September has come and is almost gone. Crops are starting to be harvested in areas here in Iowa. The crisp and cooler night air is here. Some birds have begun to migrate south. I’ve been seeing some change in the trees. And things are not slowing down here.
Fall is almost here. Iowa youth deer season is in swing, and other hunting seasons will soon be following. We are lucky that we are able to hunt coyotes 24/7 with thermals. IR in Iowa is off limits during the deer seasons. Per the IA DNR, no person shall use an infrared light source to hunt coyotes during any established muzzleloader, bow, or shotgun deer hunting season. Iowa has recently opened up a 24/7 raccoon hunting season on private land. I know of guys who have dedicated thermal guns for raccoon hunting now. Hopefully this will help the crops and other wildlife that coons are so hard on.
I do hope that your year has been a blessed one so far. I wish you a safe and great hunting season. May your bag limits be filled and I do hope that you are able to make some personal records. Enjoy the great outdoors. The sunrises and sunsets on stand or in the fields. Mother nature in all of her greatness as the woods and fields become alive around you. Those special moments and bonding when hunting with kids and your buddies.
BRDGW at 2024 The IA Deer Classic- Bigger Booth
We will be at the 2024 Iowa Deer Classic. But with a bigger booth! The Classic will be March 1st through the 3rd. Put it on your calendar! This is a premier event. In the 3 days there is over 10,000 people in attendance. Vendors. Displays. Seminars. And more!
If you came and saw us last year, we are in the same area, but just a couple of booths down in booths 204 and 206. I felt really bad last year as we seemed to consistently be blocking the isle with people waiting to talk to us and watching some of the awesome videos that we had playing on monitors. We also had people going in the booth to our left to look at some of the guns. With the bigger booth I do hope that we will be able to provide more individualized attention within the booth. More room to come in and look at the guns and FatBoy products that will be on hand for display and sale.
I hope to see those of you that I had the pleasure of meeting last year! I hope to see some of the familiar faces to BRDGW. And if I haven’t met you and you’re going to be there, please stop by and say hi!
Some images from the 2023 IA Deer Classic.
SOT 2- SBRs and Suppressors
We have jumped into the SOT NFA side of things with an SOT 2. What does this mean? We are now able to sell and manufacturer SBRs and suppressors. While I have no intentions on manufacturing suppressors, I am working on things behind the scenes as far as selling suppressors.
I am proud to announce that we have become a Diligent Defense Co dealer. I currently have an Enticer L-Ti in house that we’ve been using and I look forward to doing some testing with. So far, I’m impressed with it!
With the recent changes to “AR Pistols” by the ATF, the popularity of SBRs has continued to grow in the predator and hog hunting communities. I’m excited to be able to continue servicing those individuals who like to hunt with short barreled rifles. One of which is me.
FatBoy Tripods and Products- In Stock!
If you didn’t know, BRD Gun Works LLC is a FatBoy dealer! Looking for an Elevate? Are you looking for the new Levitate level head? What about a 3 section Traverse tripod? Or, the Invert60 ball head? We have them and more!
Why FatBoy? Because stability is key for accurate and precise shooting. This starts at the gun and carries down into the tripod and head assembly that you’re using. Not all tripods or heads are equal. I’ve owned 2 Vets and RRS equipment. I’ve shot off of many other popular tripods on the market. Before becoming a FatBoy Tripods dealer I shot off of a FatBoy 2 section off and on for about a year. Then I purchased their Invert60 and 3 section tripod with money out of my own pocket. I ran these for awhile and was very impressed how solid and stable they are, how quiet they are, and how quickly they adjust. The Invert60 was so smooth with quick and easy locking and unlocking. Not to mention a solid lockup. I’ve been using the new Levitate level head lately. I’ve never been a level head fan. Until now. There are a lot of options on the market, but if you’re in the market for a quality tripod that won’t disappoint and has a lifetime warranty, then the FatBoy should be at the top of your list. If you have questions or would like to discuss it, hit me up.
Hang a Hat on Your Yotes
Rick Hadley of Ridge and Valley Pursuits started something when he sent a picture of a coyote wearing a BRDGW hat that he killed. Since then, I’ve been receiving pics from others doing the same. I love it! Here are a few.
22 BRD Wildcat
The 22 BRD wildcat cartridge in the AR-15 rifle has been putting down coyotes for the last year in both Iowa and Wyoming. During the day, and at night with a thermal. See some the the results of this cartridge and follow along on a few thermal kills. While you’re at the BRDGW YouTube channel, hit that subscribe button!