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California hunters face nation’s first lead ammo ban

The nation’s first 100% lead ammunition ban for hunters takes effect in two weeks in California. The law shows a will to protect individual animals and birds and is taking effect as a fait accompli among hunters.  Continue Reading...

- 6/17/2019

Congratulations to HLRBO April Contest Winner!

Congratulations to HLRBO April contest winner Bryan Carleton and thank you for sending in a photo. We are glad to see you are enjoying the DJI Mavic Pro drone! Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest and we encourage you to please check out the latest contest from HLRBO here https://www.hlrbo.com/contest. We are giving away a Browning Strike Force Gen 5 Trail Camera.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

15 Best Duck and Goose Guns Ever

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what's beautiful in the duck marsh or goose pit is the gun that works, no matter how harsh the conditions. Picking the 15 best of anything isn't easy, and with waterfowl guns we've got 120 years worth of history to consider, from the Model 1897 Winchester, the first pump for smokeless powder, to the high-tech 3 ½-inch semi-autos of today. The guns on this list have proven their worth over countless sunrises, and they will not fail you. They are not listed in any particular order. —P.B.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

Application period opens for Arkansas alligator hunting permits

Applications for the 2019 Arkansas alligator season will be available at from 8 a.m., June 15 through midnight, June 30. After a slow start in last year’s hunt, Alligator Zone 2, composed of South Central Arkansas, will again have a private land at-large opportunity for alligator hunters. Zone 2 was closed to all alligator sport hunting from 2007 until last year to help analyze the impact hunting had on alligator populations in the two open zones (southeast and southwest Arkansas). That comparison is no longer needed.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

Yes, Moose hunting happens outside of Maine. Here are some things to know.

We Mainers love our moose, and a sizeable subsection of us loves our annual moose hunt. But we’re certainly not the only place on the planet that has these gangly critters, and other states, Canadian provinces and countries have different approaches to moose hunting and moose management as a whole.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

Pennsylvania: Contact Your Senators in Support of Pro-Hunting Legislation

Senate Bill 147, sponsored by Senator Dan Laughlin, would expand hunting opportunities for Pennsylvania hunters. This legislation would allow hunters more time to take part in one of America’s oldest traditions. Further, hunters pump millions of dollars into habitat restoration and conservation through Pittman-Robertson funds, and deserve to be able to use them to their fullest extent.  Continue Reading...

- 6/14/2019

Outdoors writers toast O’Connor

The Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center will celebrate its 13th anniversary tonight and on Saturday extend for a second year its public forum of hunting and outdoor writers. The center, essentially a museum that houses many of the late writer’s trophy big game animals, guns and writing memorabilia at Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston, will hold a fundraising banquet at the Red Lion Hotel this evening.  Continue Reading...

- 6/14/2019

The Best Arrows for Deer Hunting

Fill your quiver with the right ammo this season All arrows pretty much look the same, but the similarities end with aesthetics because they certainly don’t offer cookie-cutter performance. Far from it. Arrows vary widely from brand to brand – even batch to batch – and that matters. A lot.  Continue Reading...

- 6/13/2019

Outdoors with dad: How hunting and fishing bond fathers with their children

It wasn’t until I was older that I realized what I really took out of that experience. Little details that went unnoticed to an adolescent are now crystal to an adult. My dad and I woke up before anyone else was awake, we’d eaten breakfast together and then talked about all sorts of scenarios in the car on our way to the woods. I was having so much fun with my dad, and I didn’t even know it. And in the process, I was taking away life lessons.  Continue Reading...

- 6/13/2019

Oklahoma black bear hunting area expands from 4 counties to 13; no quota for archery season

When the hunting season for black bears opens Oct. 1 in Oklahoma, the area available to hunters will have more than doubled in size, and the bag limit will remain the same.  Continue Reading...

- 6/12/2019

Pa. Game Commission Has Perks For Residents Who Apply Early For Hunting Licenses

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– The wait is over, as the firearms deer season approaches, hunting licenses go on sale June 17. For general licenses, Pennsylvania residents pay $20.90 and nonresidents pay $101.90.  Continue Reading...

- 6/12/2019

Hunting Axis Deer on Lanai Island

Hunting Axis Deer on Lanai Island Tourists know this spot as a tropical getaway with fancy resorts. Outdoorsmen know it as a deer-hunting paradise  Continue Reading...

- 6/11/2019

Noem moves Governor's Hunt from Pierre to Sioux Falls to 'attract more business prospects'

The annual Governor's Hunt in Pierre will become a sportsmen's convention open to the public in Sioux Falls beginning next year, Gov. Kristi Noem announced Monday. The 2020 Governor's Hunt and Sportsmen's Showcase will be based at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and will include:  Continue Reading...

- 6/19/2019

Six notable changes in the 2019-2020 Pa. Hunting and Trapping Digest

Hunting licenses officially go on sale on June 17, while antlerless applications are being accepted July 8 for Pennsylvania residents and July 15 for nonresidents. The release of those dates means the 2019-2020 hunting season is upon us. And with the start of the hunting season comes the release of the new Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest.  Continue Reading...

- 6/11/2019

Black-Tailed Deer Season to Open on Kaua‘i

Deer hunters can now apply for permits ahead of the opening of the 2019 black-tailed deer hunting season on Kaua‘i. Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), announced on June 5, 2019.  Continue Reading...

- 6/9/2019

East Hampton May Ban Hunting for One Day a Week

An organization called the East Hampton Group for Wildlife has proposed that the Town of East Hampton set aside one day a week during the hunting season, either a Saturday or Sunday, when hunting would not be allowed. The forcefulness of the presentation at a town board meeting by many members of this group, including Ron Delsener, the entertainment mogul, has gotten the board’s full attention. Early indications are that at least some of the board members are wishy washy about how they stand. It’s been postponed to a further meeting in June for more discussion.  Continue Reading...

- 6/9/2019

Outdoors in Maine: Keeping a bear-ing on hunting issue

“Did the last bear referendum affect you in any way personally?” she asked. That question was unexpected. It caught me off-guard. A good question, though. It took me back in time to the highly charged bear referendum, when Maine voters decided the fate of recreational bear hunting as we know it.  Continue Reading...

- 6/9/2019

Robertson: Why hunters quit

My turkey hunting partner, Scott Neely, and I were talking the other day. We hadn’t seen a single hunter in close to two weeks. The only tire tracks on the roads were made by oil workers or loggers. No one was hunting.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Turkey hunting still a passion at age 87: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Harvesting a spring gobbler is a true trophy in Penns Woods. They are an elusive quarry. Eyesight that is remarkable and hearing that can detect the slightest sound make a mature wild turkey the ultimate in hunting.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Oregon Approves New Hunting Measure of Endangered Wolves

SALEM, Ore. (CN) – State officials relaxed rules Friday to make it easier to kill the state’s endangered gray wolves if they are found to have eaten livestock. Under the new rules, the commission can approve wolf kills if a pack is confirmed to have killed livestock twice in nine months.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Deadline approaching to enter S.C.’s public alligator hunting season lottery

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – There is just over one week left to enter the 2019 public alligator hunting season lottery drawing. According to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Natural of Natural Resources, the application deadline is June 15 at 5 p.m. This year’s public season will begin at 12 p.m., on Sept. 14 and run until 12 p.m. on Oct. 12. If selected, tag fees are $100. Additional fees apply for nonresident applicants, according to DNR.  Continue Reading...

- 6/7/2019

Georgia Waterfowl Hunting Dates Approved For 2019-2020 Season

The Board of Natural Resources has set the dates for the 2019-2020 migratory bird season and made some changes to the regulations. Duck hunting season will now end on January 31st each year, instead of the last Sunday in January like previous years. There are also changes to bag limits for Mallards and Pintail. Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resource Division says, “the daily bag limit for Mallards dropped to two this year, with no more than one hen, and the Pintail bag limit dropped to one. These bag limit changes are responsive to population levels for these species”.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

Wyoming reels in wolf hunting quotas

Biologists in charge of Canis lupus in Wyoming assessed the fewest wolves since hunting began seven years ago, and in response they are rolling back quotas in almost all areas where the species is carefully managed.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

What Deer Hunters Should Know About the 2019 QDMA Report

For nearly a decade, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has compiled and disseminated some of North America’s finest research on whitetail deer. This year’s Whitetail Report lays a finger squarely on the pulse of America’s deer hunters and provides a long-term look at what’s truly happening in the world of whitetails. Here are a few important figures from the 2019 QDMA Whitetail Report.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

Pa. Game Commission speaks on how it spends money, doesn't predict hunting fee increase

The results of a three-year audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission have created polarizing opinions in the outdoor community. The audit showed a $72 million surplus in the Game Commission's game fund. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said it must do a better job at managing its finances and have better oversight. He had 43 recommendations moving forward, the highest, he said, he has ever had for a state agency.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

Rarest of the Rare ‘Pitch Black’ Deer Spotted in Northern Michigan

A man in Northern Michigan spotted the rarest of the rare deers on his property on May 29—a ‘pitch black’ deer caused by an extremely uncommon genetic mutation. “I see a lot of critters up here but I have never seen nor even heard of one of these. I was taking my trailer back to my pole barn property yesterday and so drove past the driveway in order to back in,” John Roach wrote on Facebook.  Continue Reading...

- 6/5/2019

Kentucky extends crossbow deer hunting season

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission announced Tuesday that crossbow deer hunting season will be extended this year. The new season will run from Sept. 21, 2019, to Jan. 20, 2020.  Continue Reading...

- 6/5/2019

TED NUGENT SAYS HUNTING AND MAKING MUSIC ‘ENHANCE EACH OTHER’

Ted Nugent talked up the experience of killing a buck then proceeding to his studio to make music, saying the two actions were enhancements of each other. He also described Keith Richards as his “nemesis” and Tom Morello as his “blood brother” in a discussion about appreciating artists who don’t agree with his way of life and politics.  Continue Reading...

- 6/5/2019

Football Players Face Off in an Epic Outdoor Challenge

Denver linebacker Von Miller and Kansas City left tackle Eric Fisher are both avid outdoorsmen. So we brought them to New Mexico to go head-to-head in fishing, archery, and cooking. Here's how it went down.  Continue Reading...

- 6/4/2019

Stop hunting grizzlies? They won’t stop hunting us!

Gather round children, your humble outdoor scribe is once again trying to fulfill his duties by keeping you up to date in the outdoor world. Like me, you would probably rather hear about my latest failure at turkey hunting, or maybe some new shotgun I could tell you about.  Continue Reading...

- 6/4/2019

Conservationist's View: Thank veterans for privilege of hunting, fishing on public lands

Americans recognize and remember our nation's veterans every year on Armed Forces Day (for those who currently wear the uniform), Memorial Day (for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and never made it out of uniform), and Veterans Day (for those who used to wear the uniform). What's less well known is the key role veterans play in protecting our great public lands' hunting and angling heritage.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Fewer Hunters in the US, but Higher Hunting License Sales?

Many of us have heard in hunting circles that the number of hunters now, relative to the ’70s and ’80s, is down quite a bit. Maybe it’s because we are a more wired or “techy” society and fewer of the upcoming generation are willing to venture into the outdoors. No one is sure of the reason, but it’s peculiar that hunting license sales are going up at the same time. Seems like an oxymoron, right? Well, there is an explanation for all of this.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Hunters: The time to get your deer permit is now

By Region 8 Newsdesk | June 3, 2019 at 11:16 AM CDT - Updated June 3 at 2:49 PM LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) -Hunters interested in trying their luck at white-tailed deer in popular public deer-hunting areas in the state listen up. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission opened its annual WMA deer permit hunt application period Monday. AGFC wildlife management offers excellent hunting opportunities, but popular hunting areas can become overcrowded without special restrictions. In many of the most popular areas, AGFC conducts special draw hunts to maintain healthy deer herds.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Good day for toms as Maine turkey hunt ends for spring

AUGUSTA, MAINE — Maine's season for hunting wild turkeys in the spring has ended for the year. The Pine Tree State allows hunters to pursue the birds in spring and fall to help control their population. Wild turkeys were once rare in Maine, but the population rebounded after years of conservation efforts.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Bear hunters hoping for expanded seasons come up empty for now

Maine’s bear hunters were hoping to bag big wins in the legislature this year, but their proposals for an overhaul of the state’s hunting rules will have to wait. State legislators considered a change offered by a pro-hunting group that would have allowed state biologists to adjust the length of the season and the number of animals a hunter can kill.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Nearly 200,000 deer killed by hunters in South Carolina in 2018

Deer hunting season is still several months away but hunters are already buzzing about South Carolina’s “most popular, sought after, economically important and controversial game animal” — the white-tailed deer. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently released its 2018 Deer Harvest Report, showing a slight increase in the total number of deer killed in the state. The complete report, compiled by wildlife biologists Charles Ruth and Jay Cantrell with the SCDNR’s Big Game Program, can be found at the department’s website, dnr.sc.gov.  Continue Reading...

- 6/1/2019

Barclay: Downstate hunting ban billI infringes on Upstate

PULASKI, NY — Members of the Assembly Majority have proposed a bill that would, once again, place restrictions on hunters and sportsmen across New York. The bill, A.722a, would ban hunting contests, competitions, tournaments or derbies in the state. Those who participate in these activities would be subject to up to a year in jail or fined up to $2,000.  Continue Reading...

- 6/1/2019

Editorial: Noem's pheasant hunting initiative needs better aim

In a general sense, it’s encouraging to see Gov. Kristi Noem aggressively address the issue of South Dakota’s pheasant population as it pertains to hunting and the state’s economy. Bagging birds is big business, as evidenced by the more than $130 million spent annually by out-of-state sportsmen, helping to make tourism one of the state’s most vital industries.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Continue the deer hunt? Public hearing is June 5

Is deer hunting the slaughter of innocents? A time honored tradition connecting today’s suburbanites to more rugged forebears who struggled to tame the wilderness? A sensible response to the proliferation of tick-borne diseases from deer-borne ticks? All of the above?  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Time to apply for WMA deer hunts

Summer just started, but it's never too early to talk about deer hunting. If you don't have private land to hunt, consider applying for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's wildlife management area-controlled deer hunts.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Where have all the hunters gone? Numbers in WNY shrink rapidly

Orchard Park resident Paul Barnas, a hunter for more than 50 years, remembers when he and his brothers would join hundreds of others for the opening day of big game hunting season in small towns through the Southern Tier. "They used to be mobbed," said Barnas, 71, recalling the local bars and restaurants. Nowadays, he might spot a handful of people like him.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. — -(AmmoLand.com)- Spending in the overall hunting and shooting sports market grew 11% in 2018, according to a new market size report now available from Southwick Associates. Despite well-publicized decreases in the firearm and ammunition categories, 2018 sales for accessories and support equipment grew, driving the overall market to a total of $21.3 billion in retail sales.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Learn the 10 Habits of Highly Successful Deer Hunters

Consistently tag larger whitetail bucks using a few tips and tricks from hunters who do it better than anyone  Continue Reading...

- 5/30/2019

Attention Hunters: These Are the Best .22 Rifles of 2019

The question of what is the best .22 rifle is one of those perennial debates that never goes away. Though the humble .22 is often eclipsed by “full-sized” rifles on many review sites and blogs, the truth is that rimfire .22 ammunition is still by far the most fired ammo in America.  Continue Reading...

- 5/30/2019

Missouri hunting permits could see a price increase

Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing price increases for fishing and hunting permits for people who live outside the state. The MDC says prices haven't been raised in decades, and the increase would help keep up with rising costs. Here's a look at the list of changes.  Continue Reading...

- 5/30/2019

Maine to issue more moose hunt permits for 2nd straight year

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The state with the largest moose population in the 48 contiguous United States is set to issue more hunting permits for the giant animals this year. A spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says an advisory council has signed off on a permit increase of more than 10 percent. That will raise the total permits to 2,820.  Continue Reading...

- 5/29/2019

Massive bighorn sheep killed by tribal member snubbed for Idaho state record over hunting dispute

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will not recognize a bighorn sheep killed by a Nez Perce Tribe member as a state record because the agency said the ram was shot in violation of state hunting regulations, even though those regulations don’t apply to tribe members hunting on ancestral lands.  Continue Reading...

- 5/29/2019

GET READY: Quota hunt applications accepted beginning June 1

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  Continue Reading...

- 5/29/2019

Hunting For Hipsters: Preserving Conservation In Kentucky

Hunting funds conservation in Kentucky and many other states around the country, but younger generations have been slow to adopt the pastime and the future of the sport is staring down a generational cliff.  Continue Reading...

- 5/28/2019

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

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.  Continue Reading...

- 5/28/2019

Will Sunday deer hunting come to Pennsylvania?

A bill that would allow deer hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania is stalled in the state Senate Appropriations Committee. And although there is little hope of it moving forward this session, those working on it say there is room for compromise.  Continue Reading...

- 5/27/2019

Waterfowl hunters have much to learn before going into the field

Unlike most other game species, waterfowl hunters require more than passing knowledge of their quarry; seasons may be split, both state and federal laws apply, and hunters must be able to accurately identify the particular bird or birds they are attempting to hunt.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Wolf hunting, chronic-wasting disease, two-pole fishing, and a new state bumblebee: What lawmakers agreed to, and didn’t

An attempt led by House Democrats to permanently ban wolf hunting passed the House by one vote but failed to gain traction in the Senate and ultimately was not included in legislation to Walz, who had indicated he would sign it. Gray wolves are currently on the federal endangered species list and can’t be killed for any reason other than to protect human life.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

TWRA announces chronic wasting disease unit in West TN; hunting seasons extended

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the creation of a new chronic wasting disease deer hunting unit in response to the disease being found last year in three West Tennessee counties.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Turkey season is not a sprint

What a morning it was. The birds were hammering from the roost before dawn and continued gobbling even after fly-down. We shared vocal volleys with two vociferous toms for a lengthy duration but just couldn’t coax them close enough to seal the deal. Off we went to another location where we struck gobbling gold a second time, but again failed to fool our feathered foes into shotgun range.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Big changes in store for PA waterfowl hunters for 2019-20 season

Big changes are in store for southeast Pennsylvania – including Lancaster County - waterfowl hunters this fall. Concerned by population declines, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved reductions in hunting opportunities for mallards and migratory Canada geese for the 2019-20 season. When it comes to managing migratory waterfowl, the USFWS divides the nation into four major flyways – Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Entering the gilded age of turkey hunting seems unnecessary

Turkey hunters can be like any other breed of outdoorsmen, running the gamut from bare-bones minimalists to gadget-crazed trend setters.  Continue Reading...

- 5/25/2019

Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again

The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.  Continue Reading...

- 5/25/2019

Moose crashes snowy Colorado elopement, provides no objections to the secret union

A couple eloped to Colorado specifically to keep their wedding intimate, but an uninvited guest ending up crashing the private nuptials. On May 20, an Illinois couple said “I do” in Rocky Mountain National Park with only the officiant and wedding photography crew in attendance – before a wild moose arrived to pay her respects, the Denver Post reports.  Continue Reading...

- 5/25/2019

Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge

At 10 a.m., Saturday, Godfrey's Pond on Griswold Road, Stafford, hosts the Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge. The event is open to the public. The event is geared toward "every day" retrievers, dogs who are pets and companions and hunt with their masters as a hobby. All sporting breeds are invited to participate but only retrieving breeds will be scored. Dogs that hold field trial titles and hunt test titles may also participate but these dogs will not be scored.  Continue Reading...

- 5/24/2019

Antler hunters swarm wildlife area by horse, foot and car

AUGUSTA, Mont. — Crested by limestone reefs of the Rocky Mountain Front, the gates of the Sun River Wildlife Management Area flew open at noon May 15 and a wave of antler pickers poured through. At the main gate, a 300-vehicle procession that stretched for nearly a mile snaked its way along. From a separate gate, a mix of sprinters and hikers dashed off. And a veritable stampede of horses glided through a depression and onto the open hillside. Augusta-area Game Warden Brady Murphy glanced in his rearview mirror long enough to make sure horse wrecks were at a minimum before flooring his pickup truck to the north.  Continue Reading...

- 5/24/2019

Iowa turkey hunters bag more than 11,000 birds

Des Moines, IA. — Turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 11,400 Iowa birds this spring through the mandatory registration system, which is about 300 birds fewer than were harvested in 2018. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 5 with the youth season and ended on May 12. Hunters purchased 47,400 spring turkey tags.  Continue Reading...

- 5/24/2019

No changes to hunting seasons

From county commission meetings to the governor’s office, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Crow tribal member’s alleged poaching in the Bighorn National Forest has officials and hunters discussing — and mostly guessing about — the ramifications of the decision.  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

With nothing to lose, these turkey hunters managed a gain

Magic and misfortune are no strangers in turkey blinds. The wizardry sometimes involves wildlife encounters: Bald eagles swooping at plastic turkey decoys or even carrying them away. Coyotes or bobcats stalking those fake turkeys. Or long-beards gobbling and strutting in all their glory.  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

Tom Lounsbury: Women discover joy of turkey hunting

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Turkey Hunting Seminar was held at the Cass City DNR Field Office last weekend, for the third annual time in the Thumb area, which offers wonderful turkey hunting opportunities. DNR Wildlife Assistant Ron Sting does an admirable job in putting this free seminar together, and when he announced it online for attendees with a first-come, first-served basis, the available 18 openings immediately filled up, with plenty more ladies waiting in the wings for a possible opening.  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

Here Is How to Pick the Best 'Survival' Rifle (For Hunting or Self Defense)

Proper planning is what separates true survivors from the rest. If a survival scenario were to arise, such as after a natural disaster or economic collapse, are you prepared to care for your family? Having the best survival rifle on hand can help you weather the storm. But how do you choose the right one for your situation?  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

Hunters will soon get a look at new deer management plans

The statewide management plans for mule deer and white-tailed deer are being revised, and hunters will want to take note of upcoming opportunities to review and comment on the plans and talk to wildlife managers about them. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials presented drafts of the management plans to the Fish and Game Commission at its May 17 meeting in Grangeville.  Continue Reading...

- 5/22/2019

Hunt for second turkey continues

Since I shot my tom turkey this spring at Schroon Lake in Essex County several weeks ago, I have been working hard for number two. It seems to have rained every day. I have called in several jakes and let them go. I am looking for beard dragger. I know, you don’t eat the beard, but I want a big one. However, I have had some fun on these hunts. The funniest was on a windy and rainy day when I dozed for a half hour. When I opened my eyes, there were five turkeys, three of them were real jakes standing with my two decoys. Never got any answers the rest of that morning.  Continue Reading...

- 5/22/2019

Senate rejected a bill that would allow for limited bear hunting

The state Senate on Tuesday rejected a bill that would have allowed for limited bear-hunting in Connecticut.  Continue Reading...

- 5/22/2019

Hunters would be protected from cell phone harassment under House bill

LANSING, MI -- Hunters and fishermen would be protected from harassment from people recording their activity under a bill pending in the Michigan House. House Bill 4340, sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland Township, would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to make it illegal to record someone who is lawfully taking an animal or fish.  Continue Reading...

- 5/21/2019

Alabama nonprofit takes special-needs children on hunting, fishing trips

Kidz Outdoors works around the year to give special-needs children across the country hunting and fishing opportunities they would otherwise not have. The Alabama Power Foundation recently presented the nonprofit with a grant that will help Kidz Outdoors continue its work. Based in Hueytown, Alabama, Kidz Outdoors has sent hundreds of kids on hunting and fishing trips. Other outdoor activities include swimming with dolphins and more.  Continue Reading...

- 5/21/2019

Hunting fades away if the young don’t follow

You could have knocked me over with a feather. That is if I had any feathers. The way this turkey season has gone I didn’t seem to have any feathers, or turkeys. O well, no problem, it was a beautiful spring morning I would just trot back up the hill to where I had my trusty bicycle parked and easily pedal the four miles back to the house. (When you’re fifteen years old that ain’t nothin’) Probably get in some bank fishing on the river this afternoon.  Continue Reading...

- 5/21/2019

Sunday hunting proposal pits Pennsylvania farmers against outdoor enthusiasts

A bill to legalize Sunday hunting in Pennsylvanian is pitting farmers who want to enjoy their land and preserve religious traditions against hunters who say lifting the blue law could be an economic boon for the state.  Continue Reading...

- 5/20/2019

Deer hunting debate heads to June 5 hearing

Deer hunting, which appears to have dramatically reduced car-deer road accidents in Ridgefield, will be up for debate by townspeople on June 5. The number of deer killed by hunters in Ridgefield was at 123 in 1996, peaked at 336 in 2009, and had fallen back down to 153 in 2018, according to state figures presented to the selectmen by the town deer committee.  Continue Reading...

- 5/20/2019

Shed hunting begins near Augusta

AUGUSTA – Big game season is long over, but that didn’t stop hundreds of sportsmen from hitting the hills near Augusta Wednesday. May 15th is an important day for area outdoorsmen as it’s the day the Sun River Wildlife Management Area opens to the public.  Continue Reading...

- 5/19/2019

Pennsylvania Game Commission hires marketing specialist to inform hunters, unite the ranks

When your company hasn’t been allowed a pay raise in 20 years and has a steadily falling customer base, is now the time to shell out $85,000 for a marketing specialist? The Pennsylvania Game Commission thinks so. The agency recently hired Matt Morrett, a nationally known turkey hunter with branding experience since he was a teen at Central Dauphin High School.  Continue Reading...

- 5/19/2019

Hunting: Getting a turkey in heavily hunted areas often requires a different approach

Preseason scouting is paramount to early season success, but in heavily hunted areas, all that hard effort soon goes by the wayside. Despite weeks of preparation, turkey hunters are forced to “go in cold” in hopes their acumen will carry the day.  Continue Reading...

- 5/19/2019

Bait privilege license provides options for hog, deer hunting

The Alabama legislature recently passed legislation that allows hunters on privately owned or leased land to purchase a bait privilege license that makes it legal to hunt feral pigs (year-round during daylight hours only) and white-tailed deer (during the deer-hunting season only) with the aid of bait.  Continue Reading...

- 5/18/2019

Mountain lion hunting season planned for 2020 in northwest Nebraska

On the heels of Nebraska’s second mountain lion hunting season, state officials have started preparing for a third hunt next year. The Game and Parks Commission announced proposed regulation changes for the 2020 season on Friday. A public hearing on the proposal is set for June 21 at a commission meeting in Alma, Nebraska.  Continue Reading...

- 5/18/2019

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