Friday, August 31, 2012

Enjoy the Weekend!

Happy Friday! Happy Labor Day weekend!

 What are your plans? A last barbecue, a camping trip or even a day on the water? Whatever the case may be I hope you enjoy it and the people you are with!

Be safe and have fun!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Successful Turkey Hunt

Yesterday I mentioned some of the items I typically take on a turkey hunt. As I mentioned it is by no means a comprehensive list of gear, it is simply a few suggestions. 

Today I thought I would share of few photos of me all decked out in my hunting kit!

As you know there is always a lot of waiting while turkey hunting.

But typically the wait is worth it! Success! 

I hope you are ready for the hunt! As always, safety first!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Turkey Hunting Kit:Getting Ready for the Hunt

Obviously, if you read this blog than you know that I am an avid hunter and outdoors man. I love to be out in the field so to speak, hunting for birds and game and observing nature. Yesterday I mentioned that I am preparing for my Fall turkey hunt and I mentioned some safety precautions to take that are recommended by the Wisconsin DNR. Today, I want to talk about what to take on your hunt!

I think if this is your first time hunting a bare bones kit would include the following:

* gun or bow
* ammunition and arrows
* Turkey tag and license
* Good camouflage outfit
* An orange Hat
* turkey call

An upgrade and what I take is the following:

* Gun or bow
* Ammo/arrows
* tag and license 
* Good camo is KEY!
* Orange Hat for walking back and forth to stand (for safety)
* An excellent padded vest that has room for several calls, a pouch in the back to carry your bird once you get him, and a padded rear to sit on. That way you do not need to carry an extra piece of equipment.
* bug spray
* head net
* gloves
* Thermos of coffee or water
* Fanny pack with the following: snacks, and sandwiches, water, a flashlight, a multi tool , knife, and a means of communication, i.e, two way radio or phone. Also, toilet paper and a compass.

As ALWAYS remember safety first. Make sure that you let people know where you are hunting. Always bring a phone or a means of communication in case of an accident. If you are out at dusk or in the early evening, bring a flashlight! 

If you need any gear for your hunt such as knife holders, multi-tool holders and flashlight holders please contact Stallion Leather at our web page using the link above or call 414-764-7126.

Let me say that this is by know means a comprehensive list, this is just my suggestion and what I personally bring along on the hunt. If you have some suggestions or something that I forgot I would love to hear about them. 

Have a great day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Turkey Hunting Safety Tips from Wisconsin DNR

I don't know about you but I am getting ready for hunting season. I have my bow, my guns, my tree stand and all of my gear packed and ready to go. Although it is a little early, it never hurts to be prepared! 

Image Here from ODNR

I was recently on the Wisconsin DNR website and they have some excellent advice to make your turkey hunt memorable, legal and safe. 

I thought the turkey hunting safety tips were very important, although we all believe we are careful, someone who is new to your party or new to hunting may not be aware of these tips. The tips below are from the Wisconsin DNR. Please see their page for more information about hunting rules and regulations.

Turkey Hunting Safety Tips:
If you're heading out in the woods for turkey hunting, be extra careful 
because you're dressed in camouflage. Most turkey hunting shooting 
accidents occur because one hunter mistakes another hunter as game.  
It's a good idea to wear a blaze orange cap or gloves while walking.  
And find a hunting spot that allows you to rest your back against a tree or 
some other object that is as wide as your shoulders. This helps protect you 
from not only an errant shot, but from the good vision of the turkey. 

Follow these simple rules for a safe and successful hunt. 
*Use gobble calls only to locate a tom, not to attract one. Some other hunter might think you're a turkey.
* Keep hands and head camouflaged when calling.
* Never stalk a turkey and don't try to approach closer than 100 yards to a gobbler.
* Select a calling site from which you can see at least 40 yards in all directions.
* Never carry or move an uncovered decoy.
* Follow the four rules of basic firearm safety – TABK.  

T = Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. Never assume a firearm is unloaded and never treat it that
way, even if you watch as it is unloaded. Make it a habit to treat guns like they are loaded all the time.

A = Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. About one third of all hunting incidents are self
inflicted injuries. That means the muzzle was pointed at some part of the hunter’s body. A safe direction
is a direction where the bullet will travel and harm no one in the event of an unwanted discharge. There
are no accidental discharges with firearms, only unwanted discharges.

B = Be certain of your target and what’s beyond it. Positive target identification is a must. To shoot
at something you only think is a legal target is gambling. In the case of human injury, that means
gambling with human life. You must be absolutely certain and correct in judgment before deciding to
shoot. Otherwise, it’s reckless behavior. In addition to identifying the target, a hunter must know that a
safe backstop for their bullet is present in every shooting situation. We don’t always hit our target, and,
in some cases, the bullet passes through the target. A safe backstop guarantees that no one will get hurt.

K = Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot. If a hunter stumbles with a
firearm in one hand and nothing in the other, whatever that person does with their free hand will
automatically happen with the hand holding the gun. If a finger is inside the trigger guard, that hand is
likely going to close around the pistol grip of the gun and on the trigger causing an unwanted discharge.



If you need any gear for your hunt, such as a knife, flashlight, multi-tool or radio holder please give Stallion Leather a call at 414-764-7126 or check out our web page. You can reach it from the link above. 

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Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cooking with the Troops and the USO

The United States military is an integral part of the United States of America and this month has been one of the deadliest of the last 10 years. While you and I are out camping, and fishing, going to barbeque's and enjoying all of the aspects of Summer with our family and friends the troops are away from their children, wives and the other members of their family and they are fighting to keep us free!

There are so many great organizations out there that do what they can to keep the morale of the troops and their family up as well as to help them transition into their life after the military. A great organization that I recently heard of  is Cooking with the Troops! This great organization organizes barbeque's and food events at home and abroad for both the troops and their families. In addition they offer training for members of the military to become trained chefs.

At Stallion Leather we do what we can to support the troops, who also happen to be the sons of some of our employees! We have a personal interest in helping returning vets transition to life back in the USA and to helping current members of the military and their family while they are serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries around the world.

Please do your part to support the troops! Let them know that you think about them while they are away.
You can find information about Cooking with the Troops here and also information about the USO.


Monday, August 20, 2012

New Products and Changing Seasons

I don't know about your neck of the woods but here in Wisconsin the chill of Fall is already setting in. We have even had a few mornings in the low 50s. That is fine by me. I have had a great summer and am ready for Fall.

Image Me

This summer, I camped, fished, hiked, fished some more and then camped again. In addition, I was a volunteer for the fourth time in Upper Michigan teaching Indian youths, how to make arrows and flint knapping . Both of which I have taught myself in the last few years. You are never too old to learn new things!

At Stallion Leather we continually strive to learn our craft, and to offer new and better products. We have several new concealed carry holsters, multi-tool holders and more. 

Please check out our new products on our Stallion Leather web store. There is a link above, or call me at 414-764-7126 for any questions or comments!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Concealment Holster S139 Cargo Pocket Holster

Introducing our newest concealment holster! 

The S139 Cargo Pocket Holster!

This premium cowhide cargo pocket holster is designed for use in the cargo pocket carry in pants or shorts. It keeps the firearm in the same position so you can quickly locate the grip when you need to draw. Extra magazine also helps support the firearm to keep the firearm upright and accessible.

It conceals the shape of the gun so that its outline is not printed through the pants and allows one-handed release of the gun from the holster with the corner grips which will hook and catch your pocket.

If you are interested in this holster or any other Stallion Leather product please contact us at 414-764-7126 or email me at

Have a great week!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers to Friends at the Oak Creek Police Department

Our thoughts and prayers are with  Lt Brian Murphy at the Oak Creek Police Department who was shot 8 times while responding to the call from the Sikh temple on Sunday. While critically injured Lt. Murphy thought not of himself but of the wounded temple members. 

Lt. Murphy is a 21 veteran of the Oak Creek Police Department and a decorated and accomplished member of the police department. 

We are thinking of you and praying for your speedy recovery.

 Our thoughts are also with the member of the Sikh temple who were injured or lost their lives. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Vincent Hancock Congratulations! Gold Medal Winner Skeet Shooting!

U.S Army Sargent Vincent Hancock secured his second straight Gold Medal in Skeet Shooting on Tuesday! Currently serving in the U.S. Army Vincent will soon be leaving the active military and opening a shooting academy with his father. 

Congratulations Vincent on a job well done, not only for your Olympic Gold medal but also for the time you spend serving and defending our great country.

Congratulations to all our Olympians! We are proud of your achievements! Go TEAM USA!

If you are looking for shooting supplies, contact Stallion Leather at 414-764-7126 or at the link above.