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  • PA: Governor Wolf Signs Hunting Reform for Semi-Autos, Air Guns

    12/06/2016 4:56:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona Ė -(Ammoland.com)- A number of states have unusual rules about what may be used for hunting and what may not. Pennsylvania had a law that forbid hunting with semi-automatic rifles and pistols.They did not forbid hunting with semi-auto shotguns.The hunter shown in the image from the Game Commission web site is using a semi-auto shotgun, probably to hunt deer, as she is wearing hunter orange and the shotgun has sights on it. This inconsistency helped in moving the reform forward. Laws are harder to reform than rules promulgated in hunting regulations.† The Pennsylvania government changed this law to...
  • Grouse Hunting with the Village Gun

    12/05/2016 3:25:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village Gun is my name for an old Springfield 84-C.† My father acquired the rifle and a state of the art Weaver 3/4 inch straight tube scope for $7.50 during the Depression. I have written in previous articles that the Village Gun was used by my father and the neighbors for deer hunting. The Village Gun wasn't primarily used for deer hunting. There are dozens of things a .22 rifle is used for on a farm at the edge of wild country.† The Village gun was probably used for most of them, over the roughly 60 years of...
  • 7-Year-Old's Reaction at Killing Her First Deer With AR-Style Rifle Goes Viral

    12/03/2016 5:01:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/3 | Liz Farmer
    A video raking in the views shows a 7-year-old Texas girl poised for two minutes with her hands on a gun the size of her before she pulls the trigger, killing her first deer. The little hunter, Lilly Klapper, looks on in awe before beaming at her bearded father, who exclaims "You got it" and high-fives her. The action begins around the 1:40 mark: Lilly shot the whitetail deer Monday in Central Texas with an AR style rifle chambered in 300 blackout, according to a video description. The family appears to live in Jacksboro, about 65 miles west of Denton,...
  • Semiautomatic Rifles and Handguns Legalized for Hunting in Pennsylvania

    11/28/2016 6:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A new law, signed last week by Governor Tom Wolf (D), opens the door for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to allow semiautomatic rifles and handguns to be used for hunting beginning in 2017. ďSemiautomaticĒ refers to the firearmís action; such an action uses recoil to cycle, replacing a spent shell with a loaded one so it is chambered and ready to go when the hunter pulls the trigger.
  • Successful Deer Hunt with Northern Wisconsin Long Shot

    11/25/2016 11:35:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin seldom requires shot of more than a hundred yards. That is because most of the hunting is in dense forests or in woodlots where visibility is restricted.† The occasional long shot is available, but they are unusual. This eight point "basket buck" was taken yesterday, on opening day 19 November, 2016. The Namekagon river offers one of the few opportunities for long shots in the area.† Most deer are harvested at a hundred yards or less.† The buck was crossing the river 275 yards upstream when it was shot. In this unusual case, the...
  • A Tale of the Village Gun

    11/23/2016 2:29:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My father did not spend a lot of time talking about the hard times in the Depression.† His father had been an avid hunter and trapper, and had passed those skills down to him.† Sometime in the 1930's he had obtained the Village Gun, my name for the old Springfield 84-C .22 bolt gun.† It had been nearly new, with a Weaver straight tube 2 3/4 power 3/4 inch scope when he purchased it for $7.50. Times were hard in the Depression.† Money was hard to come by. Wages for a boy picking rocks in farmer's fields were 50...
  • Pa Gov. Wolf signs bill to allow Semi-Auto's for Hunting

    11/22/2016 4:32:28 AM PST · by major_gaff · 60 replies
    abc27 Harrisburg ^ | 21Nov16 | Myles Snyder
    Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation that removes a ban on hunting with semi-automatic rifles. Act 168 of 2016, formerly House Bill 263, also removes the ban on air- and gas-powered rifles.
  • Beloved 'Lester the Moose' Reunited With Minnesota Family

    11/21/2016 7:15:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fox9 ^ | 11/21 | Maury Glover
    Every family has stories and traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. For the Engers, many of those stories revolve around "Lester the Moose" and his long, strange journey back into their possession. This tale of moose and men began in 1909 when Melvin Enger hopped on a train with nothing but his rifle and a backpack to go moose hunting up north.
  • Americaís Oldest Hunter? 103-Year-Old Hunter Bags Biggest Buck of His Life

    11/21/2016 4:15:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | November 21, 2016
    Hereís a feel-good hunting story for you. A 103-year-old hunter bagged the biggest buck of his life, and his granddaughter was right there with him to witness it all. On November 8, Clyde Roberts, a 103-year-old hunter, went out to his trusty old treestand and bagged the biggest buck of his life. He was hunting with his granddaughter, Christin, who said, ďI will never forget it.Ē ďPapa like to tell everyone that I got so excitedÖ of course I did!Ē Christin said. ďNot only had I been able to hunt with my 103-year-old grandfather, but I witnessed him take the...
  • The Village Gun

    11/17/2016 2:12:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Northern Wisconsin is gun culture country.† When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, everybody had a gun or three in every house.† It wasn't always so.† The Depression was a hard time for a lot of people.† My father managed to snag the Springfield model 84-C during the 1930's. He paid $5 for the rifle and $2.50 for the scope. The rifle will feed Shorts, Longs, and .22 Long Rifle interchangeably through the detachable 5 shot magazine. The scope was an old straight tube 3/4 inch 2 3/4 power. It was state of the art in...
  • Herd of Elk shot up near Ellensburg: Tips needed

    11/15/2016 5:08:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    NW Sportsman Mag ^ | 11/15/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Central Washington game wardens are looking for tips that lead them to those responsible for shooting up a herd of elk near Ellensburg on Nov. 6, and two conservation groups are offering $4,000 in reward for info leading to a conviction in the case. The incident occurred in Schnebly Canyon north of town between 9 and 11 that morning, the last day of rifle elk season, and began with a report of three dead elk on a hillside. But when officers arrived they discovered even more. "We found four dead calves in a line within 100 yards," said Officer Roman...
  • Too Close for Comfort

    11/13/2016 1:11:40 PM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/13/2016 | C Raleigh
    Wild boar hunting is an extreme sport and can be quite dangerous and meant only for the thrill seeking hunters and sharpest shooters. The following video below shows these hunters really taking this close quarter shooting at a really close distance. The problem is that these guys were pulling it in ways that most would deem unsafe. Tell that to the boar about to bite their face's off! the video just about every ďsafe shooting ruleĒ in the book was thrown out the window while trying to get a shot at the charging boar. From the perspective of the hunter...
  • Right to Hunt Amendment on Ballot for Indiana, Kansas

    11/07/2016 5:00:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The right to hunt is something early colonists took seriously.† In England, the right to hunt was limited to the the King and landowners.† Commoners did not have a right to hunt.† In the American colonies, hunting was important for survival.† Vermont included the right to hunt in its constitution in 1777.† The right to hunt was considered for the United States Constitution, but ultimately was not explicitly included.† It falls under the 10th Amendment.Nineteen states have the right to hunt in their state constitutions.† In the last 20 years, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana,...
  • Indiana Ballot Measure - Public Question 1

    11/07/2016 4:04:53 PM PST · by digger48 · 11 replies
    A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana Concerning Natural and Cultural Resources. Summary Provides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of Indiana's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the general assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the general assembly to: (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and...
  • 875 Yard Elk Shot

    11/06/2016 9:25:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 65 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/6/2016 | J Hines
    This hunter nailed an 875-yard elk killer shot with a rifle chambered in .308 Winchester on day two of their hunt. These hunters noticed a herd of elk feeding on a hillside two canyons away. After observing the herd for a little bit, the hunter selected a yearling cow out of the herd to shoot. He passed on the larger cows because he knew they would have a heck of a hike to get the meat out of the woods afterwards. In any case, they settled in, and he squeezed off his shot, which resulted in an 875-yard elk kill....
  • Hunting on a Budget

    11/03/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/3/2016 | C Cocoles
    You need a gun that can meet all your hunting needs? A pump shotgun may be what you are looking for. If you're on a budget, or you are the kind of hunter who likes to keep it simple with survival in mind, consider getting one gun that will cover all your small and big game hunting needs. The video from Backwoodsman is definitely food for thought when you want to get one gun that will serve you well in marsh, forest and field. A pump shotgun, like the Mossberg 500, is a great American-made choice. With a wide variety...
  • 3 Reasons why they won't become good Hunters

    10/31/2016 9:16:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/31/2016 | A Comstock
    Have you ever noticed there are guys/gals out there who are good at hunting? And some just arenít that good at it, being good is not about being lucky either. So here's what it boils down toóand why some people wonít ever become good hunters. They're Lazy Being a good hunter takes a lot of hard work. Whether that's going the extra mile during the season, or putting in work during the off-season, the people who put in more work find more success.They Don't Pay Attention to Detail Detail, detail, detail. You hear it all the time. But do you...
  • A Shift in Culture as More Women Take Up Hunting

    10/30/2016 6:46:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | 10/31 | Danielle Ferguson
    The sound of a gunshot crackled through miles of soon-to-be combined land, bringing one pheasant to the ground in a single plop. Carol Bothe and her crew spent the opening day of pheasant season pushing through fields, waiting for the perfect shot. Bothe, of Brandon, is part of a growing female segment of small game hunting license holders.
  • 3 Tips for Great Hunting Etiquette

    10/24/2016 11:16:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Oct 24th, 2016 | Spencer Durrant
    Utah's general deer season is in full swing, and with only six days left (the hunt ends Oct. 30), hunters who weren't successful on opening weekend will be pulling out all the stops to bag the trophy buck they've stalked for months. Sadly, the rush to fill the freezer with fresh venison can sometimes bring out the worst in some people. To help you have a great hunt this year, let's take a quick refresher course on hunting etiquette. Dump the guts Regardless of how you harvest your deer's meat (gutting or boning it out), it's common courtesy to do...
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • Pedals the Walking Bear Said to Be Killed by a Hunter in New Jersey

    10/16/2016 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/16/2016 | Liam Stack
    Pedals, a beloved American black bear who walked upright and strolled around the suburbs of New Jersey like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon come to life, was believed to have been killed by a hunter last week, animal welfare activists said. His age was not known. Since 2014 residents of Rockaway Township have posted videos online of the bear strolling through their neighborhoods and backyards with admirable posture, his forepaws pulled close to his chest. Many commented that on first glance, Pedals resembled a man wearing a bear suit. But it appears that local celebrity was not enough to save Pedals during...
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • Video: Mark Zuckerberg Declares Love for Hunting, Outdoors and BBQ on Facebook Live

    10/11/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 10/10/16
    Itís always cool when you find out your favorite celebrity shares your passion for hunting and the outdoors. Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg declared his love for hunting, fishing, the outdoors and BBQ. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, was live on Facebook and declared his love for hunting, harvesting his own food and barbecuing. In the 30-minute live video, Mark said: ďThings taste better when you cook them yourself, but they taste doubly better when youíve hunted the animal yourself.Ē One of the live viewers of Markís video asked if he hunts, and Mark confirmed that he does in fact hunt (when...
  • How to kill a rattlesnake with your bare hands

    10/10/2016 7:13:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/10/2016 | C Bailey
    Rattlesnakes can be dangerous and TerrifyingRattlesnakes are common in certain states others are not. Some like them, some don't, if you encounter one and need to dispose of it. Meet Neal Hunt, he demonstrates the correct, easy, and ethical way to do so. Neal explains itís the best way to dispose of one, see the video below. That man bravely picked up the disturbed rattler and snapped it like a bull whip. The snake dies instantly from the neck break and loses its mobility or any natural body twitch like a bite. Sometimes if the head is severed, the snake...
  • Serious skills to spear a whitetail

    10/05/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/5/2016 | K Rainey
    This is one of the most primitive whitetail deer spear hunting experience that you will encounter. Not many hunter will hunt whitetail with a spear because it requires stealthiness. That stealthiness comes in the form of patiences and self-discipline, the rewards far outweighs the grind. In the video Pursuit hunter, Tim Wells, explains his purpose to experience caveman hunting situations. He demonstrates clearly why the spear is not a very popular weapon of choice to hunt with these days. The accuracy is slim and requires a lot of human-created force to take down animals of a decent size. See the...
  • Missouri Hunter Shoots 36-Point Buck of a Lifetime

    10/02/2016 1:33:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/30/16
    Darrell Collison, of Charity, Missouri, may have already shot the biggest buck in the state this year. Just 3 days into the bow-hunting season, Darrell has bagged himself a buck that is making waves in the hunting world. The buck was green scored at 153 typical and non-typical 220 4/8 gross and 208 1/8 net with 29 points, however, the Dallas County game warden later came up with 36 points. The pictures of this buck will send chills down your spine, donít believe us? Check them out:
  • Maryland Weighing Ban on Spear Hunting, New Air Gun Regulations

    09/28/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2016 | Awr hawkins
    Marylandís Department of Natural Resources is pushing a prohibition on hunting ďbig gameĒ with spears, as well as new regulations on the use of air guns to hunt deer.
  • Two deer with one shot

    09/27/2016 7:10:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 9/27/2016 | S Morstan
    Though it's titled "Two deer with one shot", armchair analysts seem to be feeling anything but awe about this father-son pair's take. Accusations have ranged from there being multiple shots (which seems to be implied in the video), to a 'childish' countdown and poor shooting practice in general, some suggested that their choices in deer taken were unethical, and some accused the video-makers of leaving a deer wandering in pain or dying and wasting the meet (suggestions that while one deer fell, two jumped, implying they were hit). As one comment from the maker of the video points out, however:...
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings ó which frequently involve people hearing the cuckooís distinctive ďklak-klakĒ sound ó have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... ďWe have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • Taking down 4 hogs in a row

    09/26/2016 8:26:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/26/2016 | J Hines
    Hunting season is just around the corner, have you been out shooting to polish your skills? Stationary targets or moving targets? Shooting at something that's moving is challenging. However, a proficient shooter can make it look simple. In this video a hunter dropped 4 hogs in a row within a minute with no time to spare, hope this gets you inspired for the upcoming hunting season, see the video here, enjoy!
  • Texans Fight Hog Infestation With Bombs, Choppers, Automatic Weapons

    09/20/2016 7:07:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 19, 2016 | Heat Street Staff and Free Media
    Guns, Helicopters, And NowÖ Explosives. Heat Street and our partners at Free Media recently took a trip down south to see how Texans are dealing with their feral pig problem. There are currently more than 6 million wild hogs on the loose in America Ė tearing up crops and infecting waterways. With $1.5 million in damages each year, Texans are free to use almost anything to eradicate the pigs, including blowing them up. The product of choice is Tannerite Ė a binary explosive you can pick up from your local outdoors store for $7.99 (single pack). Watch us hang out...
  • Controlling Coyote population on your Land - Sky way

    09/20/2016 6:47:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2016 | J Hines
    With coyote populations rapidly increasing, coyote hunters are taking to the skies to get the job done in less than 30 minutes. When packs of coyotes infiltrate your area and present a clear threat to livestock and local wildlife, it's time to get serious about thinning them out quickly. Watch as this coyote hunter takes to the skies to do some population control from a chopper. Whether you're taking out coyotes from a chopper or shooting them in a hay field, having the right weapon will help make all the difference. If you're hunting coyotes in close proximity, using a...
  • How To Choose The Proper Style Of Knife For Each Specific Hunting Task

    09/20/2016 5:46:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/2016 | T Claycomb
    A knife is a tool, and you must choose the correct one for each speciÔ¨Āc job. While you can dig a hole with a spoon, a shovel works a lot better, and the same goes with knives. Also, I don¬ít jump out of helicopters with a tactical knife clenched in my teeth to cut off the heads of the bad guys. I just like to hunt and Ô¨Āsh, and gut, skin and cut up what I kill, so my advice comes from that perspective. LET'S DISPEL A MYTH. Just because you skinned your Ô¨Ārst bear with a certain knife doesn¬ít...
  • Hunting Prep

    09/19/2016 9:36:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2016 | L Case
    Gettin Ready for Shotgun Season Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuff than getting ready for it. I guess it’s all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that. But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so let’s talk about what you need to do to get out...
  • Is the .308 ammo viable for long range hunting?

    09/14/2016 12:05:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 91 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2016 | J Hines
    Currently, the majority of rifles designed for long range hunting these days appear similar to that of military grade weapons in size, weight, and their configuration. These large rifles tend to feature tactical stocks, bipods, larger scopes, and tapered barrels. The majority of these rifles seem to have been configured directly from the factory to utilize .308 Winchester, a powerful round, but one that makes the hunter question whether or not such a cartridge is useful when it comes to tackling big game at long ranges. Long Range Believe it or not, the term "long range" actually means many different...
  • Piers Morgan Asks 12-Year-Old Hunter, ĎWhat If I Killed Your Pet Cat?í ó and Her Dad Quickly Reacts

    09/05/2016 11:25:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 173 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Trť Goins-Phillips
    "Good Morning BritainĒ co-host Piers Morgan grilled 12-year-old trophy hunter Aryanna Gourdin Monday morning, comparing her killing of a giraffe to slaying her pet cat. Gourdin, a Utah native, became the subject of heated controversy when she posted photos last week to her Facebook account of a giraffe, wildebeest and zebra she killed on an African safari.ďHow would you feel if I came to your house one day, and I hunted down your pet cat, and I killed it and I then posted pictures of me celebrating the slaughter of your pet cat?Ē Morgan proudly asked the young girl. The...
  • Which cartridge do you use for long range hunting?

    08/31/2016 11:54:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 97 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/31/2016 | M Sargent
    With the latest guns, scopes, and laser rangefinders, well-practiced hunters are able to confidently take game at over 1,000 yards. If you are looking to break into the long range hunting arena, or are trying to improve your long range accuracy, listen to what the experts at Red Rock Precision Rifles feel are the best cartridges for long range hunting. Shooters sensitive to recoil should choose a 28 Nosler and those looking for more power should choose a .300 Remington Ultra Mag. However, thatís just one manís opinion. If it's deer or deer-sized game youíre chasing, you canít go wrong...
  • Is Hunting Ritual too Extreme?

    08/25/2016 6:47:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 62 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/25/2016 | S Ratliff
    A man is facing serious backlash after proudly posting photos of his daughter taking a bite of warm deer heart as part of a hunting tradition. On NZ Woman Hunters Facebook page, hunter Johnny posted a photo of his daughter, "little pink ninja princess Chloe", taking a bite of a deer heart straight from the chest of a deer she killed. This submission has been taken off Facebook. Johnny submission states he is a proud dad and that his daughter successfully shot and killed a young stag using his shoulder as a leaning rest. Itís a tradition that is known...
  • What do you think of Spear Hunting?

    08/23/2016 6:24:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/23/2016 | E Nestor
    Spear hunting sounds primitive but lately has come under fire from some who feel it is too brutal. Spear hunter Michel Blanchett has been spear hunting for 7 years. He claims this primitive way of hunting is the most ethical as it pits you against your game at close range with one throw to get your game. This type of hunting is for the elite hunter This allows game to have a better chance against a hunter than it would against a long distance rifle shooter or even a modern archery armed hunter. What is your stance on spear hunting?...
  • Sweden may have the answer to Americaís gun problem(NOT! Idiot alert!)

    08/12/2016 10:36:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    vox.com ^ | 8/8/2016 | Tom Heberlein
    As we face a firearm crisis in America today, itís time for hunters to stop hiding behind the Second Amendment and claim the moral high ground as our nationís responsible gun owners. Hereís how the Swedish system works: Only responsible people are trusted with firearms. Sweden licenses guns in much the same way we license cars and drivers. You can have up to six guns but can get more with special permission. To apply for a firearm permit you must first take a year-long hunter training program and pass a written and shooting test. You can also apply for a...
  • Deer Hunting is endangered by Coyotes

    08/08/2016 12:35:10 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Coyotes will hurt our Deer Hunting With the rise of coyote population, Quality Deer Managment Association data shows that 75 percent of the coyote population needs to be removed annually to control their population. But the reality is that hunting coyotes isnít going to make a dent in decreasing their population due too many coyotes out there. Some hunters and land owners have talked of trapping, localized areas have had some successes. Trapping is still hard due to resource, man power and gasoline. Someone has to get out there and check the traps in the areas. Despite the efforts our...
  • Feds to Alaska: Stop killing bears and wolves on our land

    08/06/2016 6:14:30 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Karin Brulliard
    Alaska has long allowed authorities and hunters to kill bears and wolves on national wildlife refuges as part of what it called an ďintensive predator managementĒ program. Approved methods included shooting wolves and their pups in dens, using bait to hunt bears, killing mother bears with their cubs ó and one made famous by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin: gunning down wildlife from helicopters. Thatís now about to change. In defiance of several Alaska officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved regulations that ban nearly all predator hunting on national wildlife refuges that is not approved by the federal...
  • Hillary: "Trump And His Kids Have Killed A Lot Of Animals"

    08/04/2016 3:24:24 PM PDT · by Williams · 124 replies
    Drudge has a link to this video up showing Hillary getting "panicked" when animal rights protesters shouted near her stage. But I think more significant is when she recovered she immediately said to the crowd: "These people are reminding us that Trump and his kids have killed a lot of animals. Thank you for bringing that message to us!" What a vile disgusting anti-hunting, anti-second amendment attack by that leftist shrew. Hunting is a great American family tradition and pastime and yes the Trump sons are proud hunters.
  • Picking the Perfect Hunting Partner

    08/03/2016 6:41:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 8/3/2016 | Paul Atkins
    FINDING THE RIGHT HUNTING partner isnít something new. Guys and gals have been doing it for years, and when you do find one you usually want to try and keep them around as long as possible. Here in the Arctic I have had several over the years who have brought out all kinds of emotions in me. Some I hated to lose, while others I couldnít get away from fast enough. So, I have created what I consider to be a checklist to see if you and your partner are compatible when it comes to getting along in the wilds...
  • This is how you Shoot a Running Boar

    08/02/2016 11:53:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    Shooting a running boar requires special marksmanship skills, similar to shooting waterfowl or clay pigions. If you want to see some top notch skills in shooting a moving object, where you have to lead your aim at various speeds and range. Take a look at this video of Franz-Albrecht Oettingen hitting this running boar. Looks like Franz is sporting a Sauer 202 (not sure though, if anyone knows please correct) with Aimpoint red dot, see the quick sight acquisition and lead, as well as the Blaser straight pull bolt action allows rapid follow up done with efficiency. See the action...
  • Flatten a monster Boar with a .300 Mag

    07/19/2016 7:59:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/19/2016 | J McAdams
    Longtime hog nemesis Brian "Pigman" Quaca shows off his new toy from Savage Arms a .300 Win Mag by flattening a 270+ pound wild boar on this hunt. This video highlights the action, though the video clip doesnít show it, Pigman was actually busy playing on his phone and didn't notice the hog come out at first (we've all been there before, right?). Fortunately for him, the camera guy was on his game and got his attention. At that point, it was just a matter of putting his round on target, which he did like a true professional using his...
  • Watch out you're now the hunted

    07/14/2016 9:25:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/14/2016 | M Alpert
    This hunter makes a last minute shot to save his life in this heart-pounding lion encounter video. When you mess with the King of the Beasts, you should expect dangeróa lot of danger. In the video, a team of South African lion hunters have shot and wounded a male lion, but it disappears from their sight. What they donít realize is that the lion is circling them, looking to counterattack, see the video here.
  • 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 · 33 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 agencyís 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 · 7 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...