KUIU Founder and Extreme Hunter Jason Hairston Passes Away

We are saddened to report the passing of KUIU founder Jason Hairston. Yesterday, September 5, 2018, the company announced his death through social media. Jason, a well-known hunter in the outdoor industry, was 47 at the time. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Jason Hairston got his start not in the outdoor industry […]

Shot Placement: To Bait or Not to Bait?

Fall is fast approaching and with it comes deer season, duck season, turkey season…the list goes on. Basically, fall is a mash-up of a hunting version of My Favorite Things. Instead of whiskers on kittens or warm woolen mittens, though, we’re talking racks on bucks and warm(ish) waterproof waders. And while I’ve been thinking about […]

Shot Placement: Of Giraffes, Photos, and Anti-Hunters

It’s been all over social media this week: photos of an elderly giraffe shown post-hunt alongside hunter Tess Talley. In the pictures Talley holds her bolt-action – because it is South Africa, after all – and beams with pride over her kill. And on social media the battle wages with thousands of anti-hunters wishing death, […]

Enter to Win a QuietKat Electric Bike

Now’s your chance to win one of the coolest outdoor tools you’ve always needed, and probably never realized it. QuietKat is an advanced Low-Speed Electric Vehicle (LSEV) company who manufacturers electric fat-tire mountain bikes and all-terrain e-trikes. The QuietKat line of heavy-duty products is built for better access to the “Great Outdoors,” and geared towards […]

Shot Placement: Women Who Hunt (and Shoot)

Yesterday I found myself caught in a conversation I’ve had countless times over the years. A volunteer RSO at my local sportsmen’s club had shown up while I was running a few guns for work and he was more interested in talking than shooting. After awhile – I would shoot a mag, he would start […]

“They Hunt!”

A few years ago, a relative of mine was visiting his sister in a Midwestern college town. The sister and her husband have done well. They have two lovely children and would be considered upper middle class. The husband is an entrepreneur and a developer. The sister and kids are athletic. My relative is an […]

Shot Placement: Adrenaline Rush

Stress. It can be categorized by type – distress, eustress, neustress – and classified by hormone – adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Some of its effects can be positive, at least in the short-term, while others are overwhelmingly negative. When it comes to the role of stress in hunting one factor rules them all: training. Yes, […]

Shot Placement: Thrill of the Hunt

Last fall I found myself sitting in a field of prickly Blue-Eyed grass using a young Foothill Pine for concealment; I’d hiked in while it was still dark to find a place to wait before the sun rose. During the pre-dawn hours the mountains were barely-visible dips and peaks around me and the dark gave […]

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