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Sage Advice

saysme

I read Bill Winke's article "Starting from Scratch" (November 2012) before I hunted
a new location in Upson County, Ga. I had never hunted the area but felt good about
my chances of shooting a good deer from reviewing the article and the topo maps
I had on hand. I picked out a good site, the upper end of a draw with the only fairly
level ground in the immediate area. Needless to say, after a doe came down a trail
at daylight, I waited, and at 9:30 a.m. two good bucks came up from my right about
50 yards out and crossed in front of me, diagonally about 30 yards out in some thick
cover. When the nearest one stepped out of the thick stuff, he looked right at me on
the ground. But I already had my sights in the middle of his chest. Thanks, Bill, for
your insight. It certainly helped me confirm a good hunt location.
Heath Brodnax, Thomaston, Ga.

The digital edition is one of the best things that ever
happened to books. The videos and pull-ups add
greatly to the magazine. Keep the innovation coming.
Gary Ripley, via email

The Next Generation I belong to Boy Scout Troop 36 in Toms River, .. In order
to complete the Communications merit badge, it is necessary to express my opinion to an editor
about a magazine or newspaper article. I have subscribed to American Hunter for almost a year
now, and I've enjoyed all the helpful tips, information on products and in-depth stories of others'
hunting experiences. Since I was about 10, I've been shooting at tin cans with my Remington 
gun, but I have never really felt the power and sport behind it. After reading articles in American
Hunter, I got a better understanding of how the gun worked, tips on how to shoot better and ways
to be safer with it. I currently have my Rifle Shooting merit badge, and I'm planning on getting my
Shotgun Shooting merit badge too. My collection now consists of a shotgun, two .22 rifles and my
old  gun. I enjoy every one of them, knowing that I'm being safe and spending my time productively. Thank you for helping make American Hunter possible. Paul Leifert, via email

Montana Rifles

In June of , I purchased a Montana rifle from a local
firearm dealer. Upon sight-in, I found that my new 
rifle would not reliably extract fired brass from the chamber. Factory ammo was tight and reloads would fire but
not extract at all, brass that had cycled through the action
easily after the reloading process. The rifle was returned,
and my calls to  were met with questionable responses.
Since it didn't seem that  was going to take action, I
requested my rifle be returned. When it came back there
was not any communication about corrective actions taken
or a possible solution to the problem. Needless to say, I'm
very disappointed. Jim Kennedy, Butte, Mont.

Versatile Gun Dogs

I was glad to see the comment
published in the October
issue from Sigbot Winterhelt
regarding pudelpointers.
Being a modest person, he
didn't mention his major role
in getting the North American
Versatile Hunting Dog Association started. You can find some
of his great dog-handling
advice in the NAVHDA's training
book (Green Book), and also
on their DVD.
Darlene Ostrosky,
Torrington, Conn.

Giving is always bet-

ter than receiving. Just ask
anyone who's watched a kid
open a Christmas present. To
that end, I offer the costs and
benefits of just a few things
you can buy your little pard in
the gift-giving season.
An  annual membership: Cost $35; benefit, 12
issues of your favorite hunting
magazine delivered to a young
reader every month to spur
interest in our favorite pastime, plus the knowledge that
another membership supports the Second Amendment.
(Better yet, sign 'im up for
the digital edition, the kind of
media youngsters are drawn
to these days, anyway.)
A brick of .22  cartridges:
Cost, $75; benefit, hours of
fun. Can you think of anything more fun than plinking
tin cans on a cool day, watching a smile spread or hearing a
giggle emerge?
A hunting license: Cost,
about $50, depending on
resident fees in your neck of
the woods; benefit, days of
recreation, and the knowledge
that you've spurred your child
to spend time outdoors rather
than in front of a .
Surely you've recognized
my coy plea for membership.
(Can you blame me?) Secondly, you're probably asking
where one can expect to find
a brick of .22s. Hey, I know
even rimfire ammo is tough
to find, but it's out there. Find
a brick. Buy it. Then watch
the magic it creates. Merry
Christmas.
J. Scott Olmsted
Editor in Chief

NRA Hunter's Code of Ethics 1. I will consider myself an invited guest of the landowner, seeking his permission, and so conducting myself that
I may be welcome in the future. 2. I will obey the rules of safe gun handling, and will courteously but firmly insist that others who hunt with me do the
same. 3. I will obey all game laws and regulations and will insist that my companions do likewise. 4. I will do my best to acquire those marksmanship
skills which ensure clean, sportsmanlike kills. 5. I will support conservation efforts which can ensure good hunting for future generations of Americans.
6. I will pass along to younger hunters the attitudes and skills essential to a true outdoor sportsman.
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