Well…sorta! Check out the cover of its latest fall 2011 hunting catalog. Not sure if everyone got this cover or just the bird-heads or what, but it’s cool. No secret that we’re huge fans of Bean upland gear, and gotta say that we found a few must-haves/wanna-tries in this catalog. We’ll be testing out the [...]
We wear a lot of adventure-type clothes. Stuff made by Patagonia, SmartWool and those kind of manufacturers. Not cheap but works so much better than the vast majority of clothes oriented to hunters, much of which are not for ACTIVE hunters (they’re for tree-hangers). When you’re hunting all day actively, you want to wear stuff [...]
In a future post we’ll talk about gear we’re still looking for, things we need as Serious birders but are as yet unavailable on the market. Thankfully, one item we crossed off the list this year is rain jackets. We make no bones about the fact that we absolutely believe LL Bean makes many of [...]
If you tried buying these pants this season based on our recommendation in Serious Grouse Hunting, Book 1, you were SOL because LL Bean was sold out of them. Jay learned that before the season even started, after sacrificing his pair of these pants for tests by WL Gore related to the book. He figured [...]
LL Bean makes some of the best upland gear ever (wearables, if that’s a word), in our opinion, and lucky for all of us they keep developing more. Following are the upland products that caught our eye at the recent SHOT shooting industry trade show – meaning they’re not available yet, but will be this [...]
[A little lighter post today....] Any Serious bird hunter knows that chasing birds is all about beer and T-shirts. Seriously, though, sometimes it really is about, shall we say, taking the chill off and advertising the fact that you are among the hunting elite, a bird-chaser extraordinaire. And for those such times, the pheasant-loving brethren [...]
Off to MN! Here’s a partial list of what we learned hunting the opening week of the Maine grouse season – partial because we’re sure we’re forgetting something.
We knew rain was in the forecast for day 4. Rain and wind. We were going hunting anyway, but figured it was a good day to jump in the truck and look at new areas – in this case meaning entirely new.
Italians Are the Problem?! According to this article in London’s Telegraph newspaper, “tweed, the hard-wearing fabric favored by the landed gentry, has been adapted into bulletproof clothing. A Scottish textiles company has launched a range of jackets and waistcoats, complete with body armor sown into the fabric, in an effort to stop sportsmen being injured.” [...]