Author: Courtney Hungle

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My name is Courtney Hungle. I am an outdoor writer from Regina, Saskatchewan. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and sharing this passion with others. My dad has inspired me to get into writing and has been a role model of mine. I grew up hunting and fishing with my family wanting to do everything my older brother did. Today I particularly enjoy open water walleye fishing and hunting for big game animals, but will partake in any and all outdoor activities. To see what my friends and family are up to check out our Instagram page @hungle_outdoors and the pages of this publication.

A really nice buck and doe had just gone over the hill in front of us. We continued to stalk in towards them. As we peaked over the top of the hill, we expected them to be right there in front of us, but they weren’t! We quickly scanned the area and spotted a pair of deer across the valley below us. We quickly glassed them and confirmed it was the same buck we saw just moments before. As my dad set himself up on his shooting sticks, I ranged the buck at 257 yards. I stood just behind my…

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When Whitetail deer hunting, I always ensure that I take all the essentials so I can easily access them when needed. What each individual hunter finds essential to the hunt may differ from person to person, but I believe that you will regard the same way much of what I consider to be a deer hunting essential. The Basics When I head out deer hunting, I always take the basics. I start with my firearm, hearing protection, hunting license and tags. I always have hearing protection to protect my ears from any shooting that takes place. I use the Howard…

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Flashback to 2014. It’s the opening day of Whitetail deer rifle season in Saskatchewan. It has just finished snowing and it’s cold outside. There was 13-year-old me in the backseat of my dad’s truck heading out for my first day of Whitetail deer hunting during the rifle season. In my first year of Whitetail hunting, I tagged out during muzzleloader season. Now, I was excited for rifle season to begin. As we were driving to our hunting spot, we were talking about our plan for the day, safe shooting and what we might expect to see. At this point I…

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Before hitting the field there are several things that we, as hunters, can do to prepare for the hunt. One crucial step in preparing for a successful hunt is to head to the gun range to ensure that your gun is properly sighted in and to make sure you know where the bullet is hitting. This helps in the field so you know what your gun is capable of doing and what distance you are comfortable shooting. To prepare for this part of the hunt, I have a simple five-step process I recommend following before the hunting season begins. Step…

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