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  • Video: Why Dry Firing a Bow is a Bad Idea

    07/01/2016 10:58:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Outdoor ^ | 6/23/16 | Daniel Xu
    Video: Why Dry Firing a Bow is a Bad Idea BY: Daniel Xu + POSTED: 6/23/16 bowbroke623 213 Shares How many times have you heard that dry firing a bow is a bad idea? Odds are, you have already been lectured once or twice about this before, and for good reason. Bows should always be used with an arrow, and skipping this vital component could lead to a dangerous scenario. While dry firing a compound bow may seem relatively harmless, it could result in catastrophic damage to your hunting tool, and sometimes even injury to the user. Basically, one of...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Weekly [Sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/30/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 5 replies
    Myself ^ | June30,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on what we can do when the world we know & love falls apart. Last week I had posted some thoughts on using an air rifle to remove garden raiders/pests. So after talking to a friend of mine [Jim Chapman], he recommended this article from the mag. Outdoor Life. [www.outdoorlife.com] He goes through a very long list of air rifles & their different uses. Air guns have come a very long way since the days of the Daisy Red Ryder's. There are some rifles that can hit a target out to over...
  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:02:51 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 118 replies
    Myself | June 24,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone. Time for us once again to gather around the computers & speak of what we need to do & are going to do if & when our civilization falls down flat upon it's face. And before we begin, I know that I am kind of lax about putting this thread out. I/we have our priorities in place. and for me I have a wife & son both with special needs that come first & foremost in my life. Then comes our homestead, and stuff down the line from there. My garden is doin ok, since we are having...
  • A Starving Wolf Stalked a Woman for 12 Hrs Saved by Beer and a Bear

    06/20/2016 9:01:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/20/2016 | C Raleigh
    Joanne Barnaby and her friend Tammy Caudron were searching for morel mushrooms in an area near Fort Smith when they were separated. Barnaby was accompanied by her trusty dog Joey. Barnaby recalls, "I heard this growl behind me. There was a long, tall, very, very skinny wolf. A black wolf. And his legs were spread and his hair was standing, and he was growling, and baring his teeth." This black wolf seemed to know what it was doing and was pushing them back further into the woods. Barnaby said, “He was trying to wear me down. He was trying to...
  • Gun Muffler (Silencer/Suppressor) Status Map of the United States

    06/20/2016 6:24:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Map at American Suppressor Association Many American gun owners and shooters do not know that it is legal to own and use silencers, suppressors, or perhaps the most descriptive term gun mufflers, in the United States.  There are only a handful of states that cling to the antiquated notion the suppressors should be banned because ... guns....  There is no logical or rational argument to be made for that position, but it persists. The states where suppressors are banned are the same tiny minority that persist with unreasonable and likely unconstitutional restrictions on the ownership and carry of firearms for...
  • Idaho Bighorn Poacher Banned from ever Hunting Again, Fined $10K

    06/14/2016 7:50:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/14/2016 | A Walgamott
    A lifetime hunting ban, jail time and thousands of dollars in penalties are the price a Nampa man must pay for last year’s poaching of a trophy bighorn sheep along Idaho’s Main Salmon River. Appearing in Idaho County Court on June 6, Paul Cortez (53) of Nampa stood silent as District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice handed down the poaching sentence. In addition to a lifetime hunting license revocation, Cortez received 30 days in jail, a $10,000 civil penalty, fines/court costs totaling $753 and four years of probation. On November 6, 2015 while on routine jet boat patrol along the famous...
  • Would you pull a prank on your buddy?

    06/09/2016 12:20:51 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/9/2016 | KJ Gonzales
    Okay, seriously, who doesn't love a good prank every now and then? Even better yet, this one involves deer hunting. In this video, we are introduced to an unsuspecting, rifle-toting, story-telling, novice hunter who is clearly looking to make what appears to be his first ever shot on a massive buck. Yes, that's right its all captured on video. Obviously, his friend did a fine job of setting him up. See the video here.
  • How well do you know about Coyote?

    05/23/2016 8:36:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/23/2016 | D Born
    I’m a big fan of coyotes. I enjoy seeing them, hearing them and hunting them. I think the reason I like them so much is that I’ve always had a lot of respect for a underdog, which the coyote surely is compared to its more media divisive cousin the wolf, or other charismatic megafauna like the bear. Similar to Rodney Dangerfield, coyotes “don’t get no respect.” Unlike wolves there are no national groups crying for their protection, no one is pleading their case on the steps of the capital. In spite of this, coyotes are without a doubt one of...
  • Wisconsin Simplifies Hunting Regulations. No Back Tags

    05/20/2016 6:06:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1942, Wisconsin required deer hunters to wear a back tag so that they could be identified at a distance.  The exact what purpose of the new regulation is not clear.  It may have been related to WWII, because the back tag regulation was put in place between Pearl Harbor and the first deer season that occurred after the start of the war.  Perhaps Wisconsin legislators feared armed German or Japanese agents roaming the Wisconsin North woods.  Perhaps it was simply part of the Roosevelt push to create more bureaucratic administrative control over all aspects of life.  Wisconsin was...
  • Man Protects Family from Coyote

    05/18/2016 6:55:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/18/2016 | M Reeber
    This coyote chose the wrong family to mess with. Coyotes are ruthless, aggressive and just don’t know their place in the food chain. After this coyote continued to threaten this man’s children and pets, he decided to take matters into his own hands to avoid a potential coyote attack. Watch this hunter set a local coyote straight after it threatened his family.
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Orienteering: Finding True North

    05/16/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | J Hines
    There are many ways to find true north if you get disoriented while hiking. Though it may sound easy to walk in a straight line, it’s actually simple to get off-course. There are many ways to getting back on track, that is back to true north. Here are some simple methods: First method is to get a needle and cork, or something to make the needle float. Once placed in the water, the needle will turn and point to true north. See the rest of the methods for finding true north here. How about you all, what other ways have...
  • 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...