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  • Rules is Rules

    04/04/2019 3:56:28 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    email | 4/4/2019 | unknown
    A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural South DAKOTA. He shot a bird, but it fell into farmer's field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing. The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it." The old farmer replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over here" The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in New York...
  • Worst Hunt Story

    04/03/2019 6:41:01 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 7 replies
    Howtohunt ^ | Dec 31, 2018 | Hell of a Hunter/Guide
  • ESPN Reprimands Keith Olbermann After He Sics Mob On 22 yr old Hunter: Make His Life 'A Living Hell'

    03/28/2019 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 45 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | March 27, 2019 | AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
    @KeithOlbermann “This pea-brained scumbag identifies himself as Hunter Waltman and we should do our best to make sure the rest of his life is a living hell.” “And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.” "We have spoken to him about not making personal attacks," an ESPN representative said in a statement. "Someone with his following needs to understand the possible impact of his words," Hall noted. ”Telling over 1 million people to make someone’s life a living hell could have seriously dangerous consequences. (This quote from The Clarion-Ledger’s Executive Editor Sam Hall, not ESPN)
  • Supreme Court says man can use his hovercraft to hunt moose

    03/27/2019 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 76 replies
    NYPost ^ | March 27, 2019
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a unanimous decision. The court limited the National Park Service’s authority to enforce laws and regulations on state-owned rivers in Alaska. Justices rejected the agency’s argument that the river was “public land” for regulatory authority and that the agency’s water rights interest gave it rule-making authority. The outcome was a victory for moose hunter John Sturgeon of Anchorage, who had sued and lost in lower court rulings. “We reverse...
  • A U.S. trophy hunter paid $110,000 to kill a rare mountain goat in Pakistan

    02/12/2019 9:14:26 PM PST · by Simon Green · 82 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/12/19 | Pamela Constable
    <p>The photograph, published last week in Pakistani newspapers, was stunning. It showed a magnificent mountain goat, with huge, symmetrically spiral horns, nestled on a rock and surrounded by breathtaking snowy mountains, with a man kneeling and smiling behind it.</p> <p>It took a few seconds to realize that the animal, a wild Astore markhor, was dead. The caption described the man as an American hunter who had paid a record $110,000 to shoot it on a tourist expedition to Pakistan’s northern Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan.</p>
  • Proposed law would make animal cruelty a felony across the U.S.

    01/28/2019 1:23:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 28, 2019 | Christopher Brito
    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives re-introduced a bill last week that would make malicious acts of animal cruelty a felony nationwide. A person convicted of the crime could face a fine or up to seven years in prison, or both. The bill, known as the Preventing Animal Cruel and Torture (PACT) Act, is co-sponsored by Democrat Ted Deutch and Republican Vern Buchanan. PACT would criminalize "crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling animals." The measure would also address bestiality and other attempts to sexually exploit animals. Deutch tweeted, "We will get this done. It's bipartisan, common-sense policy that...
  • Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot ( Mississippi )

    01/20/2019 7:45:15 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | January 19, 2019
    MORGANTOWN -- A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported. Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a complete accident, and the first time she'd ever done it, Vickers said. After missing four this season, the Morgantown resident said she was determined to bag a deer. Her shots from the blind that relatives built her had missed. She liked the blind and its location but not...
  • Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group tied to disinformation...

    12/26/2018 6:41:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    WP ^ | 12/26/18 | Tony Romm , Craig Timberg, Aaron C. Davis
    Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose. Hoffman’s statement is his first acknowledgement of his ties to a campaign that adopted tactics similar to those deployed by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. In Alabama, the Hoffman-funded group allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to undermine support for Republican Roy Moore and boost Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race. Hoffman, the...
  • TV Guide's Hit Piece on Chris Pratt's 'Problematic' Life as a Farmer

    12/26/2018 5:22:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Hollywood elites are no stranger to the finer things in life. Luxurious cars. Extravagant homes. Lavish lifestyles. It's part of the territory that comes with being famous. Actor Chris Pratt, best known for his role as Andy in "Parks and Recreation," lives a different lifestyle than many of his Hollywood comrades. In fact, he has a farm and raises his own animals to feed his family. But now the simplistic lifestyle is being labeled as "problematic" by TV Guide: When you take a deeper look at Pratt the man and not necessarily Pratt the actor, some of the shine wears off....
  • Prince Harry will snub traditional Royal Family Boxing Day shoot to avoid upsetting animal [tr]

    12/16/2018 5:02:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2018 | Charlotte Wace
    Prince Harry will miss out on the traditional Boxing Day pheasant shoot with his brother Prince William at Sandringham to avoid upsetting his animal-loving wife Meghan. Their father Prince Charles will be at the shoot and Prince William’s son George may go along to catch the spectacle. Harry, 34, has taken part in the family event for more than 20 years, but Meghan, 37, strongly opposes blood sports and refuses to wear fur.
  • Local hunter kills possible record-breaking buck

    12/06/2018 12:46:02 PM PST · by Paul R. · 40 replies ^ | 11/25/2018 | Emily Manley
    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A hunter in Williamson County could be in the running for one of the largest bucks ever shot in America. (snip) ...conservation officers told him they think the buck is 7 to 9 years old, weighs around 265 pounds alive, and could have as many as 51 scoreable points.
  • Wisconsin 2018 Deer Hunting – The Face of Real Gun Safety

    12/01/2018 5:10:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 1, 2018 | Connor Martin
    Some intriguing statistics have emerged in the wake of Wisconsin’s 2018 annual whitetail deer hunting regular gun season.  This particular sporting season runs for 10 days starting in mid-November, and is one of the most anticipated times for Wisconsinites (as well as sportsmen and women from other states who understand the abundant opportunity to claim antlers and venison in the Dairy State).According to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, official data released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Tuesday, November 27th provides an overview of the harvest, and the health of the deer hunting sport in...
  • Just checkin' on ya ....

    12/01/2018 5:49:09 AM PST · by knarf · 35 replies
    FB meme ^ | December 1, 2018 | knarf
  • Shotgun Ready

    11/30/2018 4:47:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/30/2018 | L Case
    Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuff than getting ready for it. I guess it's all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that. But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so let's talk about what you need to do to get out there and sling some...
  • His best shot-Dairy farmer harvests first legal elk in Wisconsin’s inaugural elk hunt

    11/25/2018 12:40:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Country Today ^ | 11-19-18 | Benjamin Wideman
    BRUSSELS — For years, Dan Vandertie’s claim to fame were the 43 consecutive awards his Doorco Holsteins dairy farm received as Progressive Breeders’ Registry honorees. The Holstein Association USA’s longest-running award honors top registered Holstein homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. Doorco Holsteins’ honors started when Dan’s parents owned the farm. Now, the 56-year-old Vandertie finds himself with a new claim to fame, and it doesn’t have anything to do with dairy farming. Vandertie, who along with his wife, Julie, owns Doorco Holsteins in the Door County town of Brussels, earned his place in Wisconsin lore...
  • Allegan Co. hunter mistaken for squirrel, shot in face

    11/12/2018 7:54:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    WNEM ^ | 11/6/2018 | Carrie Laine
    A squirrel hunter opened fire, hitting his hunting partner in the face. DNR officials were called to the Allegan State Game Area to investigate a hunting accident. That’s when they learned that a squirrel hunter opened fire with his 12-gauge shotgun after seeing movement next to a tree, around 20 yards away. The movement turned out to be his hunting partner’s face, according to conservation officers. The shot caused serious injury to the man’s face, eye, and jaw. He was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. Conservation Officers report the victim was not wearing any hunter orange. The investigation continues,...
  • How to Shoot in Bad Conditions

    10/26/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/26/2018 | S Wott
    Shooting in terrible conditions is a nightmare that every hunter dreads. Those bold enough to continue hunting regardless of the conditions deserve recognition for their tenacity. However, some hunters might be unaware of the factors involved in certain conditions and others might know that some "bad" conditions are actually misconceptions. Boldness will only get you so far. Hunting in bad conditions comes down to experience and practice. Every extremity requires a different understanding of the environment in each particular situation. Sometimes it’s knowing how to read wind patterns, while other times it’s a matter of not passing out from extreme...
  • Best Muzzleloaders to Hunt with

    10/24/2018 5:19:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2018 | J Wolfe
    Muzzleloaders have come along way and there has been enormous improvements in muzzleloading technology. Traditionally, able to take down target at 50-75 yards, current muzzleloaders can reach out at longer ranges. There’s mixture of sentiment as to which muzzleloader to go with. Modern day hunters have the latest piece of weaponry with all the gizmo. While some old school purist just want to use their old style muzzleloader. There are some hunters that just want a reliable muzzleloader. Whichever side you fall on there is something for everyone. Have a look at some of these fine muzzleloaders:Traditions Redi-Pak This is...
  • Hikers: Stop Hating on Hunters

    10/21/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Outdoors Magazine ^ | 10*15*18 | Steven Rinella
    <p>It’s tempting for those of us who love the outdoors to think of ourselves as belonging to one of two groups. There’s my own crew of sportsmen and women, known as the hook and bullet crowd; and then there’s the outdoor recreationists or “nonconsumptive users,” a term for hikers, climbers, kayakers, birders, mountain bikers, and others who might enjoy being around wild creatures without ever eating one for dinner.</p>
  • Favorite Venison Recipes-Care to Share?

    10/20/2018 5:24:02 PM PDT · by randita · 103 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/20/18 | Randita
    It's that time of year again. For those fortunate enough to live in a rural area, you're going to be harvesting deer soon or be given a sample of the harvest. What to do with it? Some say venison has a strong flavor and is dry and tough. But I have friends who can work wonders with it. Those of you who are venison connoisseurs, would you share a favorite recipe? Thanks and happy hunting/eating!