast-focus eyepiece and wide-angle field of view combine to allow focusing-on and follow moving game easily. My scope has the Mil-Dot reticle with 1/4-MOA fingertip-adjustable windage and elevation knobs with resettable dials. There's an easy-grip power change ring for fast, convenient zoom changes. These scopes are fully waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.

Livermore Pleasanton Gun Club

Posted on January 02, 2008 by Stephen

I am now a member of the LPRG club in Livermore. The yearly dues are $60 plus a $25 initiation fee.

.338 Federal

Posted on December 12, 2007 by Stephen

There is a new round available from Federal. It is the first round with Federal's name on the cartrige. It is called the .338 Federal round.