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  • Deer steals hunter's gun, flees into woods

    11/25/2020 12:23:59 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 25, 2020 / 11:22 AM | Ben Hooper
    Police in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic said a hunter out in a wooded area lost his rifle when a deer hooked the gun with its antlers and ran away with the weapon. Photo by Stevebidmead/ ========================================================================== Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A hunter in the Czech Republic was charged by a deer that snagged the man's gun on its antlers and fled into the woods with the weapon, police said. Police in the South Bohemian Region said a hunter contacted authorities to recount the story of how he lost his gun while hunting near the village of...
  • Minnesota deer hunter bags 10-point buck — and an alligator

    11/10/2020 11:37:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    A Minnesota deer hunter had an opening day to remember, bagging a 10-point buck — and an alligator. Cory Klocek described the odd chain of the events from Saturday’s firearm hunting opener on Facebook, declaring, “only in 2020 can you go out to sit for deer gun season opener in Minnesota and shoot an alligator.” Klocek theorized the reptile was somebody’s pet until it was released when it grew too big. He said he spotted the gator 10 feet in front of him while tracking the buck near a pond.
  • Sportsmen Vote Can Swing This Election

    10/24/2020 3:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 24, 2020 | David Spady
    Election Day falls in the middle of hunting season, which means hunters are faced with more important choices than simply which favorite game animal will end up on the dinner table. National elections take place on the first Tuesday in November, and while sportsman will careful plan hunting and fishing excursions, and even use vacation days to make sure they have time to enjoy the outdoors, they don’t always give the same attention to voting. Elections have consequences, and those consequences can have a detrimental effect on sportsmen and sportswomen. Those who plan to spend time in the field this...
  • BOMBSHELL AUDIO: Biden, Obama Reportedly Didn't Really Want To Get Osama Bin Laden, He [Was] Being Protected...

    10/14/2020 11:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 10/13/2020 | Tom Pappert
    Groundbreaking audio claims Biden and Obama knew the top terrorist leader's location and schedule for years and did nothing National File can provide recordings of a conversation between former U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA), Alan Howell Parrot, the CEO of The Union for the Conservation of Raptors (UCR), and Biden associate and attorney Brian Ettinger, in which Parrot claims he has verifiable intelligence about the whereabouts and patterns of movement of Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden who, according to Parrot, traveled to Iran for extended stays in which he would vacation and participate in elite level falconry hunting. According...
  • Former NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Receives Backlash on Social Media for Elk Hunting

    10/05/2020 10:34:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 10.05.20 | Keenan Crow
    Jay Cutler is receiving backlash on social media after posting a series of photos to his Instagram with a bull elk he was able to harvest during a recent hunt. The former NFL quarterback posted the photos last week from his New Mexico elk hunt. “It’s a wrap in NM. Amazing hunt. Short but sweet,” he wrote in the caption of the photo posted on Thursday. Jay did receive some love from the likes of elk hunting legend, Cameron Hanes, along with a handful of former teammates. Former Chicago Bears tight end Zack Miller commented “Pew pew!! Or was it...
  • Why this national park wants hunters to kill as many goats as possible

    09/28/2020 1:28:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2020 | Hannah Frishberg
    Federal and state organizations are up in arms over which modern warfare tactics should be deployed against a park’s goat population. Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park has a problem: Invasive mountain goats pose a life-threatening risk to the region’s bighorn sheep. In the name of protecting the native flock, the National Park Service and the state of Wyoming developed a plan for eradication in 2018, relying mostly on aerial sharpshooters to gun down the goats from helicopters. Although the NPS initially dismissed volunteer hunters as “ineffective,” they eventually allowed for a supplemental on-the-ground anti-goat op after a significant push from...
  • The Easiest Animals for Beginners to Spot and Hunt

    09/24/2020 7:03:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/24/20 | A Wells
    Which game critters offer new hunters the best entry into the sport? From spotting to taking down with a clean shot, we cover America’s most feasible options. When getting into the hunting game, it's best to start with some lighter or easier prey to help you practice. Of course, before you head out into the wilderness, you need to do some target practice to ensure you know how to use your weapon properly. Once you can easily hit a target that isn't living, you can start hunting animals. The general rule of thumb for hunting is that the smaller the...
  • How COVID Caused a Nationwide Shortage of Fishing and Hunting Gear

    09/04/2020 7:51:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Meat Eater ^ | Sep 2, 2020 | Sam Lungren
    Many a MeatEater reader and crew member has ventured into sporting goods and fishing stores this summer only to be met with empty rod racks and sparse shelves. Most leave without the gear and tackle they sought, wondering what gives. Did the pandemic break overseas supply chains? Is the industry collapsing? Or are so many people getting into the sporting pursuits that retailers literally can’t keep their shelves stocked?I reached out to some executives in the outdoors industry to find the answer, and while there are many factors at play, it turns out that the latter is mostly true....
  • How To Choose The Proper Style Of Knife For Each Specific Hunting Task

    09/03/2020 8:39:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/3/20 | T Claycomb
    A knife is a tool, and you must choose the correct one for each specific 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't 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 fish, and gut, skin and cut up what I kill, so my advice comes from that perspective. - Just because you skinned your first bear with a certain knife doesn’t automatically mean that...
  • US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

    09/02/2020 11:29:16 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies
    RFD TV ^ | September 1, 2020 | Andrew Ly
    TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP) — The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. “We’re working hard to have this done by the end of the year and I’d say it’s very imminent,” Aurelia Skipwith told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday. The administration also is pushing ahead with a rollback of protections for migratory birds despite a recent setback in federal court, she said. The Fish and Wildlife Service last year proposed...
  • Shotgun Season Ready

    08/31/2020 5:29:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/31/20 | L Case
    Is your Shotgun ready? 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 there...
  • How I Killed A Bear With A BB Gun

    08/09/2020 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 28 replies
    Guns America Digest ^ | June 1, 2020 | Levi Sim
    Black Bear hunting may be the most varied kind of hunting on the planet and it’s a very different hunting experience to every person you talk to. It could mean hunting over bait or spot and stalk, with boats or with hounds, arrows or bullets, public land or private. It could be within an hour’s drive of home or an all-out Alaskan adventure. In the last three years, I’ve tried most of the methods and I’ve brought home two black bears. Whatever you think you know about each of those methods, don’t judge them until you’ve tried them yourself. Hunting...
  • The Mask Slackers of 1918

    08/05/2020 7:31:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 137 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2020 | Christine Hauser
    As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars. The masks were called muzzles, germ shields and dirt traps. They gave people a “pig-like snout.” Some people snipped holes in their masks to smoke cigars. Others fastened them to dogs in mockery. Bandits used them to rob banks. More than a century ago, as the 1918 influenza pandemic raged in the United States, masks of gauze and cheesecloth became the facial front lines in the battle against the virus. ...the masks stoked political division...medical authorities urged the...
  • Looking for RL17 powder

    07/28/2020 8:13:34 PM PDT · by TermLimits4All · 33 replies
    Self | July 28, 2020 | Myself
    I've been looking for RL17 powder for my rifle and it seems it's all out of stock.
  • The Lincoln Project: ‘Dick Cheney.... welcome to the resistance.‘

    06/28/2020 11:07:04 AM PDT · by rintintin · 71 replies
    Lincoln Project Twitter ^ | June 26 2020 | Lincoln Projecy
    The Lincoln Project @ProjectLincoln Dick Cheney.... welcome to the resistance. (sharing picture of Liz Cheney’s tweet of her dad in facemask. Liz tweets: “Dick Cheney says ‘wear a mask’”)
  • Now That Teddy Roosevelt Is Under Attack, Here’s Why Animals Must Be Next

    06/24/2020 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Since the museum has already explicitly stated Roosevelt had 'troubling views on race,' its condemnation is not merely of the monument, but of the man. As the woke mob continues its crusade, pillaging cities and purging history, the next victim of the “tear it all down” impulse is Theodore Roosevelt, or at least a statue of him. But if Teddy is so problematic he must be canceled, mustn’t we also cleanse all the artifacts connected to his legacy, including thousands of animals?The desecraters never intended to stop at Confederate monuments, of course, and now the sculpture honoring the 26th president...
  • Time to Thin the Pack - Coyote Hunting

    06/09/2020 7:17:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/9/20 | J Dickson
    Given their game-, livestock- and pet-killing ways, booming numbers, spring’s prime time to hunt coyotes. - Coyotes are most prone to prey on pets and livestock in the spring because this is when they are having to feed their pups. They breed around mid-February and have their pups 63 days later in mid-April. At first, the female stays in the den with the pups and the male hunts and brings food back to her in the den. Later, they both hunt and feeding all those hungry mouths becomes an intense full-time job for both of them. Any farm livestock that...
  • CONSERVATISM REACHES OUT. (Finding hope by remembering the past.)

    05/26/2020 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    Conservatism isnt what it was. That's because everything changes. But what is truly good in people does not change as fast as fashions do. If we can find what is best in ourselves now by truly feeling what was good in our shared past, we give the future a better chance of being good.
  • Historically High Numbers of Americans Approve of Hunting

    05/23/2020 11:21:22 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    The vast majority of Americans approve of hunting according to Responsive Management, an internationally recognized survey research firm in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues. A recent survey in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation revealed the current approval rating of hunting by Americans 18 years of age and older is the highest it’s been since Responsive Management began monitoring approval rates in 1995. During the past 25 years, overall approval of hunting has steadily grown from 73 to 80%. During the same time frame, overall disapproval of hunting has declined even more rapidly from 22 to only 13%.
  • The End of Meat Isn’t Here: More Americans Are Eating Fish and Wild Game

    05/22/2020 3:57:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 22, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A recent New York Times op-ed by Jonathan Safran Foer titled “The End of Meat is Here” chastises meat-eaters as haters of poor people, racists, and enemies of the environment. “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals,” the novelist wrote. He added, “We cannot protect our environment while continuing to eat meat regularly. This is not a refutable perspective, but a banal truism.”Are Americans eager to nix meat from their diets? Fat chance. In fact, more people are consuming wild fish and game meat in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. For those...