Hunting/Wildlife Archive

Int’l – Hunting – British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING.ORG August 15, 2017 – In a win for conservationists and environmental groups, British Columbia says it will no longer allow the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in the Canadian province starting on Nov. 30. The new policy blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, but still allows people to hunt them for food elsewhere in British Columbia. Of the approximately 15,000 grizzlies in British Columbia, about 250…

MD – Hunting – The big city makes the boondocks and hunting season look good

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS.COM August 15, 2017 – August is a neat month because it is the one that comes before September. September, of course, is the month when hunting seasons begin. That makes August the month for preparation and anticipation, as if you weren’t doing that all summer long, right? Most folks who hunt, especially those who hunt doves, know the season for that bird has always opened on Sept….

(Nat’l – Hunting) Three Tips for Low-Impact Deer Scouting

TRADITIONS MEDIA August 12, 2017 – Many successful deer hunters spend more time scouting than hunting. And for the whitetail elite, scouting is a year-‘round proposition. But late summer seems to be the time when most everyday deer hunters get serious. Bow season is right around the corner, and they’re anxious to pattern deer for fast success once the opener arrives. Consequently, they ramp up their scouting activities in the field….

MN – Hunting – Wisconsin tradition – hunting bears with dogs – comes under attack by wolf advocates

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE August 11, 2017 – A national watchdog group says Wisconsin bear hunters are harassing wolves with their dog packs — then claiming state compensation when their hounds are killed — and wants the federal government to launch a criminal investigation. The practice amounts to “a state-sanctioned financial subsidy for hunters engaged in the criminal harassment” of wolves, an attorney for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)…

GA – Hunting – Dove Hunting: Georgia’s Winged Bullets

GAME AND FISH MAGAZINE.COM August 10, 2017 – Georgia has the advantage of being part of the Eastern Management Unit, which, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s 2016 Population Status report, is the only unit that has seen an increase in dove populations in the last 50 years; the Central and Western management units have seen small decreases. Still, mourning doves are one of the most abundant bird species…

VA – Hunting – Raising a Hunting Family as a Single Mom

NRA FAMILY.ORG August 9, 2017 – I started hunting long before I could even walk. My earliest memories date back to being so small that I could stand up in the cab of the truck on the way to the woods. My “papa,” aka my paternal grandfather, Frank Drapal, would wake me before sunrise. Then I would have to help load the truck with all of our hunting supplies, and…

For The Love Of Hunting Doves (VIDEO)

NORTH AMERICAN HUNTER – From the Archives – When the doves are flying so well and hunters shooting so frequently it sounds like kernels of popcorn bursting. Unlike most types of hunting, dove shoots lend themselves to group activity. And the fact that dove hunting is ideally suited for introducing youngsters to the shooting sports adds to the pastime’s appeal. While doves breed in all of the 48 contiguous…

MT – Hunting/Wildlife – The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife

DENVER POST August 4, 2017 – Patrol ranger Bert Gildart was driving down the highest pass in Glacier National Park just after midnight on Aug. 13, 1967, when a woman’s voice suddenly crackled over his two-way radio. It was another ranger, and she had a horrifying message: A grizzly bear had mauled someone at the popular Granite Park guest chalet. Gildart called for help, setting in motion an urgent…

UT – Hunting – My Hunting Partner Wears Pink

SPORTING CLASSICS DAILY.COM July 27, 2017 – “Oh my gosh, I see one right there! I think its dead,” she said while pointing at the ground. She spoke far louder than I would have expected one of my usual hunting partners to talk. I said, “Really, a dead one? Let’s check it out,” taking a step toward her as she bent over to get a closer look. The rooster…

MT – Hunting – Prairie Dog Hunting with Freedom Munitions and Keith Warren: GRAPHIC CONTENT (Video)

MILITARY ARMS CHANNEL July 25, 2017 – We head out to the plains of SE Montana with Freedom Munitions and our friends Keith and Matti Warren to do some prairie dog hunting. I bring along a Falkor Defense AR15 with a Dracos barrel and a YHM Turbo silencer for the hunt. 

TX – Hunting – Taking your child on a first deer hunt this year? Do these 8 things to make it memorable

SPORTS DAY.DALLAS NEWS.COM July 23, 2017 – While looking through my photo file, I was reminded that it’s not long until the October early youth deer hunting weekend. The photo that jogged my memory is of my son, Zach. He’ll be 28 next week. He was probably eight when the photograph was made. He was seated on a shooting-range bench at a Hill Country ranch, taking aim through a…

Should You Use A Trail Cam?

WHITETAIL HABITAT SOLUTIONS.COM From the Archives – Should you use a trail cam? Well, I guess that depends if you want a more intimate look into mature buck behavior patterns, and to be able to predict which stand locations you should, or should not, be hunting. And those reasons are just the beginning! Now granted there is a cost for using trail cams that could be prohibitive to some….

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Performance Center® by Smith & Wesson Launches “Texas Whitetail Hunt Sweepstakes”

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (July 10, 2017) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the launch of the “Performance Center – Texas Whitetail Hunt Sweepstakes.” which began on June 23, 2017 and will run until October 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner of the Texas Whitetail Hunt Sweepstakes will be awarded a Performance Center 460XVR™ revolver, as well…

AZ – Wildllife – Remarkable video shows elite firefighters rescuing baby deer from a wildfire (VIDEO)

Washington post July 3, 2017 – For about a week, clouds of smoke, flaming chaparral and the charred remains of ponderosa pine were nearly all that wildland firefighters battling the Goodwin Fire could see. But on Friday evening, members of a hotshot crew fighting the most intense part of the central Arizona blaze spotted a rare sight: Two deer fawns, disoriented but uninjured, “right there along the fire line,” said Kale Casey,…

WY – Hunting/Wildlife – Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western US

BILLINGS GAZETTE.COM July 2, 2017 – CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer herd and dozens of endangered bighorn sheep in California. Wildlife managers in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington also reported higher losses of animals in the wake of one of…

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…

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