Jan 16th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

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 14th

2020

CategoryPosted in All Outdoor

Hunting in Africa, What You Need to Know

Africa is a truly magical place and I would recommend every hunter put it on their bucket list.  It can seem a bit daunting though, the thought of traveling half way around the world to hunt in a land you have never seen and mostly for animals you have only viewed on TV or in […]

Jan 12th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Ballot-Box Biology

California’s Proposition 117, a ban on mountain lion hunting, passed in 1990 and inspired similar anti-hunting ballot initiatives in other states. Photo by GaryKramer.net Wildlife management decisions must be based on the best available science–not on the whims of public opinion. I was browsing the craft booths at a summer festival in my Colorado town […]

Is winter weather changing in northern and central Maine?

By Regional Wildlife Biologist Shawn Haskell A year ago, some meteorologists examined intercontinental atmospheric and oceanic trends and predicted another cold and snowy winter for northern New England.  This was a few weeks after the 80-degree weather we had in early September of 2018.  For Aroostook County at least, they nailed it. Our snow period […]

Jan 8th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

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 6th

2020

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

2020 New Hampshire Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available

New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2020 are now available. Purchase yours and get set for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging your deer next fall. Licenses are good for the calendar […] CONTACT: Sue Perry: (603) 271-2743 Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211 December 17, 2019 CONCORD, NH […]

Jan 4th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

NH Bill Opens Door for Anti-Hunters on Fish and Game Commission

It’s well known that American sportsmen fund the vast majority of wildlife conservation efforts across the country through their purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and from taxes paid on the purchases of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and fishing gear. Recognizing the connection between successful wildlife conservation and hunting, fishing and trapping, most state fish […]

Jan 2nd

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

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 […]

Dec 31st

2019

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Building a Better Shooter

Gain confidence and extend your ethical field-shooting range at an Outdoor Solutions Long-Range School. The sun was beating down out of a clear sky, but a cool breeze against my left cheek kept the heat down. It had been a wet spring, and tall bunches of bright green, tasseled grass dotted the steep mountainside. My […]

Dec 29th

2019

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

The Economic Impact of the Hunting Industry

How is the economic impact of hunting really helping or hurting some areas? Sportsmen and women use the argument all the time in defense of hunting: “Hunting activities can have a great economic impact on many areas.” But have you ever really stopped to think about what that meant? Hunting season is a big business in […]

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