Saturday, August 15, 2009

Gundog Breed. Eager, Bold And Loyal. "Welcome The Sporting Gun Dog"

Gundog Breed. A brief history of the Gun dog

Ever since their domestication, dogs have helped humans hunt, something that they continue to do today. Gundogs, which are also known as bird dogs, are canines that have been bred to assist in the hunt through a variety of different ways.

What might surprise you is the fact that gundogs can often be excellent family pets as well invaluable companions in the field.

The term gundog refers to a wide variety of breeds that all help human hunters take down their prey; typically, gundogs fall into one of two different categories. The first type of gundogs are called pointers or setters. Irish Setters and English Setters are two dog breeds included in this category.

Essentially, the setter will range ahead of the hunter and when the gundog detects game, it will crouch and point out the game to the hunter. The hunter will then flush the game himself. The second type of gundog is called a flushing dog and these dogs stay closer to their masters.

They never go further than the gun's range and when they find game, they will flush it up into the air. When the target has been shot, the dog is given a signal to retrieve the fallen prey. Golden retrievers and cocker spaniels are two dog breeds that fall into this category.

The history of gundogs goes back nearly to the time that they were domesticated.

It seems that it did not take very long before dog breeds started to develop based on what use they were. Terriers, for example, were bred to fight and kill animals that lived in small holes and tight tunnels, while hounds were meant to chase and corner larger game.

Gundogs started being developed when men started using ranged weapons, but with the advent of the gun as a hunting weapon, they were quickly refined and specialize for this type of hunt.

Gun dogs are bred for their energy, their endurance, and their discipline.

Gundogs, despite their ability for an active, long-spanning working life, often make excellent family pets. Retrievers are known to be an extremely trustworthy breed around children, as are Irish Setters. Cocker spaniels and fox terriers are excellent for families with older children, as these breeds are somewhat excitable and incline to nip when started.

As with any dog, make sure that your children are comfortable with and know how to handle them. While gundogs in general do make good companions, remember that you should always look at the dog breeds involved and see which breed will suit your living situation the best.

If you decide to get a gundog as a family pet, remember that these are typically very active breeds. While they don't require an excessive amount of exercise, you should definitely be ready to make a commitment to their health and energy.

Many gundogs are also intensely social and will suffer more from social neglect than they will from lack of exercise. These breeds are known to be destructive and difficult to handle if bored, so make sure that you are ready for the commitment that these breeds represent.

If you keep these factors in mind, you will be able to ensure that you have an excellent companion in a gundog!

About The Author
Copyright John Adams. Dog Breeds Explained The Gundog breed is eager to please, full of energy and a perfect family dog. But only for the right owner. Get the facts before you get the dog!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

10 Easy Steps to Prevent a Home Burglary

1/ Make sure there are no shrubs or trees blocking the view of windows and doors.

When shrubs and trees block the view of windows and doors it gives a burglar a place to hide while they are trying to break into your home. Nobody passing by will be able to see them as they are attempting to break in.

2/ Install motion sensor lighting around the perimeter of your home.

Exterior lighting is one of the best defenses against a home break in at night. The burglar does not want to be seen. Very often if a motion activated light comes on the burgalar will leave the area immediately.

3/ Make sure all door and window locks actually lock.

We have all had the situation where the window lock or door lock simply was not working and we think, “Oh, I’ll get around to replacing that soon.” Well, believe me, the burglar will find it and use that means to enter your house. Fix all locks today.

4/ When leaving your home during the day leave the TV or radio on.

A burglar will usually try to avoid an occupied home. They normally do not want a confrontation. If they approach your home and hear a TV or radio they will logically assume someone is home and just walk away.

5/ When leaving your home at night leave at least one light on and the radio or TV on.

Unless the burglar is looking to commit a home invasion he will avoid your home when it looks like someone is inside. Always give the impression that your home is occupied.

6. Put a sticker that says “These premises protected by XYZ Alarm company” on windows and doors.

You can buy these stickers for a very low price. They are like decals. Even if you do not have an alarms system the burglar will not take the chance that you do and he will move on to an easier target.

7/ Do not let delivered newspapers pile up in your driveway.

When a burglar sees newspapers accumulated in your driveway or on your lawn they know that no one is home and that your home is an easy target.

8/ Do not let your mail sit in the mailbox for more than one day.

See #7 above

9/ Get to know your neighbors and ask them to “keep an eye out”.

We all know that the more eyes we have watching our neighborhood the safer it is. If you are going away for the day don’t hesitate to let a neighbor know and ask them to just keep an eye out.

10/ Install simple door and window contact alarms that make a loud noise when activated.

These alarms are very easy to install, are inexpensive and can prevent your home from being burglarized. When a burglar activates one of these alarms and hears the noise it makes they will very often flee the area. They do not want to draw attention to their actions.

About The Author
Jim Wilkinson is the Vice President of

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Learn Hikuta Solve Your Self Defense Problem

I’ve trained numerous martial arts and I’ve purchased many of the training materials from the top self-defense experts in the world and I’ve found all of them to be too complex and too hard to learn.
Furthermore, I wasn’t willing to spend my time in long term training to learn how to defend against just one person…
Especially, since all the police officers I interviewed said that most criminal attacks are committed by two or more.
Personally, I was tired of all the bowing and traditions that are included in martial arts classes. I wanted to learn self-defense that was both quick and powerful because of some incidences where I was attacked when I was younger.
On two occasions I was outnumbered and on one occasion I faced a person twice my size.
After these attacks I was determined never to be hurt again.
So when an extreme self-defense method was revealed to me, I was shocked to learn that not only could I overwhelm a large attacker; I could also overwhelm a Group of Attackers.
It was even more shocking when I experienced how easy it was to learn.
Within a very short time my speed and power doubled and I realized that this one-of-a-kind method could give anyone unequaled, self-defense skills.
After all, the man who taught me was overweight and a smoker who rarely exercised, yet he was still able to move with blinding speed.
By the way, although I wasn’t overweight, I certainly wasn’t muscle bound; yet I developed amazing self-defense skills using the simple method this man taught.
After I learned Hikuta I realized that it was so effective, and yet so easy to learn, that anyone would be able to learn it. At that point I knew I had to help others learn.
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Cell Phone Stun Guns - Excellent Way to Keep A Women Safe.

Many people think personal safety is only a concern for women. While I will admit that it is more of a concern for women than for men, it should be a concern for everyone. Safety is a big concern today, as the world has become a much scarier place with more crimes, more muggings, more rapes, more of everything, really. It makes a lot of sense for people to be protected when they are out and about. Whether the person carries a knife, a whistle, a gun, the main objective is for them to have some means of self defense, rather than ever be another victim.
Of course, a knife is somewhat barbaric and these days there are many great alternatives to protect oneself, in fact the most effective that comes to mind is a stun gun. Whether it looks like a cell phone, a garage door opener, a pair of brass knuckles, or a baton; telescoping or otherwise, a stun device of some sort is an ideal way to have self protection in your pocket or purse. There are a couple of states and counties that do not permit these by law, but for the huge percentage of us in the US we are perfectly allowed and able to carry a stun gun.
Many people like the fact that they can quietly, comfortably, and discreetly carry a stun gun in their purse, pocket, or even on their belt clip just like a cell phone. While they will hopefully never have to use it, IF someone does attack them, they can simply pull the stun gun out, press the button, and touch it to the body of the assailant, sending him to the ground and in a state of confusion, disorientation, and inability to talk, stand, or walk for a few minutes...maybe fifteen to thirty minutes! You don't have to worry about getting shocked if the person happens to be touching you because the current of electricity will not travel back to you.
Stun guns are battery operated, don't cause long term harm to anyone, can be bought for less than a hundred bucks, and are ideal for an adult who feels comfortable owning and carrying one, and would not be afraid to use it! So, if you would like the peace of mind and the confidence that you would have from carrying a great stun gun in your pocket or purse, rather than drive all over town trying to find one of the few stores that happen to carry these little life-saving devices, you can order one online and have it conveniently delivered to your door.
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Dead Mule Recoil Reducer

Hate recoil? Want to put off the day your flinch gets so bad that you're forced to use a release trigger? Want your young grandson to be able to shoot your old military rifles without pain? A small outfit in Sturgis, South Dakota, 100 Straight Products, has developed a wicked little gadget that works. Called the Dead Mule (because it can't kick), the 4 1/4-inch-long, 7/8-inch-diameter, seven-ounce cylinder fits inside the stock-bolt hole on most shotguns and the cleaning-kit cavity on military rifles.
The Dead Mule is a cylinder, allowing use of a screwdriver even while in. Or, with any firearms with enough width in the stock, you can drill a hole and toss it in under the buttplate. I got mine from Midway USA (800/243-3220), which offers them for around $50, depending on model.
I ordered one and tossed it into the top of the mag tube on my Excell Auto. It cut recoil by about 25 percent.
It's fully mechanical, basically a cylindrical weight sandwiched between two springs, so it works even when firing downhill at rabbits or the chukar that just flew over your head. I'm ordering more for my rifles and other shotguns. 100 Straight Products, 605/347-2232--Richard Venola

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Hunt the Grizzled Bear

Working my way along a river, I glimpsed a patch of brown through the trees. Digging at something along the river's edge, there was a grizzly. Everything looked good. A seven-footer, he wasn't an old boar, but for a self-guided hunt and my first-ever grizzly I wasn't going to be too selective. Waiting just long enough to make sure everything was in order I gently squeezed the trigger on my 7 mm Remington Magnum. He collapsed on the spot! I'd like to say that was the end of the tale, but it just isn’t so. Much to my surprise, he stood up. A second round was needed to put him down for the count!

Grizzly bear. It's a name that provokes fear, anger, admiration or sympathy. The term fits with the image that grizzly lore presents us; humped back, razor sharp claws, bone crunching jaws, and rage. There are other more benign images as well - the solitary, silver ghost, ambling through alpine meadows with its lazy, pigeon-toed gait; the esteemed symbol of pristine wilderness, eulogized in newspaper articles that are unfortunately more often based on emotion than fact.
Regardless of how we perceive the grizzly, it is still one of the most sought-after game animals, a species that almost every big game hunter yearns to take.
But why? There's no denying the grizzly evokes an emotional response. Just consider the dread most of us feel at the prospect of coming face to face with one on its own turf. Most back country users, and yes, even most hunters take extra precautions to avoid a confrontation with the great bear. Then there are those of us who actively hunt or hope to someday hunt this amazing bear.

Grizzly Bear Facts
Grizzly bears are but one of several sub-species of brown bear. We often confuse the inland grizzly with the Alaskan brown bear or even the Kodiak subspecies which are strictly coastal bears. To simplify, brown bears inhabiting the interior of Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories, as well as the lower 48 states are considered to be grizzlies. Once roaming even the vast prairie grasslands, grizzlies could be found across several states and provinces. Where suitable habitat remains, today grizzly bear still thrive in the more remote boreal forests, low arctic tundra, foothills and mountains of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska.
Over little more than a century, with intense encroachment and rapid habitat loss, not to mention over-hunting, grizzly bears have all but vanished in most of the lower 48 states. According to information posted by The Great Bear Foundation (, as many as 60,000 grizzlies inhabited the lower 48 states at one time. Today that number is estimated to be less than 1,200. The only states recognized to still have grizzly bears are Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Grizzly bears are thriving in British Columbia, but Alberta's biologists are presently researching to determine the status of grizzlies in that province. Where numbers were once thought to be as high as 6,000, most recent information suggests that that Alberta's grizzly population is stable at around 1,000 bears.
Aside from the Barren ground subspecies that dwells on the open low arctic tundra, grizzlies generally prefer remote wilderness areas comprised of river valleys, forests, and open meadows. Considered territorial, most grizzlies living in areas with good habitat have a home range of between 10 and 24 miles. In some instances, researchers have documented grizzlies roaming several hundred square miles.
Contrary to sensational lore, inland grizzlies are much smaller than their coastal relatives. On all fours, they rarely stand higher than four feet at the shoulder and on average measure six to seven feet from head to tail. Male grizzlies (boars) are generally about a third larger than females (sows). Yes, they do grow larger and many hunters strive to shoot trophy-sized bears (i.e., 8 - 9 foot plus), but these specimens are rare indeed. An average mature boar will usually weigh around 550 pounds and a mature sow will typically weigh around 350 pounds. Size will most often be determined by their diet. Distinguishing features of the grizzly are the shoulder hump, wide head, grizzled appearance (i.e., often darker legs and lighter brown with silver-tipped guard hairs), and longer curved claws (usually two to four inches in length).
Grizzly bears are omnivorous opportunistic feeders. While they most frequently dig for and feed on plants (e.g., grass, roots, berries) and insects, they also actively hunt small game (e.g., rabbits, squirrels) and big game (e.g., deer, elk, moose, sheep) or consume carrion if and when available.
With the exception of the annual rut which occurs in late May and June, grizzly bears are considered to be solitary animals. Most active early and late in the day, mid-day hours are often spent sleeping under the shady cover of the heavy forest canopy. Certainly grizzlies may be seen moving about throughout the day, but particularly during hot summer days, their heavy coat prompts them to look for cooler cover during daylight hours.
As grizzly bears prepare for the cold winter months, they dig a den, often on steep slopes. Again, contrary to common thought, grizzly bears aren't true hibernators. They actually go into a state of torpor, which means that their metabolism slows dramatically putting them into a sleep state. They do in fact awaken a few times during the cold winter months and will often exit their den to walk around for a short time, then return to sleep.
What to Look For and Where
Grizzly bears season are open the spring or fall depending on regulations and jurisdictions. As a rule, most are hunted in the spring. At this time of the year, bears are emerging from dens and looking for vegetation to feed on. In April, most mountain and foothills regions are still blanketed with snow. By May, the snow is beginning to melt at lower elevations. In turn, May can be the best month to hunt spring grizzlies. Bears that have left their dens may travel on the snow-covered mountain slopes, but most will migrate down into the lower reaches of their territory to look for easier forage. For this reason shorelines along rivers and streams are thought to be an ideal place to hunt early on.
Although grizzly bears may be hunted with hounds in British Columbia, for instance, spot and stalk hunting is the most common strategy employed.
Tracks, bear scat (excrement), diggings, and claw markings on trees are the tell-tale signs you want to look for. In the early spring you may discover tracks in the snow, but more than likely your best odds may be in the sand and mud along waterways. Remember, grizzly tracks have much deeper claw indentations than those made by black bears. If you're lucky enough to locate piles of fresh bear scat, then you're in the zone.

Early in the spring, grizzly bears will be searching for the first green grasses. In turn, south-facing slopes with grassy meadows are ideal places to begin glassing. Should you be fortunate enough to find a den, consider beginning your search there, scouring the nearby ridges, slopes, and valleys.
Grizzlies can have a large home range and each will roam differently. In some areas, particularly in the mountains, you may see the same family of bears on a routine basis, but this isn't always the case. Boars tend to travel more, especially as the breeding season commences. Sows with cubs will often be seen hanging out in the same area.
In the foothills and mountain regions a lot of time must be spent with your binoculars or spotting scope in hand. Carefully and meticulously scouring every detail, take extra care to analyze anything that looks like a brown or grayish blob. Remember, grizzly bears spend a lot of time digging up vegetation and scavenging for insects and other forage. If you're in good grizzly bear habitat, you should locate diggings, or piles of disturbed grass and moss turned over. These diggings are unmistakable.

Grizzly hunting in the boreal forest regions can be more difficult. It is often more of a chance encounter in the vast forest areas. In the same manner, open slopes along river valleys and cut-lines typically offer your highest odds for encountering a grizzly. Again, anywhere that the first green grasses are beginning to grow in the spring may be a good place to begin your search.
In the fall, grizzlies may be found just about anywhere food is plentiful. River valleys and open green hillsides, mountain slopes, and meadows are still among the best places to look. Although baiting of grizzly bears is universally prohibited, if you're lucky enough to discover a fresh natural kill site, chances are if you wait long enough you'll see a bear nearby.
Hunting Opportunity
There's no point in beating around the bush. Mismanagement and habitat loss has brought us to where we are today. With no hunting opportunity whatsoever in the lower 48 states, grizzlies are considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. What this means is that unless protective measures are taken, this great bear is on its way to extinction. If I may boldly speak for most hunters, none of us want to see grizzlies disappear. Yes, I am among the first to fight for my right to hunt them. I believe they are an amazing animal. At the same time, I would be the first to support hunting season closures if sound science suggests that the population can not sustain a hunter harvest.
With that said where hunting seasons still exist, grizzly bears are thriving. Animal rights activists preach otherwise, but the facts state that grizzly bears are thriving in northern and western Canada, and especially in Alaska. The number of bears killed by hunters pales in comparison to the threat imposed by habitat loss due to oil and gas development and other encroachments.
Now for the good news. Grizzly bears can still be sport hunted in British Columbia (B.C.), Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska. Grizzly populations in these jurisdictions are thriving. With hundreds of thousands of square miles of inaccessible wilderness, many authorities have boldly suggested that there are more grizzly bears now than ever before in documented history.
Although some jurisdictions maintain concessions for second kinship relatives, each state, province, and territory requires that non-residents be accompanied by a professional licensed guide/outfitter.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gun Facts - Your Guide to Debunking Gun Control Myths

INTRODUCTION: Gun Facts is a free e-book that debunks common myths about gun control. It is intended as a reference guide for journalists, activists, politicians, and other people interested in restoring honesty to the debate about guns, crime, and the 2nd Amendment.
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Each chapter lists common gun control myths, then lists a number of documented and cited facts (with nearly 500 detailed footnotes). Thus when a neighbor, editor or politician repeats some sound bite about firearm control policy, you can quickly find that myth then rebuke with real information.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A good week for self-defense

This week, many law-abiding citizens, including women and elderly, used firearms to defend their lives, families, and property. Austin Gun Rights Examiner

Today women are raped twice as often in the UK as America see why

The United Kingdom and Australia instituted gun bans in 1997. Between 1995 and 2006, women in the United Kingdom suffered a 76.5% increase in rape; by 2007 Australian women experienced a 29.9% increase. Meanwhile, rape decreased 19.1% in America.*

Today, women are raped twice as often in the UK as America, and Australian women are raped three times as often. This is damning evidence that gun control may place women at greater risk. American women are hearing this message, and more and more are arming themselves every day, not only to protect themselves and their families from harm, but to ensure our government doesn’t enact laws which disenfranchise women.

In support of this effort, the National Rifle Association developed the Women on Target (WOT) program to introduce women to shooting sports in a safe and fun manner. Yesterday, 61 women participated in WOT at the American Shooting Center in Houston, Texas, hosted by the Houston Daughters of Liberty.

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