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Preseason Bowhunting: Super-Tune Your Arrows for Better Hunting Accuracy

OUTDOOOR LIFE.COM From the Archives – Once the year’s serious bow shooting practice has started, it doesn’t take most bowhunters long to find the “cherry” arrows in their fresh new dozen or half dozen. Many of us take the time to number our arrows for just this reason; to find, after a few carefully shot rounds, the best-shooting, most-accurate “ammo” in our latest bunch. Eventually, these “lucky shafts” are…

Tuning Your Bow and Arrows (VIDEO)

PETERSEN’S BOWHUNTING From the Archives – Hunting accuracy starts with your gear: a well-tuned bow and perfect arrows. There is no way to justify not tuning your bow and your arrows. It is an essential skill of bowhunting. Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, I owned several bows that were so poorly made they could not be tuned no matter what I did. Most of today’s bows…

CA – Wildlife – California deputies use beanbag gun to release bear stuck in car, video shows (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS August 16, 2018 – A video captured the stunning moments California deputies fired beanbag rounds into a car window in order to free a bear trapped inside. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released video footage of their response to a call of a bear trapped inside a silver sedan. The video focused on a driveway of five cars as a deputy was heard talking to a…

AZ – Wildlife – Hunting pressures force species to evolve, adapt

ARIZONA DAILY SUN.COM August 10, 2018 – Based on recent observation, some wild animals appear to be evolving in a variety of genetic and behavioral ways influenced by intense hunting practices. Selective trophy hunting of bighorn sheep on Ram Mountain near Nordegg in Alberta, Canada has led to a reduction in horn length. Data collected by University of Alberta biologist David Coltman and colleagues show that the average size…

Pre-Season Deer Scouting

BUCK MANAGER.COM From the Archives – It’s mid-summer, hot as hell and all I can think about is doing some pre-season deer scouting to get ready for hunting season. As the mercury climbs into triple digits I can’t help but think about the cooler weather the latter-half of the year provides, but it’s the deer hunting that the fall and winter offers that really gets me fired up! We…

6 Early-Season Deer Hunting Mistakes: How to Avoid and Correct

THE SPORTSMAN CHANNEL.COM From the Archives –  Without question, the early-season can be one of the best times of the entire year to pinpoint, pattern and connect with a massive-rack wall-hanger. Pre-rut bucks will generally be following a predictable feeding to bedding pattern that hunters can exploit with the right strategies and setups. This is especially true, if you’re able to identify, avoid and correct commonly-made errors that routinely…

Nat’l –  Hunting – Wildlife Restoration funds changing the face of hunting

CLARION-LEDGER.COM August 10, 2018 – By the early 1900s, Mississippi was experiencing a decline in popular game species such as wild turkeys, deer and wood ducks along with other wildlife. Some has been attributed to over-harvesting of game and some to habitat destruction. The reduction in game was also seen on a national level. The declining game populations were recognized by the sporting arms industry and the result was a…

WY – Wildlife – Investing in Muleys

POWELL TRIBUNE August 8, 2018 – Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have come together to help protect designated mule deer migration corridors in Wyoming. They announced last week that the department will prioritize the conservation efforts by deferring sales of mineral rights and putting lease stipulations on public land. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will defer nearly 5,000 surface acres from…

High Country Horse Packing

MONSTER MULEYS.COM From the Archives – Like many people who have not had much experience with horses, I thought that horse packing for the weekend sounded like a lot of fun. Looking back on it now, all I can say is “Well, I can mark that off my bucket list.” 

Backcountry Elk Hunting

HUNTIN’ FOOL.COM From the Archives – Well it all started March 2009 when my hunting partner, Dewaine, called and said he was going to Spokane for the Bighorn Sportsman’s Show to talk with an outfitter from British Columbia about booking a 10 day combo deer and elk hunt! I said I wouldn’t mind going since I have never killed a big bull and hunting during the rut, our hunt…

NC – Hunting – Are hunters an endangered species? Voters will decide if hunting rights need protecting

MSN.COM August 3, 2018 – Voters will decide this November whether to amend the state constitution to make North Carolina the 22nd state to protect hunting and fishing as a right. But the proposal has some animal-welfare and environmental groups worried that its vague language could keep the state from restricting unsafe or inhumane hunting methods. Some supporters of the constitutional amendment say there is an attack on hunting…

Nat’l – Hunting – Gun control activist: Hunting ‘on its way out’ for younger generations (VIDEO)

THE HILL.COM August 2, 2018 – Gun control activist Igor Volsky on Thursday said that the U.S. is starting to see a change in gun culture and the popularity of hunting is starting to wane among younger generations. “Hunting is on its way out,” Volsky told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on “Rising.” Volsky, the executive director of activist group Guns Down, has some numbers to back up…

Trophy-hunting foes sue to shut down Trump wildlife board

THOMPSON REUTERS FOUNDATION.ORG August 1, 2018 – Animal advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to shut down U.S. President Donald Trump’s board advising on federal rules for importing big game, saying it is stacked with trophy hunters and politically connected donors and cannot serve the public interest. The lawsuit said the “deceptively named” International Wildlife Conservation Council actually promotes the hunting of and importing of body parts from…

WY – Hunting – Wyoming Expands Wolf Hunting Season

AMERICAN HUNTER.IRG (NRA) July 27, 2018 – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has updated the state’s wolf hunting regulations to extend the season by one month. Rather than opening the season on Oct. 1, the WGFD has decided a Sept. 1 opening date would give hunters more time in the field. It would also provide hunters with archery licenses the opportunity to take a wolf with their bow, as archery season…

TX – Feature – Guns in the Family: A Complex Legacy

FOLKLIFE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE.EDU July 30, 2018 – Although I grew up in Texas, I didn’t see myself as someone engrained in gun culture. Still, I loved watching shoot-outs in action movies and was happy firing off rounds as James Bond on Nintendo 64. In the backyard, I imagined ordinary tree limbs into guns. Isn’t that just what kids do—or used to do? 

WY – Hunting – Up to 22 once-protected grizzly bears can be hunted this fall

USA TODAY July 28, 2018 – International animal conservationist Jane Goodall has applied for a grizzly bear hunting permit in Wyoming amidst an increasingly bitter dispute between hunters and environmentalists over plans to let people hunt the once-protected animals. Goodall is one of about 7,000 people who applied in the first hunt of the bear since it was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1975.   

NE – Hunting – Nebraskan Tom Mangelsen, fierce critic of Wyoming grizzly hunt, scores hunting license

LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR July 27, 2018 – A well-known nature photographer from Nebraska and fierce critic of grizzly bear hunting has drawn a tag for Wyoming’s first such hunt in 44 years. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Thursday that Tom Mangelsen drew No. 8 on an issuance list that will allow up to 10 grizzly hunters into the field starting Sept. 15. 

WY – Hunting – G&F denies request to cancel grizzly hunt

GILLETTE NEWS-RECORD.COM July 27, 2018 – The death of an adult grizzly sow shot in self-defense on May 31 near the Boulder Basin will have no impact on this year’s first hunting season in years. Nor will four grizzly deaths from last fall that were found and reported this spring, according to Wyoming Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott. One female and two cubs were found in Montana and…

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