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The 7 Best U.S. National Parks for Wildlife Spotting (SLIDE SHOW)

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT From the Archives – America’s first national park is also one of the best places for wildlife watching. Yellowstone is home to the largest concentrations of mammals in the lower 48 states, including a large population of American bison. Every species here has its own story, like the wolves, which were restored after disappearing decades earlier. While summer is the peak time to visit the park,…

13 Best Places in the U.S. for Wildlife Viewing

BUDGET TRAVEL.COM From the Archives – Why travel halfway around the world to go on safari when our own country is teeming with beasts big and small? We spoke to park rangers from coast to coast to find America’s most interesting creatures—and to get the inside scoop on where (and how) to approach them. As many of our patriotic songs point out, the United States is home to a…

NH – Hunting/Wildlife – Battle Brewing Over Rabbit ‘Hounding’, Using Live Animals To Train Hunting Dogs

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER.COM June 14, 2018 – The paddle-footed snowshoe hare has become the latest icon in the ongoing battle between New Hampshire’s hunting and trapping community and animal-rights activists. First it was bear-baiting with chocolate in 2015, followed by an intense debate over the bobcat hunt in 2016. Animal rights groups won those battles and are now are pushing to end the practice of hare hounding, in…

NAT’L – HUNTING/WILDLIFE – Gun Control Is a Sure Way To Hurt Conservation Efforts

THE HILL.COM June 12, 2018 – Despite a unified effort by celebrities and politicians to usher in gun control legislation, the American public has responded by joining or donating to gun rights organizations in large numbers. Sportsmen comprising firearms enthusiasts and hunters believe a concerted attack on firearms is a concerted attack on their sporting lifestyle. 

Why I Love to Squirrel Hunt

SQUIRREL HUNTING .COM From the Archives – Whenever I run into other hunters, and we start chewing the fat about hunting, I always get questions about why squirrel hunting is my favorite choice over other types of game. So I thought I’d put a few of those thoughts down on paper. Please keep in mind, these are just my opinions and I’m only trying to provide some insight as…

Voodoo ritual perplexes squirrel hunters

CLARION LEDGER.COM From the Archives – Largely forgotten, it sat for months in a hunting bag. It was only a candle, but the carvings on it and its unknown origin nagged at hunter Jim Walker of Madison. “We were squirrel hunting with a dog,” Walker said. “It was the last day (of the season); Feb. 28.” Hunting 14 miles south of Greenville in the Mississippi River batture, the land…

Int’l – Wildlife – Snow leopard survives 400-foot fall while hunting sheep (VIDEO)

YAHOO NEWS.COM June 3, 2018 – The predator leaped and caught the bharal, but the momentum sent both animals hurtling off a cliff. Even after landing, they continued to topple down the mountain, finally stopping about 400 feet down. Through the descent, the leopard refused to let go of the bharal, which continued to try to escape — even though seemingly neither should have survived the initial fall. 

WA – Hunting – A hunting dog’s training paradise

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW.COM June 3, 2018 – The hunting dogs ranged from rookies to champs on a recent training day organized by the Spokane Bird Dog Association on a little piece of dog heaven near Medical Lake. One dog nearly flawlessly retrieved three dead ducks tossed at the report of a blank gun by assistants in three locations. It clearly relished the sprint through a natural waterhole.  [full…

Nat’l – Hunting – Secretary Zinke Moves to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities in 30 National Wildlife Refuges

OUTDOOR LIFE.COM May 24, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke this week announced a proposal to open or expand hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. If finalized, Zinke’s move would bring the number of units of the National Wildlife Refuge System where the public may hunt to 377, and the number where fishing would be permitted to 312. The move would open 248,000 acres…

Bag more birds this fall by breaking more clays over the summer

DUCKS.ORG From the Archives – Skeet and trap are fine for summer shooting practice, but sporting clays is the best way to tune up for duck season. On any sporting clays course there are stations set up to mimic decoying mallards, overhead geese, springing teal, and other types of shots commonly encountered while waterfowling. By learning to hit these targets consistently on the course, you can improve your chances on wild…

Wingshooting Skills: 6 Tips to Get Ready for Bird Season

OUTDOOR LIFE From the Archives – Skeet is fun, trap is addictive, and sporting clays may be the ultimate challenge, so indulge. Often. Just don’t assume that’s enough to prepare you for bird season. Shooting upland birds requires aerobic fitness, fast hand-eye coordination, mental acuity, and the ability to shoot quickly—sometimes from awkward positions. Here are some tips to help you practice all of those things. 

A Demented Social Club’: Poachers Slaughtered Hundreds Of Animals In Pacific Northwest For ‘The Thrill,’ Police Say

SF GATE.COM May 17, 2018 – It started when state officials wanted answers about the headless deer turning up in the Oregon wilderness east of Mount Hood. Authorities believed the mutilated animals might be the work of poachers, so in November 2016 they fixed motion-triggered cameras in the national forest near The Dalles, Oregon, smack on the Washington state line. Officials now say a loosely-linked poaching ring is responsible…

WY – Hunting – Thousands urge Mead to delay grizzly hunt

SHERIDAN PRESS.COM May 14, 2018 – The National Parks Conservation Association delivered a petition with nearly 33,000 signatures to Gov. Matt Mead’s office Friday, calling on him to use his executive powers to delay, or at least limit, the upcoming grizzly hunt. Despite the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s recent decision to halve the number of permits for females in the designated hunt area adjacent to Yellowstone and Grand…

MT – Hunting – U.S. won’t restore grizzly bear protections near Yellowstone National Park

CBS NEWS  April 28, 2018 – U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning grizzly management over to states that are now planning public hunts for the animals, according to an announcement Friday in in the Federal Register. The disclosure from the Interior Department follows a months-long review of a decision last year…

WV – Hunting – Mother Nature can wreck the best hunting plans

REGISTER-HERALD.COM April 27, 2018 – I’m generally not one to complain. Well, that is about hunting and fishing in West Virginia. We simply have it too good to complain about much. However, I am going to complain a little — merely a smidge. I am an avid turkey hunter. It’s my thing. I’m so nuts about it that I’m one of those people who talks, in the right company of…

CA – Hunting – Where the Sierra Club Stands on Gun Control

SIERRA CLUB.ORG April 26, 2018 – The Sierra Club supports an assault weapons ban, stricter gun control laws including background checks, and banning lead in ammunition. At the same time, the organization’s official policy about wildlife and native plant management recognizes that lawful hunting and fishing are an acceptable strategy for the management of natural areas, as long as such hunting and fishing are based on scientific data, consistent with all…

CA – Hunting – California Fish and Game Commission to Allow Archery Hunters to Carry Firearms Following NRA and CRPA Petition

NRA-ILA.ORG April 24, 2018 – The California Fish and Game Commission voted to approve a petition submitted by NRA and CRPA attorneys seeking to allow big game archery hunters to carry a firearm for the purposes of self-defense while in the field. Current regulations only allow small game archery hunters with a valid CCW to possess self-defense firearms while in the field, which was also prohibited until the Commission approved a similar…

How Bowfishing Works

ADVENTURE.HOW STUFF WORKS.COM  From the Archives – How do archers or bow hunters extend the hunting season? How might they improve their archery skills? Take to the water! The technique of hunting fish with a bow and arrow is called bowfishing or archery fishing. Bowfishing combines the thrill of hunting with the skill of archery and the sport of fishing. Although the term “bowfishing” may be new to you, the idea…

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