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LA – Hunting – Hunting TV-show star pleads guilty to poaching: report

NOLA.COM June 27, 2017 – A Louisiana native who hosts a popular outdoor-themed national television show and is a former chairman of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission pleaded guilty in late May to taking an elk without a license and allowing an antlerless elk to go to waste while hunting last fall in Wyoming, the Outdoor Hub reported Monday. Billy Busbice of Olla, La., was ordered to pay…

Bowhunting: Passion, Obsession or Addiction?

BOWHUNTER.COM From the Archives – Most long-time bowhunters feel very passionate about their sport, and I’m certainly no exception. However, us grizzled veterans rarely take the time to contemplate how bowhunting impacts our lives — for both good and bad. Well, I’ve come to a point in my life where I’ve been giving this issue some serious thought. And at the risk of sounding too touchy-feely, I want to…

TN – Hunting – For Some In Tennessee, Hunting Remains A Way Of Life (AUDIO)

WKNO FM.ORG June 12, 2017 – Fewer Americans are waking up before dawn, putting on camouflage and toting a rifle into the woods. Young people, especially, are slower to take up what has become — for most — an expensive hobby. But Tennessee’s hunting numbers have held steady in recent years, and hunters in the state are hoping to pass on the love of the game to the next…

This Video Will Convince Anyone that Wild Pigs are Dangerous

WIDE OPEN SPACES.COM From the Archives – When wild pigs turn the tables on hunters, things can get scary for the hunters. Feral swine are considered pest species in many countries, including the U.S.  They reproduce fast and destroy billions of dollars worth of agriculture and live stock each year. Now more than ever, hunters are trying to kill wild pigs as fast as they can. But there are some dangers. Wild pigs…

Hunting Is Conservation. It’s that simple. (VIDEO)

ELK NETWORK.COM  June 3, 2017 – Man has hunted since he walked the Earth. Every early culture relied on hunting for survival. Through hunting, man forged a connection with the land and learned quickly that stewardship of the land went hand-in-hand with maintaining wildlife – and their own way of life. In the first half of the 20th century, leaders like Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold shaped a set…

CT – Hunting – Connecticut Senate scuttles proposed bear-hunting season (VIDEO)

WTNH.COM May 19, 2017 – HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation that could have led to bear hunting in one Connecticut county has been snuffed out. Senate Democrats on Thursday successfully scuttled the bill by replacing it with other legislation that makes it illegal to bring certain big game specimens into Connecticut. Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman broke a tie vote in the Senate. The bill was ultimately referred to the Judiciary Committee.  

Late May Is a Great Time To Kill a Gobbler

TRADITIONS MEDIA From the Archives – Depending on the state, turkey seasons run from early March all the way until the end of May. While southern hunters are finishing up for the year, others to the north are just getting started. Most turkey hunters are in a rush to fill a tag, but some of the best days in the woods come throughout the month of May, including the…

Nat’l – Hunting – Big-Game Hunting: Sometimes You Don’t Shoot

FIELD & STREAM.COM May 11, 2017 – My wife was talking about my hunting with a friend of hers to whom the subject is not only quite strange, but also more than a little creepy. “Has David ever shot an elephant?” asked the friend. No, said my wife, he’s been chased by an elephant, but he’s never shot one. There’s a fairly long list of animals I’ve never shot…

WY – Hunting – Merlin Ranch Platinum-Level Sponsor of 2017 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt

OUTDOOR WIRE May 10, 2017 – This year’s hunt will be held Oct. 12-15, 2017 and will bring together more than 40 female hunters from across the nation at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, learning, mentorship and camaraderie, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation. Jennie Muir Gordon and her husband, Wyoming State Treasurer, Mark Gordon, own…

CA – Wildlife – Gun-happy neighbor shooting at woodpeckers (Another Bird on the Barbie?)

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS May 9, 2017 – DEAR JOAN: We have woodpeckers in our oak trees. I love having them there, but the next door neighbor does not. He was shooting at them last evening with a gun. Can he do that?  Our neighbor is a little wacky and “beer o’clock” starts early. There is no way we can confront him about this issue — he threatened to get his…

MI – Hunting – Good old days? Today’s even better

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS May 7, 2017 – “Remember years ago,” a Midland friend texted me a week ago, when “this weekend was all the opening day of trout season and (we’d be) getting back to town for the best gun show in the state?” I remember. I grew up near the Midland Community Center, which housed the Midland Gun Show before it moved to the nearby Civic Arena, before the…

NRAHUNTING.COM Houses NRA’s Campaign to Save Hunting (VIDEO)

NRA HUNTERS LEADERSHIP FORUM.ORG May 3, 2017 – It’s a great day to be an American hunter as the NRA launches its “NRA Hunting” campaign to save hunting’s future—all housed on the new website NRAHUNTING.COM. In step with NRA Leadership and the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum, the recently-unveiled TV ads and website are the next phase in NRA’s efforts to go on offense against anti-hunting, animal-welfare extremists in their culture war on hunters…

Nat’l – Hunting – The NRA Warns Hunters to Prepare for War

THE TRACE.COM May 4, 2017 – The National Rifle Association has a new message for its oldest constituency: it’s time to go to war. The gun group is rolling out a new ad campaign geared toward hunters, a segment of firearm owners whose concerns have been eclipsed as the NRA transformed into a political powerhouse and threw its weight behind fights over self-defense and access to weapons. To sway…

ND – Hunting – Nearly all mule deer hunting restrictions being lifted

RAPID CITY (SD) JOURNAL May 4, 2017 – North Dakota wildlife officials are lifting nearly all restrictions on mule deer hunting in the Badlands after a fifth straight year of significant gains in deer numbers. A spring survey indicated the mule deer population has increased 16 percent from last year, according to the state Game and Fish Department. The numbers have increased by at least 15 percent in each…

WY – Hunting – With hunting, newest threat to wolves of Yellowstone may be their fearlessness

BEND (OR) BULLETIN May 4, 2017 – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — The vast, sagebrush-studded valleys in this huge chunk of wild country, teeming with herds of elk and bison, are home these days to 10 packs of wolves. Once among the first species to be listed as endangered, the gray wolf has made a healthy comeback within Yellowstone National Park and its bordering states. Since 1995-96 when 31…

3 Late Season Turkey Hunting Tips for Gobblers Running Together

REALTREE.COM From the Archives – At first, it seems like a perfect hunting scenario: you find several gobblers or more running together. Not a single hen is yelping in hearing distance. And you haven’t seen one in days. But wait. It’s late in the spring turkey season. Your hen clucks and yelps now echo along pasture edges, on mountain ridges and in swamp bottoms – those gobblers simply won’t…

Int’l – Hunting – 10 Fascinating Lessons You Can Learn on Safari

AFAR.COM April 25, 2017 – On an African safari, your senses are heightened. You’re walking, driving, or even paddling through the bush, sharing the same clean air as every other organism. There are intoxicating new smells, exotic sounds, and creatures the likes of which you’ve never seen. And it’s all amplified under the starlit night sky. As Ryan, one of our guides, said, “This is the land of the…

8 Mistakes Rookie Coyote Hunters Make

REALTREE.COM From the Archives – Eichler, South, Zepp. They make it look so easy. No matter how many times you watch the coyote-killing team on video, you just can’t figure out how to duplicate their success. While those guys seem to bring coyotes running to the gun every time they make a rabbit squeal, you’ve only managed to call in a few crows and one stray dog looking for an…

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