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  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: “As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • Hunting the Lynx with the Old Believers

    01/20/2014 8:44:56 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Standpoint ^ | Ben Judah
    Once the jeep had crashed I calmed down. It was a Soviet jeep, a UAZ, and it was now lodged between a birch tree and a ditch. I lifted my head. Nothing was hurt. The mountain road had been frightening. The motor had screeched and heaved over frozen bogs. The snow was thick and fresh. The only marks were animal tracks. We thought we saw a wolf. The UAZ was stuck. The men were now out of the car and shouting at each other. It was only then that I realised how serious the situation was. We were in Tuva,...
  • Mom arrested for neglect for leaving kids in car to go hog hunting

    01/20/2014 12:00:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | Staff
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A Pasco County woman was arrested and charged with child neglect for leaving her two young children in the car to go hog hunting Thursday. CLICK VIDEO TO WATCH STORY. Deputies said Kayla Marie Shavers, 31, left her 9-year-old and 8-month-old children alone in the car in 38 degree weather while she went into the woods to hunt hogs. The 9-year-old called 911 because he was cold and said, "A police car would be warmer." When deputies arrived, they found the children in the car and waited for Shavers to return. Shavers claimed she was...
  • National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give

    01/10/2014 11:08:34 AM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Jan 2014 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Lucas St. Clair pulled up to an overlook in Maine’s North Woods to a stunning vista of Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak and the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Stretched out below was a vast green carpet of pine and spruce flecked with golden aspens and blazing red maples; Millinocket Lake glistened in the distance.“I think it’s national-park worthy,” he said.This was not an idle observation. Mr. St. Clair and his mother, Roxanne Quimby, who owns the land, have been trying for years to turn these woods into a national park. But ferocious opposition has stalled their plan, partly...
  • Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant to Harass Hunters

    01/01/2014 5:02:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 31, 2013 | Robert Wilde
    Illinois passed a new state law that set back the efforts of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making the use of drones to interfere with hunters and fishermen prohibited. The law was created in response to PETA’s plan to employ drones called “air angels” to monitor outdoors enthusiasts engaged in hunting and fishing nationwide. Of course, the motivation for many outdoorsman is to get away from technology and be in harmony with nature. But PETA has another plan for lovers of the wilderness. They want to spy on hunters as self appointed green police trying to...
  • Hunter shoots shoots foot, loses toe in Shutesbury

    12/30/2013 7:49:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies ^ | 12-30-13 | Chris Curtis
    SHUTESBURY — This weekend was the end of black powder deer hunting season, and an Amherst resident shot more than he was looking for Saturday when he put a .50-caliber bullet through his foot. The 50-year-old man was hunting in the woods east of the Town Hall on Cooleyville Road with a group of other hunters when the accident occurred, said Shutesbury Police Chief Thomas E. Harding. “(He) was unloading his black powder, .50-caliber rifle when it discharged into his left foot,” Harding said. The man ultimately lost his toe. The mechanics of the accident were unclear.
  • Alaska educator's book teaches 'how not to die while hunting'

    12/30/2013 7:41:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    News Miner ^ | 12-30-13 | Kris Capps
    Ron Smith never could sleep on an airplane. So he used that travel time to write a book instead. It only took seven round trips between Texas and Alaska to write 15 chapters. The result: "How Not To Die Hunting In Alaska." While that may elicit a chuckle or two, Smith has written true stories from personal experience, and there is something to be learned from experiences he shares. "Anybody who has hunted in Alaska has stories to tell," said the longtime Alaskan, who now divides his time between Alaska and Texas. He is an professor emeritus of biology at...
  • Colorado judge rules in favor of holding drone-hunting vote after legal fight

    12/24/2013 8:39:14 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | december 18, 2013
    A Colorado town considering issuing hunting permits for drone aircraft has been given the go-ahead for a special election on the matter. A District Court judge on Tuesday rejected a legal challenge that claimed the petition drive was approved by a biased town clerk. "I feel pretty dang good about the judge's decision," Kim Oldfield, the town clerk, told "I feel like I've been vindicated and now the people will be able to hold the vote."
  • Obama Administration to Ban Shooting on Public Lands

    12/23/2013 11:58:06 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies
    The U.S. News and World Report noted Monday that the Obama administration, perhaps frustrated at its inability to impose yet more restrictive gun regulation through the legislative process, is once again doing everything it can by executive diktat. This time, the infringement on that which shall not be infringed is to come via proposed new regulations barring hunters and target shooters from millions of acres of public land. Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first...
  • PETA: Ignore Sarah Palin's Defense, Cancel Duck Dynasty

    12/20/2013 5:51:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 19, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, PETA called for the cancellation of Duck Dynasty, one of the most highly-rated shows ever, a day after A&E suspended patriarch Phil Robertson for comments that were deemed to be "anti-gay." PETA, which has a history of slamming the show's cast members for hunting, accused the Duck Dynasty cast of "hating people and animals" and called on A&E to ignore former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's Facebook post that said Robertson's suspension was an attack on "all of us" because "free speech is an endangered species." "PETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on...
  • Hunters, Fishermen Targeted by Feds for Local Violations ( Lacey Act & Gibson Guitar )

    12/19/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Dec 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    U.S. law enforcement agencies are conducting thousands of investigations using a law that makes violating state wildlife statutes a federal crime, often ensnaring hunters and fishermen for seemingly minor infractions. Some even suffer stiff federal prison sentences. Special agents and wildlife inspectors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct about 2,500 investigative cases a year of violations of the Lacey Act, a 1900 law meant to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife. ... Rock star Ted Nugent, an avid hunter and fisherman .. "Good, decent families' lives are being turned upside down and ruined by out-of-control jackboot game agencies, particularly...
  • PETA Reprimands Teen Hunter After She’s Attacked by a Bear

    12/19/2013 1:38:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    IxInsider ^ | Dec 17 2013 | staff As seen on The Real Story with G
    A Pennsylvania teen was attacked by a bear while hunting, causing injuries so severe that she almost lost her ear. Following the attack, PETA wrote her a letter, saying, “This seems to be a good opportunity to put yourself in the place of the individuals you and the rest of your hunting party were trying to kill. As terrifying as it must have been to be attacked by a bear, please consider the frightening and painful experiences that hunters set out to impose upon animals.” Lisa Lange, Senior Vice President of PETA, stood by the letter on Tuesday’s The Real...
  • On the Trail With the First Skiers

    12/17/2013 11:20:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Dec 2013 | Mark Jenkins
    An ancient culture in the Chinese Altay Mountains offers a glimpse of how skiing evolved. The hunting party slowly glides into the Altay Mountains in search of elk. It is dead calm, minus 38°F. Just as their ancestors have for millennia, the five men traverse deep, feathery snow buoyed on handmade skis hewed from spruce, with strips of horsehide attached to the bottoms. In lieu of poles each man carries a single wooden staff. Since boyhood, they have learned to master their deceptively crude equipment with exquisite efficiency and grace—the grain of the horsehair providing traction to move uphill and...
  • Night vision scope "generations" ???

    12/13/2013 7:12:21 AM PST · by varmintman · 14 replies
    Could anybody here explain the thing about generations of night vision scopes for me, and why is anybody still producing a gen-1 scope? I've moved into an area in which hog hunting is plausible and any info would be appreciated.
  • Is this elk a Minnesota record?

    12/10/2013 5:03:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-9-13 | pioneer press
    A Moorhead, Minn., hunter may have set a state record last month when he killed a large elk in northwestern Minnesota. Brad Penas drew one of two elk tags for the Caribou herd in Kittson County, and he shot a 6x7 elk on September 14, the first day of the 2013 season. The elk weighed 820 pounds field dressed, and the gross green score on the rack was 433 inches. The net green score after deductions was 391 inches
  • Sarah Palin Joins Sportsman Channel as Host of Original Series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

    12/09/2013 8:49:18 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Sportsman Channel ^ | 9 Dec 13` | Tom Caraccioli
    Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show – the first part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” programming plan – for the fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network. Titled “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” the weekly series will premiere in April 2014. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes...
  • Drones: A New Tool For Hunting The Wild Pigs Terrorizing America

    12/03/2013 8:34:49 AM PST · by oxcart · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/03/13 | Christopher Helman
    For all the hand-wringing over how many drones is too many drones, there’s one job for which they would appear to be perfectly suited: hunting pigs. The best article in the new issue of the Economist is a short piece about an outfit called Louisiana Hog Control that hunts pigs at night using a remote controlled plane outfitted with an infrared camera. Hunters on the ground, informed by the bright white blobs of porcine body heat illuminated on their video feeds, can then sneak up on the clever and twitchy critters and dispatch them to hog heaven.On a successful hunt...
  • CPW on hunt for stolen decoys ( Colorado )

    11/26/2013 8:13:25 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Montrose Daily Press ^ | November 25, 2013
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta ... Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese.
  • Anti-hunting extremists are boneheads

    11/24/2013 2:54:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 21 November, 2013 | Jeff Knox
    On Thursday, Nov. 14, the U.S. government crushed nearly 11,000 pounds of raw and carved ivory that had been seized over the last 25 years from smugglers and illegal dealers. The value of the huge pile if ivory is inestimable, as the carved pieces are considered works of art, but it can be pretty safely assumed that this collection of ivory was worth well over $10 million, as small ivory figurines routinely sell for around $500 a piece, and prices have been escalating due to stricter regulation and enforcement of legal trade in ivory. Ivory is a tricky, and touchy,...
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.” - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on God’s green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • Deer Attacks 2 Men in Texas, Steals Cigarettes

    11/21/2013 6:32:16 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 20, 2013 | By Philip Caulfield
    A pair of Texas deer hunters became the hunted when a wild buck attacked them and as they walked out of a home last week. “He came up and starting poking me in my ribs, so I grabbed his horns and pushed him back and hopped in the back of my truck,” Rose said. The deer then snagged Rose’s cigarettes from his dashboard and began eating them, Rose said. When Rose tried to get his smokes back, the deer attacked again.
  • Beaver steals hunter’s rifle

    11/19/2013 9:40:20 AM PST · by wbill · 76 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | November 19, 2013 | John Holyoke
    Odd things happen to Nathan Baron. One of his teachers at Madawaska High School says it’s true. Nathan himself admits it. Like the time he bought a new riding mower … put in a battery … cranked it up … and watched, alarmed, as the battery exploded and his mower burst into flames. “I thought I was going to die,” he said with a chuckle. “I wasn’t burnt or anything, but I was afraid I was going to light some trees on fire.” That teacher, Maine hoop legend Matt Rossignol, said that every time he sees Nathan, the teen has...
  • Woman shot dead by man who mistook her for a monkey 'harvesting fruit from a tree'

    11/16/2013 9:48:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2013 | Emma Thomas
    A woman was shot dead after a hunter mistook her for a monkey it has been reported. The 19-year-old man was on a hunting trip in Saudi when he saw what he thought was a monkey sitting in the top of a tree harvesting fruit. 'He aimed his gun and shot. The bullet hit the woman in the chest. When the man came near her, he was shocked to find she is a woman,' Emirates 24/7 said.
  • Meet the Michigan wolf hunter who killed one of just two wolves taken

    11/16/2013 7:07:34 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 30 replies ^ | ovember 15, 2013 | John Barnes
    ONTONAGON COUNTY, MI -- Jeff Powell stands over the dead gray wolf, a smile spreading across his face beneath his hunter’s orange cap. Wildlife officials are removing a pre-molar tooth from the canine’s upper right jaw, to test for age. The wolf is perhaps 80 pounds, a male, its jaw a jagged row of ripping power that equals as much as 1,500 pounds of force per square inch – twice a German Shepherd’s. It is one of just two wolves recorded taken on the first day of Michigan’s first managed hunt – a testament to the wariness of the prey....
  • Michgan freepers..need help navigating the deer hunting license procedure.

    11/11/2013 8:40:02 AM PST · by kyperman · 13 replies
    All Michigan freepers out there, need some help. I am NOT a hunter, but my son wants to go. We live on 80 a acres or private land that my dad owns. I want to take my son hunting this year, we are learning together. I am confused by the license process. I want two licenses, one for me and one for him....are these the same as TAGS? Or are tags in addition to the actual hunting license. Also, If I wanted to obtain a private land permit after the drawing, does that go by region?
  • Three Arrested, One Shot In Rogers County Sasquatch Hunt

    11/03/2013 5:27:06 PM PST · by kjam22 · 68 replies
    newson6 ^ | 11-3-2013 | Newson6
    ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - Rogers County Sheriff's Department arrested three people in what appears to be an accidental shooting. One of the men told deputies he'd shot his friend while the two were on a Sasquatch hunting expedition. The two men were hunting - apparently for Bigfoot - around 177th East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road Saturday night. Omar Pineda reportedly heard a "barking noise," jerked and shot his friend in the back, authorities say. "When you start off with an explanation like that, do you believe anything after that?" Sheriff Walton said Sunday morning. The men met emergency responders...
  • WI:Hunter attacked by bear in Barron County

    11/01/2013 6:16:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 30 October, 2013 | NA
    Barron County (WQOW) - Sometimes when you go hunting you come across animals you're not looking to hunt. A Barron County grouse hunter's encounter on Saturday put him and his dog in the hospital. "It was a spot where he would have never seen this bear laying on the ground," said DNR Conservation Warden Phillip Dorn. Phil Anderson was hunting rough grouse at the Loon Lake Wildlife Area when he heard branches cracking. He thought it was a deer but it turned out to be a black bear. "I heard my dog squealing in distress and I kind of figured...
  • Moose hunter accidentally shoots man sitting on toilet

    10/30/2013 7:40:49 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 30 Oct 13 | Sky News
    A moose hunter in Norway accidentally shot a man who was using the toilet. According to, the rifleman was aiming for a moose, but his bullet pierced a wooden wall of a vacation home behind the animal and struck the man. The man, in his 70s, was rushed to the hospital by helicopter and his injury was not thought to be life-threatening. The hunter was detained for questioning, reported. The moose escaped unharmed.
  • Sitting Target: Norwegian Hunter Misses Moose But Bags Man in Cabin Toilet

    10/26/2013 3:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 24 October 2013
    Police question moose hunter after 75-year-old man survives shot to the stomach while answering call of natureA Norwegian hunter took aim at a moose but missed and accidentally hit a man sitting on the toilet in a nearby cabin, police said. The bullet whizzed past the animal, pierced the wooden wall behind it and struck the man, in his 70s, in the stomach, the force told public broadcaster NRK.
  • These moronic hunters actually shot and killed a rare albino moose

    10/11/2013 6:25:01 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 276 replies
    My, don't they look proud. But after shooting this rare albino moose near Belle Cote in Nova Scotia last week — and posting the pics to social media — the trio has sparked considerable outrage, particularly among the region's Mi'kmaq indigenous community. These guys breached a kind of unwritten code of conduct that has also upset many in the hunting community.
  • Mi’kmaq people outraged after hunters kill albino ‘Spirit Moose’

    10/10/2013 8:37:14 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 12 replies ^ | Oct 9, 2013 | Brent McCluskey
    Hunters who killed an albino moose later admitted to making a mistake after being chastised by local aboriginal communities. The rare creature is considered to be a sacred symbol to the Mi’kmaq people, who call it a Spirit Moose, but according to Jim Hnatiuks, the owner of a hunting and taxidermy store in Lantz, Nova Scotia, the hunters had no idea. “The hunters are saying, ‘We wouldn’t have shot the moose if we had known it meant that much,’” Hnatiuks told CTV News. After taking down the moose on their hunting trip in the Cape Breton Highlands, the hunters brought...
  • Some Public Lands Closed To Hunters After Government Shutdown

    10/09/2013 4:42:25 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 8 replies
    wisconsin public radio ^ | 4 Oct 2013 | Rich Kremer
    Hunting, fishing and hiking are still allowed in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest but all campgrounds and designated recreational areas are closed.
  • How do I determine Selway Bitterroot Closed for Hunting?

    10/05/2013 6:14:11 PM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    vanity | rey
    How do I determine if the Selaway Bitterroot National Forest in Idaho is shut down for elk hunting? There are no answers at the offices. Campsites are closed, but that does not necessarily mean hunting is closed.
  • Wycliffe rancher losing cattle to grizzlies ( Canada )

    10/01/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Cranbrook Daily Townsman ^ | September 30, 2013 | Sally MacDonald
    In his 63 years ranging cattle at Pine Butte Ranch in Wycliffe, Ray Van Steinburg has never had grizzly bears take down a cow. That is, until earlier this month, when he and other ranch workers found the carcasses of two cows about 100 feet apart on the 15,000 hectare property. The cows weigh about 1,400 pounds each. They set up a motion-detected camera at the site of one of the kills and caught amazing footage of not one but two grizzlies approaching the kill, feeding on it, and even wrestling with each other. Van Steinburg said that while his...
  • As Freedom Destroys Itself: Laws can’t protect a society that has lost its way.

    09/20/2013 7:27:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 20, 2013 | Gov. Sarah Palin
    All of us were horrified by the murders at the Washington Navy Yard this week. Once again, in the aftermath of a shooting, a new installment of the debate about gun laws has broken out. But what we really need is a new discussion about what kind of people we are and what kind of country we want to be. It’s no secret which side I’m on in any debate involving the Second Amendment (or the whole Constitution, for that matter). We call Alaska America’s Last Frontier, and firearms are a big part of our lifestyle here because they are...
  • Kagan recounts how her hunting trips began

    09/19/2013 9:32:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2013 10:19 PM EDT | Bruce Schreiner
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says her hunting outings with fellow Justice Antonin Scalia began with an offhand promise during her Senate confirmation. … She promised to ask Scalia—an avid hunter—to take her hunting if she won confirmation. …
  • Meijer offers free youth hunting license statewide for kids 16 and younger

    09/12/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies
    FLINT, MI – It’s almost hunting season, and Meijer stores across the state are giving youth hunters the opportunity to get licensed for free on Sept. 13 and 14. For the sixth consecutive year, Meijer has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to provide hunters ages 16 and under with free small game, mentored youth and combination licenses for the upcoming hunting seasons. “We hope it’s a nice promotion and it’s a great partnership with Meijer,” said Dennis Fox, the chief of staff for the Department of Natural Resources. “We hope that hunters who may be on...
  • Forget rabbit, duck season — it's drone season for hunters in Colorado town

    09/06/2013 12:39:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 6, 2013
    Supporters acknowledge the licenses would be only a symbolic stance against government surveillance, and a Deer Trail, Colo., election authorizing them is still a month away. Yet about 1,000 people [in a town with a population of 500] have applied for one.
  • 3 Things for Obama to Do on Vacation

    09/02/2013 4:24:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    (I) took vacations. Bush took vacations. Obama LOVES taking vacations. It would not be so annoying to watch Obama vacation if it did not seem like he’s always vacationing—even when he’s supposed to be working. We are still waiting for Obama’s “big recovery” to recover the jobs and wealth we lost during the recession. (The average American has yet to recover 55 percent of their household wealth since the recession.) For all we know, when he is not vacationing, he is imbibing cold beer and smoking e-cigarettes while the rest of us work our tails off. Dear Mr. President: The...
  • Wolves kill 176 sheep near Victor, greatest loss recorded in Idaho

    08/20/2013 6:12:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 136 replies
    AP via KTVB ^ | 8/20/13 | AP
    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- A southeastern Idaho ranch lost 176 sheep as the animals ran in fear from two wolves that chased through a herd of about 2,400 animals south of Victor....
  • Gun suppressors are now legal for hunting in North Carolina

    08/01/2013 3:24:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/31/13 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    For decades, the closest most people got to a gun suppressor – those metal cylinders that reduce a gun’s bang – was seeing one on a movie screen in the hands of an assassin or gangster. **SNIP** Suppressors are heavily regulated by the federal government. People trying to buy them have to apply to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and pass a background check, according to U.S. law. They also have to pay a federal tax payment of $200 and get approval from the county sheriff. On Tuesday, North Carolina sheriffs were discussing the ramifications of the...
  • Help Stop Hunting Ammunition Ban in CA (Lead Bullets)

    06/20/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/20/2013 | NRA-ILA
    Members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee MUST hear your OPPOSITION Assembly Bill 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  This bill’s next stop is in the state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 23, when it is expected to be brought up for a vote.   We need a strong voice of opposition to AB 711. The state Senators below are the key votes on the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Please contact each of them as soon as possible and respectfully ask them to OPPOSE AB 711.  Senator...
  • Why Male Pansies Can’t Attract a Good Woman

    05/19/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ^ | May 2013 | Regis Giles
    A while back I received several e-mails from guys requesting my advice on how to attract a female like me. You see, they seem to have a hard time attracting women that are into shooting and the outdoors… and I understand this. Being that we humans aren’t whitetail deer and you can’t rub your scent on a tree to find yourself a mate, it makes things harder for guys. I’ve decided to throw these guys a bone, and any others who need help, on how to attract such a lady. Here are essential points to follow in attracting the Katniss...
  • Earliest Evidence of Human Hunting Found

    05/14/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 13, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Archaeologists have unearthed what could be the earliest evidence of ancient human ancestors hunting and scavenging meat. Animal bones and thousands of stone tools used by ancient hominins suggest that early human ancestors were butchering and scavenging animals at least 2 million years ago.
  • Vultures eat woman's body in 50 minutes after fall off cliff [protected species in France]

    05/09/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2013 | Enrique Calvo
    Major Didier Pericou told The Times of Europe, "When we first went out in the helicopter looking for the body, we saw numerous vultures without realizing what they were doing." Pericou added that the incident has reignited calls from local farmers to allow hunting of the birds. The Times reported that Pyrénéan farmers have been demanding the right to shoot the birds, known as Griffon Vultures, because they've been attacking sheep and cows. But the species is protected in France and has lost access to its normal diet of carcasses due to European health and safety regulations.
  • Billionaire outbids Obama donor Outdoor Channel

    03/07/2013 5:46:00 PM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/7/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Outdoor Channel, a leading hunting and fishing-themed television network, announced Thursday that it plans to sell itself to billionaire sports mogul Stan Kroenke’s company, destroying a merger deal with InterMedia Outdoor Holdings, which is owned by major Obama donor and Huffington Post blogger Leo Hindery Jr.’s private equity fund InterMedia Partners.
  • California lawmakers weigh first statewide ban on lead ammo

    04/29/2013 4:50:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    In November, one of the oldest condors in Central California died from lead poisoning after being found with tiny bullet fragments and a .22-caliber slug in his gullet that he apparently swallowed with a mouthful of meat. The 9-year-old giant was one of the earliest released in a condor recovery program along the Big Sur coast. His death -- and the recent death of a golden eagle near Sacramento -- are being highlighted by health and environmental groups who want California to become the first state to impose a statewide ban on the use of lead bullets for hunting.
  • Darwin-ready: Man tapes centerfire cartridge to BB gun

    04/27/2013 11:54:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | April 27, 2013
    Authorities in Gainesville, Fla. have charged William Daniel Lloyd with discharging a firearm in public and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, after he reportedly tried to shoot a squirrel for dinner by taping a .40-caliber cartridge to the muzzle of a Pumpmaster 7670 BB gun. Lloyd, 31, was treated — and later released — for shrapnel wounds when the cartridge exploded. The condition of the targeted squirrel was not reported. The Gainesville Sun .
  • Has the phrase "The right to hunt on one's land" ever been part of the Constitution?

    04/11/2013 3:35:43 PM PDT · by murron · 83 replies
    4-11-13 | Myself
    I'm in the middle of an online discussion with a liberal about the 2nd amendment. He claims that the phrase "The Right to hunt on one's land" was originally part of the 2nd amendment but was changed to its current wording today. I know he's wrong, but I want to get my facts straight before I continue the discussion.