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INT’L – HUNTING - A Canadian couple went viral for killing a lion in South Africa, but trophy hunting is a bigger business back homeVIRGINIA DEMOCRATS WERE BESIDE THEMSELVES WITH RAGE LAST WEEK, BLASTING REPUBLICANS IN THE LEGISLATURE FOR DOING NOTHING DURING WHAT ENDED UP BEING A VERY BRIEF SPECIAL SESSION THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD CALLED ON GUN CONTROL. IT TAKES NO POLITICAL MACHIAVELLI TO REALIZE THE SPECIAL SESSION WAS A SET-UP FROM THE START, AN EFFORT BY THE NORTHAM ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE THE SPOTLIGHT AWAY FROM ITS OWN ONGOING IMAGE PROBLEMS AND INEPTITUDE.A FORMER U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WATCH COMMANDER AT THE LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH PORTS PLEADED GUILTY WEDNESDAY TO FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR RUNNING AN ILLEGAL GUN-SELLING BUSINESS. WEI XU, 56, OF SANTA FE SPRINGS, PLEADED GUILTY TO FOUR FELONIES: UNLAWFULLY ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF DEALING IN FIREARMS, UNLAWFULLY POSSESSING UNREGISTERED FIREARMS, MAKING MATERIALLY FALSE STATEMENTS TO A FEDERAL AGENCY.ALARMED BY REPORTS OF MISMANAGEMENT AND WORRIED OVER THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, A LOOSE FACTION OF THE GROUP’S MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, AND DONORS HAVE PUSHED FOR DRAMATIC CHANGES, INCLUDING THE RESIGNATION OF ITS LONGTIME LEADER, WAYNE LAPIERRE. BUT THEIR CAMPAIGN HAS RUN SMACK INTO THE ORGANIZATION’S OWN BOARD, WHICH HAS BEEN STRUCTURED TO SHIELD INSIDERS FROM CHALLENGES TO THE STATUS QUO.THE COUNTRY’S MOST POWERFUL GUN LOBBY MAY HAVE A COMMANDING GRIP ON AMERICAN POLITICS, BUT IT CONTINUES TO FACE REVOLT FROM WITHIN. OVER LAST WEEKEND, FORMER NRA PRESIDENT MARION HAMMER SENT A PRIVATE EMAIL TO BOARD MEMBERS TELLING THEM TO FALL IN LINE OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. HAMMER’S LETTER, PREVIOUSLY ONLY REPORTED WITHIN THE FIREARMS BLOGOSPHERE, IS AN APPARENT RESPONSE TO A NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE POSTED PUBLICLY THAT THEY HAVE FACED RETALIATION FOR QUESTIONING ALLEGED FINANCIAL MALFEASANCE IN THE ORGANIZATION.

Hunting/Wildlife Archive

Where to Find Summer Bucks

HEARTLAND LODGE.COM From the Archives – What better way to spend a hot summertime evening than cruising the countryside looking for big velvet-toting bucks? In particular the buck you could possibly get a shot at this fall. Now is an often overlooked time to get a good idea of what bucks are in your area. Mature bucks this time of year tend to seek out open hardwood canopies…

NJ – HUNTING – Henry Rifles Anthony Imperato: This Is a Watershed Moment for Hunting

Henry Repeating Arms owner Anthony Imperato believes America’s great hunting traditions are in danger of being lost if more adults refuse to take time to pass what they know to younger generations. 

Are Cute Little Prairie Dogs Fun to Shoot? Is it Bad? You Tell Me.

SHWAT.COM From the Archives – As we lie on the dirt, in the warm South Dakota sun, my new friends and I look out over the open landscape. We had just spent the last week turkey hunting in South Dakota. Since the weather had finally cleared up, we headed out to bust some critters. “I’ve got one. About…

10 Best U.S. States To Go Hog Hunting

WIDE OPEN SPACES.COM From the Archives – It is thought that the first hogs in the United States were introduced in the 1500s by Spanish explorers. Since then, the hog population has ballooned and their range has expanded dramatically thanks to their prolific breeding (supplemented by hogs that escaped from farms and those introduced specifically for hunting). While their…

Should polar bear hunting be legal? It’s complicated.

MSN.COM May 28, 2019 – Countries around the world agree that polar bears are in trouble: They’re considered threatened in the United States, of special concern in Canada, and vulnerable internationally. Yet in much of their icy habitat, it’s perfectly legal to pick up a gun and shoot one.

In Canada, home to nearly two-thirds of the world’s estimated…

MT – PREDATORS – Feral swine amass at Montana’s northern border

It sounds like a bad horror movie. Canadian wild pigs are amassing at Montana’s northern border. It’s only a matter of time before they wander south and begin their destructive assault on everything from wildlife to agricultural fields and even archaeological sites. 

Bowfishing: What Fish Can I Actually Shoot With a Bow?

BOWHUNTING.COM From the Archives – As someone who is relatively new to bowfishing, I am constantly learning new techniques, terms, timing and tricks. For example, did you know that you don’t need to use sights to bowfish? It is preferable to line up quickly and take an instinctive shot. Otherwise, the fish is likely to take off and leave you standing there with a dry arrow and…

Bowfishing for the Big Stuff

REALTREE.COM From the Archives – Carp jump to mind when most bowhunters think of bowfishing. And why not? They’re fun targets, and the shooting is usually fast-paced. Plus it’s an inexpensive sport. However, for those adrenaline junkies at Realtree.com, maybe skewering carp is getting a bit bland. Perhaps tackling critters that can kill you is in order.Texas bowhunter Dave Duncan hunts all over the world for everything…

INT’L – HUNTING – Botswana is re-legalizing hunting elephants because it says they’re causing chaos by killing livestock and fighting with people

Elephants are “raiding crops, killing livestock, destroying water supplies, demolishing grain stores and houses, injuring, and even killing people,” the International Union for Conservation of Nature said. 

NC – HUNTING – Army proposes to alter training simulations on Sandhills Game Land

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Army have begun discussions about an agreement that will allow for changes to military training simulations on a small portion of the Sandhills Game Land by placing non-permanent structures at five locations. 

MD – HUNTING – Turkey hunting’s true foundations are patience and persistence

Sometimes the key to success with hunting is to just keep at it. Once you give up it’s over, but if you keep hunting something good may happen. 

The Magic & Myths of Fawns

QDMA.COM  From the Archives – I always look forward to seeing the first newborn fawn of the year. Without fail, social media will begin to fill with pictures of these beautiful, wobbly-legged creatures, and understandably so. Very few things in nature are as beautiful as a newborn fawn in a lush, green field. But these photos are…

Coyotes Impacting Deer Fawns

MOSSY OAK.COM From the Archives – It is no secret that during the spring and summer months of the year, one of a coyote’s favorite meals is a whitetail fawn. But how much impact do coyotes really have on a deer herd? And what can one do to protect fawns on their land?

While…

MT – WILDLIFE – Big Guns Want 230,000 Acres Of Gallatins Near Yellowstone Protected As Wilderness

The Gallatins, which have no roads crossing their crest, have long been recognized essential habitat for a wide range of species from migrating elk herds to grizzly bears, wolves, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose. 

MT – WILDLIFE – Grizzlies Are The New Neighbors Along Beartooth Front In Montana

If there was any doubt that grizzly bears’ presence is increasing along the Beartooth Front, a Facebook photo posted this past week of a griz walking through a Red Lodge neighborhood in broad daylight should erase that notion. 

AZ – HUNTING – Grizzly Bear Hunt Ban Gets House Committee Hearing

Safari Club International opposes an anti-hunting bill that, if it became law, would end hunting of grizzly bears in the United States.  

MN – Hunting – Minnesota Senate Key to Defeating Wolf Hunting Ban

The hunting ban is a pre-emptive strike by Twin City Rep. Pete Fisher (DFL). Wolves remain federally protected even though Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump have all supported removing the Great Lakes population of wolves from the protections under the Endangered Species Act. 

Hunt Wild Turkeys and Roll with Weather Changes

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION.ORG From the Archives – Every turkey hunter dreams of clear mornings when gobbling echoes everywhere. But when it’s time to hunt, that ideal weather has often been replaced by uncomfortable conditions. Turkeys don’t disappear when the weather goes sour. Here’s a primer on know how to turn seemingly lousy days into great ones.

Rain: I love…

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BREAKING :
INT’L – HUNTING - A Canadian couple went viral for killing a lion in South Africa, but trophy hunting is a bigger business back homeVIRGINIA DEMOCRATS WERE BESIDE THEMSELVES WITH RAGE LAST WEEK, BLASTING REPUBLICANS IN THE LEGISLATURE FOR DOING NOTHING DURING WHAT ENDED UP BEING A VERY BRIEF SPECIAL SESSION THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD CALLED ON GUN CONTROL. IT TAKES NO POLITICAL MACHIAVELLI TO REALIZE THE SPECIAL SESSION WAS A SET-UP FROM THE START, AN EFFORT BY THE NORTHAM ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE THE SPOTLIGHT AWAY FROM ITS OWN ONGOING IMAGE PROBLEMS AND INEPTITUDE.A FORMER U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WATCH COMMANDER AT THE LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH PORTS PLEADED GUILTY WEDNESDAY TO FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR RUNNING AN ILLEGAL GUN-SELLING BUSINESS. WEI XU, 56, OF SANTA FE SPRINGS, PLEADED GUILTY TO FOUR FELONIES: UNLAWFULLY ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF DEALING IN FIREARMS, UNLAWFULLY POSSESSING UNREGISTERED FIREARMS, MAKING MATERIALLY FALSE STATEMENTS TO A FEDERAL AGENCY.ALARMED BY REPORTS OF MISMANAGEMENT AND WORRIED OVER THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, A LOOSE FACTION OF THE GROUP’S MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, AND DONORS HAVE PUSHED FOR DRAMATIC CHANGES, INCLUDING THE RESIGNATION OF ITS LONGTIME LEADER, WAYNE LAPIERRE. BUT THEIR CAMPAIGN HAS RUN SMACK INTO THE ORGANIZATION’S OWN BOARD, WHICH HAS BEEN STRUCTURED TO SHIELD INSIDERS FROM CHALLENGES TO THE STATUS QUO.THE COUNTRY’S MOST POWERFUL GUN LOBBY MAY HAVE A COMMANDING GRIP ON AMERICAN POLITICS, BUT IT CONTINUES TO FACE REVOLT FROM WITHIN. OVER LAST WEEKEND, FORMER NRA PRESIDENT MARION HAMMER SENT A PRIVATE EMAIL TO BOARD MEMBERS TELLING THEM TO FALL IN LINE OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. HAMMER’S LETTER, PREVIOUSLY ONLY REPORTED WITHIN THE FIREARMS BLOGOSPHERE, IS AN APPARENT RESPONSE TO A NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE POSTED PUBLICLY THAT THEY HAVE FACED RETALIATION FOR QUESTIONING ALLEGED FINANCIAL MALFEASANCE IN THE ORGANIZATION.