The Way of the KILLSHOT

  • A Cross-Country Adventure: Popular Hunting Schedules for each of the 50 States

    Embarking on a hunting expedition across the United States reveals a diverse tapestry of landscapes and game species. In this article, we'll explore the most popular hunting schedules for the each state when organized alphabetically, focusing on the prominent game species in each region.
  • Navigating Wisconsin Deer Hunting Hours

    Wisconsin's rich hunting heritage and diverse landscapes make it a prime destination for deer hunting enthusiasts. As any seasoned hunter knows, success in the field is not just about skill and strategy but also about understanding and adhering to the regulations that govern the sport. Wisconsin's gun deer season has just kicked off for 2023 (it starts today, Saturday November 18, and runs through November 26, 2023); here are some more details you may want to know if you're hunting or planning to hunt deer in Wisconsin.
  • How To Cook Deer Heart

    Ever eaten deer heart? If not, you're missing out on a cut of meat that many hunters prize. Unlike recipes that start off with the life story of the author and how they grew up eating their grandmother's version of this dish, this is just a direct and straightforward set of instructions for those who have never tried to cook deer heart before.
  • Roller Spearguns vs. Standard Spearguns: A Quick Comparison

    Spearfishing is an exhilarating underwater sport that relies on the precision of a well-chosen speargun. Over time, the design of spearguns has evolved, giving rise to two primary categories: roller spearguns and traditional spearguns. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of both types to help you make an informed decision when selecting your ideal underwater hunting tool. Is a traditional or a roller speargun best for you? Let's find out.
  • Choosing the Best Caliber Round for Deer Hunting

    Deer hunting is a cherished outdoor tradition for many hunters around the world who enjoy the shot not bought lifestyle. The pursuit of this majestic game requires careful consideration of various factors, including the choice of caliber round. Selecting the right caliber round is crucial for an ethical, humane, and successful hunt. In this article, we will explore some of the best caliber options for deer hunting and discuss the factors to consider when making your decision.
  • Does Deer Scent Blocker Really Work?

    For centuries, hunters have sought ways to mask their scent from the keen noses of deer and other wildlife. The idea behind deer scent blockers is simple: by neutralizing or covering up human odors, those who pursue a shot not bought lifestyle can increase their chances of getting closer to their prey. But does deer scent blocker really work?
  • The Nutritional Goldmine: Exploring the Benefits of Organ Meat from Wild Game

    In today's world, where food choices are abundant, there's a growing movement to embrace sustainable and ethically sourced options. For hunters, the pursuit of wild game offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and contribute to conservation efforts while providing nourishment for themselves and their families. One aspect that sets wild game apart from conventional meat is the treasure trove of nutrients found in its often-overlooked organ meats. This article explores the benefits of organ meat from wild game and discusses how those who pursue the shot not bought life can make the most of the animal they harvest.
  • Spearfishing: A Sustainable and Ethical Approach to Hunting Billfish

    In the realm of recreational fishing, debates surrounding ethical practices and sustainable methods have become increasingly prevalent. Among the majestic creatures of the ocean, billfish, including sailfish and marlin, hold a special place in the hearts of anglers worldwide. As concerns rise about the impact of catch and release fishing on billfish populations, those who spearfish for these same species are often highly criticized by charter captains and sportfishing enthusiasts due to the mortal nature of a successful spearfishing hunt.
  • Exploring the Benefits of the "Shot, Not Bought" Philosophy

    In recent years, a growing movement has emerged among individuals who believe in the philosophy of "Shot, Not Bought." This mindset promotes hunting as a means of procuring food instead of relying solely on store-bought meat. Beyond its culinary advantages, this philosophy encompasses a wide range of benefits, including promoting a healthier diet, supporting conservation efforts, balancing animal populations, enhancing mental well-being, and fostering personal growth. In this article, we will delve into the multifaceted advantages of the "Shot, Not Bought" philosophy.
  • Eating The Heart

    Your first tuna, your first deer - did you partake in the time honored tradition of eating (or taking a bite from) the heart? For those of us who choose the shot not bought life, it usually is.

    Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by rituals and traditions associated with the natural world. One intriguing practice that has been passed down through generations is the consumption of the heart of the first prey killed in a new species. 

  • Bear Hunting: A Case for Responsible Wildlife Management

    Bear hunting has long been a contentious issue, with passionate arguments on both sides of the debate. While concerns about animal welfare and conservation are valid and should be addressed, it is crucial to recognize the potential benefits that responsible bear hunting can offer when managed correctly. 
  • Eat What You Kill - The Ethical Approach

    In a society dominated by instant gratification and disconnected from the sources of our sustenance, there is a growing need to adopt a more mindful and responsible approach to life and diet. The "eat what you kill" philosophy encourages individuals to embrace a lifestyle centered around taking personal responsibility for their choices, understanding the origins of their food, and prioritizing sustainable practices.