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You Won’t Believe What Happened in This Big Buck Story

DEER AND DEER HUNTING.COM From the Archives – Aside from it being opening day of firearms deer season, Nov. 15, 2016, was a special day for Michigan deer hunter Harold Kleinow. Kleinow is 79 years old and hails from Carleton, Mich. That November day also is when he was presented with a refurbished head mount of the first buck his father, George Kleinow, shot in the UP during the 1923…

Kill Big Bucks on Public Land

GRANDVIEW OUTDOORS.COM From the Archives – Most hunters relegated to hunting public grounds have the mistaken belief that mature bucks are virtually nonexistent in these settings. In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Massive bucks are harvested on public land every year, but they are not easy to hunt. The first key in killing these masters of survival lies in understanding how they elude hunters. Most…

IA – Hunting – Gun Rights Advocate Antonia Okafor To Attend Hunt With Congressman King

KIWA RADIO.COM October 18, 2018 – A gun rights advocate who says on her website that she is “Black, armed, and conservative” is coming to northwest Iowa to appear with Congressman Steve King at an annual hunting event next weekend. Congressman Steve King’s campaign officials say that they will be hosting the annual “General Bud Day Pheasant Hunt” at the Hole N’ the Wall Lodge near Akron on the…

Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret

THE GUARDIAN October 18, 2018 – The Trump administration is moving to restrict the release of information about its decisions on endangered species, according to a confidential internal document obtained by the Guardian. It comes as wildlife advocates and scientists accuse the government of attempting to weaken protections for wildlife, including wolves, grizzly bears and sage grouse, while boosting domestic energy production and mining in crucial animal habitat. 

MN – Hunting – Minnesota pheasant hunting opener was tough all over, reports indicate

STAR TRIBUNE October 16, 2018 – Reports from Saturday’s Minnesota pheasant opener indicate hunting generally was tough, because of vast amounts of unharvested corn and soybeans remaining in farmers’ fields. At Gov. Mark Dayton’s opener in Luverne, 130 hunters went afield Saturday, divided into 17 groups, and by noon had claimed 26 birds. Meanwhile, conservation officer (CO) Matt Loftness of Marshall found no shortage of hunters Saturday but said…

Grizzly bear attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

FOX NEWS October 16, 2018 – A grizzly bear sunk her teeth into an elk hunter’s arm and clawed his eye on Saturday after he surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, according to the victim. Bob Legasa, 57, and his hunting buddy were walking toward some elk in Livingston when he heard a cub growl. Shortly after, the cub’s mother ran full speed in his direction….

Idaho Wildlife Official Resigns Over Uproar About African Hunting Trip (VIDEO)

HUFFINGTON POST.COM October 16, 2018 – An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism. In a resignation letter to Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter, state Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer cited poor judgment in…

MT – Hunting – Old grizzly hunting rule still on the books in Montana

MISSOULIAN.COM October 16, 2018 – When Yogi Berra quipped “it’s déjà vu all over again,” he must have been talking to Yogi Bear. Consider the Missoulian story about a federal judge putting a grizzly bear trophy hunt on hold just days before a state was to start its season. Not U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen blocking Wyoming’s 2018 grizzly hunt last month. Try U.S. District Court Judge Michael…

The Hunt; First in, First Out

DUCKS.ORG From the Archives – The door to the black F-150 thudded shut. Trey was very successful, but preferred to drive older trucks: trucks with character. Trey’s boots splashed through the puddle onto the muddy ground. The clock on the dash read 3:30. He looked around, and as usual, he was the first one at the launch. An intensely cold wind whipped across the dark and desolate marina. Trey…

Canvasbacks Under Prairie Skies

DUCKS.ORG From the Archives – We were lying flat on the ground with our heads toward the howling wind. From this vantage the gray water beyond our feet looked more like a storm-tossed sea than a prairie lake. Foam flecks blew from wave tops and decoys dipped into troughs in between. “Looks like something out of that old movie Victory at Sea,” said my hunting partner Shannon, his voice…

Nat’l – Hunting – Make a difference this hunting season

BRADFORD ERA.COM October 11, 2018 – It was like clockwork. As late summer began to roll into early fall, Dad would begin taking our two hunting dogs, a Britney and a beagle, to the farm fields near home for training. Over time Dad would increase the amount of time we would spend in the field. Gradually each dog began to appear more muscular. Under Dad’s watchful eye he monitored…

ID – Hunting – Youth pheasant hunt preserves our hunting heritage

MAGIC VALLEY.COM October 11, 2018 – As hunters and anglers, we’ve heard the depressing news all too often. Our sport is getting older and grayer. Young people are not joining our ranks. Idaho somewhat bucks that national trend for a number of reasons: a strong hunting and fishing tradition, lots of public land open to hunting and fishing and a Fish and Game department willing to help a young…

As hunting season approaches, TWRA looks to crack down on poachers

WKRN.COM October 11, 2018 –  The state gets hundreds of complaints every year in Middle Tennessee about poaching. Hunting is a popular past-time here in Tennessee, but poachers turn the past-time into a crime. Sergeant Matt Brian has arrested dozens of poachers on his own. He says catching them can be dangerous. “A lot of times we do encounter people who have guns. While a lot of those people aren’t trying to do anything harmful with…

NC – Hunting – Does Hunting Need Constitutional Protections?

GOVERNING.COM October 10, 2018 – This November, North Carolina voters will decide whether to codify the right to hunt and fish in the state’s constitution. This type of amendment is not new, though it has rapidly gained steam in the last two decades. More than 20 states have cemented a constitutional right to hunt and fish.  If approved by voters, this change would limit the state’s ability to regulate hunting and…

Shooting through stereotypes: Women’s Mentored Hunt part of governor’s pheasant opener

BEMIDJI PIONEER.COM October 10, 2018 – Katie Hemme hasn’t hunted since she was in college, and even then, the only things she tried to shoot were raccoons or coyotes who threatened her family’s sheep farm. Now a retired physical education teacher, Hemme is one of 11 women registered to participate in Saturday’s Women’s Mentored Hunt during the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Luverne. This is the second consecutive…

MT – Shooting Sports – Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle flaunt gun photos from Montana trip

YAHOO.COM October 9, 2018 – Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle proudly expressed their right to bear arms during another trip to Montana. The Second Amendment-loving couple appealed to their fandom by posting pix from a shooting excursion with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., over the weekend. They both shared the same photo of the men holding guns with the former Fox News reporter in the middle, and then they put up additional…

WY – Wildlife – Eight grizzlies killed in past week and a half

CODY ENTERPRISE.COM October 8, 2018 – Wyoming hunters and Game and Fish killed eight bears in Park County alone in the past week and a half due to potentially dangerous human interactions. If Wyoming had been permitted to carry out its planned hunt of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly in September, 11 grizzlies or fewer could have been harvested throughout the Demographic Monitoring Area. A recent federal court decision returning…

MT – Hunting – Hot tenting: Lightweight backpacking shelters heated by wood stoves (VIDEOS)

BILLINGS GAZETTE October 8, 2018 – I was traveling with a hunting buddy who owns a lightweight backpacking shelter that has a compatible titanium wood stove. Before an evening hunt we picked out a campsite, and he set up the shelter and stove. Inside we piled up some small firewood. When we arrived back at camp at the end of shooting light, he quickly fired up the stove with…

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