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  • Best Muzzleloaders you can Hunt with

    01/08/2018 5:07:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2018 | J Hines
    Muzzleloaders have come along way and there has been enormous improvements in muzzleloading technology. Traditionally, able to take down target at 50-75 yards, current muzzleloaders can reach out at longer ranges. There’s mixture of sentiment as to which muzzleloader to go with. Modern day hunters have the latest piece of weaponry with all the gizmo. While some old school purist just want to use their old style muzzleloader. Finally, a few that just want a reliable muzzleloader. Whichever side you fall on there is something for everyone. Have a look at this best hunting muzzleloader list. Remington Model 700 Ultimate...
  • Eagles quarterback defends hunting pic after criticism: ‘When you love something, you talk about it’

    01/04/2018 2:59:20 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/03/2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz defended his passion of hunting on Monday after critics said a photo of his dog sitting behind a row of dead geese was offensive ---SNIP--- Mr. Wentz’s response showed no signs of walking back the tweet. “Two of the main things I tweet about are Jesus and hunting,” he wrote. “That’s what I’m passionate about and that won’t ever change!”
  • Eagles' Carson Wentz fires back at criticism over 'hunting buddy' dog

    01/03/2018 1:11:44 PM PST · by Daffynition · 92 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1.3.2018 | Fox 29 Philadelphia
    Before his season was ended by a knee injury, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was making news for his playmaking ability. Tuesday, the MVP candidate made headlines with his response to a Twitter user who was critical of a hunting photo he posted to wish one of his dogs a happy birthday.
  • Hunting Pistols for the unconventional Hunters

    12/22/2017 6:42:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/22/2017 | J Hines
    When we talk about deer hunting everyone usually thinks of going out with a rifle, bow or a shotgun to hunt with. What you don’t hear much (if you’re not into hunting) about is hunting with a pistol. Depending on where you live hunting with a pistol is considered in the “unconventional firearms” category. If you’re lucky enough to be in such areas, here’s a list of pistols that you can check out for hunting: Magnum Research Desert Eagle The Desert Eagle weighs 4 1/2 pounds, with that weight, along with its gas-operated action, makes it one of the more...
  • Fiercely Hungry Grizzly outsmarts an Electrified Deer

    12/21/2017 10:33:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/21/2017 | J Hines
    A Montana researcher wanted to find out if an electrified deer carcass could serve as a grizzly bear deterrent. The findings weren’t surprising for the bear gurus out there: grizzlies are very persistent. The purpose of the electrified deer was to see if this would protect the hunters game kills, hoping to minimize bear-human encounters. Unorthodox, sure, but it could work. Except, this fearless grizzly is like the honey badger, and the honey badger don’t care if his meal is hooked up to a car battery – he’s gonna eat it anyways. See this strange electrified deer grizzly bear experiment...
  • If You Love Deer, You’ve Got to Love Hunting

    12/09/2017 1:53:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Newsday ^ | December 9, 2017 | Noah Comet
    Many of my friends oppose hunting, and while I share some of their views — especially concerning mere trophy hunting, which I do oppose — I question the logic of their conclusions about deer. I have never shot an animal. I don’t own a firearm or archery equipment. I fish, and I’ve considered deer hunting, but I’ve never cleared the early hurdles: the expense of buying the gear and the time required to hone the necessary skills. It’s a daunting prospect for a beginner, especially one like me, who’s never had anyone to show him the ropes. Recently, a friend...
  • 110 Years of Semi-Auto Hunting Rifles

    12/02/2017 4:26:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Semi-automatic rifles have been common in the hunting fields in the United States for a hundred and ten years and more.  I picked up the Remington model 8 above at a gun show in Tucson a few years ago. The design has been popular for a long time. The rifle pictured was manufactured early in 1907. It was called the Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifle at the time. The Model 8 designation was applied in 1911. The rifle pictured was one of the first chambered in the .30 Remington caliber, Remington's ballistic equal to Winchester's .30-30. Unfortunately, the Remington model...
  • Fixing that Darn Trigger - Key to improving your Shot Timing

    11/29/2017 5:26:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/29/2017 | J Huber
    John Huber was an avid collector of curio and relic firearms, but he had a problem. He loved the look and feel of his classic Mauser rifle, but he hated to shoot it because of something he refers to as “that darn trigger.” So, like other “can-do” creators throughout the decades, while seeking a solution to a personal dilemma. he ended up starting a company – Huber Concepts (HC) – providing products for men and women who also wanted to bring some fun back to the performance of their classic firearms. (that was 20 yrs ago) Huber's original trigger was...
  • WI: Restrictions on Hunter Age Repealed

    11/27/2017 4:08:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 November 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wisconsin legislature continues to reform old hunting and gun laws. Most states do not impose a limit on the age at which people can start hunting. Wisconsin was one of those few.For millennium, hunters were started hunting when their parents thought they were mature enough to do so.Wisconsin has returned to that tradition. The reform allows parents to take their children hunting at ages less than 10. Children are individuals and highly variable.Some children will be responsible and capable of instruction at less than 10. Other children may remain irresponsible all of their lives.  Parents are in a...
  • Hunter charged with shooting truck he mistook for deer

    11/25/2017 2:51:46 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A hunter in western New York shot a pick-up truck when he mistook it for a buck — just days after a man in the same region killed a woman he mistook for a deer, authorities said.</p> <p>Marvin C. Miller, 26, was hunting deer on state land late Friday when he fired his 7mm high-powered scoped rifle at a brown pick-up truck, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.</p>
  • Huntswoman appears to whip saboteur with riding crop (UK)

    11/22/2017 9:01:06 AM PST · by Simon Green · 46 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/20/17 | Rhian Lubin Dave Rudge
    In shocking video footage, the furious rider screamed “get off my horse” and struck out wildly at the masked man as he tried to grab onto the reins A woman on horseback appears to repeatedly whip a hunt saboteur with a riding crop after he tried to stop her “charging down” his fellow protesters in shocking footage. In the video the furious rider screams “get off my horse ” and strikes out wildly at the masked man as he tries to grab onto the reins during an alleged clash with the East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club on Saturday....
  • Why Trump’s right on banning elephant trophies

    11/20/2017 11:07:01 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    It’s not often that President Trump’s Twitter feed is the voice of reason and compassion, but on the issue of trophy hunting it makes more sense than his own Department of Interior. Trump put on hold the department’s initial decision to reverse an Obama-era ban and allow the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. In a tweet, the president referred to trophy hunting as a “horror show.” He said he would be “very hard pressed” to conclude that such hunting advances the cause of conservation, the justification for the decision. Trump, who has publicly dissented in the past...
  • Donald Trump seen as the candidate protecting gun rights and hunting culture

    11/20/2017 2:34:38 PM PST · by leaymane · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2017 | Daniel Allott
    There are many misconceptions surrounding gun ownership and hunting, Michael Gooder says on the occasion of his family’s annual “Pheasant Opener.” Hunting is all about fellowship and, in Gooder’s case, harvesting and serving the wild bird to the hunters and their guests. “It’s from the hunt to the table in one day,” the Cresco, Iowa, man explains. “It’s not just about going out into the field and killing. It’s more important to us to have a good ethical hunt, harvest a few birds, and then prepare it immediately so that people can really understand what hunting is about.” “Hunters are...
  • Hunter survives a Close Encounter with a Mountain Lion within 5 Yards

    11/20/2017 8:20:41 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/20/2017 | D Ross
    Hunters usually hate it when they become the hunted. This is what happened to Dylan Ross from Colorado. Most of the time mountain lions are like the dark shadows lurking from beyond. But in this rare instances, this mountain lion attacked Dylan. Dylan was working a particular area for deer when he encountered this mountain lion within 5 yards. Here’s his excerpt from his FB page. “Words can’t even describe my hunting experience yesterday. I was and hour over a vertical mountain before it got light. I got to the other side and was sneaking through the timber then suddenly...
  • How Trophy Hunting Can Save Lions

    11/20/2017 3:59:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies ^ | 7 August, 2015 | Terry Anderson, Shown Regan
    Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 7, 2015.An American hunter’s killing of a beloved lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month was enough to fuel widespread outrage. But the details of the hunt are even more damning: The lion was allegedly lured out of a national park and then killed illegally.Unfortunately, this one sorry episode is tarnishing the role that well-managed, legal hunting can play in promoting wildlife conservation. Cecil’s death has inspired passionate calls to ban trophy hunting throughout Africa. Three U.S. airlines have announced that they will no longer transport lions and other big-game African...
  • How To Save the Elephants? Buy Ivory, Shoot Them

    11/19/2017 6:54:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | June 8, 2011 | Professor Mark J. Perry
    In the 1970s, Kenya had about six times as many elephants as Zimbabwe, and today Zimbabwe has three times more elephants than Kenya (see chart).  What happened that caused the dramatic reversal in elephant populations in the two African countries?  Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) explain in their excellent article "Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community": "Anti-hunting groups succeeded in getting Kenya to ban all hunting in 1977. Since then, its population of large wild animals has declined between 60 and 70 percent. The country’s elephant population declined from 167,000 in...
  • ‘My sons love hunting, I don’t’: Trump’s soft spot for elephants

    11/18/2017 3:55:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Conservationists who have a visceral emotional reaction to words like “carbon emissions” and “TransCanada” and “Rick Perry” rarely find themselves closely allied with President Trump’s opinions on the proper stewardship of the planet. Trump has consistently dismantled Obama-era environmental protections, using the common refrain that his administration desires to “better balance conservation strategies and policies with the equally legitimate need of creating jobs for hard-working American families.” So, some who’ve criticized Trump might have done a double take when they read one of his tweets Friday morning. The message effectively put the brakes on a new administration policy that would...
  • Global outcry as Trump allows big game hunters (like his sons) (trunc)

    11/16/2017 9:49:30 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | TARIQ TAHIR
    The Trump administration has reversed a ban on the importing of trophies from elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia, to outcry from wildlife organisations across the world. The move overturns the ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014 and is a heavy blow to the international campaign to end the ivory trade, whose backers include Prince Harry and Prince William. It also comes after the president's sons, Donald Jr and Eric Trump, were heavily criticized in 2012 after being photographed with a leopard and other big game kills including an elephant. Though elephants are listed as endangered...
  • African Lion Attacks Hunter

    11/15/2017 4:38:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/15/2017 | J Hines
    Many hunters have sharpen their skills with their rifle by zeroing in at various distances and quick scope tracking. But how many have faced a lion attack at up close and personal? This isn’t about seeing the lion at 100 yard, but unexpectedly at close range in a high bush environment. This is what happened to this hunting party. Some facts that are unknowned as to the development of this hunt. One thing is for certain, when a lion comes charging at close distances, you better have your shotgun ready and game on. Looks like this hunter survived but have...
  • Alabama teen fatally shot in hunting accident, police say

    11/14/2017 11:17:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/14/2017
    Authorities say a teenage girl has been killed in a hunting accident in Alabama. News outlets report the 15-year-old was shot on Monday about 20 miles southwest of Birmingham. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies believe the girl and an adult family friend had been on a youth hunt. Authorities say the girl climbed down from a tree stand while they prepared to leave. As the friend passed down her rifle, deputies say the gun fired and struck the teen.