If your heart skips at the sound of a bugling elk and your spirit soars with the flight of a falcon, you’ve found the right website. At Ron Spomer Outdoors we discover the joys and thrills of the great outdoors. Whether birding, hunting, hiking, photographing, shooting, fishing, camping or foraging, we share our adventures and discoveries while embracing our roles as Nature’s hunter-conservationists. We do not hold ourselves apart from nature as 3rd party observers, but recognize ourselves as integral participants.
As an author, photographer and television host, I work to express the special relationship between humans and this delightful, sustaining planet on which we live as hunters & gatherers. After more than 36 years at this “job,” I have experienced the impressive collections of emotions each of us feels about when we reflect on our relationships with wildlife and wild places. These stories can not be adequately described through articles, photography and videos -- but it’s a start.
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Any fair-minded shooter interested in clever cartridge design and efficient performance must respect the rarely seen 284 Winchester. This “short-fat” case pushing high B.C. bullets was decades ahead of its time. In...Read more →
Here is part four and the final installment of our performance review of elk rifles, cartridges and bullets I’ve worked with over the years. Our intent is to determine if there are any...Read more →
This is Part 3 of our elk rifle performance review. The first two installments detail hunts from 1985 through 2009. The intent is to compare effectiveness of various cartridges, bullets and rifles....Read more →
In my last blog I detailed four elk hunts to explain how various rifles and bullets performed. Let's continue the reminiscing research so readers can learn from my mistakes -- or at...Read more →
Several hunters have asked me for details on how various rifles, cartridges and bullets have performed for me on big bull elk. This is the kind of first-hand experience all of us...Read more →
The 6.5-284 Norma is the best balanced, all-round, do-everything, short-action centerfire rifle cartridge on the shelf. You can sell your 308 Winchester’s now. Your 7mm-08 Rem. and 7x57 Mauser, too. This perennial argument...Read more →