Author: Wade Nolan

The System Buck

The buck circled my stand and was soon directly down wind. To my advantage the rising morning thermals were just giving way to the daily prevailing wind.

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Africa Myth Busters: Part 1

Africa will get under your skin faster than a wounded leopard. The majesty, the intrigue and just the sheer adventure we’ve all salivated over from our earliest days in the movie theaters and on TV.

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How to Shoot a Kudu

As we approached the brushy dry wash the gritty Kalahari sand ground under our boots making a slight sound that was accompanied by the human foot cadence. The Kudu Bull connected the dots and thundered away from only 25 yards. He had stood there watching our approach and only “broke” when it was apparent that our path of travel was going to intersect his hiding place in the shade of the Grey Camel Thorn tree. His brownish grey coat and vertical stripes had mimicked the thorny brush. Above where he had recently stood a huge yellow grass bird nest, the size of a lazy boy recliner, hung with a flurry of activity focused on the bottom of it. The small sparrow sized Sociable Weaver birds had undoubtedly seen the giant 8-foot tall kudu standing under them, but not Dries Visser and me.

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Treestand Hunter Dies

Like clockwork the internet begins to rack up the tally from this year’s hunting season. Gravity never blinks. That is the issue that most of these unfortunate hunters encounter when they fall from their treestands. It is predictable that some hunters will collide with dirt every fall but there may be a relatively simple solution. Stay attached to the tree with a full body harness from the moment you leave the ground until you return to the ground. Yet there is one more risky time that you need to know about.

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Investment Advice for Dads

Although all of my kids adventure and hunt he’s the one where the infection got out of control. We knew we were in trouble when we’d put the kids to bed and an hour later I’d see a dim light shining from under his closed door. I’d slip up to the door and swing it open to find him under the covers studying a Cabela’s catalog with a flashlight. We knew he was terminally infected when I noticed a dozen or more yellow post-it notes flagging special pages. He’s been a real trip.

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Bowhunt Namibia: Gemsbok

My first time in the Kalahari was magical. I accompanied my friend Dries Visser to the Central Kalahari Wilderness for a leopard hunt. This trip across Botswana involved following a GPS on a 50 mile trek across a two track in the sugary sand.

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Bear Carnage

The Bear Attack has been refined into focused Carnage. We know that perfect killers blend a smooth approach into unleashed furry. That’s the unlikely combination Bear Engineers have merged in the all new Carnage.

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