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  • Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group tied to disinformation...

    12/26/2018 6:41:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    WP ^ | 12/26/18 | Tony Romm , Craig Timberg, Aaron C. Davis
    Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose. Hoffman’s statement is his first acknowledgement of his ties to a campaign that adopted tactics similar to those deployed by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. In Alabama, the Hoffman-funded group allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to undermine support for Republican Roy Moore and boost Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race. Hoffman, the...
  • TV Guide's Hit Piece on Chris Pratt's 'Problematic' Life as a Farmer

    12/26/2018 5:22:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Hollywood elites are no stranger to the finer things in life. Luxurious cars. Extravagant homes. Lavish lifestyles. It's part of the territory that comes with being famous. Actor Chris Pratt, best known for his role as Andy in "Parks and Recreation," lives a different lifestyle than many of his Hollywood comrades. In fact, he has a farm and raises his own animals to feed his family. But now the simplistic lifestyle is being labeled as "problematic" by TV Guide: When you take a deeper look at Pratt the man and not necessarily Pratt the actor, some of the shine wears off....
  • Prince Harry will snub traditional Royal Family Boxing Day shoot to avoid upsetting animal [tr]

    12/16/2018 5:02:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2018 | Charlotte Wace
    Prince Harry will miss out on the traditional Boxing Day pheasant shoot with his brother Prince William at Sandringham to avoid upsetting his animal-loving wife Meghan. Their father Prince Charles will be at the shoot and Prince William’s son George may go along to catch the spectacle. Harry, 34, has taken part in the family event for more than 20 years, but Meghan, 37, strongly opposes blood sports and refuses to wear fur.
  • Local hunter kills possible record-breaking buck

    12/06/2018 12:46:02 PM PST · by Paul R. · 40 replies ^ | 11/25/2018 | Emily Manley
    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A hunter in Williamson County could be in the running for one of the largest bucks ever shot in America. (snip) ...conservation officers told him they think the buck is 7 to 9 years old, weighs around 265 pounds alive, and could have as many as 51 scoreable points.
  • Wisconsin 2018 Deer Hunting – The Face of Real Gun Safety

    12/01/2018 5:10:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 1, 2018 | Connor Martin
    Some intriguing statistics have emerged in the wake of Wisconsin’s 2018 annual whitetail deer hunting regular gun season.  This particular sporting season runs for 10 days starting in mid-November, and is one of the most anticipated times for Wisconsinites (as well as sportsmen and women from other states who understand the abundant opportunity to claim antlers and venison in the Dairy State).According to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, official data released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Tuesday, November 27th provides an overview of the harvest, and the health of the deer hunting sport in...
  • Just checkin' on ya ....

    12/01/2018 5:49:09 AM PST · by knarf · 35 replies
    FB meme ^ | December 1, 2018 | knarf
  • Shotgun Ready

    11/30/2018 4:47:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/30/2018 | L Case
    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 and sling some...
  • His best shot-Dairy farmer harvests first legal elk in Wisconsin’s inaugural elk hunt

    11/25/2018 12:40:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Country Today ^ | 11-19-18 | Benjamin Wideman
    BRUSSELS — For years, Dan Vandertie’s claim to fame were the 43 consecutive awards his Doorco Holsteins dairy farm received as Progressive Breeders’ Registry honorees. The Holstein Association USA’s longest-running award honors top registered Holstein homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. Doorco Holsteins’ honors started when Dan’s parents owned the farm. Now, the 56-year-old Vandertie finds himself with a new claim to fame, and it doesn’t have anything to do with dairy farming. Vandertie, who along with his wife, Julie, owns Doorco Holsteins in the Door County town of Brussels, earned his place in Wisconsin lore...
  • Allegan Co. hunter mistaken for squirrel, shot in face

    11/12/2018 7:54:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    WNEM ^ | 11/6/2018 | Carrie Laine
    A squirrel hunter opened fire, hitting his hunting partner in the face. DNR officials were called to the Allegan State Game Area to investigate a hunting accident. That’s when they learned that a squirrel hunter opened fire with his 12-gauge shotgun after seeing movement next to a tree, around 20 yards away. The movement turned out to be his hunting partner’s face, according to conservation officers. The shot caused serious injury to the man’s face, eye, and jaw. He was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. Conservation Officers report the victim was not wearing any hunter orange. The investigation continues,...
  • How to Shoot in Bad Conditions

    10/26/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/26/2018 | S Wott
    Shooting in terrible conditions is a nightmare that every hunter dreads. Those bold enough to continue hunting regardless of the conditions deserve recognition for their tenacity. However, some hunters might be unaware of the factors involved in certain conditions and others might know that some "bad" conditions are actually misconceptions. Boldness will only get you so far. Hunting in bad conditions comes down to experience and practice. Every extremity requires a different understanding of the environment in each particular situation. Sometimes it’s knowing how to read wind patterns, while other times it’s a matter of not passing out from extreme...
  • Best Muzzleloaders to Hunt with

    10/24/2018 5:19:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2018 | J Wolfe
    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. There are some hunters that just want a reliable muzzleloader. Whichever side you fall on there is something for everyone. Have a look at some of these fine muzzleloaders:Traditions Redi-Pak This is...
  • Hikers: Stop Hating on Hunters

    10/21/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Outdoors Magazine ^ | 10*15*18 | Steven Rinella
    <p>It’s tempting for those of us who love the outdoors to think of ourselves as belonging to one of two groups. There’s my own crew of sportsmen and women, known as the hook and bullet crowd; and then there’s the outdoor recreationists or “nonconsumptive users,” a term for hikers, climbers, kayakers, birders, mountain bikers, and others who might enjoy being around wild creatures without ever eating one for dinner.</p>
  • Favorite Venison Recipes-Care to Share?

    10/20/2018 5:24:02 PM PDT · by randita · 103 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/20/18 | Randita
    It's that time of year again. For those fortunate enough to live in a rural area, you're going to be harvesting deer soon or be given a sample of the harvest. What to do with it? Some say venison has a strong flavor and is dry and tough. But I have friends who can work wonders with it. Those of you who are venison connoisseurs, would you share a favorite recipe? Thanks and happy hunting/eating!
  • Public Land..with Randy Newburg

    10/16/2018 1:45:31 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 3 replies
    Randy Newburg ^ | 9-17-15 | Randy Newburg
    Public lands....and why we have them.........
  • Fish and Game commissioner hunts ‘family of baboons’ in Africa, faces calls to resign

    10/13/2018 10:13:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 10/12/18 | Chase Cripe
    Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success. Instead, several former Fish and Game commissioners are pushing for his resignation — with a photo of a “family of baboons” that Fischer shot with a recurve bow prompting most of the outrage. Fred Trevey, who was a Fish and Game commissioner from 2007 to 2015, wrote Fischer an email asking him to resign “to shield the commission as an institution and hunting as a legitimate tool of wildlife management...
  • History of Hunting-Tools, Weapons, Tactics, Roles and Purpose

    10/01/2018 4:54:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/1/2018 | S Ott
    Since the existence of life as we know it, hunting has been the key to survival for predators, leaving their prey with the paranoia of being eaten day in, day out. Back in the day, life was all about hunting. Everything’s sole purpose was merely to survive. Then came the dawn of man, who would become the smartest predator to ever roam the planet, dominate the food chain and eventually alter the entire purpose of hunting altogether. A man’s mind is the source of his power. Without it, he wouldn’t be able to create tools and weapons or think of...
  • Former NHL Player Receives Death Threats After Legally Hunting A Grizzly Bear

    09/18/2018 7:43:37 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/18 | Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
    Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes, has received death threats after legally harvesting a grizzly bear, The Resurgent reported. Brent, who's married to well-known hunter Eva Shockey, posted a picture of his harvest on social media. It wasn't long before anti-hunters chimed in and ridiculed him for his actions: Brent harvested the grizzly and a moose with his father-in-law in the Yukon. People, however, were more upset by the pictures of the grizzly than they were the moose. Here are just a few of the responses Brent received: So there...
  • Wyoming hunting guide fatally mauled by grizzly bears

    09/17/2018 9:18:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Wyoming hunting guide was fatally mauled and his client was injured when a pair of grizzly bears attacked them Friday, officials said.{snip} Uptain and Chubon were attacked by bears as they field dressed the elk they had shot Thursday but were only able to find Friday, officials said. The bears “aggressively charged” the men and didn’t touch the dead elk, Teton County officials said.{snip} Authorities later euthanized two grizzly bears, a mother and a cub, who wildlife managers believe killed guide Mark Uptain and wounded his client Corey Chubon near the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks border, according...
  • Woman Doctor Shares the Benefits of Hunting in New Release

    09/06/2018 7:07:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 09.04.18 | Dawn Obrecht
    Woman Doctor Shares the Benefits of Hunting in New Release Contact: Dawn Obrecht, 303-877-5310,;   ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A whole new world opened for a vegetarian ER doctor when she agreed to try hunting with the new love of her life. Jumping in with enthusiasm, Dawn Obrecht, MD found hunting to be a fulfilling and exciting life change that enhanced her relationships. From a vantage point of thirty years of successful hunts, she shares the gifts that hunting has brought into her life in a new release, Yes, I Hunt! One Woman's Hunting Adventures...
  • New Dove Season and New Dove Hunter in Yuma, Arizona

    09/06/2018 5:47:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona dove season starts on 1 September. This year, 2018, I took a new dove hunter out on on opening day. My policy is to introduce new hunters to hunting as often as I have opportunities presented. Jesse had fired a few shots with a .22 rifle before; but had never fired a shotgun at a moving target. He had to learn nearly everything from scratch. Jesse understood basic gun safety. I reinforced the four basic safety rules.  I told him while actually hunting for dove, to have his finger on the safety of the old Remington 20 gauge...