The Shotem' and Caughtem' Blog is the place to find the latest reviews and commentary on gear, destinations, conditions, events, and general knowledge to inform our readers and give our opinions to anyone listening.

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Hunting and Fishing News

We at Shotem and Caughtem are constantly scouring the internet looking for news about the industry so we can pass it on to our members and followers.  Without your support we will not grow and hopefully one day be known as the place to go to see what is happening around the world when it comes to hunting and fishing.  A great place to share photos, videos and experiences from the great outdoors.  However, once again the news seems to be targeting our passions.  Matthew McConaughey recently had to take a step back from a ranch owned by him and his brother due to hunting controversy.  Kid Rock and Ted Nugent made it into the news with a hunting picture posted by the rock stars.

A Safe Place to post Hunting/Angling Photos and Videos

The old saying "If you don't like what is on change the channel!"  The digital age has created some interesting ways to bully and sometimes no way to get away from something you don't want to see.  Twitter has introduced a new way to spread viral discussions by posting things that have high retweet or favorites to other peoples twitter streams that have no affiliation to the original person who posted the information.  As a matter of fact this type of practice is what many think has allowed ISIS to spread their message and grow their support.  

More Targeted Social Networks

We feel that as the world wide web evolves more niche social networks will become the norm.  Those of us that have a passion for hunting and fishing do not want to see information about the next best weight loss pill.  We want to see the latest gear, best hunting and fishing tactics and converse with those that have the same outdoor adventures.  That is why we continue to ask for your help in growing our network.  We think we have provided our members with a great platform to share their adventures and knowledge to other like minded people.  However, we need more.  More of your friends, family and other cool kids to get on board and share.  We understand that facebook, instagram and twitter have the numbers but they did not start out that way.  As the smaller networks like ours begin to grow the site will begin to snowball.  

We hope you come share as much as you can so that we can start to attract more and more and become the social network you choose because the people here just know two things and know it well.  Hunting and Fishing!

Monday, 14 April 2014 22:03

It is Hunting and Fishing Season

We at Shotem and Caughtem love this time of year.  Though the climate has been working against us recently with massive temperature swings our favorite time of year is here.  The turkey's are beginning to become a prime target as well as the pre spawn for fishing.  As such we felt it was once again a good time to share what we need from you are members and what we are doing to help make Shotem and Caughtem better.

First let us talk about what we have in store for you, this our second year, as a website.  The most exciting thing for us is that we took your comments to heart and have emptied out our penny jars and began work on an app for both the android and iphone.  We hope to release as soon as we can but it is out of our hands right now.  This will allow our members to more easily access all Shotem and Caughtem has to offer direct from all devices with ease.  Second, we are excited that we have hooked up with some great manufacturers to help bring you our opinions on some great new products from suppliers such as Weston Products, Anglers Choice, Berkley fishing, Stack-On Products and Bering Optics.  We are actively seaking out more and more suppliers to review and any suggestions of what we can do to expand your experience with the website are always reviewed in any comments you our members send or spend the time to write in our comment section or emails.  

Most of what we need from you our members is your activity.  The more active you are on he website the easier it is for us and you to attract more people and more interaction.  As you set up your own groups, tag other members in your picture posts and share your experiences to the discussion boards and ask questions the website will grow and bring more and more people to the fold.  As the website accrues more vital information to our passion the more relevant you and we will become in this industry.   We are still trying to launch the Shotem and Caughtem of the month but have been lacking in those who want to be apart of excitement.  You will also notice the points section above your profile.  We will use these stats to help us identify those who want this site to grow and we will reward your efforts with awesome prizes.  The more you help us grow at Shotem and Caughtem the faster we can focus all our efforts on the site itself and begin to pull away from other social networks, which we are using to draw members.  

Have a blog you want to bounce off of Shotem and Caughtem?  That is why we are here.  To help share all we experience in the great outdoors.  We all can not sit behind a computer when the outdoors is constantly drawing us away.  We try to do as much as we can but we are nothing unless we are able to share this burden with you are members.  

Let us know how we can help you in the comment section below.  Continue to do all you have already done for this site in the first year and help us make our second year even bigger.  Thank you from all of us at Shotem and Caughtem for all your help and efforts.

We at Shotem and Caughtem hope all our member's have a safe and loving Valentine's Day.  Thank you so much for all your support over this past year.  We can't thank you enough for being apart of our website.  We have some great things in store for you this year and hope that you help us create a wonderful new network of avid outdoorsmen and women.  

Remember nothing says love better than a box of Camo, Ammo or Bait!

Thanks again and Have a wonderful Weekend Outdoors,

Shotem and Caughtem Staff 

Published in User Spotlight
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 22:20

Our New Years Resolution is You

We at Shotem and Caughtem have reflected a lot on the first year of our website.  It has been a blessing to have started what we feel is a unique website dedicated to hunting and fishing.  It has all the makings to be a hunter or fisherman/woman's first place to share and connect with others.  A place  where people like Melissa Bachman, Phil Robertson and you our members can feel comfortable sharing their adventures and opinions on the lifestyle to which we dedicate so much time, efforts and money.  A place safe from those who might not agree with the way we choose to live our lives.

That is why our New Years resolution is you.  We promise to dedicate this year to further creating a home for all who enjoy this lifestyle to continue to share their experiences.  Good or bad.  Share with the rest of the world to try and educate and inform on why we do what we do and what we use to do it.  Even share those experiences when things don't go as planned. 

However, inorder to make this the website that you choose to make your home we need your help.  A social network is nothing without you our members.  We need to here from you as to what you need from a great hunting and fishing social network.  So we ask you to help us to continue to make a place you want to be a part. 

We have some great things in store this year and hope you help us to continue our dream of creating the first and foremost hunting and fishing community.  So become a member and help us shape this brave new world on the web.  Happy New Years.  Make it a safe and joyous year outdoors!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 17:22

Happy Holidays From Shotem and Caughtem Staff

We at Shotem and Caughtem felt this was the perfect time to emerge from the dark and wish all of our members and followers a safe and merry holidays.  There is no better time for us hunting and fishing enthusiasts to reflect on the year and the things to come.

First we would like to thank all of you for participating in the first social network dedicated to hunting and fishing.  It has been an amazing first year.  We have thripled our members to the site, facebbok and twitter.  We have met some amazing people and companies and hope that 2014 will be more of the same. 

Secondly, like most outdoor lovers the things we experience and witness in the great outdoors offers us a unique view of the world around us.  Like Phil Robertson our respect for the things that have been created and the experiences in the field create a passion for our beliefs and a realization that life is precious and should be celebrated.  Our rights as Americans gives us opportunities that many only read about and never have the chance to experience. 

Thirdly, we are excited about all the things next year has in store.  We will once again be visiting the Shot Show in Las Vegas.  We have a wonderful review that will be posted soon for our friends at Weston Products and Anglers Choice and finally we have met some other passionate outdoorsman/woman who will help give another perspective of their experiences in the great outdoors.

It is an exciting time for us here at Shotem and Caughtem and we hope you join us in sharing your photos, comments and experiences.  We hope to continue to make www.shotemandcaughtem.com the best hunting and fishing social network.  We once again hope you have a safe and fun holiday vacation and enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 21:07

Why we Hunt

We at Shotem and Caughtem heard the news that NBC has decided not to run their latest installment of their Into the Wild show due to too many people being upset by the depiction of an Elephant being hunted.  We too have had some comments on our Facebook page about what a bad sport hunting and fishing is and how we should not be advocating bragging about our adventures in the Great Outdoors.  

Lucky for us we have a resident expert on African Safari Hunting.  We have had many lengthy discussions on their efforts and what they are all about.  Mario Conservancy maintains a herd of multiple animals on their land.  They try to regulate a perfect balance so that all their animals are capable of thriving.  As such sometimes older, unhealthy or over populated animal species need to be balanced.  They use this as a way to make a little money so that they continue creating the perfect environment for their animals.  Note:  All their efforts surround the animal species not how big can we get them so people can shoot them.  It is at the core of anyone who truly cherishes the sport.  As is the case with everything humans do a few bad apples can derail even the majority of those who love the sport and treat it as such.  

 

We at Shotem and Caughtem wanted to celebrate the successes of the website so far and inform others of all the benefits it has to offer those who love the great outdoors.  Shotem and Caughtem is so much more than just a bragging wall for all your adventures, gear and mishaps.  Once a member of this great social network you have the ability to house all your hunting and fishing photos, create groups with just your friends, create discussions to get others feedback all while in an open community to allow you to connect with anyone in the entire community.

Just think of the possibilities!  Want to go hunting in South Africa?  We have a member that has grown up there her whole life and loves to hunt and fish.  She has been a great resource to ask questions on the subject of sustainable hunting in a region where poaching is a norm.  She is also a woman who provides a different perspective to the hunting world just like another member of ours Candace.  Her work on informing more woman about the exciting world has been impressive.  She hopes to become a great advocate for woman and hunting and has also been a great resource for our community on Shotem and Caughtem.  

In just eight months we can not be more pleased with how things have progressed.  We are adding more and more new people everyday.  We feel blessed that many of our members have become such great friends as well as assets.  We hope you bring more people into the scope so that we may increase the great community we are working so hard to create.  

Come help us create a great community you too would like to call your hunting and fishing home.  Leave us your ideas in the comment section below and let us know how we can help you increase your experience on our site.  Hope you have a great Shotem and Caughtem Weekend!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 23:03

Hunting and Fishing Website

We at Shotem and Caughtem have just made a great change to the website.  We have made it so that you can create your own link to your gallery, posts, photos and content within the website.  Example: www.shotemandcaughtem.com/chauncey

If you are already a member it defaulted to your user name.  Should you want to change this just login to your account.  Access your profile and click on the profile tab.  In the green bar at the top right of your profile you will see Profile URL your user name and a tab to the right of your name.  Click on the tab and you can change your account name.  This will then allow you to direct friends and family directly to all your posts, photos and content.  What a great way to brag to your hunting and fishing buddies when you can say "just go to www.shotemandcaughtem.com/longshot

Tell us your thoughts on the new change in the comment section below or just hit us with your own Shotem and Caughtem URL.