Hunting Gear


Rambling Review – Rite in the Rain Journal

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Rambling Review – Rite in the Rain Why: So I get that I write a blog and take pictures of fish that I catch, but as my wife will tell you, I have a terrible memory.  So looking back on trips from even last year, I’m a bit fuzzy on the details such as water […]

The Winchester 101 Field – Initial Thoughts

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It’s been a long time coming.  I have been looking at over/under shotguns for quite a long time, all the while, pinching pennies and biding my time. In that several year period, I had too much time to gawk, lust, fondle and sometimes even shoot different guns. I finally pulled the trigger (pun intended) on […]

Rambling Review: WingWorks Upland Vest

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Rambling Review – WingWorks Upland Vest Why: Since moving to Arizona, I spend many weekends from October to February hunting Gambel’s quail. At present, I don’t have a bird dog, so that means that on any given morning I am hiking many miles after running birds. It is imperative that I carry enough water to keep […]

Rambling Review – Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes

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Rambling Review – Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes Why: I live in Arizona. It’s hot. Believe it or not though, we get some serious snow in the high country that shuts down some of my favorite streams. For the past several years, I have resigned myself to fishing some of the local carp ponds and scooting […]

Rambling Review: Motorola Talkabout 2-Way Radios

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Rambling Review – Motorola Talkabout 2-Way Radios (Model # MT352PR) Why: Communication in the field is absolutely essential. I spend a good portion of October through February, chasing Gambel’s quail through the rugged Sonoran desert and when hunting with a buddy, it is critical to stay in contact with each other for safety and success on […]

Rambling Review: The Q5 Bird Hunting Vest

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Rambling Review – The Q5 Bird Hunting Vest Why: The brutal landscape and sweltering heat of the southwest can make Arizona quail hunting a rugged experience. Having the proper equipment is critical. Dan Priest is an Arizona quail hunter with more than 50 years of experience in the desert chasing birds. He has put his […]

Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver

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Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver Why: Every archer needs an efficient and quiet way to carry their arrows into the field. Most compound archers carry their arrows in a side quiver, but traditional archery shooters are a quirky bunch who tinker with back quivers, belt quivers, and a variety of quivers that attach to […]

Rambling Review: Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener

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Rambling Review – Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener Why: Every outdoorsman requires his tools to perform at their highest level. This means keeping knives, broadheads, fishhooks and everything else with an blade razor sharp. I will be the first to admit that I have always struggled with honing a sharp edge on my knives and […]