PDO, Really?

There’s more than an El Niño cooking in the Pacific, at least according some folks at NOAA, NASA and other significant drought watching organizations. Research is suggesting something called a Pacific Decadal Oscillation [PDO] warm phase is developing. This trending phenomenon would lead to warmer ocean waters for possibly years to come resulting in wetter winters in the SW for those […]

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Brace yourself. El Niño is coming.

The Wetter The Better

But don’t expect it to turn really things around. [Via Smithsonian Magazine]  

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Flashlight Review – Olympia RG850

I’m a big fan of headlamps.  Hands-free, point-where-you-look and therefore better than handheld flashlights (for hunting applications at least) 9 times out of 10.  But there’s at least one very important hunting scenario where a flashlight wins, and that’s when you need to throw some serious light out over some serious distance. Case in point […]

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Yuma 2013: An Affair To Misremember

Yuma has been the gateway hunt for new Oxwooders since  – well –  since before there was an Oxwood Hunt Club.  It’s been where hunt-curious gents learn about the sport and many of the things we like most about hunting. The dove opener is a perfect intro in a number of ways: the action is […]

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Impressive Wood

I love absolutely everything about my over & under shotgun. Well, maybe everything except for just one little thing – the hideous plastic looking, overly glossy, sprayed-on factory lacquer finish crapifying what appeared to be some relatively nice walnut underneath. Ever since I bought this shotgun 5 years ago, I’ve been thinking about refinishing the […]

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Snowed Out

After a full day of driving and glassing for hogs on Saturday, we thought we’d have another crack the next morning.  We didn’t make it out as you can see, but it sure was beautiful. Wet weather is never worth the risk on Tejon Ranch roads, so we’ll sit here with our Irish Coffee and […]

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Golden Rule

Finally managed to get a pig off a Golden Ram ranch in Sonoma yesterday.  My buddy Eric ended up taking the shot, but I played guide (he had never been on the ranch before). We were on 1/3 of the property (a 4000 acre section) that is walk-in only, so we did it entirely on […]

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A Good Day for Barnes & Envrion-Metal Inc.

Barnes X and HEVI-Shot should be on everyone’s Christmas list this year… Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 711 into law “making California the first state to impose a statewide ban on lead bullets for all types of hunting.” Generally, today’s decisions by the Governor relating to were a mixed bag, though on the plus side, SB […]

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