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  • Zinke Signs Secretarial Order to Expand Land Access and Enhance Conservation

    09/20/2017 8:03:24 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 24 replies
    On Fri., Sept. 15, Secretary of the Interior (SOI) Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3356, continuing the Department of Interior’s (DOI) efforts to support sportsmen and women and enhance conservation stewardship. The order seeks to improve wildlife management and conservation, increase access to public lands for hunting, shooting and fishing and puts a greater emphasis on the promoting outdoor activities among youth, veterans and minority communities. -----SNIP----- As noted in the DOI press release, SO 3356 directs bureaus within the department to: 1. Within 120 days produce a plan to expand access for hunting and fishing on BLM, USFWS and...
  • Montana Elk Hunter gets 90 Stitches from Grizzly Bear Attack

    09/12/2017 5:41:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/12/2017 | T Smola
    This hunter heard his skull cracking when it was in the mouth of a Montana grizzly! An Idaho hunter is lucky to be alive after a run-in with a grizzly bear in Montana. Tom Sommer was hunting with another man, named Dan, when the two stumbled across the grizzly feeding on a carcass only 30 yards away. Yelling didn't scare the animal away and the bear charged. While Sommer’s partner was able to ward off the bear with a blast of bear spray, Sommer’s picked the absolute worst time to malfunction. According to a Facebook post by friend Mike Asker,...
  • Bullets alone can't solve Alabama's feral hog problem

    08/07/2017 2:04:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies ^ | Aug 6 , 2017 | Dennis Pillion
    Wild pigs are perhaps the most destructive invasive species in the United States, causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damages every year to crops and property across the country, uprooting farmers' fields, degrading water quality and out-competing native wildlife for food. In the latest installment of's series on invasive species, we examine the feral hog, one of the costliest non-native species in Alabama, and what landowners and wildlife officials can do to keep their populations under control.
  • Australia Gun Culture Part 8: Brucellosis Risk for Pig Hunters and Dogs

    08/04/2017 1:28:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Feral pigs in Australia are a serious pest. They destroy habitat and native species, and inflict large amounts of damage on crops. They are a favorite target of local hunters who shoot them as often as they can.Few people in the area near Quirindi (200 miles NW of Sydney), eat the wild pigs that are shot. I was puzzled by this, as meat prices are high, and the wild pork that I have eaten in California and Texas was excellent. One of the reasons for a lack of consumption is the feral pig population is a reservoir of brucellosis...
  • Watch this Incredible Coyote shot with a 9mm Tracer

    07/14/2017 5:35:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/14/2017 | T Wells
    When this coyote came into the call, he was expecting an easy meal. Instead he got a 9mm tracer to the head. After missing an easy shot at a standing coyote, these hunters are able to capitalize on a second opportunity. Tim Wells is at it again in this awesome video, only this time he’s behind the camera instead of the bow. Tim has a long history of making amazing archery shots, but a 9mm tracer to a coyote’s head is pretty cool too. If you're bummed out because all your local hunting seasons are closed, re-check your regulations book....
  • Armed 11-year-old boy saves fishing party from charging bear

    07/04/2017 4:13:15 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 31 replies
    Juneau Empire ^ | June 30, 2017 | KEVIN GULLUFSEN
    “There was four of them in a line … my son was third,” Clark said. “The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so quickly that he didn’t have time to take his rifle off his shoulder.” The bear ran through the first two men, who were pushed to the side of the trail, leaving Elliot Clark in front of his unarmed cousin. The boy raised his pump action shotgun and shot the sow, hitting it with birdshot, which is often used just to scare bears off,...
  • Nonimmigrant Aliens may Legally buy and Posses Firearms in the USA, If:

    05/28/2017 6:41:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | | Dean Weingarten
    It has long been known that nonimmigrant aliens may purchase and own firearms  in the United States for hunting or for sporting purposes. In order to legally purchase firearms from federally licensed dealers, non-resident aliens have to show a legal hunting license or that they "have been admitted" for sporting purposes. The easiest way to obtain a document to allow purchases at gun stores is a hunting license. Some Chinese students in Arizona recently fell afoul of the law by purchasing *resident* hunting licenses when they were not technically eligible to do so.  From In recent months, federal...
  • Wolf hunting could return to Minnesota, Wisconsin

    05/08/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 5-8-17
    Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the crosshairs of hunters as soon as this fall. A ruling is expected soon from the same appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in Wyoming. Officials say that whether Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan can hold wolf seasons this fall would depend in part on how soon the court rules. Meanwhile, wolf-hunting supporters in Congress aren't giving up even though a Minnesota representative was instrumental in killing an effort that would have allowed the three Midwest states to resume wolf hunting.
  • UTV builder to expand in Whitley, add 67 jobs (Indiana)

    04/28/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | April 28, 2017
    American LandMaster, a manufacturer, designer and distributor of off-road utility vehicles, will invest more than $4 million with an expansion that could create nearly 70 jobs in Columbia City within three years. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said in a news release Friday the company will lease and equip a 112,000-square-foot space at 2499 S. County Road 600 East near U.S. 30. The new location will become the company’s headquarters and accommodate the consolidation of American LandMaster’s manufacturing operations in Roseland, Louisiana, and Fort Wayne. Founded in 1959, American LandMaster has built and distributed more than 1 million American-made utility...
  • Can The 6.5 Creedmoor Replace the .308 Win As A SHTF Cartridge?

    04/23/2017 4:04:12 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 76 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/23/2017 | J Blaha
    If you’ve researched short action rifles recently, you may have seen some rifles being offered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Using a case similar, but not quite the same, as a .308 Winchester, the 6.5 Creedmoor uses skinnier, lighter bullets and sends them downrange faster. 6.5 Creedmoor has gained in popularity as a great selection for medium to long range (500-1000 yards) shooting. Ballistic speaking, the skinny 6.5mm bullets perform exceptionally well, very closely matching the ballistic profile of a 300 Winchester Magnum, but with a LOT less recoil and cost. Its possible that for SHTF scenario the 6.5 Creedmoor is clearly...
  • The Barnes LRX offers hunters eye-opening accuracy Potential

    04/10/2017 5:59:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/10/2017 | Phil Massaro
    and deep penetration at long distance. "How far?" The two simple words said much more than they implied. First, both Poen van Zyl and I clearly understood we each knew which of the reedbuck rams were to be killed, and second, it was down to a matter of the mathematics involved in taking him cleanly. Based on my professional hunter’s momentary silence, I responded with a brief question of my own. "One-fifty?" "Just hold on the point of the shoulder, and squeeze the trigger." Poen van Zyl may have thought in Afrikaans, but knew how to guide a visiting sportsman...
  • Playing Favorites

    03/07/2017 5:14:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2017 | Mike Dickerson
    How one rifle and load became a go-to combo for deer-sized game.As an outdoor writer, I'm often asked what my favorite rifle is. My standard answer, especially when I'm in the field, is whatever rifle I happen to be holding in my hands at any given moment. But that's not entirely true. We all have our favorites. For some, it may be a beat-up rifle that's been handed down from generation to generation. It may be one with high-grade wood and fancy engraving. Many prefer turn bolt-action guns. Some swoon over a fine double gun, while others may shoot only...
  • Modern Savage Rifle

    03/02/2017 6:52:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/2/2017 | C Hodgkins
    With the introduction of two MSR-10 rifles for hunting and long-range shooting, Savage Arms gives shooters some excellent choices. Savage Arms' new line of next-generation semiautos comes to the marketplace with an attitude – the company has cleverly co-opted the MSR acronym for branding the guns, using the tagline "MSR now stands for Modern Savage Rifle" – but the guns are poised to deliver in the field and on the range as well, with everything from expanded caliber choices and badass designs to a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Although the four-gun family includes two MSR-15...
  • Stuff Hunting Wives Say

    03/01/2017 12:07:38 PM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/1/2017 | C Cocoles
    Does this sound familiar If you're a wife of a hunter, or maybe you notice your wife saying things like: Brittany Zeigler: You forgot how many guns do you need? Oh you need a new one every year? Lovely Susannah B. Lewis, Author: Yes I thought of that when I was done! Definitely more firearms in this house than on a SWAT team!! Cami Mash Hansbrough: My husband complains about how much I spend on workout clothes, yet we get phone calls from gander mtn and cabela's asking if everything is ok because they haven't seen him for over a...
  • Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

    02/22/2017 7:57:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 22nd, 2017 | Maria Gallucci
    Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation. Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each...
  • House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

    02/19/2017 2:09:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies ^ | Feb 18 2017 | Dakshayani Shankar
    Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval. Supporters of repealing the rule, which was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, got a boost Thursday when the House voted 225-193, mostly along party lines, to undo the law. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is behind the resolution to strip away some of the federal government's control over Alaska's 76 million acres worth of federal wildlife refuges. Under the federal law, hunters are prohibited from...
  • Public Safety Chief to Stand with Gabby Giffords, Oppose Suppressors for ‘Everyday Americans

    02/11/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley will appear with gun control proponent Gabby Giffords Monday to argue against suppressor ownership by “everyday Americans” and to oppose national reciprocity for concealed carry. Hadley is one of 20 law enforcement officers who have agreed to be part of Gabby Giffords’s “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense.” The group will be announced Monday and will talk about “reasonable” gun control on Capitol Hill. Hadley claims national recognition of concealed carry permits will lead to a setting where “there [could] be more people carrying weapons that shouldn’t be.”
  • Tennessee Hunter’s 47-Point Deer Breaks World Record

    01/27/2017 4:53:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 18, 2017 | VICTOR MATHER
    <p>On the first day of deer hunting season, Stephen Tucker, a 27-year-old farmer in Tennessee, shouldered his muzzleloader and aimed at a whitetail with an extraordinary rack, one so big that it would be a world record if his aim was true.</p>
  • U.S. Army Sergeant Arrows New Archery Record Non-Typical Buck

    01/25/2017 1:33:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Deer hunters in Oklahoma had a season to remember this year, especially Travis Ocker, a bowhunter from Lawton, Oklahoma. Ocker serves as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and had been stationed at Fort Sill, which is located in Oklahoma. On November 12, after getting an opportunity to hunt for 5 straight days, Ocker arrowed the biggest non-typical buck taken by an Oklahoma bowhunter, and the second biggest non-typical ever taken in the state, according to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Cy Curtis Awards Program. Ocker’s 28-point buck was officially measured last week by Boone & Crockett scorer George...
  • Coyote hunters converge on Wytheville (VA) for predator killing tournament

    01/18/2017 8:29:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jacob Demmitt
    WYTHEVILLE — Wayne and Roger Shaw, of Illinois, pulled into town on Sunday with 19 dead coyotes piled in the back of their truck and blood running down the bumper from their nine-hour drive. It was a good haul, but not enough to win the “most kills” award at the first ever Eastern U.S. Predator Calling Championship. That honor went to Jeremy Brown and Mike Burgess, of Maryland. They rolled in with 31 foxes in a basket on the tailgate. “People are really weirded out by it,” Brown said. “They see this driving down the road, and we get a...