The Way of the KILLSHOT

  • 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, hunters can increase their chances of getting closer to their prey. But does deer scent blocker really work?
  • Ikejime: Elevating Fish Quality, Humanely

    Ikejime, a traditional Japanese fish harvesting technique, has gained international recognition for its remarkable benefits to both the quality of seafood and the sustainability of fishing practices. Also known as the "spike and bleed" method, Ikejime involves the humane and precise killing of fish to preserve their freshness and flavor. Here we explore the Ikejime technique and the myriad benefits it provides to fish, fishermen, and seafood enthusiasts.
  • 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, t...
  • 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? 

    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.