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  • [VANITY] Need a recommendation for a semi-off grid hunting cabin water system

    08/08/2018 10:35:21 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 19 replies
    Me | 8/8/2018 | Me
    The wife and I own a log cabin weekend/vacation home in WV which is running on treated well water. We also own another lot diagonally down and directly across the street on which we built a guest house/airbnb rental that we're making great money on. Instead of drilling another well when we built that house, we had another water line dug from our house down to that, and it's working great. It's a private dirt road, so we had no problem trenching the new water line across the street. A neighbor owns a hunting cabin on a lot diagonally across...
  • They Hunt!

    07/03/2018 2:35:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Young Hunter with Canadian Goose and 20 gauge 870 A few years ago, a relative of mine was visiting his sister in a Midwestern college town. The sister and her husband have done well. They have two lovely children and are in the upper middle class. The husband is an entrepreneur and a developer. The sister and kids are athletic. My relative is an accomplished woodsman, hunter, and shooter. He is not above a play on words or a practical joke. He shares an opinion with Thomas Jefferson. Ball games do not impress him. He followed Jefferson's advise on...
  • Media bias: Wikipedia has repeatedly removed reliably sourced information about how hunting...

    07/02/2018 1:03:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 2, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Media bias: Wikipedia has repeatedly removed reliably sourced information about how hunting endangered animals, when done properly, makes their populations get bigger Wikipedia has repeatedly removed the following reliably sourced information from its Trophy hunting article. (The deletion history can be seen here, here, here, and here.)In 2015, a Texas hunter who had won an auction paid $350,000 for legal permission to kill an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia. The Washington Post wrote the following about the particular animal that was chosen for this kill: “The bull, Knowlton said, was a problem in his own herd. The animal was too old...
  • Justice Elena Kagan kept her promise to Senator Risch of Idaho and went Hunting with Justice Scalia

    06/26/2018 7:57:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    risch.senate gov ^ | Deborah Cassens Weiss
    During a courtesy call before her confirmation, Justice Elena Kagan responded to a remark by Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, about gun rights. Risch told Kagan she may not realize how important the issue was to most Americans... Kagan said she had never owned or fired a gun. "But I told the senator if I was fortunate enough to be confirmed, I would go hunting with Justice Scalia." Kagan lived up to her word. She has accompanied Scalia to a shooting range and on several hunting trips, she said. It turns out, it's kind of fun," she added.
  • Tips for Getting a Hunting Handgun

    06/18/2018 4:48:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/18/2018 | J Hines
    If youre into hunting smaller things and want to get a handgun for this, here are some things to consider. Having the right handgun is a plus, dont get stuck with the wrong one, youll just be wasting your time. So here are some tips that can help you make the right choice.What's your Game? So what are you hunting? If you're going for bigger animals its going to require bigger bullets, which has power. For that bigger game, you shouldn't be dinking around with anything smaller than a .357 Magnum. Revolver or semi-automatic? Heres a quick pros and con:...
  • 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 youre looking to harvest some whitetail this year youre 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 Parkers 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. Theres 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 dont 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. Theres 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. Wentzs response showed no signs of walking back the tweet. Two of the main things I tweet about are Jesus and hunting, he wrote. Thats what Im passionate about and that wont 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 dont hear much (if youre 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 youre lucky enough to be in such areas, heres 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 werent 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 dont care if his meal is hooked up to a car battery hes gonna eat it anyways. See this strange electrified deer grizzly bear experiment...
  • If You Love Deer, Youve 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 dont own a firearm or archery equipment. I fish, and Ive considered deer hunting, but Ive never cleared the early hurdles: the expense of buying the gear and the time required to hone the necessary skills. Its a daunting prospect for a beginner, especially one like me, whos never had anyone to show him the ropes. Recently, a friend...