Hunting and Shooting - Educating a New Generation Of Hunters & Marksmen From Trigger to Target - MOA
I am very honest about explaining what I am trying to write about / accomplish when I begin these postings. So that the reader can determine if they want to the take the time to read the entire posting.
For a while I have wanted to write a couple of new blog stories:
1.About hunting and why we need to introduce new hunters to the sport., i.e.., young people have so much to entertain them these days and are leaving the sport.
2.About Shooting long distances e.g., over 300 yards, what knowledge is required. I like hunting rifles, as someone once said " The only interesting rifles are accurate rifles.
What has been holding me back?
The purpose / intent of My blog is to write about ‘All Things Bayou Pigeon’. I feel obligated to link any story on this blog to the purpose / intent of the Blog, i.e., Bayou Pigeon Folk life, History and / or Heritage.
After some thought, I asked myself, what kind of stories would interest the people who are already familiar with this blog. Obviously, anything about Bayou Pigeon Folk life, History and Guns.
I know most of the men that I see on the Pigeon Facebook friends list are passionate hunters. Most hunters like guns and have more than one. Cajuns like to shoot anything before they eat it.
I like stories that weave in educational aspects as well as entertaining to read. If I can connect Bayou Pigeon Folk life, Hunting and Guns, I would have a good story line.
It was called Creative Writing 101, in college. It is Easier Said Than Done, to write an articulate story.
In the 1990’s most landowners stopped the hunting deer with dogs on their lands, with nowhere for the dogs to run, dog hunting disappeared from hunting clubs. Still hunting only became the dominant form of hunting deer.
Don’t get me wrong, hip boots and boats are still modus operandi. But, we have added surface drive low water motors and boats, all-terrain Vehicles (ATV’s). Shot guns have been replaced with modern center fire deer rifles.
Moving away from hunting deer with dogs changed hunting styles. Why, How ?
Without dogs and drivers to move deer, hunters started hunting from elevated blinds / stands, i.e.., homemade tree stands, and / or ladder stands with rifles and bows, trying to ambush the deer in twilight hours when they are moving to feed.
Minute of Angle - From Trigger to Target
Hunting, Shooting and Rifle Scopes
Angular Measurement of a Circle
MOA – is an Angular measurement, which Works cohesively with the U.S. measuring system.
Minute of Angle and Modern Rifle Scopes (Optics)
Real life example
This is considered optimum, because for most medium range high powered rifles bullet drop at 250 yards will be less than 5 inches. This allows for what is called point-blank aim point, i.e.., no hold over needed. This will a put bullet in the kill zone of deer size animals.
Scopes with Bullet Drop Compensators (BDCs
Hunting is necessary… we need to spawn new hunters for the future!
I hope this story informs, entertains the readers on why it is important to facilitate new hunters and that hunting demonstrates & can teach practical use of school learning. Therefore, it is a value adding pursuit.