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  • How I Killed A Bear With A BB Gun

    08/09/2020 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Guns America Digest ^ | June 1, 2020 | Levi Sim
    Black Bear hunting may be the most varied kind of hunting on the planet and it’s a very different hunting experience to every person you talk to. It could mean hunting over bait or spot and stalk, with boats or with hounds, arrows or bullets, public land or private. It could be within an hour’s drive of home or an all-out Alaskan adventure. In the last three years, I’ve tried most of the methods and I’ve brought home two black bears. Whatever you think you know about each of those methods, don’t judge them until you’ve tried them yourself. Hunting...
  • The Mask Slackers of 1918

    08/05/2020 7:31:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 136 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2020 | Christine Hauser
    As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars. The masks were called muzzles, germ shields and dirt traps. They gave people a “pig-like snout.” Some people snipped holes in their masks to smoke cigars. Others fastened them to dogs in mockery. Bandits used them to rob banks. More than a century ago, as the 1918 influenza pandemic raged in the United States, masks of gauze and cheesecloth became the facial front lines in the battle against the virus. ...the masks stoked political division...medical authorities urged the...
  • Looking for RL17 powder

    07/28/2020 8:13:34 PM PDT · by TermLimits4All · 32 replies
    Self | July 28, 2020 | Myself
    I've been looking for RL17 powder for my rifle and it seems it's all out of stock.
  • The Lincoln Project: ‘Dick Cheney.... welcome to the resistance.‘

    06/28/2020 11:07:04 AM PDT · by rintintin · 56 replies
    Lincoln Project Twitter ^ | June 26 2020 | Lincoln Projecy
    The Lincoln Project @ProjectLincoln Dick Cheney.... welcome to the resistance. (sharing picture of Liz Cheney’s tweet of her dad in facemask. Liz tweets: “Dick Cheney says ‘wear a mask’”) https://mobile.twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1276631145996845058
  • Now That Teddy Roosevelt Is Under Attack, Here’s Why Animals Must Be Next

    06/24/2020 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Since the museum has already explicitly stated Roosevelt had 'troubling views on race,' its condemnation is not merely of the monument, but of the man. As the woke mob continues its crusade, pillaging cities and purging history, the next victim of the “tear it all down” impulse is Theodore Roosevelt, or at least a statue of him. But if Teddy is so problematic he must be canceled, mustn’t we also cleanse all the artifacts connected to his legacy, including thousands of animals?The desecraters never intended to stop at Confederate monuments, of course, and now the sculpture honoring the 26th president...
  • Time to Thin the Pack - Coyote Hunting

    06/09/2020 7:17:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/9/20 | J Dickson
    Given their game-, livestock- and pet-killing ways, booming numbers, spring’s prime time to hunt coyotes. - Coyotes are most prone to prey on pets and livestock in the spring because this is when they are having to feed their pups. They breed around mid-February and have their pups 63 days later in mid-April. At first, the female stays in the den with the pups and the male hunts and brings food back to her in the den. Later, they both hunt and feeding all those hungry mouths becomes an intense full-time job for both of them. Any farm livestock that...
  • CONSERVATISM REACHES OUT. (Finding hope by remembering the past.)

    05/26/2020 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    Conservatism isnt what it was. That's because everything changes. But what is truly good in people does not change as fast as fashions do. If we can find what is best in ourselves now by truly feeling what was good in our shared past, we give the future a better chance of being good.
  • Historically High Numbers of Americans Approve of Hunting

    05/23/2020 11:21:22 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    The vast majority of Americans approve of hunting according to Responsive Management, an internationally recognized survey research firm in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues. A recent survey in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation revealed the current approval rating of hunting by Americans 18 years of age and older is the highest it’s been since Responsive Management began monitoring approval rates in 1995. During the past 25 years, overall approval of hunting has steadily grown from 73 to 80%. During the same time frame, overall disapproval of hunting has declined even more rapidly from 22 to only 13%.
  • The End of Meat Isn’t Here: More Americans Are Eating Fish and Wild Game

    05/22/2020 3:57:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A recent New York Times op-ed by Jonathan Safran Foer titled “The End of Meat is Here” chastises meat-eaters as haters of poor people, racists, and enemies of the environment. “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals,” the novelist wrote. He added, “We cannot protect our environment while continuing to eat meat regularly. This is not a refutable perspective, but a banal truism.”Are Americans eager to nix meat from their diets? Fat chance. In fact, more people are consuming wild fish and game meat in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. For those...
  • NSSF Warns of Pandemic Side-Effect: Hunting Fever

    05/19/2020 8:04:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Ammoland Inc ^ | May 13, 2020 | Mark Oliva
    The lockdowns to prevent the spread of coronavirus seem to be having some beneficial, if not unintended, side effects. More people are getting into the woods and finding out nature provides. There’s evidence that more people are turning to hunt to put meat in the freezer, largely driven by concerns over protein shortages at the local grocery store. Hunting license sales are up. States are taking innovative approaches to help get new hunters into the woods and people are committing themselves to provide for their own needs to weather future events. There’s a role for experienced hunters to play, too....
  • Missing Hunter Ryan Kennedy’s Body Recovered

    05/07/2020 8:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KAMR ^ | May 7, 2020
    Lake Meredith park rangers have reported the body recovered from the bottom of Lake Meredith on May 6, 2020 is identified as Ryan Kennedy. Kennedy had been missing since December 15, 2019 when he was attempting to cross the lake after a successful hunting trip. Lake Meredith National Recreation Superintendent, Eric Smith said Kennedy’s body was ultimately found with sonar after searchers found his boat a little more than two weeks ago. On Friday, May 1, Lake Meredith staff said they found and recovered a backpack and rifle adjacent to where the boat was found. The backpack and rifle were...
  • Turkey Hunting Perfect Social Distancing Outdoors Activity in South Carolina

    04/01/2020 1:30:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Post and Courier ^ | Mar 29, 2020 | Tommy Braswell
    Compared to many other pursuits, turkey hunting may be the perfect outlet for outdoors enthusiasts who are paying attention to the current social distancing guidelines. While approximately 50,000 people hunt turkeys in South Carolina, it’s mostly a solitary pursuit. Although Lowcountry hunters with access to private lands have been taking advantage of the state’s turkey hunting season since March 22, the rest of the state and those who don’t have access to private hunting property can join in this week. The season opened on private lands in Game Zones 3 and 4 (basically the lower portion of the state) on...
  • Hunting is ‘slowly dying off,’ and that has created a crisis for the nation’s many endangered species

    02/03/2020 6:45:21 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 127 replies
    Washington Post via MSN News ^ | 3 Feburary 2020 | Frances Sellers
    snip: But today, that symbiosis is off kilter: Americans’ interest in hunting is on the decline, cutting into funding for conservation, which stems largely from hunting licenses, permits and taxes on firearms, bows and other equipment. Even as more people are engaging in outdoor activities, hunting license sales have fallen from a peak of about 17 million in the early ’80s to 15 million last year, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data. The agency’s 2016 survey suggested a steeper decline to 11.5 million Americans who say they hunt, down more than 2 million from five years earlier. “The...
  • 104-Year-Old Woman Kills Deer on First Hunting Trip

    12/02/2019 12:24:23 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 12/2/2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    A 104-year-old woman in Wisconsin has accomplished what many far younger hunters fail to do on their first hunting trip: Kill a deer. Florence Teeters, a mother of five, decided that the best way to spend more quality time with the family was to acquire a license to hunt deer. However, she didn’t just get the quality time with the family, she also made the most of the time by killing a deer on the first day of Wisconsin’s deer season.
  • Taking on the bear issue [ Colorado ]

    11/11/2019 5:30:42 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Delta County Independent ^ | Nov 8, 2019 | Gary Hubbell
    Colorado has a bear problem. Pure and simple, we have too many bears.. When I was a kid growing up .. my brother and I spent a lot of time in the woods. We were hiking, backpacking, exploring, hunting and climbing around all the time in the high country. Never once did we see a bear. I clearly recall the first time I ever saw a bear in the woods, and I was 31 years old, in 1993. Not too long after that, I took over the outfitting permits in Marble, Colorado, and I remember one day when I saw...
  • Deer fatally attacks hunter who shot him

    10/24/2019 2:17:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 24 October 2019
    In what officials are calling a bizarre incident, an Arkansas hunter was killed by a deer that he thought he had shot dead...Thomas Alexander, age 66, who lived in the area and was an experienced hunter, was sitting in an elevated deer stand during the state's muzzleloader season..."It appears he shot the deer and he had put his rifle down near the deer stand and walked down to check and make sure it was dead..."
  • Guns for Small Game Hunting

    10/22/2019 8:31:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/22/2019 | J Dickson
    For rabbits and squirrels, the most efficient and humane gun is a 12-gauge shotgun with number 6 shot. This provides the quickest and cleanest kills with the least chance of a wounded animal escaping to die a lingering death. It is by far the surest way to bring home dinner. The semiautomatic shotgun is popular, as it tends to mitigate recoil, while the pump shotgun can be had at very reasonable prices. While they hold more shells than a double, their rate of sustained fire is actually less than the fast-reloading double. WHILE .22 LONG RIFLE is the most popular...
  • Rules for Rifles

    10/21/2019 6:54:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/21/2019 | P Atkins
    They say a Rifle is only as good as its scope but my father never used a scope, did fine and still does fine after all these years. So perhaps choosing a rifle for big game in Alaska, or anywhere else, is really a just matter of choice. I don't pretend to be a rifle expert and don’t want to be. I just know that after spending 20-plus years in the Arctic and successfully hunting pretty much everything that walks the tundra up here, I know what works and has worked for me. So take my observations for what they're...
  • Presidential Proclamation on National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2019 (was 9/28/19)

    09/29/2019 1:05:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | september 28, 2019 | Whitehouse
    Since our Nation’s earliest days, hunting and fishing have remained enduring pastimes that are inextricably linked to the American experience.  For the first American settlers and Native Americans, hunting and fishing were a means of survival.  Today, hunters and anglers of all ages carry on these traditions in the spirit of rugged individualism to provide for their families and to show the next generation of Americans the splendor of the great outdoors.  On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we celebrate their stewardship of the natural world, their contributions to our thriving economy, and America’s abundant natural resources and beauty.Our...
  • Georgia hunter lands state record 700-pound alligator

    09/09/2019 1:54:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 9, 2019 / 12:09 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Georgia hunter set a new state record when he bagged a 700-pound, 14-foot-long alligator on Lake Eufala. Derrick Snelson said he could tell there was a big one on his line when he was hunting last week on the lake in Quitman County and it took him and four others more than five hours to land the reptilian behemoth. "It was just unbelievable. I really can't describe it. You need to see it," Snelson told WSB-TV. Experts said Snelson's catch, which weighed in at 700 pounds and measured 14 feet long, is a new Georgia...