Blacktail Deer in Wine Country

If you don’t live in California’s rural areas but you listen to the news, you might believe the entire state is nothing but a bunch of woke, progressive anti-hunting lefties. But actually the gorgeous, geographically diverse state has tons of great hunting, and no better can be found in the wine-country hills near Paso Robles.

JJ recently hunted blacktail deer there on a fair chase hunt at Steinbeck Winery and Vineyards. While the hunt may not have been as challenging as a backcountry elk hunt with a bow, it was certainly one of the most pleasurable, given the full field-to-table experience.

Plus, Jeff tries out Mossberg’s new Patriot LR in 6.5 PRC, which is like a Creedmoor on ‘roids.

At an early age Jeff was kicked in the face by an exposed hammer shotgun, stunting his growth but also sparking a passion for guns, hunting and the outdoors. Since the crack of that old gun, he's traveled the world, hunting, shooting and writing for national outdoor magazines. His Youtube page adds a bit of practicality to tacticality, dispels hunting and shooting myths, gives fairly honest reviews of guns and gear because he's not beholden to anyone, and offers real-world based tips--that might well be wrong. Rest assured, Jeff is no Navy SEAL, although he stayed at a Holiday Inn once in San Diego.