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Hog Hunting Tips For Beginners

HOGMANOUTDOORS.COM – Hog hunting is becoming increasingly popular in the southern Gulf States, where the feral hog population is growing at an alarming rate. A non-native species, feral hogs are aggressive animals that breed quickly and threaten the safety of native wildlife and crop. The current estimated feral hog population in the United States is in the millions; Texas alone currently has a population…

Go hog wild this spring and summer!

MYFWC.COM – Did you know the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers late spring and summer hog hunts on several wildlife management areas across the state? And you don’t even need a hunting license to participate in these great opportunities. Wild hogs, also called wild pigs, wild boars and feral pigs, are not native to Florida but were introduced…

NAT’L – HUNTING – Hunting Tips for a Complete Novice

HUNTERS HAVE ALWAYS APPRECIATED THE GAME THEY TAKE AND ITS ABILITY TO HELP FEED THEIR FAMILIES, BUT IN MODERN TIMES MOST OF US HUNTERS REALLY DON’T NEED TO HUNT FOR FOOD. IN TIMES OF CRISIS, THOUGH, THAT MIGHT CHANGE. WHEN SURVIVAL HUNTING BECOMES A VITAL WAY TO FEED ONE’S FAMILY, EVERYTHING CHANGES. WITH THE CURRENT COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN FULL SWING, BUSINESSES ARE CLOSING — INCLUDING RESTAURANTS. COULD SUPERMARKETS BE NEXT? I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT, BUT WHEN THAT BECOMES A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY, FOLKS WHO NEVER THOUGHT OF HUNTING BEFORE MIGHT BE READY TO START LEARNING ABOUT IT.

WI – HUNTING – Manitowoc outdoors report: Wisconsin’s third elk hunt accepting applications until May 31

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will accept applications for the 2020 elk hunt until May 31. This fall marks the third elk hunt in state history. The northern elk population peaked at about 280 last year, and with more than 100 breeding-age cows in the herd, we’re anticipating continued herd growth and are confident that a hunt will occur. Just how many tags are offered will be determined…

Spring Training for Retrievers

DUCKS.ORG – Spring is a time of renewal, and for your retriever that means reinforcing techniques that may have given way to the excitement of duck season. Multiple birds falling, the chaos of duck blinds full of people, boats, dog hides, and tough weather conditions can all be contributing factors to retrievers losing their way. Here’s a list of…

7 Retriever Training Secrets

DUCKS.ORG – “I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better,” wrote the late George Bird Evans in Troubles with Bird Dogs. “They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know…

NAT’L – WILDLIFE – Why 30-50 Feral Hogs Went Viral After Two Mass Tragedies

On August 3, 2019, a gunman entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and killed 22 people. Twelve hours later, a different gunman entered a bar in Dayton, Ohio, and killed nine people. A record number of mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. over the last three years, to the point where the discourse that follows is almost comically repetitive: A vocal majority expresses alarm, pain, and…

NAT’L – HUNTING – The Story of a Prairie Dog Guide Named Montana Boone

His name was Mishka Woodson, but he preferred to be called Montana Boone. I later learned that his clients referred to him by all sorts of creative names, most of which I will not repeat, but many of them are similar to the names used to refer to Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board Members, I have noticed. He was a small…

Why Shoot Prairie Dogs?

From the top of what the locals ambitiously describe as a “hill,” I can see for 20 or 30 miles without electrical lines of any sort breaking the view. It is quiet, with no artificial sounds encroaching upon the wind and the birds and the crickets. And then the guns open up, with a crack, a whistling sound, and, on occasion, the…

AZ – HUNTING – Youth javelina hunt a success for this Payson young lady

THE LATE WINTER IN ARIZONA HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN THE TIME TO HUNT JAVELINA (PIGS) IN THE DESERT AND FOOTHILL REGIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE ALMOST MONTH LONG ARCHERY SEASON HAS COME TO A CLOSE, FOLLOWED BY THE 10-DAY YOUTH HUNTS IN VARIOUS UNITS. THERE WAS A LOTTERY DRAWING FOR THESE LATE WINTER PERMITS IN OCTOBER, AND THE LUCKY HUNTERS SECURED A TAG FOR THIS UNIQUE BIG GAME ANIMAL. THE YOUTH HUNTS ARE A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR A LICENSED 10- TO 17-YEAR-OLD TO BE INTRODUCED TO BIG GAME HUNTING.

GA – HUNTING – Love Is Blind’s Amber Pike upsets fans after proudly posing with dead deer on hunting trip

LOVE IS BLIND’S AMBER PIKE UPSETS FANS AFTER PROUDLY POSING WITH DEAD DEER ON HUNTING TRIP. THE FORMER TANK MECHANIC FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA, MET AND MARRIED MATT BARNETT WITHIN THE SPACE OF FOUR WEEKS ON THE NETFLIX DATING SMASH HIT, WINNING OVER FANS WITH HER HYPERACTIVE ATTITUDE AND SNORTING LAUGH. BUT AS FANS DELVED INTO HER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HER, PEOPLE WERE LEFT PARTICULARLY UPSET AS SHE SPOKE ABOUT GOING HUNTING WITH HER BROTHER IN 2014. IN PICS FROM THE DAY OUT, AMBER IS SEEN SHOOTING AND KILLING A DEER BEFORE TAKING PHOTOS WITH THE DEAD ANIMAL.

The Coyote Caller’s Playbook

AMERICAN HUNTER.ORG – You don’t hunt whitetails the same in September as you do in December, so why would you stick with the same coyote strategies from the start of predator season to the end? Of course, you might if you had access to thousands of acres of prime coyote country that doesn’t receive hunting pressure, as those coyotes…

Winter Is The Best Time To Hunt Coyotes

MOSSY OAK.COM – As a predator hunter, the cold winter months of January and February mark the beginning of what is arguably the best time to hunt coyotes. My New Year’s resolution may be to be more successful; however, the success will be marked by how many coyotes I can harvest. The period for this success will be during what many…

IN – HUNTING – Spelunkers rescue champion hunting dog from Southern Indiana cave

A champion hunting dog that followed a raccoon into a southern Indiana cave and got stuck was rescued after spelunkers squeezed through the cave’s cramped entrance and found the dog on an underground ledge. BuzzMan, a 5-year-old coon hound, was pursuing a raccoon Saturday during a sanctioned hunt sponsored by the Campbellsburg Coon Hunters Club when he went missing in the Washington County cave. The signal from his GPS…

WY – WILDLIFE – ‘They won’t survive’: Trump gas wells would block pronghorn migration route

The Path of the Pronghorn in WY is a 170-mile migration route that the antelope-like creatures have traveled annually for 6,000 years. It is one of North America’s last remaining long-distance terrestrial migration corridors. And it is at risk.

CT – WILDLIFE – When the bears wake up in March and April, they’re lean and hungry: What you need to know

Just about everyone in Simsbury has a bear story. First Selectman Eric Wellman was on his morning run, at the break of dawn, and almost ran smack into an adult black bear as it ambled across the road in front of him. Both were startled. The bear ran away and climbed a tree. Wellman, after a pause, jogged on. Mark Rudewicz, Simsbury’s animal control officer, has run into bears…

Ten Strange, Endearing and Alarming Animal Courtship Rituals

BLOG.NATURE.ORG – Human dating rituals may often seem strange, confusing and not-at-all productive. But the next time you’re wondering if you should wait three days to call, or if you talked too much at dinner, be thankful you aren’t worried you would become dinner.

The male praying mantis knows each time it approaches a female to mate might be its…

14 Crazy Animal Fights That Didn’t Go Down The Way You Would Expect

RANKER.COM – The rule of the jungle is survival of the fittest, but every now and then, fate steps in and the underdog emerges triumphantly. At times, animal fights (even those that are to the death) end or even begin pretty unexpectedly. On the surface, it may appear these crazy animal fights are simply just entertainment. Look a little bit closer though, and…

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