American Handgunner May/June 2013 Digital Edition - Page 50

hanDGUn hUnTInG SMaLL GaMe mARk HAmpton this Charger is one fun gun to shoot! it’s anxiously waiting for the beginning of squirrel season. he latest statistics show small game hunting is on the decline. Perhaps there are a number of reasons for this, including loss of hunting areas. There are other contributing factors involved though. Have you watched many hunting shows recently? Big whitetail bucks are the craze. I’m sure there are a lot of younger viewers watching these shows and dream about monster whitetail. Heck, who doesn’t? The younger crowd also has a tre- Honing Your SkiLLS! T Center: Accuracy is important with small-game hunting. testing at the range confirms point of impact and what brand of ammo your gun prefers. Caldwell’s metal swingers make a trip to the range more fun and are a great way to practice with your rimfire. Champion’s Dura-seal reactive targets enhance any shooting session. this is a great way to practice for any upcoming hunting trip. 50 mendous variety of entertainment stimulus at their fingertips. Going out in the woods for an early morning squirrel hunt is probably not high on the priority list, and that’s too bad. I consider myself lucky, growing up in an era where a ball glove, fishing rod, and a firearm were the only means of entertainment. Like many country boys, I cherished the opportunity to hunt small game and still do to this day. As much as I enjoy traveling to remote parts of this planet, hunting WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • MAY/JUNE2013

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