CONTENTS : FEATURES February/March 2011 • Vol 3 Issue 1
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Hunt Shorts - Amazing Stories
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Behind the Re-Creations
Hunting Games - On-Line Fun
ATV Test - The Polaris 850 Touring
The Wild Side - Brown Bear
What’s on the Tube Vol 3 Issue 1 Feb/Mar 2011 Created by Robert King All rights reserved
Trophy Alert - The latest in big stuff
Movie Reviews - Previews of movies playing on Xbandits www.RobertKings.com/magazine Robert King’s Hunt Magazine is published 6 times a year for free distribution. Copyright 2010 all rights reserved. There are many activities showcased within this magazine that are potentially dangerous and life threatening. Robert King’s Hunt Magazine is not responsible for injuries sustained by pursuing any activities described or shown or from any advertisement or claim. Videos and images are copyrighted by the said companies stated within the articles and pages of Hunt Magazine.
Grab Life By The Antlers
Redneck Corner - The lighter side of things
BELOW: This is what happens when a bear decides to go after a yearling calf. Letâ€™s just say the bear was no match for these upset mothers.
ABOVE: This black bear has an easy snack and didnâ€™t even have to chase it down. These hunters were taking a break around the fire when the bear decided to help itself to dinner.
LEFT: Check out this incredibly small fawn being held in the hand of the vet, and the fawn that has made itself a home with a big brother to watch after it.
MEAT POLE: I understand why we use meat poles, but isn’t this going a bit too far? Maybe not, maybe the moose wanted to see if he could find a better place to hide. Why would hunters look up?
TOP: Much better than walking . . . MIDDLE: Some of those safari’s let you get “real close” to the elephants! MIDDLE: Three locked bucks die on the ground. BOTTOM: Three locked bucks die in the water.
CAFFEINE HIGH: This is what happens when you pour Mountain Dew in the dogs water bowl instead of water.
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Using 14 bonus points to get drawn in one of the famed Arizona White Mountain “big bull” units for a premium early modern rifle hunt during the September rut, Randy Herrin bagged his 396 gross bull on the fourth morning of his hunt after chasing him for three days. Three 360+ bulls were vying for about 20 cows in an approximate 5-6 square mile area. Knowing he had a great AZ bull elk tag that he may never draw again, Randy hired Shane Koury (Koury Guide Service) as his outfitter because he knew no other person was as familiar with the unit as was Shane. There were numerous quick opportunities to shoot two of the three bulls during the hunt, but not knowing how big the third bull was for sure, helped Randy keep from pulling the trigger. After only exposing this antler tips above the tops of junipers a few times and only having brief opportunities at parts of his body that weren’t in the kill zone, Randy’s elk finally made a fatal mistake by being caught at the edge of some less dense junipers that was sort of a meadow. Randy’s Congo elk spotted the three camouflage stick figures across the meadow who’d been chasing him for three consecutive mornings, but hesitated for his harem to jump a fence for a few brief seconds. When the bull hesitated, the .30-378 180-grain bullet in front of 104.5 grains of powder was on its way at approximately mach 3.1 (3,500 fps). The Accu-bond Nosler bullet covered the 225 yards in about .2 seconds just before the bull started his jump over the fence. As the bull almost immediately went into a 50-yard death “wobble,” Shane Tunnell practically tackled Shane v and Randy yelling that we’d just hammered a monster!
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The 2011 Polaris Sportsman XP850 Touring Limited Edition is perhaps the best Polaris ATV ever made and may very well be one of the best ATVs period. The XPs were introduced in 2009 and gave the Sportsman several very important features. The new longitudinal engine made the whole ATV much smoother in its operation. That change also made the new Sportsman much narrower, making it feel much more comfortable to straddle. Also helping make the XP feel more stable was the re-positioning of the fuel tank lower in the frame. The handling was much improved with the change to an A-arm design on both the front and rear. Now add in the slightly longer wheelbase of the 2-seat Touring model that adds another 4 inches for a total wheelbase of 57” which gives the machine a much more stable platform for riding both up and down steeper climbs as well as across the side-hills. And finally, the Limited Edition adds a set of tires as good as anything you’d choose from the aftermarket mounted on a set of nice-looking aluminum wheels, a 2500 lb winch, heated grips front and rear for those of us that ride in the cold, and even a set of nice mirrors and hand-guards. And it now has a removable rear seat and grips so the Touring can easily be converted to a true single-seat ATV. Put all that together and you have exactly what you’d think, an upper-end ATV worthy of being the Polaris flagship. The 70 Hp engine has more than enough power even for powering through deep snow at high altitudes. The brakes, even though now having only 3 discs for 2011, stop the big machine effortlessly. And best of all, the newest ADC works flawlessly, slowing the Touring down, on slick fire-roads and steep down-hills without wheel-slip or fuss. We’ve never been a fan of the Polaris AWD system, but the power steering takes away much of the tug at the handlebars when the front wheels struggle for traction. We’ve also never been a fan of the single-lever braking, but the leverage has been improved at the left lever to make using it less of a problem. The latest Limited Edition Touring may not be inexpensive, but it’s powerful, smooth, comfortable, and capable.
Alaskan Brown Bear Made for killing
The brown bear is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It can weigh from 660 to 1720 lbs and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family and as the largest landbased predator. There are several recognized subspecies within the brown bear species. In North America, two types are generally recognized, the coastal brown bear and the inland grizzly, and the two types could broadly define all brown bear subspecies. Grizzlies weigh as little as 350 lb in Yukon, while a brown bear, living on a steady, nutritious diet of spawning salmon, from coastal Alaska and Russia can weigh 1500 lb.
Top Left: Dog without a fishing license Top Right: When is enough enough? Bottom: A fight and a bath at the same time
Year: 1960’s Price: $24.95 Runtime:60 min Producer: Eastman’s Outdoor World
There are few films that are at entertaining and exciting as these classics from Gordon Eastman. Save Wild will remind you of the old Disney films of years ago with the story telling that only Gordon Eastman could tell. This video is about the killing of the Arctic Wolf and the fight to save them.
Hunting the BG of SA
Year: 2005 Price: $19.95 Runtime: 108 min Producer: Shot Productions
Get ready to see what real big game of the world is all about! These are not just big animals, these animals can and will kill you if they have the chance. Having a rhino or elephant charge you is not really for the faint of heart, but it sure is a blast to watch. If you ever wanted to hunt these beasts, watch this video now for some excitement you won’t forget.
Hunting Tips 1. Don’t forget to put as much emotion into your predator calling as you possibly can. Imagine a jack rabbit being caught by a fox and fighting for it’s life. The more emotion you put in your calling, the more confidence you will have that something is going to come and investigate the sound. The more confidence you have, the more patience you will have. The more patience you have, the more dogs you will kill. 2. If you hear coyotes, don’t think that they will be there when you call at them every time. Coyotes cover a lot of area. Many think that when they hear coyotes that there are a lot of them like deer. They are not there all the time and they do not always have a pattern 3. If you are looking specifically for one predator hunting tactic you should look into this, it’s called the “hook shot”. This is where you take a route around the backside of where they normally hang out around the den. The wind is a concern but not necessary if you’re above them. The key is to approach them straight into their territory minding the wind at this point where they seldom, if ever, heard a predator call before. They’re so busy guarding the front yard they forget about the backyard. A wide, low hook if you don’t mind hiking. Hunting the foot hill canyons can be a lot of work for one stand but worth it for those big smart adults.
Animals can and do some pretty crazy things. They seem to have no boundaries at times and can make for some awful awkward situations. And if you are wondering why the deer herds might be suffering in some areas, you need to look no further than the above pict. Havenâ€™t ever heard of a doe decoy giving birth . . .
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