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Thursday, 04 October 2018 14:59

Hunting and Fishing Socail Network Back Online

From Kansas to Colorado to Oklahoma!

Well to say we here at Shotem and Caughtem have been busy the last couple years is an understatement.  I moved from my home since birth......Kansas....to Colorado for a couple years and now to Oklahoma.  It has been interesting to say the least and I now have the experience of finding out what other states are like to hut and fish.  Even though we were still based in the Midwest through these many moves the contrast between what is available to hunters and fisherman could not be more diverse.  Also we would like to address what has been making headlines when it comes to the decline of hunting and fishing.  There have been a lot of great articles lately on the subject but we would also like to add they missed one big reason we think it is happening.  As always we would love to here your views on the subject.  Here are a couple of the articles we have been seeing all lends to a good read as to some options to help lessen the decline.

Conservation and Protection of Wildlife is at our Core

We as hunters and anglers know that the only way we will be able to continue to hunt and fish in the future is by protecting the wildlife we have now for future generations.  I have this discussion with those who do not understand our lifestyle all the time.  We are not a bunch of thrill seekers with hi powered rifles and 3d depth finders out trying to slaughter all in our path.  We understand that our time in the field or on the water is precious.  It is something we cherish and want to protect.  We do not want to find ourselves in the same position that Africa is facing with their Elephant population being decimated through poaching.

Idaho looks to public to Rule on Wildlife Protection

(Link to the original article) 

It said on Tuesday it was obliged to reopen the proposal to public comment until April 23 after Canada decided recently to classify the animals, which criss-cross the border, on its territory as endangered, an upgrade from a previous classification of threatened.

The action came a day after a U.S. judge in Idaho found the agency violated federal law in 2012 when it cut the amount of public land designated as critical reindeer habitat to 30,000 acres, from 375,00 acres, without sufficient public notice and input.

A Social Network of Hunters and Anglers could do so Much

 

Just think if Shotem and Caughtem grew to the size of some of the larger less focused social networks.  A place where a state wildlife department could get the opinions of a large mass of hunters or anglers that not only help to support their conservation efforts but that tend to be the largest group effected by such laws.  How cool would that be :)  Well we can't do it without you.  As more and more of you become active the snowball will begin to roll down hill and do nothing but get larger.

 

 

 

Monday, 30 September 2013 22:07

RacktoberFest GiveAway

Tomorrow we will begin celebrating the Deer Hunting Season by trying to increase our member base.  We at Shotem and Caughtem could see no better way to help get more hunters to start posting photos to the site than to give away free stuff.  As such to celebrate the beginning of many states deer, elk and moose hunting seasons we created a special shirt in honor of the Racktoberfest Season.  For every person, member or new member, that posts a photo of their Hunting Glory, we will provide you with a link to purchase a Myracksbigger.com t-shirt for 5 dollars (which just covers part of our shipping costs).  T-shirts will be printed at the end of the Racktoberfest month and ship out the first part of November.  We hope all of our members and followers will help us spread the word about this fun giveaway and start enjoying all Shotem and Caughtem has to offer.

Let us know how we can help you get the word out in the comment section below and start posting your photos to the galleries.   

 

Published in Specials

As Shotem and Caughtem Seasons begin to cross paths and come into full stride we thought we might impart a little knowledge before the weekend when it comes to the secrets of landing monster catches or trophy sized big game.  As with any sport such as ours, sometimes you might just get a little lady luck thrown your way.  A bit of right place at the right time.  However, if you listen to many pros and individuals who have landed the big ones, the greatest ally many will acknowledge is the hardest one for many of us hunters and fisherman to remember........time.

Time spent on the water or in the field is one precious thing that many of us do not have the luxury of acquiring in the large amounts.  We started Shotem and Caughtem just after the end of last years deer hunting season.  Since then our time spent on the water or in the field has been limited.  We try to get out as much as we can but we have not been able to dedicate the time it takes to truly track, map, maintain and lure in the monsters.  Even more frustrating sometimes is the inability to hunt your own place.  Because hunting has turned into a pay to play game many must rely on public lands to hunt and fish.  Once again this also makes it hard to set up things like feeders, cameras and food plots.  So you need more time scouting these locations to track movement or figure out the under water topography.  

Time is a resource that is limited for most.  As we sit watching shows on the Outdoor Channel, Discovery or Sportsman Channel we fail to remember that many of these hunters and fisherman/woman spends days or weeks in these areas in search of the right animals.  Many use outfitters who know when certain animals poop.  They too many times come home empty handed.  They too wish they had more time, better weather or sometimes just better luck.  It is why we love the sports so much.

So we feel that everyone should remember that we all sometimes just need more time.  Do not get discouraged.  You will never meet someone who considers themselves a great outdoorsman/woman that does not have as many glory stories as they have mishaps or nothing to show for their efforts.  It is why they call the sports hunting and fishing and not shooting and catching.

The one thing we always seem to remember from our times on the water or in the fields is the beauty of mother nature and time with our friends and family.  It is what takes out time and time again.  

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and we hope when you do land even the small ones you post your photos to the galleries or start your own gallery and share your adventures with your friends and family.  Remember your time spent outdoors is what you should brag about, big or small.  It is why we are so proud of what Shotem and Caughtem has to offer for our members.  Have a great Shotem and Caughtem weekend!  We all hope you find more time!

 

Monday, 21 January 2013 23:28

Tracking Point Precision Guided Firearm

Though we at ShotemandCaughtem might consider this technical advancement in hunting to be cheating, when we saw this rifle at the 2013 Shot Show we felt it was worth noting.  Though this system would be out of many hunters price range, it's still cool.  At a starting price around 27,000 dollars the .338 caliber Lapua Magnum Tacking point rifle system is quite the technological beast.  The weapon system will allow you to lace the target, track it's movement, and will provide you with a perfect kill shot from which you can line up your scope.  The system will also record the entire event as well as capture stills so that you can then post them to any social application.  The rifle is rated to help you make the perfect shot from 1200 yards away.  The software in the weapon system will actually do all the calculations for you on the fly so that the only thing you have to concentrate on is getting rid of your buck fever, controlling your breathing and not pulling your shot once you have locked in on your target.  That way when you try to blame the gun for missing the shot your buddies can remind you through photographic and video evidence that it was just the shooter.  The one thing we at ShotemandCaughtem could imagine doing with this rifle is using it to call out all those who said they have made 1000 yard shots but unfortunately there was no one there to verify the shot or that it was actually that far out.  Though we got to see the rifle in action on the video screen setup that was in the booth, we would love to get comments from those that have had the opportunity to shoot this rifle system in the field.  If you would like to learn more you can information from the companies website at www.tracking-point.com