Being someone that has made my living in the outdoors for the better part of two decades, I’m frequently asked for advice on things such as what type of gun someone should buy, numerous opinions on accessories, scopes and optics, even accessories for vehicles and ATV/UTV‘s.
Since the advent of the television show “survivor” and others that mimic and even take the original premise of the show to the extreme like my new favorite, “Alone,” where 10 people are dropped off in the wilderness and the person that stays out and survives the longest wins, those discussions and questions often revolve around the necessary equipment to survive and stay alive in the woods. Continue reading....
Here at TheBestShootingSite.com, we believe in great quality at fair prices. As you will recall, we have something in common with Elmer Fudd – we don’t have guns here!
That doesn’t mean, though, that we don’t have a lot of experience with them and no shooting, hunting, and the outdoors and how important all of those things are to our customers.
Most people can’t afford the “best“ or most costly of anything – let alone guns. The vast majority of folks that hunt and shoot are solidly in the middle class. They don’t have an extra 10 or $12,000 laying around to spend on a custom rifle and then spend another two or $3000 on the best optics to put on it. Continue reading....
Is there any wonder why all animals yearn to be "free?"
You can put a lion in a cage for weeks- but the minute you open it, he'll try to eat you- then go on his way.
A bird, rehabilitated of a broken wing, wants nothing more than to fly- and will do so the first chance it gets.
Every human is born with the capacity and desire to be FREE.
Though you would never know it by the actions of many of our duly elected Continue reading....
Here at The Best Shooting Site, we work diligently to find excellent companies with excellent products at a good and fair price for a discerning customer.
Sometimes, that means we are calling Europe at 4 AM our time. Other times, China. Sometimes, it is meant meeting with potential product producers in the US while traveling cross-country on other business… All the while searching for great quality, value, and, in some cases, uniqueness.
I just talked to someone in North Dakota about a new hunting opportunity.
Eventually, conversation came around to the proliferation of leases in a state that, for 100 years, was completely ANTI “lease” or “trespass fee.”
This native ND-an then let me know all of the things that had happened on their family’s two farms. Continue Reading....
I’ve recently become a fan of the television show, “Billions.”
If you haven’t watched it, the short explanation is that the lead characters are both “flawed heroes.” One, a hero of capitalism and independence, the other a hero of service and the law. One is a man with unlimited resources. The other, a man with nothing to lose.
The two characters couldn’t be more different, with the exception of the willingness to do whatever it takes to win- even if that means breaking the rules. Continue reading....
Just as past good deeds do not excuse current bad behavior
One of the benefits of having a platform is sometimes being able to hijack it to post important messages that need to get out.
There are a great deal of posts across social media, as well as features on the news talking about the past bad deeds of George Floyd, and how he was a criminal multiple times over. Continue reading....
For me and millions of others like me, summer means one thing…
It’s time to start preparing for hunting season in Fall. That means getting my equipment prepared, working on my lease, and spending weekends with my children polishing our marksmanship skills.
“Good isn’t Cheap, and Cheap is Expensive!”
That’s the underlying philosophy of TheBestShootingSite.com
I’ll never forget the first time I heard my father say that. He was asking one of the tradesmen in our family contracting company why the concrete wasn’t as thick as it should be. Continue reading....