Hunting/Wildlife Archive

Pure Hunting Adventures | DIY Antelope Hunting Tips (video)

PURE HUNTING.COM From the Archives – Speed goats, devil deer, the names go on and on.  No matter what you call them, pronghorn antelope are a truly magnificent animal that offer an amazing opportunity for a pure hunting adventure.  Many cannot think about the western shortgrass prairies and sage country of the Front Range without thinking about the iconic pronghorn antelope.  Pronghorn antelope are very wary, and can provide even…

Hunting with My Husband

HUNTINFOOL.COM From the archives – I dedicate this story to my husband and his love for me and the hunt. This last year, 2015, I was able to harvest a beautiful 4-point mule deer buck thanks to my husband being there to take me hunting and putting in all the miles of hiking. It was exciting, especially for a mom and wife who isn’t able to just go all the…

Nat’l – Unclassified – Hunting season is here: Arby’s tests elk sandwiches and releases venison sandwiches nationwide

USA TODAY October 11, 2017 – The fast-food chain known for having “the meats,” is putting its money where its mouth is this year with the release of venison sandwiches nationwide, and elk sandwiches in select markets. Arby’s venison sandwiches will be available on Saturday, Oct. 21 in all 3,300 restaurants across the country, and a limited-edition Elk Sandwich will be available in three restaurants in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. …

Top 10 Retrievers – A closer look at the diversity of America’s favorite duck dogs

DUCKS.ORG From the Archives – Of all the unanswered questions about the history of waterfowl hunting, the most intriguing mystery involves retrievers. When, how, and where, exactly, did today’s duck dogs first arrive on the waterfowling scene? Scholars have spent years researching the origins of just about every sporting breed in existence. And many plausible theories and timelines explaining breed evolution have been provided. But the fact of the…

Nat’l – Hunting – Still missing my duck hunting buddy

BANGOR DAILY NEWS From the Archives – In 1988 my sister Edie was godparent to a litter of Chesapeake Bay retrievers – seven little bundles of energy in dark coats, two with light saw-grass coverings which seemed ideal for hiding in the swale grass of nearby Hopkins Stream, my duck hunting paradise. Oh, how I wanted one! And I engaged my kids, ages three and six, in the effort…

How to Choose Where to Hunt Moose

GOT HUNTS.COM (Outdoors International) From the archives – Moose hunting is something that even the most well traveled high budget hunters only do a few times in their lifetime. Not because they aren’t enjoyable, but more that they are a bucket list species, once you have gotten the one you are looking for, most call it good. Most hunters are rookies at booking a hunt, and I find that…

(Int’l – Hunting) Newfoundland is moose hunters’ paradise

LEHIGH VALLEY LIVE.COM – From the Archives – For archery hunters, few challenges are as big – literally and figuratively – as trying to take down a moose with a bow and arrow. But for those who have their hearts set on this grand goal, only a handful of destinations in North America provide opportunities to do so like Newfoundland, long known as the moose hunting capital of the…

WY – Hunting – Hunting to resume after Wyoming gains authority over wolves

SPOKESMAN REVIEW.COM September 28, 2017 – CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Licensed wolf hunting is set to resume in Wyoming for the first time since 2013 after the state won back the authority to manage the animals. The season opens Sunday and runs through Dec. 31 in 12 trophy game hunt areas in the northwest part of the state. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has set a limit of 44…

Do Drones and Deer Hunting Mix?

GAME AND FISH MAGAZINE September 26, 2017 – As I started to pack up my hunting gear to descend from my tree stand, I was red-hot angry — and bent on finding whoever it was who was flying what looked like a black, metallic bird over my hunting area. I was so incensed that I nearly dropped my bow before getting it securely attached to my haul rope and lowering…

PA – Hunting – State approves new gun categories for hunting in Special Regulations Areas

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE September 26, 2017 – Two new categories of guns became legal for use while hunting in Special Regulations Areas including Allegheny County. In a measure adopted today, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners voted to allow hunters and trappers within those areas to use semiautomatic rifles and air guns. In 2016, the state legislature amended the Game and Wildlife Code to make air rifles legal for hunting,…

ND – Hunting – Drought affects duck hunting wetlands in the Northern Plains

CAPITAL JOURNAL.COM September 24, 2017 –  When duck hunters in the Northern Plains take to the field this fall, they will find fewer wetlands where they can set up their blinds and float their decoys following a summer of devastating drought. The number of duck-hunting wetlands in North Dakota is down about 40 percent from last year, to the lowest level in nine years, according to the Game and…

SD – Hunting – West River holds its own when it comes to pheasant hunting

RAPID CITY JOURNAL.COM September 24, 2017 – This fall, thousands of people will flock to eastern South Dakota and select areas in western South Dakota to take part in a treasured tradition: pheasant hunting. For hunters who live west of the Missouri River, it might seem like the eastern side of the state gets all the attention and the birds, but there are areas in our neck of the…

PA – Hunting – These hunting dogs are family members, not machines

SEATTLE TIMES.COM September 24, 2017 – YORK SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — Each car that pulled into the York Springs State Game Lands was accompanied by a chorus of barking. Dogs weaved in and out of a sea of orange as hunters and their companions prepared for a long day of training. The hunters are a part of the Keystone Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. They…

Gun vs Bow Hunting for New Hunters

MODERN-HUNTERS.COM – From the Archives – Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, I had never touched a bow or gun until I was in my early 20s. My knowledge of hunting weapons was extremely limited. When I became serious about learning how to hunt, I quickly discovered that I had to make a choice — was I going to learn to hunt with a gun or with a bow? Was one type…

AK – Feature – Duck! Duck! Miss!: No luck on the hunt, but decoy retrieval nets dinner

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER September 22, 2017 – The ducks around Fairbanks were more scared than I was hungry. Over 12 hours of hunting in lakes around Fairbanks this month, I didn’t kill any ducks and only got to take a half-dozen shots. But I did get to taste my first mallard — a thank you duck from another hunter after I helped rescue an escaped decoy. Duck hunting doesn’t get as much…

IA – Hunting – New rifle law seen as boon for Iowa deer hunting, gun shops

DES MOINES REGISTER September 21, 2017 – Iowa hunters can legally shoot deer this fall with rifles using straight wall cartridges, and gun shop owners are reporting brisk sales of ammunition and new firearms. Mike Sporer says he plans to hunt deer in rural Marion County with eight longtime friends. He expects all nine of them to carry rifles instead of shotguns that fire slugs. Straight wall cartridge rifles are the same caliber and use the…

How I Got My Whole Family into Hunting

HUNT DAILY.COM From the Archives – From an early age, Sabrina and her husband, Justin, taught their sons about hunting and the unique connection to nature and family that it produces. Their oldest son, Casey, and his younger brother Colby, both started hunting by their parent’s side as young boys, toting around a Wicked Ridge crossbow throughout the archery season in Ohio. Both having successfully harvested several deer, hunting…

Int’l – Hunting – How big game hunting is dividing southern Africa

MSN.COM September 11, 2017 – Drifting down the Zambezi in Zimbabwe, I overheard two American men swapping hunting stories. “First shot got him in the shoulder,” a white man in his late sixties explained to his friend. “Second hit him right in the side of the head!” Pointing at his temple, he passed his phone with a picture. The animal in question was a dead crocodile. Crocodiles are easy to find…

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