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Mar 15th

2020

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Pennsylvania is Pushing for More CWD Defense

The Keystone State is looking for hunter input on their CWD response plan. By: Travis Smola Pennsylvania is trying to get ahead of chronic wasting disease and they’re looking for hunter input on their plans. CWD is an always fatal disease similar to mad cow disease. It affects members of the cervid family like deer, […]

Mar 3rd

2020

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Craig Boddington: Thoughts on Proper Cape Buffalo Shot Placement

  Nothing will mess up a cape buffalo hunt faster than a poorly placed shot. Here’s what Craig Boddington has to say about cape buffalo shot placement. Cape buffalo have a well deserved reputation for toughness and aggression. They also have the ability to soak up incredible amounts of lead from poorly placed shots. The […]

Mar 1st

2020

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One Shot From a .458 Lott Puts This Bison Down

American Bison are extremely large creatures, but one shot from a .458 Lott was all this hunter needed to bring one down in Alberta, Canada. The .458 Lott is a very powerful cartridge designed for use on very large, thick skinned dangerous game like cape buffalo. The cartridge is not limited to use in Africa […]

Feb 24th

2020

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Preliminary Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting Dates

After deliberation, the first of Pennsylvania’s Sunday hunting dates have been established and initially approved. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissions gave their preliminary approval to three Sunday hunting dates for the November, 2020 hunting season. The decision was determined during the Commission’s meeting in Harrisburg on January 25. A date during the statewide archery […]

Feb 21st

2020

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Will We Ever Be Able to Stop Poaching?

Can we ever really stop people from poaching? All the law-abiding hunters I know hate poachers. They steal precious wildlife resources from the rest of us. Worse, they give all hunters a bad name because most members of the public don’t know how to differentiate between the true conservationists and the criminals. But can we […]

Feb 19th

2020

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10 Politicians Looking Out for Our Sportsmen’s Rights

These politicians have shown they’re watching out for sportsmen. Politics and conservation are very intertwined, especially with the heated political climate in the United States right now. Hunter numbers are dropping, and some state and federal agencies are struggling with funding and wildlife management. Some are worried about our shooting sports rights and sportsmen’s rights […]

Jan 29th

2020

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10 Things to Prepare for If You’re Getting Married to a Hunter

It takes a special person to marry a hunter. When you say “I do” to one, you’re committing not just to a person, but to a lifestyle. While it in no way reflects how much your spouse loves you, when it comes to hunting season, you often take a backseat. You often find yourself making a […]

Jan 16th

2020

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Massachusetts Just Banned Coyote Hunting Competitions

Massachusetts has officially banned coyote hunting contests. Hunters in the state of Massachusetts will no longer be able to participate in hunting contests for coyotes and a variety of other animals after a decision by the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board. MassLive reports the voted-upon ban will not only end hunting contests for coyotes, but also […]

Jan 8th

2020

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Big Deer Contest at Maine Elementary School

  Whitefield Elementary School now has a bulletin board where students can post photos of the deer they harvest. As hunting numbers continue to dwindle–largely because the youth is collectively losing interest–many of us wonder if the end of an era is near. However, in many of the more rural regions of the United States, […]

Jan 2nd

2020

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Hunter Shoots Black Bear On Foot With a Traditional Bow on Public Land

Very few hunters these days can close the deal on a black bear with a traditional bow, especially on a public land hunt on foot. Clay Newcomb is the owner of Bear Hunting Magazine. Not surprisingly, he does quite a bit of bear hunting, especially with his traditional bow. He particularly enjoys hunting black bear […]

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