The Oregon turkey hunting season is here and will last until May 31. Like big game hunting, a lot of knowledge and experience (not to mention good hunting knives) goes into a good turkey hunt, but for some hunters getting started can be a bit overwhelming. The following is a list of turkey hunting resources that you’ll want to read before heading out on a hunt. Even if you’re an experienced hunter it doesn’t hurt to brush up on the basics before going out.
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Coast recently published an informative article titled How to Skin a Turkey for Thanksgiving, and just in time! Many inexperienced hunters are so excited to bag their first bird that they neglect to learn what they need to do with the bird after its bagged. Well, the Coast article has all the information you need to properly field dress and skin a Thanksgiving turkey. Here are a few highlights.
The fall hunting season is a great time of year, with game both big and small ready to be bagged. But there’s nothing worse than going to field dress your recent kill and realizing your hunting knife is dull and useless. Whether it’s a buck or a turkey, field dressing requires a sharp, strong blade. Here are our Top 3 hunting knife picks for the 2010 fall season.
Fall is finally here, and with it comes the fun and adventure of turkey hunting season. But before you grab your LED flashlight and hunting knife and head out into the woods, it’s good to make sure you know the basic ins-and-outs of fall turkey hunting. Here are a few useful tips for a successful hunt this year.
Any hunter knows the importance of proper knife maintenance and care, at least, he should. ”Knife sharpening seems like an easy task, but it is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of hunting trip preparedness,” opens Coast’s article, Sharpening Hunting Knives, which thoroughly details the steps and methods hunters use for keeping their blades sharp. If you’re a new hunter, or perhaps a seasoned veteran that needs a refresher, this article provides some essential tips and tricks for keeping your knives useful.
As the article’s author points out, “You can own the most expensive, elaborate blade available, but if it is not properly sharpened, it probably won’t work the way you need it to when you need it the most.” And that goes for all your hunting equipment as well. For instance, what good is a weapon without properly loading its ammunition? Or an LED flashlight with dead batteries? Providing proper maintenance for all your hunting gear is as basic a principle as they come.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure many of you hunters have already been thinking about Turkey season. Coast recently published a new article, Seven Turkey Hunting Gear Must-Haves, that details all the essential equipment you’ll need to capture the perfect bird for your holiday meal — that is, if your wife doesn’t beat you to it at the local grocery store.
The article lists the seven items and provides a description explaining why each is important and necessary for a successful hunt. For instance, one of the suggested pieces of equipment is a reliable hunting knife specifically for field dressing (which preserves the meat more effectively) in addition to other various uses — a good knife just plain comes in handy in the outdoors.
Puma has long established itself in the market as a quality name brand that delivers a top of the line, reliable product. Puma knives are considered some of the best crafted, most long-lasting hunting and sporting knives available. I was able to take a look at a Puma Drop Point Rattler this week and see just what Puma craftsmanship means.
The Rattler is a 5.5” long sporting knife with a stainless steel blade and full tang (the tang is the part of the knife that holds the handle). With a full tang, you get the sturdiness and strength of a full piece of metal running through the length of the blade. The blade is bead blasted or given a “military finish” to prevent glare against the sun while hunting. This knife looks like its ready to work; the knife blade is incredibly sturdy and easy to carry.