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Tippets: Criminal Defense and Fly Fishing, Think Like a Trout

8 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

For Gabriel Urza fly fishing is more than a hobby or pastime, it offers a retreat into nature and away from the realities of his job as a public defender. But it also offers common ground with colleagues. Read Urza’s … more ?

Sneak Peek: Otis Technology drop-in AK Rail

Chris Bartocci of Small Arms Solutions LLC just released a video, where he reviews a pre-production prototype of a new Otis Technology drop-in AK rail. This rail slides on the AK rear sight base without any need to remove the rear sight. Show More Summary

Create the Window of Opportunity this Fall with Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws

Hooyman® MegaBite™ Handsaws The new MegaBite™ Handsaws are designed to be compact and extremely durable. These handsaws are available in two models, the MegaBite and the MegaBite Compact. The impulse hardened, 4- edge, tooth design is made to last and provides unmatched cutting performance. Show More Summary

Olive Sparrow

9 hours agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The olive sparrow is a secretive emberizine sparrow that is found in Mexico and Central America. In the United States it is found only in south Texas. Their preferred habitat includes dense thickets, semi-open scrub, chaparral and undergrowth near forests. Show More Summary

Visit to Quinta Mazatlan, birding, and Planta Nativa Festival

9 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Texas is a big state, and living in the center of it means that whichever direction you travel, it’s a long drive to the state line. Last weekend, that meant a 5-hour drive to the Rio Grande Valley, where Texas shares a border with Mexico. Show More Summary

Ever Wondered What 80-100K Rounds Fired Does To An AR-15 Barrel?

Talking with my friend Matt over at Noveske, he told me about some science that he recently conducted that was far too cool not to share with all of you. After I had got his blessing, he sent over some photos of a barrel that was sent...Show More Summary

The Kerkini Lake, Greece: Dipped One, Got One

10 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

I dipped a bird recently – possibly a lifer. While crossing Gramos Mountain in northern Greece, a Dendrocopos woodpecker flew...

Time for Oxalic Acid

Sometime in the next 7 to 10 days, is a good time to treat with oxalic acid. Pick a time of day when it is around 40 degrees at the time of treatment.

World Elk Calling Championships Returning to Denver, Salt Lake City

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Sportmans Expositions have partnered to show the World Elk Calling Championships at ISE events. This post World Elk Calling Championships Returning to Denver, Salt Lake City appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Classic Rimfire Race Gun – BelAR-15

Get it? “Classic” and “Race” gun? Thanks folks, I’ll be here all week. In all seriousness, I’m conflicted when it comes to uniquely-styled guns. On the one hand, I’m a fan of creativity and style. On the other, I’m concerned with guns looking too much like toys for obvious reasons. Show More Summary

Surplus Canadian Ranger Lee Enfields to be Sold to the Public

We’ve had some excellent coverage here on TFB of the Canadian Rangers choosing their replacement rifle. If you’re not in the know, it’s one of the few iron-sighted bolt-gun government contracts left on the planet, as the rifles are used...Show More Summary

Urban Carry Releases New G2 Model To Address Problems With Original

For those of you that were lucky enough to miss the first iteration of the Urban Carry making its rounds on social media, the guy below does a pretty good job of highlighting how fast you can get a gun unholstered with the unusual design. Show More Summary

Hudson’s with Disney and TJMS!

13 hours agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Orrin Hudson attended the premiers for “Queen of Katwe” in Chicago and Hollywood and told The Chess Drum that he felt the movie company was onto something. He was able to have a one-on-one with Lupita Nyong’o during a workshop in Los Angeles, California. Disney brought Hudson on to conduct the class with Nyong’o and […]

India’s Schizophrenic Rifle Program Stutters Forward: Excalibur to Be Adopted in Interim, 7.62x39mm Rifle Sought

The frothing, boiling cauldron that is India’s collective rifle development and procurement entities has shifted again. Just two weeks ago, we reported to you that India had restarted its search for a 7.62x51mm foreign assault rifle to replace the INSAS. Show More Summary

Towards ROS-native drones

14 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From Victor Mayoral: Announcing alpha support for the PX4 flight stack in a path towards drones that speak ROS natively. The drones field is an interesting one to analyze from a robotics perspective. While…

Ticking Boxes

This is called maintenance mode. With the weather deciding to be crummy and a lot of things just procrastinated away when I feel like doing things like going outside, it was probably a good time to get back into sorting through all my...Show More Summary

Seek Thermal Review

16 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

About a year ago, I met the marketing team from Seek Thermal. I tested out the Reveal XR early this year and I found it to be an exceptional tool to provide a thermal view of the world. Last month I tested out the CompactPRO unit that clips directly into my iPhone. I found this […] The post Seek Thermal Review appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Tippets: Assessing the Nation’s Dams, Growing Permit Populations in Cuba, Yellowstone River Parasite Found in Other Montana Rivers

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

A recent video from the Center for American Progress highlights a panel discussion assessing the condition of the nation’s dams. “Dams are a core element of American infrastructure and provide many important services. However, aging infrastructure has led to many … more ?

Shearwater Success: Seabirds Return to Rat-Free Islands

18 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Score one for the good guys. After invasive rats had effectively extirpated Manx Shearwaters from two of the Isles of Scilly—British...

New Ravin Crossbow Delivers Unmatched Downrange Accuracy

The new R9 Crossbow from Ravin delivers rifle-like accuracy, handling and devastating killing power for hunters demanding the best gear for their hunt. This post New Ravin Crossbow Delivers Unmatched Downrange Accuracy appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

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