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NAT’L – WILDLIFE – To protect wildlife, national park rangers use an unusual tool: radar guns

Some of America’s most iconic animals, from bison and bears to red-bellied turtles and the rare Hawaiian geese known as “nene,” are in danger every day from an unexpected angle: tourists crashing into them while sightseeing in national parks. Managing conflicts between millions of visitors and millions of animals is a constant balancing act for National Park Service managers, and the burden falls primarily on the tiny…

AR – HUNTING – AGFC ready to liberalize furbearer hunting rules

Landowners and managers should get help managing turkey and quail Thursday when the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission votes on new furbearer regulations. Introduced June 20, the new regulations will liberalize the taking of coyotes, raccoons, striped skunks, opossums, bobcats and foxes. The regulations are designed to provide additional hunting and trapping opportunities and to encourage the additional harvest of certain furbearers. The new regulations will allow…

PA – HUNTING – Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair caters to muzzleloader aficionados

It is no secret that muzzleloading firearms hold significant interest in Pennsylvania and across the country. One look at the hunting and shooting section of a well-stocked magazine rack will reveal numerous specialty covers devoted to black powder guns, accessories and their historical times. In Pennsylvania, the popularity of hunting with a “smoke-pole” has continued to be strong, with separate seasons for original style black powder guns…

Rattlesnake Standoff

OFF-ROAD OUTDOORS.COM From the Archives – It was early September, hot and Dove season in Northern Nevada, home of the Great Basin Rattler. During the season I often went for evening Dove hunts on the Hermann ranch in Dayton valley where I lived. Most of my hunts were uneventful, until one week when it all changed….

And You Thought Headless Chickens Were Scary

GRUNGE.COM From the Archives – What should you do if you encounter a rattlesnake in your backyard? Well, you can keep your distance and hope it goes on to live a life of peace and harmony and it never bites your children. Or, you can decapitate it with a shovel. According to CNN, that’s what Milo Sutcliffe…

INT’L – HUNTING – A Canadian couple went viral for killing a lion in South Africa, but trophy hunting is a bigger business back home

‘Sick couple.’ ‘A shocking photograph.’ ‘Disgusting.’ Animal lovers around the world descended upon Darren and Carolyn Carter of Edmonton this week after a U.K. tabloid shared a photo of the couple kissing over a lion they killed on safari in South Africa. The online reaction came fast and furious, with outrage and even threats of doxxing as the couple disappeared from social media amid the growing storm….

ID – HUNTING – Getting into long-range hunting

I probably ought to make it clear that I didn’t become a long-range hunter on purpose, but because I was born with a hearing defect that just kept getting worse. On top of that, there are some tones that I can’t distinguish at all, even with a hearing aid. The bottom line is that I am quite a bit noisier in the back country than I am…

INT’L – HUNTING – KISS OF DEATH: Horrifying photo shows sick trophy hunting couple KISS over corpse of magnificent lion they killed

Legelela Safaris – one of dozens of companies that targets Brit tourists with hunting packages – shared the photo on Facebook. The firm wrote: “Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun…well done. A monster lion.” Despite their grim pose, the couple – who run a taxidermy business – describe themselves as “passionate conservationists”, the Mirror reports. Pictured with another lion on the account, the caption reads: “There is nothing…

Archery’s First Shots: Our Spin On Antelope Hunting

MONTANA-WILD.COM From the Archives – We’re fresh to the antelope hunting game. This was our second year but we both were able to fill our tags with a bow. It wasn’t easy but is definitely achievable for the everyday hunter. Rather than tell you my story of my hunt I figured I’d write down my advice, tips, and insight on what we’ve learned about antelope hunting.  Much of it is common sense but…

Hunting Antelope on Their Turf

OUTDOOR LIFE From the Archives – “The only way to hunt antelope is from a pickup truck,” the man said, banging his glass down on the bar. And with that he strode out. We had been debating the ethics of hunting antelope, and his philosophies were, well, different than mine. His final statement summed up both his position and our differences. Antelope are probably more disrespected than any…

Western hunting outfitters think China is the future of the market

QUARTZ.COM July 8, 2019 – Soon after immigrating to Canada in 2002, Chinese entrepreneur Jerry Li hunted for the first time, shooting a black bear in British Columbia. Just three years later, he and his twin brother founded ShooterKing, a high-end hunting clothing brand. And last month, he organized China’s first ever hunting show.

Li is betting that…

NAT’L – HUNTING – 6.5 Creedmoor Proven: How Does It Actually Perform on Big Game?

Debates rage; red-eyed, froth-mouthed opinions strong. Is the 6.5 Creedmoor a great big-game cartridge? It’s the wildly popular protégé cartridge of the 21st century, but is it good at harvesting big-game animals? Comparative literature abounds; 6.5 Creedmoor versus .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor versus .30-06 Springfield, 6.5 Creedmoor versus .243 Winchester. Interesting stuff, to be sure, but not what this article is about. This article is about how well (or not) the 6.5…

Is Squirrel Hunting a Thing? Yes! Here’s What You Should Know.

BOWHUNTING 360.C0M From the Archives – Bowhunting offers many benefits, such as harvesting quality meat and connecting more closely to the natural world. If that sounds appealing, but you don’t feel ready to bowhunt big game like deer and elk, start with small game like squirrels. They provide a great introduction to this intense, rewarding experience. Most of us see squirrels daily. They eat from our bird feeders, dash in…

Bow Hunting Squirrels

RANGEMADE.NET From the Archives – Hunting with a bow is a very silent activity, and hunters can reuse arrows. This makes hunting with bow and arrow ideal for the very avid hunter. Before the season starts, hunters must get their small game license and read the material found in the pamphlet. Doing so will ensure that no laws are accidentally or unintentionally broken. These regulations can change from year to year, such…

PA – HUNTING – Will compromise on Pennsylvania’s Sunday hunting bill satisfy all parties?

As the state’s Sunday hunting bill continues to move forward, the question now becomes has there been enough compromise on the number days that Sunday hunting would be permitted to ensure the bill makes it to the Governor’s desk? On June 25, the State Senate voted 36-14 to approve an amended version of SB 147 introduced by Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie), along with Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny and…

DC – HUNTING – Trump opens 1.4 million federal acres to hunters, anglers

President Trump isn’t much of an outdoorsman, aside from golf. But maybe more than any president since Teddy Roosevelt, he understands the importance of others getting outside to boat, hunt, fish, shoot, and hike and their demands for access to federal lands and waterways. “He’s basically said, ‘Git-R-Done,’” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who is spearheading the opening of 1.4 million acres and elimination of 7,500 regulations…

PA – HUNTING – Pennsylvania should keep the ban on Sunday hunting

Months back, Senate Bill 147 was reported out of the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee. Pennsylvania State Grange opposed it then, and we oppose it now. Advocates for Sunday hunting maintain that we need more licensees and that allowing Sunday hunting in some fashion will dramatically increase the numbers of hunters. It is presented as a father-child time and a new free time opportunity since the rest…

NH – WILDLIFE – Wildlife survey provides N.H. hunting data

The 2018 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary is now available. The publication presents final data on the 2018 New Hampshire hunting seasons summarized by Fish and Game’s wildlife biologists. This annual publication provides a complete analysis of hunting season statistics, including some information by town and Wildlife Management Unit (WMU). The Harvest Summary includes data from the NH Trophy Deer Program, run by the NH Antler…

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