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  • Not a Pretender - Eva Shockey

    05/06/2016 12:54:03 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/6/2016 | Larry Case
    EVA SHOCKEY HAS BECOME the face of women in the hunting movement, and that is a big deal. There have been exactly two women to grace the cover of Field & Stream magazine in the last 100 years: the first lady was Queen Elizabeth; the second Eva Shockey. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that the increase in hunting participation from 2008 to 2012 among males was only 1.9 percent; among women it was 10. In those four short years, the number of female hunters jumped from 3.04 million to 3.35 million. Did Eva have anything to do with that?...
  • The Coolest Leopard Attack

    05/06/2016 10:43:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/6/2016 | J McAdams
    Leopard are incredibly strong, fast, and graceful creatures. This video shows a leopard displaying all of those attributes during an attack on an impala somewhere in Africa. Watch the complete video to see how awesome that leopard attack looked!
  • Ever had a Boar Charge at you?

    04/28/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/28/2016 | J McAdams
    Though I wouldn't say they are exactly common, dealing with a boar charge is a distinct possibility any time you go into the woods in pursuit of hogs. The hunter in the video almost learned this lesson the hard (and painful way). Watch the video to see just how close that hunter was to being gored by that boar! See the video here.
  • Hunters have Rights to Legally Hunt and not be Harrassed

    04/26/2016 1:12:00 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/26/2016 | S Ratliff
    A while back in 2015, Kyle Anderson was following a nice 8-point buck that made its way into Michigan’s Grand Traverse East Bay. While he was not planning on shooting the swimming deer while it was in the water, he did not want to lose sight of this beauty. Until this woman got involved. During an ongoing and legal hunt, Anderson says in the video description that he faced multiple instances of harassment, but this woman took the cake entirely. Having already called the police on her for illegally parking her car, Anderson walks to confront the woman who continues...
  • The Safety Shot App

    04/18/2016 9:25:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/18/2016 | C Buckner
    Using Technology to stay safe in the woods.Hunter safety is something we bring up a lot because it’s something that is way too often overlooked. It's sometimes easy to get caught up in the excitement of the hunt and forget about some of the fundamental safety rules of hunting. That's where the Safety Shot app comes in, it's an app that works easily with your cell phone or tablet to keep you and all of your fellow hunting buddies up to date on exactly what's going on in the woods. The app is really easy to set up and it...
  • WI: New Turkey Technique Yields Dynamic Results and Trophy Turkey

    04/15/2016 4:54:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My brother, who is a superb hunter, tried out a new turkey technique this morning.  I got his call at 8:30.Turkey populations in Wisconsin have boomed in the last 15 years.  There were none in the state when I was growing up in the 60’s.   When I was taking care of my mother, I saw a flock of two dozen of them wander about the house.  The property borders the St Croix/Namekagon wild river national park.  I recall reading articles about how hard wild turkeys were to hunt, but my brother has had excellent success. This year he decided...
  • 8 Wild Hog Facts

    04/14/2016 12:48:53 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/14/2016 | B Mcnally
    There are many hog facts, some for hunting, some for conservation issues, but these are good to know during a cocktail party or just to put more porkers on the table. 1. Wild hogs have roamed America since Hernando de Soto introduced them to Florida in 1539. 2. Male and female wild hogs have tusks. They have extremely sharp edges because the upper and lower tusks overlap. The constant gnashing of teeth sharpens the tusks, which make formidable weapons. 3. Wild hogs are just that, domestic pigs gone wild for several generations. Javelinas or collared peccaries are an entirely different...
  • Poachers Beware

    03/29/2016 8:16:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/29/2016 | Tim E Hovey
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement division has a limited number of wardens available to cover the entire State. There are approximately 400 wardens responsible for protecting our natural resources from poachers. Considering that there are over three million sportsmen in California, wardens are definitely outnumbered in maintaining order in the outside world. A few years back I decided to pick up a deer tag down in San Diego County, very near my office at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Early the next morning I met Jason at the parking lot near the hunting area. We...
  • Namibia Crushes Anti-Hunters By Banning All Hunting Bans

    03/13/2016 7:20:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/09/2016 | Karen Mehall Phillips
    You read the headline correctly: Namibia took a giant step forward for hunters yesterday when the country’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism said it will officially oppose any calls to restrict hunting and export wildlife products. Chalk one up for common sense as the Namibian government got around worldwide anti-hunting extremists seeking to stop hunters’ critical conservation efforts—and, in turn, destroy the economic benefits hunters provide... the cabinet voted to go on the record as a pro-hunting nation, opposing any and all hunting bans-and to campaign against any bans proposed in the future. ... You may recall that the rhino...
  • The Ultimate Hillbilly Gopher Trap

    03/11/2016 6:38:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/11/2016 | C Raleigh
    Have a look at this Hillbilly Gopher Trap. Take a moment before you watch and say a prayer for gophers everywhere. Once you see this Hillbilly 5000 in action, you'll want one. All you need is some electrical tape, some boards, and a shootin' iron. Add some fishing line, strap 'em all together and you've got a gopher-killing machine. Ingenious, ya'll. See the Hillbilly 5000 in action here.
  • Hunting and Gun Reform Bill (H.R. 2406) Passes House 242-161

    03/07/2016 2:29:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 February, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, also known as H.R. 2406, passed the U.S. House of Representatives and was sent to the Senate.  It was a party line vote; 230 Republicans voted yes, 4 Republicans voted against the act.  161 Democrats voted against H.R. 2406; 12 Democrats voted for it.  30 representatives did not vote; 17 were Democrats, 13 were Republicans. The bill contains numerous reforms, primarily to clarify and reform previous legislation, much of which is being abused by bureaucratic rules, or state and local governments. While the bill is not a...
  • Instructions should be very specific to Hunters

    03/07/2016 8:23:55 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/7/2016 | C Buckner
    Hunters and outdoorsmen have been known to be a very literal and straightforward group of people. Perhaps that’s why rescue should be very specific with instructions, otherwise you end up with someone taking what they say quite literally and end up making the wrong choices, look at this video here.
  • Wild Pig Hunting goes Wrong

    03/02/2016 8:42:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 72 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/3/2016 | M Alpert
    Feral swine are considered pest species in many countries, including the U.S. They reproduce fast and destroy billions of dollars worth of agriculture and live stock each year. Now more than ever, hunters are trying to kill wild pigs as fast as they can. But there are some dangers. Wild pigs are exactly that - wild. They can be very aggressive, and when hunters get too close, they'll charge fast. If they make contact with a hunter, they'll often bite hard with their razor sharp teeth. See the wild pig video here.
  • Stunning Images of Wolf Pack taking down an Elk

    02/26/2016 8:10:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/26/2016 | J Hoffman
    For a nature photographer, capturing a scene of epic predation is akin to winning the lottery. Yes, it isn't pretty. But it depicts the real and very much raw struggle to survive that takes place daily in the animal world. A professional photographer Christopher Martin was touring Banff National Park, when he happened to come across an elk uneasily moving back and forth across a railway overpass, he knew he was in for a scene that portrays real-world wild life struggle for survival. See the rest of the story here.
  • USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

    02/23/2016 10:20:24 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | February 14, 2016
    If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal. The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaksa refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify. The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy's issues were in...
  • Sportsmen for Trump: Great Website!

    02/22/2016 6:08:43 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 38 replies
    Check out this great website for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Willie Robertson endorsement under "the Man for the Job". Lots of volunteer sponsors maintain this website.
  • Close Encounter with a Leopard

    02/12/2016 8:39:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/12/2016 | B Ragsdale
    Watch how close this Leopard comes to ripping this hunter apartTrue there isn't any leopard hunting in Cali, but you may come across a cougar. Hunting any type of cats is very dangerous, but after seeing footage like this, it might just be the deadliest. So I guess, if you're into this type of adrenaline pumping hunt, this is it. So imagine being there in a similar environment. Dogs barking, your adrenaline is pumping and you know that cat is hiding somewhere in the brush watching you. Yet you continue on, step by step, closing in on what you know...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/05/2016 1:13:13 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 31 replies
    Self | Feb. 5, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello "Fellow" FReepers; Since I was asked to help out on this page, I have been figuring out how do we discuss Prepping with out going over board? So now let us gather 'round and discuss with calm cool head/s & level thoughts. What are we prepping for. [Just remember to use Operational Security Rules (OPSEC), keep your mouth shut on your specific gear] Not everyone here is friendly to our/your cause or self! So now, what are we worried about, storms, economic collapse, civil unrest, grid down, earth quakes, pandemic, or what. I have several nightmare scenarios, that keep...
  • Walker signs blaze pink hunting bill, 20 others

    02/04/2016 6:21:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | February 4th 2016 | Andrew LaCombe
    <p>MADISON -- Wisconsin deer hunters will now be able to wear blaze pink instead of blaze orange after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday morning.</p> <p>Walker's office says the governor signed 21 bills. Most of the legislation was passed by the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.</p>
  • Hunting Deer with Eagles

    02/04/2016 7:53:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/4/2016 | E Nestor
    Yes, hunting deer with eagles is a real thing in Hungary. Indeed they do, and the eagles are the perfect tool for the job. The apex bird of prey anywhere just has to be the eagle. With massive power and large sharp talons, this magnificent bird of prey has all the tools it needs to down big game. These hunters in Hungary have teamed up with eagles to pursue deer. With amazing gracefulness, the eagles descent upon their prey and make the kill. Human partners move in quick to make sure the eagles are safe. Then the eagles get the...
  • Eagle attacks Deer

    02/02/2016 11:45:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    No, this isn't the one that you see on youtube of an eagle attacking a small deer. It's another one out in the open field, not sure exactly where. You'll see the eagle come screaming across to nab the deer and they both tumble with the eagle taking a dominant position. Have a look here.
  • Anaheim Ducks Player Punished for Illegal Bear Hunt

    01/31/2016 11:45:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/31/2016 | C Cocoles
    As a massive hockey fan as I am, I have become fascinated with the penalty box, the Ryker's Island of sports, in reality a jail cell where offending hockey players are sentenced in two- to 10-minute increments for charges ranging from cross checking to hooking, slashing to holding the stick (no jokes intended). When you are guilty of said crimes, your pays the price and has to trudge on - a man down mind you – while the player must sit and watch in timeout in a tiny, isolated space. It's one reason why I enjoy hockey so much. Think...
  • 5 Luxury Deer Stands

    01/21/2016 7:15:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/21/2016 | B Smith
    Is this really Hunting?Deer season is pretty much done for most of us across the country. We know the real struggle of it, too. Sitting out there through the wind, snow, ice, and all around terrible weather conditions hoping to fill our freezers can be rather daunting. But isn't real hunting all about roughing it out in the wilderness cold? However, there are some that hunt out of luxury deer stands that don’t share this pain. These hunters, the other half, sit on sofas and watch TV while hunting. If it starts to snow, they grab a blanket, turn the...
  • OATH Expanding and Fragmenting Slugs

    01/19/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Taking 12ga to a whole new level of destruction. 12ga slugs have been rightly known as good stoppers on dangerous game, but tend to over-penetrate in hominids. OATH Ammunition has two new designs that solve over-penetration along with greatly improving reliability in box-fed shotguns. Above is their 1.25oz 1600fps all-copper slug designed to expand to an incredible 2.5" and penetrate just enough to punch through a hostile human with little energy left to harm anyone downrange. If you've ever heard the expression: "a hole big enough to toss a cat through," consider that cats can fit any opening larger than...
  • Got a gun, Can't Lose - Man vs Cat

    01/15/2016 5:53:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/15/2016 | C Cocoles
    Here's your Happy Friday video for you hunters. You've heard of the debate gun vs a knife in close quarter battle. The twenty-one foot rule comes to mind for those in the LE role, which means at that distance you should have ample time to react and draw your pistol. The main thing about it is when sh!t hits the fan, and the guy with the knife is upon you, you must fight hand to hand prior to having to pull out your pistol. Man vs CatThe excerpt image above from a video shows this fella defending against a leopard....
  • A Pig with Blue Fat

    01/13/2016 6:22:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Shot a pig with blue fatA man from Morgan Hill, CA posted about how he shot a pig on their ranch and noticed that it had blue fat. They did not start cutting open the pig until they had strapped it to the ATV and driven back home so most of the blood has left the pigs body at this point. They have also shot wild pigs on the ranch before and none of them have been blue. A spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife told the Morgan Hill Times experts have "occasionally" seen cases where wild...
  • Hunter Kills Unusual Cougar in ID

    01/12/2016 11:41:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Nw Sportsman ^ | 1/12/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter in Southeast Idaho was a little toothier than usual. It had teeth as well as fur and whiskers growing out of the left side of its head. Fish and Game officials in Preston checked the male after it was killed in late December, and are hoping to be recontacted by the hunter to find out where the carcass is. Spokeswoman Jennifer Jackson says that biologists would like to check it out to see from a scientific standpoint just what was going on with the cougar. They're waiting on the hunter to return...
  • Rep. Joel Kleefisch fined for shooting two turkeys with one shot

    12/29/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Madison - Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) said he's been cited for killing two turkeys with one shot. Kleefisch said Monday he was hunting Sunday in Waukesha County when he killed the tom as well as a nearby jake with pellets from the same shot. He said he didn't mean to shoot the jake but called a warden because he lacked a tag for the second bird. He was told he would be cited since he was warned several years ago about being sure of his target when he dropped three geese with one shot. Kleefisch said the citation is in...
  • What's up Doc? Carrot in a Shotgun

    12/28/2015 10:30:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/28/2015 | C Cocoles
    In the Bugs Bunny cartoon that shows Elmer Fud shooting at the wabbit with a barrel stuff full of carrots. Ever wonder what actually happens to the shotgun barrel or the wabbit, if it was real. Anyone try this for real? The setup: shotgun, carrot, string and a turkey to simulate the wabbit. Depending on which loads you use for the shotgun, in this take they were using No. 4 Shot high brass (big bb's). Here's what happens to the barrel. Yeh, you would need to replace the barrel. And here's what happens to the turkey (wabbit) Not good for...
  • Best Way to Gauge Long Range Shots

    12/22/2015 9:26:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/22/2015 | C Tarinelli
    Many of you hunters/precision long range shooters out there have various methods on gauging distances on long range shots. Here's one method that I came across and by all means let me know what your techniques are. The first is to know precisely where your rifle bullet will hit at the longer ranges, and the second is to be fairly accurate at judging the distance at which the shot will be taken. If you can't do BOTH of those things when you are looking through your scope at an animal - DON'T SHOOT! Shooting JournalAt the range, it's easy to...
  • The Most Stupidly Overpowered Round for Hunting

    12/21/2015 1:55:18 PM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/20/2015 | D Vittore
    Hunting: It is an age-old dance. It is a sacred covenant between the predator and the prey .. and the guy bristling with a half-dozen giant cannons and sporting only the most advanced cloaking technology. Sure, it's not "fair" to the animal, and sure there's no "sport" in it, and sure it makes you "kind of a dick," but answer us this: If deer like living so much, why didn't they invent high explosives, huh? If that logic made sense, well then, buddy, have we got some stupidly overpowered hunting gadgets for you: .577 Tyrannosaur Rounds The .577 Tyrannosaur round...
  • Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources

    12/20/2015 1:45:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Albawaba ^ | December 19th, 2015 | Habib Toumi
    Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources Published December 19th, 2015 - 20:00 GMT via SyndiGate.info As the mystery surrounding the abduction last week of a Qatari hunting party in Iraq deepened, a report in Kuwait said that nine of its members were from the Al Thani Ruling family. The Al Thani hunters abducted are Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Nayed Bin Eid Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Abdul Rahman Bin Jasem Abdul Aziz Jassem Al Thani, Shaikh Jassem Bin Fahad Mohammad Thani Al Thani, Shaikh Khalid Bin Jassem...
  • Reasons not to Hunt with your Girlfriend

    12/18/2015 7:16:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/18/2015 | C Cocoles
    Here's your Happy Friday Humor video on why you shouldn't hunt with your girlfriend. Tis the reason why we (males) hunt and let our other half cook the meals, go here to see the video.
  • Well-known buck killed illegally in county park

    12/18/2015 12:10:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-17-15 | Paul A. Smith
    If you're a white-tailed deer in Milwaukee County, odds are you live in or near the county's park system. The 15,000 acres of parks and parkways provide more than 90% of the deer habitat in the county, according to an assessment by the Department of Natural Resources. That's a lot of land, but not enough for a deer to hide in. Especially if you're a big-racked buck like "Bow Tie." Bow Tie was a very well-known white-tailed deer that was frequently seen in Milwaukee County. Randy Crawford of Wauwatosa is a wildlife photographer and hunter who enjoys viewing and capturing...
  • How do you deal with Poachers?

    12/16/2015 1:13:37 PM PST · by w1n1 · 66 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/16/2015 | B McNally
    There isn't a clear answer on deterring poachers. The subject itself brings a sharp pain to every landowner’s asses. The right way to handle this is to let the authorities handle this. The following is an excerpt from a landowner on this ordeal and how he handled it. David was a proud new landowner. He bought his 640-acre place in the rural South and started fixing up the old farm house. His land had a garden, fields for planting, built wood duck boxes, and stocked two lakes with bass and pan fish. Life was good for the new country landlord...
  • Hunting Trespasser gets Painted on Private Land

    12/15/2015 7:49:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/15/2015 | CalS
    Don't know how many of you that own private properties and have trespassers crossing your land during hunting season. Dealing with the right and wrong is another article. Here's a video that captures a hunting trespasser getting painted while traversing through this owner's property. Have a look.
  • Teaching Hunting is Kid Stuff

    12/13/2015 1:51:34 PM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/13/2015 | Tim E Hovey
    African proverbs have it that it takes a village to raise a child. While this statement may be somewhat antiquated in today's "all about me" society, I still see great value in this adage when it comes to teaching kids to hunt. Nowhere in the outdoor world is this more evident than in a youth pheasant hunt put on by our state's resource agency. I frequently attend these free youth and family pheasant hunts put on by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife during the fall. I go purely as an observer and really look forward to watching the...
  • 4 Waterfowl Hunting Tips - Waiting is the Easiest Part

    12/09/2015 12:50:19 PM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/9/2015 | B Lull
    Duck Hunter Killing time Rather than Killing Waterfowl California is typically No. 2 or 3 in terms of numbers of ducks killed each season. The only state that beats us consistently is Louisiana, home of the infamous Duck Commander crew. So to someone who doesn't speak duck, one might think that we California sportsmen kill limits every morning we slide into our waders. As avid waterfowlers know, that simply ain't the case. Our sunny California weather plays a huge role in why we don't kill limits every day at Colusa, Sutter Butte and Gray Lodge refuges. Blue bird days...
  • Church removes Facebook post of nun with trophy deer after anti-hunting activists take offense

    12/08/2015 1:37:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2015
    A Roman Catholic diocese has taken down the Facebook photo of a nun with a 10-point buck she bagged after the posting drew criticism, some of it vulgar, by anti-hunting and animal rights activists, the diocese said.
  • Hunting Interest on the Rise with Women

    12/04/2015 12:08:20 PM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/4/2015 | C Cocoles
    Since 2000, hunting participation by females has risen dramatically in the U.S. In the first year of the new millennium, 5,264 females passed the mandatory hunter education course. The course is required of every hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971. By 2010, 8,500 females, 20.3 percent of all students, passed hunter education. In 2014, 16,534 females took the course. Females represented 23 percent of last year's 72,015 hunter ed students. "We've been encouraging women to try hunting and shooting sports through our outreach programs," said Nancy Herron, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's outreach and education director. "There's...
  • CWD issues turn personal with news of diseased buck

    12/03/2015 2:45:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-15 | Paul A. Smith
    I've been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The 2015 Wisconsin deer season, however, brought an unwelcome first in my world. A buck I shot Nov. 2 in Richland County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. I learned about the test result on Wednesday. The meat from this buck, which I deboned, wrapped and stored frozen, will be thrown in the garbage. The 30 pounds of sausage made from trimmings will be tossed, too. Destroying the venison goes against...
  • I am taking my wife hunting for the 1st time

    12/02/2015 2:34:35 PM PST · by chasio649 · 44 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 12/2/15 | me
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  • A Strategy for Public-Land Bucks

    11/25/2015 7:59:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/25/2015 | C Cocoles
    Doing some additional homework and traveling the extra distance can often yield private-land results to public-land whitetail huntersHunting public land can be very frustrating when it comes to deer hunting. It's difficult to be cruising social media and see private-land hunters talk about how many deer they saw during a recent hunt. On public land, you're sometimes lucky to even see a deer over a week's period of time. With all the frustrations and challenges, it is not impossible to harvest a buck on public land. In fact, I've had opportunities to take a legal buck every season for the...
  • Man Crawled for 4 Days after Breaking Legs while Elk Hunting

    11/23/2015 9:41:55 AM PST · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/23/2015 | R Anthony
    Before you read this story I would like to put emphasis on a couple of points. First and foremost, if you go hunting (especially in a remote area) always go with a partner. If something happens to you, the chances of getting out of trouble increase by having a buddy go with you. I would never go hunting alone, it's just too darn dangerous. Secondly, if you do hunt alone, always take a satellite phone, or a GPS locator with you. If you are hurt and cannot get back to civilization, at least you can let someone know exactly where...
  • 3 Deer Tactics once thought was Strange

    11/19/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/19/2015 | N Krebbs
    RattlingWhen they were first introduced to the national hunting community, these novel methods for bringing in bucks were considered unconventional at best, and harebrained schemes by most. Now deer hunters everywhere use these tried-and-true tactics. We take a look back in our archives to when these trusty standbys were still considered downright bizarre. The brush-country hunters of Texas and New Mexico were crashing antlers together for decades before the trend caught fire in the rest of whitetail country. Although native hunters likely developed the technique, legend has it that an old market hunter accidentally discovered the phenomenon: "He was coming...
  • CA Tule Elk Hunt

    11/19/2015 8:11:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/19/2015 | C Cocoles
    Here's a clip from WildTV Hunter Troy and Jack Link of Jack Links Beef Jerky, They're in northern California hunting down this monster Tule elk. Key takeaways from the Link boys is that thinking ahead and waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger, patience and precision was the key for a successful hunt. See the video here.
  • Duck Hunting Tips: 6 Old Tricks that Still Work

    11/17/2015 8:25:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/17/2015 | D Howlet
    Waterfowlers have proven to be some of the most resourceful of all sportsmen throughout history, with their combined approach of calling, decoying, and plain old woodsmanship. Here are six old-school tips worth remembering as you prepare to hit the water for ducks and geese this fall. Add motion - Before motion decoys, hunters used jerk strings and pumped their legs in the water to send ripples through their spread. Another great trick is to mount an electric trolling motor to your blind or on a wood frame painted to blend in, set it near your spread, and let the propeller...
  • Build Your Own Antler Trap to Collect Sheds

    11/12/2015 9:13:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/12/2015 | C Buckner
    If you want to find deer sheds but don't have time to search, build your own antler trap. There are many benefits to walking through the woods and searching for deer sheds. You can get a better lay of your land, you can see where the deer were most recently moving, and shed hunting is a great way to introduce hunting to a youngster. But for many hunters there is just not always enough time to get in the woods and hunt sheds. But with just a few dollars and a little bit of time you can build an antler...
  • 30 Point Whitetail - Doe!

    11/10/2015 7:55:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/10/2015 | R Chastain
    Everyone loves to champion those 10 plus pointers, phenominally they say one in 4,500 doe have antlers. But, this one hunter bagged a 30 point and that buck is a doe! Rest of the story here.
  • Would You Shoot them or Wait?

    11/09/2015 7:39:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/9/2015 | Cal Editors
    Monday morning question of the day, while hunting if you come across a buck and a doe mating, would you shoot them after they're done, or during?Go here to see the video of what this hunter did.