‘Hiding’ your gun from game in the field tips the odds in your favor
Story and Photos by Richard Folsland
The word â€œconcealmentâ€ is defined in Webster’s New World Dictionary as â€œto hide or keep secret.â€ When it comes to the subject of handgun concealment, you can hardly pick up a gun magazine these days without seeing at least one article pertaining to handgun concealment. With the proliferation of â€œshall issueâ€ states allowing concealed carry, these articles are of great importance.
However, most gun owners don’t feel the need to have a discussion involving concealment of long guns. By concealment of a long gun, I’m not referring to ways of hiding it under a trench coat, but rather, hiding it from game in the field. The human form walking upright scares game enough as it is without having a firearm add to the problem.
‘SHINY’ GUNS HAVE NO PLACE AFIELD
Back in the 1970’s when I was just beginning my career as a hunter, it was stylish to have a fancy-looking rifle or shotgun to show off. In those days, fancy meant bright bluing and a shiny, glossy stock finish. Anything less on a rifle or shotgun was a sure sign that the gun was cheap, or at least inexpensive.
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