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  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/05/2016 1:13:13 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 25 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
    This is how imagine it will go.....
  • 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.
  • Ted Cruz Knows how to carry a Shotgun

    11/08/2015 3:20:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A blogger named Wes Siler criticised Ted Cruz for carrying a shotgun in the fashion in the photograph. I am not sure if the critique was in jest,or serious. It is not clear that Wes Siles is a liberal. His favorite president is Teddy Roosevelt. One of Wes' tweets advise on 16 ways to avoid being "modern man" by the NYTs famous list. Wes was soon corrected about shoulder carry, and rightly so. Shoulder carry, as exemplified by Senator Ted Cruz in the Picture, is explicitly suggested as a means of safely carrying a shotgun or rifle. It is...
  • Rut Stands: Three Different Strategies to take Go Time Bucks

    11/06/2015 10:57:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/6.2015 | M Melotik
    The mystical, magical whitetail rut. It's what many of us wait feverishly to experience all year long—anticipation that builds into both blessing and curse. Especially when it comes to smart stand selection at go time. Obsess over most anything for a good length of time and, eventually, you can experience near-absolute clarity of thought. Seconds later, you can be trapped in a wicked tailspin of second-guessing. This is the dark side of our obsessive behavior. To help ensure your focus (and success) during the fast-approaching rut, we've tapped a trio of die hard whitetail fanatics, guys who seem to have...
  • Winchester Deer Specific Hunting Bullet

    11/03/2015 11:02:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/3/2015 | R Chastain
    When it comes to deer hunting bullets, expansion is usually the name of the game. Some of the most widely-used hunting bullets were designed 50 and 60 years ago, when deer hunting was much less prevalent than it is now (simply because we didn't have very many deer). These days, deer hunters as a group wield the most sway with major manufacturers of rifle ammo. We buy the most ammo and demand performance from it. If it fails, we tell everyone about it and buy someone else's product. Enter Winchester's R&D department and a new approach to a hunting bullet....
  • 12 Mistakes Men Make when Hunting with Women

    11/02/2015 10:48:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/2/2015 | B Baird
    The guide for every man on exactly how to show a lady a miserable time in the woodsWomen are joining the hunting ranks at a faster rate than men. But, we ladies still encounter a few problems when it comes to learning the sport. The No.1 problem for women going afield is trying to find places to hunt. The No. 2 problem? You guessed it. It's you guys. Don't get us wrong. We're not trying to man-bash. We love that you're willing to take the ladies in your lives hunting. But, sometimes you guys make mistakes big ones that may...
  • Elk Field Dressing Gut Bag Accident

    10/28/2015 10:43:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/28/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video highlights a hunter not being careful while dressing this bull elk. Tip is, always guide the blade with your fingers so as to push the gut bag away, and make sure that the knife point isn't close to the bag. Anyone have this problem or accident before? Watch the video here.
  • A Deer Hunt

    10/26/2015 6:48:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | Walt Hampton
    She was a big old doe, with that long head and thick, squared-up body; she conducted herself with a caution and attention not seen in the younger deer. She was alone with no trailing fawns; they had been weaned and were off seeking their own way, and she was only concerned with the white oak acorns at her feet. Hidden in a pile of brush, just an odd-shaped stump, nothing to worry about here, I watched her, had been watching her, as she had first appeared and while she worked the thicket, first out of range, now closer, now close...
  • Snake Hunting 101

    10/23/2015 1:51:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/23/2015 | Tim Hovey
    Ive always been fascinated with snakes. I will admit that as a youth they absolutely terrified me. While I ran around catching lots of lizards and frogs, whenever I bumped into a snake, I did less catching and more running. As I got older and learned more about them, I began actually seeking snakes out in the hopes of seeing them up close and capturing them. Id carefully handle the nonvenomous ones, take a few photos and then release them. I did get bit a handful of times, but for the most part the encounters were interesting and educational. Every...
  • Oklahoma girl takes shot at the record books with 16-point buck

    10/22/2015 12:48:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10.22 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma girl may make it into the record books after killing a 16-point buck last weekend. Micalah Millard, who is just 14-years-old, was hunting with her father when she spotted a large buck through cameras set up on her grandfathers ranch. Hours later, the buck reappeared. I was surprised that I made the shot and hit him, Micalah told KJRH. She has killed deer before, but nothing like this. Nobody I know has ever killed anything like this, said Malachi, Micalahs father. Now, she must wait 60 days to wait for an official score, but the buck will likely...
  • Unknown Elephant taken in Legal, Ethical, hunt in Zimbabwe

    10/22/2015 11:49:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This magnificent, unknown elephant was taken in a successful, legal, ethical, hunt in Zimbabwe. The bull elephant had never been seen before, and likely would have died with no one knowing of its existence if the hunt had not taken place.From telegraph.co.uk:Mystery surrounded the identity of the elephant, which was estimated to have been between 40 and 60 years old, but had never been seen before in Zimbabwes southern Gonarezhou National Park.But its tusks, which touch the ground in a photograph taken moments after its shooting, confirmed its exceptional nature, weighing an estimated 120lb each. Social Justice Warriors (SJW)...
  • Ideal Scopes for Deer Hunting

    10/20/2015 1:50:25 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 52 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/20/2015 | C Cocoles
    There are a multitude of Choices for Rifle Scopes for Hunting White-Tailed Deer When is the last time you saw a deer rifle without a scope on it? I am betting it has been quite a few deer seasons ago. I think it has been 1970 since I saw a deer rifle in the woods using only open sights. I remember this because it was my first deer rifle, a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30. I bought the rifle at J.C. Penney for $66. I killed my first buck with that rifle at a whopping range of 20 yards....
  • What is Spooking this Herd of Deer?

    10/18/2015 10:14:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/18/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video shot of a herd of deer near a fence line getting spooked by something. See the video here.
  • 3800 Yard Long Range Shot

    10/16/2015 12:41:36 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/16/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video highlights Jim Spinella and the HCR team hitting a 36″ plate from an extreme distance of 3800 yards (2.16 miles). The shot was made with the Hill Country Rifle Extreme Long Range Carry Weight 375 CheyTac at the FTW Ranch in Texas. This rifle weighs 12.5 pounds without the scope. This shot is said to be a world record. Go here to view the video.
  • Would you Shoot this Bear in your Backyard?

    10/15/2015 9:19:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 119 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/15/2015 | J Hines
    A family in Colorado video a bear attacking a deer in their backyard. What would you all do? Here's the video clip.
  • Before Your First Black Powder Hunt

    10/15/2015 7:27:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/15/2015 | Mike Nesbitt
    Hunting with muzzleloaders is popular enough that most states have special or separate seasons for hunters using them. The rules for those seasons vary, so if you are setting up a hunt, even near home, do a little homework to see which guns, calibers, sights and styles of ignition are favored during those times. In my home state of Washington, the ignition must be exposed, which means an in-line rifle that has an enclosed percussion nipple and cap are not allowed. Also, Washington does not allow scopes on muzzleloaders when used during the muzzleloading seasons. Scoped muzzleloaders can only be...
  • Girls Guns and Dangerous Games

    10/14/2015 12:08:11 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Cal Sportsman Mag ^ | 10/14/2015 | Chris Cocole
    Theyve come a long ways, metaphorically at least, from designing outdoor fashion clothes for women out of a home garage in Northern California. Jenifer Adams and Norissa Harman had a vision that spawned a successful company, Girls With Guns Clothing. But while the gals remain small-town at heart, choosing to continue their work out of Red Bluff, a quiet hamlet of 14,000 off Interstate 5, 130 miles north of Sacramento, even for these ambitious entrepreneurs, traveling across a continent, an ocean and hunting the wild lands of Africa in front of a TV camera was something altogether different. Just as...
  • Dentist who killed Cecil the lion wont be charged because hunt was legal

    10/12/2015 11:28:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The American dentist who sparked worldwide outrage in July when he killed Cecil Zimbabwes most beloved lion will not be charged with any crime because the hunt was perfectly legal, authorities said Monday. Walter Palmer, 55, had all (his) papers in order when he tracked the rare black-maned big cat and took him down with a bow and arrow just outside Hwange National Park in the Western part of the African country, according to Reuters. Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri told local media that Zimbabwean authorities had conducted an investigation in part with the Prosecutor General, which concluded that...
  • Professor: Whites Hunting for Sport is the Equivalent of Lynching Black People

    10/02/2015 12:57:40 PM PDT · by rightistight · 58 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/2/15 | Aurelius
    According to Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld, who is a staff member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, hunting animals for sport has many similarities to lynching African Americans. In his article "White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives," Blumenfeld explains how hunting animals in Africa is very similar to murdering black people. Dr. Blumenfeld begins, "The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent...