Beretta Blog

Advice for the First-time Turkey Hunter

Posted by Mia Anstine on Mar 14, 2017 3:33:38 PM

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Turkey hunting seasons are opening all around the country. I’m on various social media outlets, and the other day a follower asked me a question, “What advice would you have for a lady who is a first-time turkey hunter?”

A million thoughts went through my mind as I read the request. My first thoughts included a lot of questions, which would narrow down specifics to her scenario. Then I considered, “How about some advice, not just for the lady who wants to hunt, but for men as well.”

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

How to Outfit the Best Turkey Hunting Vest

Posted by Mia Anstine on Feb 24, 2017 10:33:12 AM

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Dampen wintertime doldrums by prepping your vest for spring turkey hunting season. While many people’s yards are buried in snow, others are looking at uber warm temps. Then there are those who are simply dreaming of a strutting, drumming tom.

If you’re among those who either pursue turkeys in the springtime or who would like to, then you’d better get your gear ready. While a turkey hunting vest isn’t mandatory, it’s highly recommended.

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Topics: Hunting

A Russian Moose Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 22, 2016 9:41:00 AM

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After a long flight, drive, and multiple long sits in the hunting stand, I've fired no shots with the Sako 85. Since the bears seem to be lucky at the stand I've been hunting, it's time to pursue some Russian moose. Plus, it'll be nice to get out in the beautiful Russian wilderness and stretch my legs after sitting for hours, trying to outsmart a bear.

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Topics: Hunting

A Sako Tour Plus Range Time

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 19, 2016 9:41:37 AM

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What a joy to wake up in Finland and prepare for a tour of Sako. I enjoyed a European breakfast with a view of downtown Helsinki. Shortly I joined the hosts and writer's group, and we boarded the bus for a ride to Riihimaki, to the manufacturing facility.

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Topics: Hunting

Russian Hunt with Beretta and Sako

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 11, 2016 3:24:19 PM

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I received the invite to join a group of notable writers, along with Beretta, to the Sako plant in Finland. This adventure will be a memorable experience. I have to share it with you each step of the way.

To begin with, the process of getting to Finland is a relatively easy undertaking, but the Sako group had greater visions for the experience. After we learn about the company and tour the facility, we would be pressing on to hunt in Russia.

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Topics: Hunting

Adventures of a New Zealand Bull Tahr Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 24, 2015 10:42:55 AM

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With just five days until departure to New Zealand, for a Bull Tahr hunt, a story appeared in my mailbox. It was from Midway USA’s Larry Potterfield. It seems he’s always out and about living my dream hunts and, here again, just days before I was to embark on a dream, he tells a story about his experience hunting chamois and tahr in New Zealand.

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Topics: Hunting

15 Keys to Creating Your Dream Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 7, 2015 11:30:00 AM

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A dream hunt is about more than the harvest. When you’re planning, think past the kill shot. There’s an array of legwork and budgeting needed to ensure you have extraordinary memories when you get home. 

Also readQuestions You Should Ask When Booking A Guided Hunt (Part 1)

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Topics: Hunting

6 Things That Can Spoil Your Turkey Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Apr 22, 2015 3:29:00 PM

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I look up through the tree branches to see bulbous bodies silhouetted against the forest scenery. The chilly air bites at my cheeks. Slowly the sky lightens, and the figures begin to take shape. Then hen those figures begin to move. A shiver of excitement runs through my body as I see one puff and fan its tail. I know it’s a gobbler.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot

Posted by Dick Jones on Mar 26, 2015 5:23:00 PM

 

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Those who’ve never seen the sun rise over the winter desert have missed one of God’s most spectacular creations. First, there is a narrow strip of tequila sunrise color sharply contrasted by the jagged black skyline. The gradual warming of the cold eastern sky illuminates the highest hills behind you first, turning them into a warm pink color while the desert floor stays dark. The shapes of the washes and ridges bristle with prickly pear and manzanilla bushes. Gradually, almost imperceptibly, it becomes daylight. On this morning, a thin veil of clouds covered the sky for the YMCA’s High Desert Youth Pheasant Hunt promising to keep the dogs from overheating, even if the kids were a little cold.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Upland

What's a Beretta Trident Lodge? Try Joshua Creek!

Posted by Dick Jones on Mar 13, 2015 2:00:00 PM

upland-hunting-joshua-creek-lodge As often happens, this quail had no desire to conform to the well planned flush we’d set up. Instead of flying away from us and across the field, he popped up and flew right between our guide, Ryan Trovato, and my wife, Cherie. I realized Cherie’s view of the bird was obstructed by a tree so I took the shot. The bird fell in a little copse of oaks. “No problem,” Ryan said, “we were going to go that way next, anyway.”

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Upland