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  • Kenya to fast-track laws to make wildlife killing capital offense

    05/14/2018 4:15:23 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Xinhuanet.com ^ | 05/13/18
    Kenya will fast-track laws to make wildlife poaching a capital offense as part of the country's bid to conserve flora and fauna, a senior government official said late Thursday. Najib Balala, the Minister for Tourism and Wildlife, said that once the laws are enacted, the offenders of the wildlife crimes will face the death penalty in accordance with the laws of the land. "We have in place the Wildlife Conservation Act that was enacted in 2013 and which fetches offenders a life sentence or a fine of 200,000 U.S. dollars. However, this has not been deterrence enough to curb poaching,...
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission OKs Hunting Big Game with Semiautomatic Shotguns

    05/09/2018 3:53:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, Pennsylvania became the last state to restore the right to hunt game with semiautomatic rifles. On April 24, 2018 the Pennsylvannia Board of Game Commissioners voted to correct a strange twist of the Pennsylvania game laws. In five counties where rifles are not allowed for the hunting of big game, semiautomatic shotguns have been allowed for decades. In the rest of Pennsylvania, semiautomatic shotguns were not legal for hunting big game. Now Pennsylvania hunters will be able to use semiautomatic shotguns to hunt big game in the rest of the state. From fox43.com: Semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that...
  • Deer Hunting for Newbies

    05/02/2018 5:01:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/2/2018 | C Cocoles
    Deer seasons in most of the USA doesn't start until September – but if you’re looking to harvest some whitetail this year you’re probably already planning your hunt now. Hopefully, you'll be out soon shooting and developing your loads for upcoming hunts and maybe spending some time hiking, working out and getting ready for long days in the field and packing that hard-earned venison back to the trailhead. This fall some 10 million hunters will go afield in search of the whitetail buck of their dreams. On average, about 6 million deer will be harvested. Guns There are a lot...
  • Raptor poaching investigation continues

    04/09/2018 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    Plumas News ^ | April 9, 2018 | Sam Williams, Lassen Managing Editor
    The investigation into what could be the largest raptor poaching case in the state of California continues, according to a California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer in Sacramento. Standish rancher Richard Parker, 67, was booked into the Lassen County Jail on Monday, March 12, on multiple charges including take of birds of prey, take of migratory non-game birds as designated by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, take of other non-game birds and possession of wildlife unlawfully taken. Additional charges may be added as the investigation proceeds. Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon said after Parker’s arrest, CDFW officers booked...
  • Best Hunting Muzzleloaders

    04/05/2018 5:00:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/5/2018 | 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...
  • Horrific Hunting Accident

    03/21/2018 9:23:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 59 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2018 | J Hines
    Hunting accidents happens all the time, but this has gotta be the most painful to come across the internet. Most folks don’t realize many things can go wrong when hunting and these are not just your minor cuts. This is what happened to this fellow hunter. He suffered a hunting related-accident which the doctor had to amputate his thumb. For privacy reason the hunter name is unknown. As the hunting story goes while muzzleloader hunting deep inside the mountains of Virginia, a coyote displayed itself a shot to the hunter. Obviously, this hunter took the shot. Unfortunately, the barrel exploded...
  • Trump administration quietly makes it legal to bring elephant parts to the U.S. as trophies

    03/07/2018 11:05:22 AM PST · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03/06/18 | Eli Rosenberg
    The Trump administration will allow Americans to bring tusks and other elephant body parts back to this country as trophies, in a pivot away from the support President Trump voiced last year for an Obama-era trophy ban. The decision, announced quietly in a March 1 memorandum from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, withdrew previous rulings on trophy hunting and said the agency would allow sport hunters to receive permits for the trophy items on a “case-by-case basis.” The move contrasts sharply with the position taken by Trump in November. After the Fish and Wildlife Service announced a repeal of...
  • VANITY: Looking for opinions for a hunting rifle

    02/24/2018 11:08:44 AM PST · by i_robot73 · 129 replies
    First, excuse if I posted incorrectly, I don't do so very often... Non-hunter here, looking for some opinion(s) on acquiring my first hunting rifle; FIL been hounding last year or two to go out. Least from my own research, taking into account cost of gun and of training ($/bullet), it seems to come down to two: - .308 - 30.-06 I'd like to get some other's thoughts as well as any helpful suggestions on make/model, additions (scope, ??), etc. Appreciate.
  • Chinese Wreckers Inflicted 50 Millions Rubles in Damage in a Pacific Federal District Indicted

    02/21/2018 7:42:23 PM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    The damage from the actions of citizens of PRC in Primorye amounted to more than 50 million rubles. They face a lengthy imprisonment if convicted. Citizens of China are jailed before trial in Primorye for attempting to illegally export a large batch of wild animal parts, including the endangered Amur tiger, as well as firearms, ammunition and amber to the PRC, PRIMPRESS reports citing the press service of the Amur Tiger Protection Center. According to the experts, the main part of the contraband are the derivatives of at least five individuals of the Amur tiger (clad skins, 18 claws, bones...
  • 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....